ERIC Number: ED200395
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1980-Nov
Reference Count: 0
An Experimental Engineering Technology Career Program for Disadvantaged Minority Students.
Vassallo, Theodore P.; And Others
During the six-year period (1975-80) the College of Technology of Temple University conducted an experimental project at the pre-college level aimed at the early identification of disadvantaged minority students seeking careers in engineering and/or engineering technology. The program was designed to encourage inner-city Philadelphia black and Puerto Rican 10-grade students who were proficient in mathematics and science to consider seeking careers in the fields of engineering technology. The program was jointly planned, executed, and evaluated by Temple University staff, Philadelphia School District teachers and counselors, and local business and industrial personnel. Ninety students participated in the project. The program's components included workshops, job placement, and job and career counseling. Results showed that 35% of the females and 27% of the males enrolled in engineering programs upon graduation. (Author/DS)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Science Foundation, Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Temple Univ., Philadelphia, PA. Coll. of Engineering Technology.
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