ERIC Number: ED213441
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1978-Jun
Reference Count: 0
Minorities in Technical Education: A Report of the Community Task Force for Expanding Minority Opportunities in Technical Education. A Concluding Assessment.
Moyer, Arthur; And Others
During the period 1976-77 through 1977-78, Stark Technical College (STC) conducted a project to increase minority opportunities and participation in technical education. Three task forces were created to study issues and develop program models to achieve this end. The Task Force on Student Retention devised a plan incorporating a role model recruitment program; a summer technical camp for junior high students; topical training programs for faculty, staff, and students; campus satellite course programs; and a slide presentation about STC student life. The Task Force on Recruiting and Financial Aid proposed a model including a summer college day at STC, a Portable Technical Education Information Display Unit, and a financial aid presentation for parents and students. The Task Force on Adult Education recommended strategies to encourage adult minority enrollment through off-campus learning activities, an older student office on campus, transportation assistance, and the use of advisory councils. This document contains the reports of the three task forces, which summarize activities and goals and include the program models. Appendices contain: (1) a proposal for an academic excellence program directed at elementary and junior high schools; (2) a report on a consortial approach to pre-college engineering education for minorities; (3) excerpts from the STC alumni review; (4) an outline of a project to foster interest in math, science, and engineering; and (5) a program description for black student retention. (KL)
Descriptors: Adult Education, Adult Programs, Black Education, Black Youth, Career Choice, College Bound Students, College Day, Elementary Secondary Education, Extension Education, Minority Groups, Nontraditional Occupations, Off Campus Facilities, Outreach Programs, School Holding Power, Student Financial Aid, Student Recruitment, Technical Education, Technical Institutes, Two Year Colleges
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Ohio Board of Regents, Columbus.
Authoring Institution: Stark Technical Coll., Canton, OH.