ERIC Number: ED223783
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1981-Jul
Automobile Mechanic Training Evaluation Project (AMTEP) Final Report.
A project was undertaken to identify, develop, and validate those performance, program, and personal standards judged necessary to operate and evaluate a quality automobile mechanic/technician training program. Included among the project activities were the following: (1) a review of existing literature on performance and program standards; (2) development of a set of program standards and related evaluation material for on-site program review; and (3) validation of the evaluation materials in a pilot test conducted at 32 sites nationwide. These activities resulted in a number of products, including an automobile mechanic/technician training manual on program standards, an automobile mechanic/technician training program guide on evaluation, an automobile mechanic/technician self-study guide, a report of entry-level employee characteristics important to employers of automobile mechanics/technicians, a task list with performance standards, a tool list, and a structural guide for automobile mechanic/technician training programs. Recommendations called for use of the project-developed materials and procedures to assess, certify, and improve the quality of automobile mechanic/technician training programs. (Appended to the report are the above-mentioned products as well as the survey instruments and results.) (MN)
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Motor Vehicle Manufacturers Association of the U.S., Inc., Detroit, MI.
Authoring Institution: Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, Atlanta, GA. Commission on Occupational Education Institutions.