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ERIC Number: ED227920
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1982
Pages: 11
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: N/A
The Pre-Technology Program for Disadvantaged, Minority and Women Students.
Gepner, Ronald
The pre-technology program described in this report was instituted at Mercer County Community College in 1981 to help meet the educational and career counseling needs of disadvantaged, minority, and women students. The first section outlines the program's objectives which were to identify and recruit into the program educationally, culturally, or economically disadvantaged students who have potential in technical areas but lack necessary basic skills; to conduct basic skills and career assessments; to provide basic skills instruction, exposure to technical career opportunities, and ongoing counseling and other support services; and to assist program completers in enrolling in regular postsecondary technical programs. Next, the criteria for program participation and the sources used to identify potential participants are examined. The next section describes the program's instructional activities, which combine basic skills instruction, specially designed technical courses serving as prerequisites for specific technical programs, and a technical elective. Sections describing the program's academic, personal, and career counseling services; its tutorial support activities; and its career enrichment activities are followed by program evaluation results, showing an 88% completion rate and that only 8% of the participants decided not to enter a technical program. Finally, the implications of the evaluation findings are discussed in terms of the program's overall success. (DAB)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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Authoring Institution: N/A