ERIC Number: ED247421
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1984-Jul
Reference Count: 0
Internship. A Cooperative Effort. Vocational Education and Arkansas Industry.
Parks, Beverly; Summers, Gerry
Intended to assist staff members at vocational-technical schools in developing an internship program, this guide includes explanations of the Internship Project at Petit Jean Vocational Technical School (Arkansas) and sample forms. Prefaced materials include a time line for implementation of internship, and diagrams of an integrated vocational-technical program and the internship cycle. Following an introduction are a list of objectives for an internship program and definitions of terms. A plan for implementation of the internship program is suggested. These implementation procedures are discussed: coordinator responsibilities, initial planning, policy decision making, coordination of classwork with on-the-job training, advisory committee appointment, survey of and visits to businesses, approval and adoption of an internship station, student placement, preparation of employment folders, and visits to interns. Descriptions follow of student, school, and industry responsibilities. Some recommendations for program evaluation are then made. Suggestions from project staff for other planning program implementation cover such topics as participants, grades, problems, attendance, and setting up the program. Appendixes, amounting to approximately one-half of the report, include grant information and the project's final report, "Cooperative Vocational Education for Postsecondary Vocational Technical Schools," which provides project purpose, procedures, and sample materials. (YLB)
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Administrators; Teachers; Practitioners
Sponsor: Arkansas State Dept. of Education, Little Rock. Div. of Vocational, Technical and Adult Education.
Authoring Institution: Petit Jean Vocational Technical School, Morrilton, AR.