ERIC Number: ED251613
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1984-Jun
Reference Count: N/A
Electronics Worksite Training Project. Final Report.
Hata, David M.; Morris, Richard D.
The Oregon Electronics Worksite Training Program created a system for delivering vocational education and training to individuals employed within the electronics and manufacturing industry in the Portland metropolitan area. The approach selected by Portland Community College was to use interactive video instructional materials in a self-study, individualized, open-entry/open-exit format to provide the flexibility needed to accommodate a wide variety of work schedules and situations. Interactive-video instructional materials created by the College of San Mateo (California) were purchased for a direct current (dc) electronics course and were made available at an electronics worksite installed at the Intel Corporation. Seven students were active in the program during the initial evaluation period--from April to June of 1984. Most of these students made progress comparable to students who had used the software at the College of San Mateo. Recommendations were made for refining the program for the future, including the following: (1) increase the number of students enrolled (the worksite station could support 15 to 20 students); (2) establish an open-entry/open-exit format for admitting students; (3) establish attendance rules and strictly enforce them; (4) establish a waiting list of students for the program; (5) increase publicity about the course; (6) make the job of the instructor who interacts with the field site a regular, full-time job; and (7) hire a project director to manage and promote the program. Portland Community College intends to continue the Intel worksite training program, and to purchase additional courses; namely, alternating current (ac) electronics and semiconductors. (KC)
Descriptors: Computer Assisted Instruction, Electricity, Electronic Technicians, Electronics, Extension Education, Independent Study, Industrial Training, Inplant Programs, Learning Modules, On the Job Training, Pacing, Postsecondary Education, Program Development, Program Effectiveness, Programed Instructional Materials, Technical Education, Vocational Education
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Oregon State Dept. of Education, Salem.
Authoring Institution: Portland Community Coll., OR.