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ERIC Number: ED253645
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1984-Oct
Pages: 47
Abstractor: N/A
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Electronics/Robotics Displaced Worker Retraining and Technician Upgrade Training. Ohlone College Investment in People Project 1983-84. Evaluation Report.
Moock, Lynn D.
An evaluator studied the effectiveness of the displaced worker entry-level and the upgrade components of the electronics/robotics training program. Since the program was a pilot project with attendant trials and errors, a user-focused process of evaluation was selected. Entry-level students, administrators, the counselor, and instructors completed questionnaires and were interviewed. Upgrade training participants were surveyed, and the instructor and project director completed questionnaires and were interviewed. Of the 28 displaced workers who began training, 18 completed the program. The assessment process provided a good indicator of who could succeed. The instructor thought the program length and pace were comparable to a private vocational school. Some students thought the pace was good, others thought it too fast. One month after the program ended, four students were employed. Eighteen people were enrolled in and completed a course, "Introduction to Robotics," which was designed for electronics technicians who wanted to learn about robotics. Enrollment was not as high as anticipated. Generally, the students were satisfied with the course. The instructor and some students thought the course should be offered in two semesters, not one. Suggestions were offered to funding sources and program operators when designing future retraining programs. (Data tables are appended.) (YLB)
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
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Language: English
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Authoring Institution: N/A