ERIC Number: ED253658
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1981-May
Reference Count: 0
Machine Tool--Metal Trades Competency Certificate. Final Report.
Because a need existed for better articulation between the metal trades programs offered at area high schools and at Blackhawk Technical Institute in Janesville, Wisconsin, a program of communication with the high schools was developed. This communication was expected to lead to a smoother transfer of students from one level of training to another, to establish a common element or core curriculum, and to serve the needs of industry in a more credible manner. During the project, a master list of machine shop/general metals competencies was drawn up, standards for core competencies were determined, a rating scale for evaluation of competencies was established, and a competency certificate to be used by students as a communication link between training programs and with future employers was designed. In addition, contact between educational levels was enhanced and career awareness among women about machine shop trades was promoted. Products created by the project included the competency-based curriculum, agendas for workshops that were presented in the area, and a slide-tape presentation aimed at young women. (Appendixes, which make up the bulk of this document, contain workshop letters and agendas, the final competency record document, and the machine tool trades slide-tape script.) (KC)
Descriptors: Articulation (Education), Competence, Competency Based Education, Cooperative Planning, Course Content, Curriculum Development, Educational Needs, Employer Attitudes, Evaluation Criteria, Females, Institutional Cooperation, Machine Tools, Metal Industry, Metal Working, Nontraditional Occupations, Postsecondary Education, Program Improvement, Secondary Education, Sex Fairness, Shop Curriculum, Student Recruitment, Technical Education, Trade and Industrial Education, Two Year Colleges, Vocational Education, Workshops
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Wisconsin State Board of Vocational, Technical, and Adult Education, Madison.
Authoring Institution: Blackhawk Technical Inst., Janesville, WI.
Note: Title page reads "Machine Tool Trades Workshop Project Results and Descriptive Report. Curriculum Articulation Project, June 1981."