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ERIC Number: ED256417
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1985-Apr-16
Pages: 20
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: N/A
A Marriage of Necessity: Professional Development through Business/Industry Articulation.
Parsons, Michael H.
At Hagerstown Junior College (HJC), a project was developed to integrate the college's need for increased enrollment with community college faculty development and industry's need for worker retraining. The project involved agreements between HJC and Mack Trucks, the largest employer in the college's service area. The first program developed, the HJC-Mack instructor exchange program, addressed the need to keep faculty updated on new technology and processes and to contribute to upgrading the skills of Mack employees. Within this exchange program, three Mack employees taught courses at HJC and college personnel presented 13 training activities for Mack employees ranging in length from 6 to 20 hours. The second program, the HJC-Mack personnel assignment program, involved HJC personnel in reviewing the content of Mack's training program and the qualifications of the trainers providing the instruction. Under this arrangement, the Mack trainers submit the content of their programs and their credentials to the college for assessment. If a training activity has sufficient content for the awarding of credit and the trainer meets college teaching standards the workers taking the course can receive college credit. These programs benefit the college by checking enrollment decline, increasing college personnel's familiarity with industrial training and its applications, and by making faculty aware of the relevance of new technology in the classroom. The HJC-Mack agreements are appended. (HB)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Practitioners
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A