ERIC Number: ED256949
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1984-Aug
Reference Count: 0
Linking Education and Industry in Preparing Students for Nontraditional Jobs. Project Model. Final Report.
The Ysleta Schools Vocational Equity Project was implemented to develop and test methods to link education and industry in preparing students for nontraditional jobs. Both factual and attitudinal data were collected from educators, students, employers, and employees to accomplish the following project objectives: identify successful role models to link with students to provide first-hand experience and encouragement in nontraditional jobs, provide accessibility to new methods of recruitment in vocational jobs, improve student recruitment for nontraditional jobs, prepare strategies for equal access to vocational education programs, develop methods for making industry aware of qualified students who are interested in nontraditional jobs, and link education and industry in a community effort to enhance students' aspirations and opportunities for employment in nontraditional fields. The following were among the activities and products developed during the project: instructional units for students and teachers, a media campaign to increase awareness of nontraditional workers, an equal access strategies guidebook, a nontraditional role model index, a middle school career program entitled "Futures Week," a mentor-protege program, and a poster set dealing with nontraditional workers. (Appendixes to this project report include sample interview guides and evaluation summaries by project participants.) (Author/MN)
Descriptors: Access to Education, Career Education, Cooperative Programs, Educational Cooperation, Equal Education, Instructional Materials, Interviews, Linking Agents, Material Development, Mentors, Nontraditional Occupations, Publicity, Questionnaires, Records (Forms), Role Models, School Business Relationship, Secondary Education, Sex Fairness, Student Recruitment, Surveys, Vocational Education
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Texas Education Agency, Austin.
Authoring Institution: Ysleta Independent School District, El Paso, TX.