ERIC Number: ED285625
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1987-Aug
Reference Count: N/A
Project BEST Program and Curriculum Review: Bilingual Vocational Training in Heating, Refrigeration and Air Conditioning for Limited English Proficiency Students.
A description is provided of Project BEST (Building Energy Systems Technology), bilingual vocational training program offered to speakers of Spanish and Polish through Oakton College's adult continuing education program. Part I of the report provides a program overview, indicating that Project BEST teaches limited English proficient students the basics of heating, refrigeration, and air conditioning in order to enable graduates to obtain entry-level jobs in the field. Introductory material stresses that, in addition to practical hands-on training, students receive intensive job-specific Vocational English as a Second Language (VESL) instruction, as well as support services such as bilingual tutoring, personal counseling, and help in finding and retaining a job. This section includes information on program specifications, recruitment and screening of students, student orientation to training, descriptions of the VESL and vocational components of the training, coordination of VESL and vocational components, job development services, counseling services, and evaluation. Part II offers a curriculum overview, covering curriculum goals, curriculum modification, rationale for competency-based curriculum, instructional format and techniques, vocational competencies, VESL competencies, and job finding/keeping competencies. (EJV)
Descriptors: Adult Vocational Education, Air Conditioning, Bilingual Education Programs, Community Colleges, Continuing Education, Curriculum Design, Employment Programs, Heating, Job Placement, Job Search Methods, Job Training, Limited English Speaking, Refrigeration, Student Personnel Services, Two Year Colleges, Vocational English (Second Language)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Guides - Classroom - Teacher; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Administrators; Teachers; Practitioners
Sponsor: Department of Education, Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Oakton Community Coll., Des Plaines, IL.
Note: For related documents, see ED 284 625 and JC 870 398.