ERIC Number: ED302645
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1988-Nov
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Industry/Electronics Education Joint Venture.
Bookout, Susie; Cox, Ken
In order to enable secondary electronics teachers in Tennessee to attend free training and skills updating at the National Program for Electronics Training (NPET), the University of Tennessee at Knoxville developed a program that seeks private sources of support for teacher participation. Teachers and local industries enter a joint venture to improve the quality of electronics-related training. Twenty teachers are currently participating in the program. After participating teachers are identified, project staff work to match teachers and sponsors. Project goals are explained to both parties, after which teachers and sponsors are matched and encouraged to establish an ongoing working relationship. The type and extent of involvement between teacher and sponsor are left to the participants. The only requirement is that the industry sponsor provide funds for the teacher to attend NPET training. Each industry contacted is given the opportunity fully or partially to sponsor a teacher. A second component of the project is the identification of exemplary student award winners. NPET permits space for 15 electronics students to participate in a special training program at Fort Gordon, Tennessee. Preliminary responses to the program during its pilot year indicate a strong interest in the program on the part of teachers and industry alike. (Appended are four "exhibits" consisting of project-related correspondence and including teacher and industry sponsor survey instruments.) (MN)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Speeches/Meeting Papers
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Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the Mid-South Educational Research Association (Louisville, KY, November 1988). Appended materials contain small print.