ERIC Number: ED312386
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1989-Aug
Reference Count: N/A
A Model for Technical Equipment Assessment. Executive Summary.
Gunter, William H.; Collum, John
Having developed a model for assessing the state of occupational equipment, a study of two programs in six state technical institutes in Georgia found that their occupational equipment is fast becoming obsolete and concluded that $107,476 per state program would be needed to bring all programs up to recommended standards and a budget of $43,274 annually per program would be needed to offset obsolescence. In addition, it was recommended that a statewide inventory system, such as the one called INVENTORY FIRST-ASSESS ALL developed during the study, be used for periodic assessment of the equipment in all state technical institutes and for development of an exact profile of each institute's equipment, a discrepancy analysis, and specific recommendations for surplusing and purchasing, based on state standards and state technical committee equipment recommendations. This model would cost $5,000 per program if 20 program areas were assessed per year, or $530 per program if all 660 state programs were assessed. (The document consists of lists of members of the technical equipment assessment steering committee, the automotive technology equipment advisory group, and the information and office technology equipment advisory group; an introduction that explains the study and the model it produced; the findings of the assessment concerning the automative technology and the information and office technology programs in six institutes; a summary; and an appendix that details the study's methodology.) (CML)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Georgia State Dept. of Technical and Adult Education, Atlanta.
Authoring Institution: Georgia State Univ., Atlanta. Dept. of Vocational and Career Development.
Identifiers - Location: Georgia