ERIC Number: ED315617
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1989-Dec
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Arizona's Capstone for a Competitive Edge--1989. Executive Summary.
Capstone for a Competitive Edge Summer Camp--1989 was a pilot program formed with input by business and industry, rural vocational educators, and the rural advisory council in conjunction with the Arizona Department of Education and the Arizona Center for Vocational Education. The program's primary intent was to meet the needs of rural vocational students in competency areas that could not be met in the rural schools; assist in the development of transitional skills to prepare students for the world of work; increase awareness of high-tech employment opportunities; and promote leadership skills through personal development. A total of 52 students, 21 males and 31 females, primarily Hispanic and Caucasian, attended Capstone. Students were given a problem to solve that would use the latest technologically advanced equipment. Students worked in teams and were assigned to workstations that matched their occupational goal and vocational program (auto technician, desktop publishing, manufacturing, agribusiness management, and concrete farm work). Students participated in group learning activities to promote transitional skills and personal growth. Quality circle training promoted continuous improvement by giving students feedback and linking cognitive and transitional skills. Initial evaluation of the project showed positive change in both the affective and cognitive domains. (KC)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Speeches/Meeting Papers
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Note: Paper presented at the American Vocational Association Convention (Orlando, FL, December 1989).