ERIC Number: ED318516
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1990
Reference Count: N/A
Preparing Workforce 2000 through Vocational Technical 2+2 Programs.
Portland Area Vocational-Technical Education Consortium, OR.
An overview is provided of the 1989 accomplishments of the Portland Area Vocational Technical Education Consortium (PAVTEC), which was created to strengthen partnerships between Portland Community College (PCC) and local high schools to provide high quality articulated vocational-technical programs. The first section looks at the roles of PAVTEC, local school districts, PCC, and the State Department of Education in efforts to prepare a regional workforce for the year 2000. Financial highlights are discussed next, including PAVTEC's use of federal and local resources and funding from the new Oregon Workforce 2000 Act. This section also includes a five-year revenue profile, and graphs showing PAVTEC's yearly expenditures from 1986 to 1989, its budgets for 1989-90 and 1990-91, and 1990-91 Workforce 2000 funding. The next section looks at PAVTEC's accomplishments during 1989-90, focusing on the following areas: (1) program management and organization; (2) the work of a Special Needs Task Force to meet the needs of the disabled and disadvantaged; (3) a 2+2+2 Tech Prep Model Program in Electronic Engineering Technology, which links PCC's associate degree program to a high school electronics cluster and the Oregon Institute of Technology's upper-division programs; (4) the accomplishments of committees and subcommittees on demonstration projects, program continuance/improvement, staff development, forecasting and advising, marketing and communications, and new avenues for articulation and partnerships, and of the PAVTEC steering committee; (5) results of an impact evaluation of regional cooperative vocational technical education and 2+2 programs; (6) data on student and school district participation; (7) updates to PAVTEC's three-year plan; and (8) the expansion of the Assistantship internship program for vocational-technical teachers and counselors. Following a summary of PAVTEC's first four years, the report suggests future directions in the areas of technology, trade, hospitality, and health education; meeting the education and training needs of employers; and local-state-federal partnerships to ensure funding. Members of PAVTEC's Representative Council are listed. (JMC)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Portland Area Vocational-Technical Education Consortium, OR.
Identifiers - Location: Oregon (Portland)