ERIC Number: ED328685
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1990-Sep
Project T.E.A.M. (Technical Education Advancement Modules). Final Report.
Greenville Technical Coll., SC.
Project TEAM (Technical Education Advancement Modules), a cooperative demonstration program for high technology training, created an introductory technical training program and a consumer education package emphasizing the benefits of technical training. The curriculum and training focus of the project began with an assessment of employee needs in terms of the skill and aptitude requirements of industrial positions, especially in Greenville County, South Carolina. From this assessment, training modules were developed. Some modules were generic and applicable to a variety of technical job categories; the remainder addressed employer-specific needs. To secure students for the generic technical training program, unemployed, underemployed, or existing industry employees whose skills needed upgrading were evaluated on standardized tests stressing mathematics and verbal competency levels. Industry-specific modules were made available to area companies for use in training their existing labor force. Modules were selected by each participant company and employees were notified of scheduling. The promotional aspects of Project TEAM were directed toward the objective of increasing public interest in and regard for technical careers. Career awareness brochures were developed to educate the public, and particularly students, on technical occupations and opportunities. A speaker's bureau was formed and a video stressing this theme was produced. The project created materials, produced publicity, and enrolled a total of 672 students in technical literacy training. As a result, the industries of the community have a greatly enhanced number of trained technical employees to consider for career opportunities. (A third-party project evaluation and seven brochures are appended.) (KC)
Descriptors: Career Awareness, Career Choice, Career Education, Employment Opportunities, Employment Potential, Employment Projections, Futures (of Society), Instructional Materials, Job Skills, Material Development, Program Development, Public Relations, Publicity, Technical Education, Technical Occupations, Technological Advancement, Technological Literacy, Two Year Colleges
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Guides - Classroom - Learner
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Vocational and Adult Education (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Greenville Technical Coll., SC.
Note: For related training modules, see CE 056 780-788.