ERIC Number: ED328698
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1990-Oct
Reference Count: N/A
Northwestern Pennsylvania Cooperative Demonstration Project (High Technology). Final Report.
Indiana Univ. of Pennsylvania. Center for Vocational Personnel Preparation.
This document reports on a project designed to customize training for employees of manufacturing industries in six western Pennsylvania counties. Project goals were to facilitate collaborative vocational and technical training programs between educational institutions and private sector companies and to establish demonstration sites, manufacturing cells, an electronic communications network, and various training programs in high technology areas. Project directors began to implement their programs by establishing local advisory committees. Once these committees had provided a framework for meeting the training needs of manufacturing industries, project staff designed and mailed a needs assessment survey to manufacturers to determine training needs. After receiving survey data, staff built an organizational structure responsive to the training needs, an outreach program that could deliver services through training facilities available in industry and educational institutions, and a telephone and computer network for information dissemination. Promotional and marketing materials were also developed. Ongoing evaluation solicited perceptions of the advisory committee, instructors, schools and institutions, students, and manufacturers. Overall, all responded positively. (Appendixes include maps, management and organization chart, survey instruments, lists of courses, and survey results.) (YLB)
Descriptors: Computer Assisted Manufacturing, Demonstration Programs, Education Work Relationship, Electricity, Electronics, Fluid Mechanics, Inplant Programs, Manufacturing Industry, Numerical Control, Postsecondary Education, Program Development, Program Evaluation, Program Implementation, Retraining, School Business Relationship, Skill Development, Technological Advancement, Word Processing
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Vocational and Adult Education (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Indiana Univ. of Pennsylvania. Center for Vocational Personnel Preparation.
Identifiers - Location: Pennsylvania