ERIC Number: ED328700
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1990-Dec-12
Reference Count: N/A
Career Assessment, Remediation, Education, Employment, and Re-entry Program (CAREER). El Paso Community College Career Grant. Final Report.
LaFleur, Carol A.
Objectives of the Career Assessment, Remediation, Education, Employment, and Re-entry (CAREER) project were to establish a series of intensive, short-term job training programs using competency-based instruction to serve Hispanic persons who were economically disadvantaged, displaced, unemployed, or underemployed, as well as Hispanic females who were seeking nontraditional occupations. An advisory committee for each program area developed a list of entry-level competencies and reviewed and revised curricula to meet industry needs. The Developing a Curriculum (DACUM) process was used to develop courses in plastic injection molding operations, equipment maintenance helper skills, machine shop fundamentals, and computer numerical control. Support services included counseling and job placement assistance. Of 144 students enrolled in CAREER, 64 percent successfully completed training. The CIPP (Context-Input-Process-Product) Evaluation Model was used for formative and summative evaluation. Sources for evaluation information were project data and semistructured interviews with faculty, staff, and students. The overall success of the program was illustrated by the average external evaluation scores of project components on a scale of 1 to 5 on which a score of 5 was the highest. Component scores were as follows: curriculum review and development--5.0; assessment and counseling--4.6; instructional delivery--5.0; and follow-up services--2.6. The sum of benefits to participants and employers was found to exceed the total cost of the project. (Appendices include survey data, list of software and textbooks, student educational plan, pre/post assessments, list of workshops, and student placement and retention data.) (YLB)
Descriptors: Adult Basic Education, Ancillary School Services, Competency Based Education, Computer Assisted Manufacturing, Displaced Homemakers, Educationally Disadvantaged, Equipment Maintenance, Females, Formative Evaluation, Hispanic Americans, Job Placement, Job Skills, Job Training, Machinists, Minority Groups, Nontraditional Occupations, Numerical Control, Postsecondary Education, Program Effectiveness, Program Evaluation, Summative Evaluation, Underemployment, Unemployment
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Vocational and Adult Education (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: El Paso Community Coll., TX.