ERIC Number: ED328732
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1990-Sep
Reference Count: N/A
High Technology Partnership Project.
Francis Tuttle Vo-Tech Center, Oklahoma City, OK.
The High Technology Center at Francis Tuttle Vo-Tech Center in Oklahoma City conducted an 18-month demonstration program, beginning in January 1989, to train or retrain average workers, unemployed because of cutbacks in their field or lack of marketable skills, for careers in high technology. The High Technology Center offered adults training in one of five electronically-based fields: microprocessor maintenance and repair, computer-aided drafting, instrumentation and control, automated manufacturing/robotics, and computer numeric control machining. These courses were taught on an open-entry and self-paced instruction basis and completion time varied considerably. Tuition assistance was available for those who did not qualify for other types of federal funding. All students were tested to determine their level of proficiency in mathematics and reading, and a pretechnology laboratory was established for those needing review. Partnerships with industry allowed professional input to curriculum and short-term training internships for selected students. A job bank was established and resume/job search seminars were conducted. All goals of the project were met or are being met as scheduled. More than 400 persons were served during the 18-month period. More than 85 percent of the 38 completers were placed in technology positions in industry. (Ten appendixes to this report include information on the integrated learning system; statistical summaries of scores on Tests of Adult Basic Education; information on lab assignment, the internship program, and placement; recruitment information by age, sex, race, and education level; a third-party evaluation report; and a financial status report.) (KC)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Vocational and Adult Education (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Francis Tuttle Vo-Tech Center, Oklahoma City, OK.