ERIC Number: ED333135
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1991-Jan
Reference Count: N/A
Hospitality Industry Technology Training (HITT). Final Performance Report, April 1, 1989-December 31, 1990.
Mount Hood Community Coll., Gresham, OR.
This final performance report includes a third-party evaluation and a replication guide. The first section describes a project to develop and implement an articulated curriculum for grades 8-14 to prepare young people for entry into hospitality/tourism-related occupations. It discusses the refinement of existing models, pilot test, curriculum revision, full-year program test, exposure of students to technology applications, development of nine training videotapes, training to upgrade the skills of workers employed in hospitality/tourism occupations, preparation of materials for dissemination, and formative and summative evaluation activities. The third-party evaluation report by the Northwest Regional Educational Laboratory contains a description and findings from student profiles and end-of-year survey, staff interviews, administrator interviews, and business/industry interviews. These findings are reported: (1) three-fourths of the students expressed interest in further study of the hospitality industry; (2) teachers were enthusiastic about the program and identified program strengths as student exposure to the industry and the broad view of the industry offered; (3) administrators saw the need for allocation of more time for program coordination and additional funding; and (4) business and industry responses were positive although additional company participation was suggested. The replication guide describes the model design, including project objectives and activities undertaken to achieve these objectives. (YLB)
Descriptors: Administrator Attitudes, Articulation (Education), Attitude Change, Community Colleges, Computer Oriented Programs, Curriculum Development, Entry Workers, Hospitality Occupations, Job Skills, Lifelong Learning, Program Design, Program Development, Program Effectiveness, Program Evaluation, Program Implementation, School Business Relationship, Secondary Education, Student Attitudes, Teacher Attitudes, Technology, Tourism, Two Year Colleges, Vocational Education
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Vocational and Adult Education (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Mount Hood Community Coll., Gresham, OR.
Note: Contains an evaluation report prepared by the Northwest Regional Education Laboratory.