ERIC Number: ED333136
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1991-Apr
Reference Count: N/A
Cooperative Demonstration Program for High Technology Training. Performance Report.
Indian Hills Community Coll., Ottumwa, IA.
A program at Indian Hills Community College (Ottumwa, Iowa) consisted of a sex equity component aimed to prepare women to enter nontraditional occupations and a building trades component to enable electrical workers to upgrade their skills. Both of the targeted groups underwent assessment and upgrading coordinated through the college's SUCCESS (Skill Upgrading for College and Careers Ensuring Student Success) center. The women participated in a program to obtain a High Technology diploma with studies primarily in the areas of personal computers, both hardware and software. The building trades component consisted of two segments. The first segment provided electronics and related courses to develop minimum competencies for coping with the installation and maintenance training offered in the second segment. The second segment included a laser course. These courses were conducted on Fridays and Saturdays and were attended mostly by employed people. As a result of the program, 28 women completed upgrade classes and 13 completed the High Technology program. Ten students completed upgrade classes and five completed the training program for the building trades component. Evaluation of the project showed that fewer students than anticipated were served, probably because of the extensive time commitments required during the 13-month components. Recommendations were made to incorporate the program components into the regular curriculum as 2-year courses. (Appendixes list the monitoring groups and provide an overview of the women in technology component.) (KC)
Descriptors: Building Trades, College Programs, Demonstration Programs, Electrical Occupations, Females, Job Training, Lasers, Microcomputers, Nontraditional Occupations, Program Content, Program Effectiveness, Program Improvement, Retraining, Sex Fairness, Skill Development, Skilled Workers, Technological Advancement, Two Year Colleges, Womens Education
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Vocational and Adult Education (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Indian Hills Community Coll., Ottumwa, IA.