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ERIC Number: ED335472
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1991-Jun
Pages: 79
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: N/A
Design for Equity: Women in Electronics. Final Report.
Baldus, Lorayne; And Others
Sex equity priorities of the University of Wisconsin-Stout Center for Vocational, Technical, and Adult Education (VTAE) were addressed through the design and implementation of a statewide model addressing nontraditional enrollments. The program area of electronics was recommended for the following reasons: (1) market data indicate a shortage of trained workers; (2) electronics includes highly technical emerging occupations; (3) electronics has a high placement rate and opportunity for advancement; (4) statewide program enrollments have dropped 17 percent since 1984-85; and (5) program enrollments average 90 percent male. The electronics program area needed a target program to increase participation by female students. A comprehensive 3-year draft model addressed three major components: enrollment, retention, and placement of female students. Components identified by an advisory board as essential for a successful program were as follows: administrative commitment; a staff coordinator position; an advisory board composed of persons from the training institutions and community; and a comprehensive assessment process to assist students in career selection. To increase retention, support services such as tutorial/counseling services, financial aid, flexible scheduling, continuing education, and remedial assistance were advised. (The bulk of the document consists of seven appendices: (1) advisory board materials; (2) a sample brochure for an electronics program targeted to women; (3) national project reviews; (4) materials concerning a VTAE Equity Network; (5) materials on advisory board organization; (6) discussion ideas for an initial advisory board meeting; and (7) minutes of a second advisory board meeting.) (NLA)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: Wisconsin State Board of Vocational, Technical, and Adult Education, Madison.
Authoring Institution: Wisconsin Univ. - Stout, Menomonie. Center for Vocational, Technical and Adult Education.
Identifiers - Location: Wisconsin