ERIC Number: ED336544
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1991-Jun-30
Reference Count: N/A
Cooperative Demonstration Program To Train Aviation Maintenance Technicians. Final Report.
Alabama Aviation and Technical Coll., Ozark.
The Alabama Aviation and Technical College, working with representatives of the aviation industry, the military, the Alabama Department of Aeronautics, and the Federal Aviation Administration, developed a training program for aviation maintenance technicians. The program also aimed to emphasize and expand opportunities for minorities, females, and other underrepresented groups to move rapidly into high-demand, high-salaried technician jobs in the aviation industry. During the project, the groups worked together to strengthen instruction, to eliminate duplicate paperwork in combining courses for mechanics and avionics, and to incorporate general education courses so that students could earn associate degrees. The course schedule was changed from a full-time technical model to collegiate scheduling, which allowed students to attend part time. Recruiting materials were developed. As a result of changed schedules and heavy recruiting, more than 50 students were enrolled, with 40 percent from underrepresented groups (11% are females and 18% are minorities). The project developed a vocational training model and curriculum that can be replicated for use in other two-year technical colleges. (A college catalog and recruiting materials are included in this document.) (Author/KC)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Vocational and Adult Education (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Alabama Aviation and Technical Coll., Ozark.