ERIC Number: ED339858
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1991-Dec
Reference Count: N/A
Automated Manufacturing Training Center. Final Performance Report.
Northampton Community Coll., Bethlehem, PA.
A project conducted by Northampton Community College established an automated manufacturing training center for use by industry in eastern Pennsylvania. The center assists small and medium-size manufacturing firms in evaluating and integrating off-the-shelf technology to make them more competitive in the global marketplace. Comprehensive services include demonstration, training, access to consultant services, and use of technical facilities. Project activities were as follows: (1) setting up a laboratory for training and demonstration; (2) developing and piloting a training assessment model in three firms; (3) developing and piloting a comprehensive matrix of training modules for management, engineers and technicians, supervisors, maintenance personnel, and production operators involving 25 companies; (4) offering a technological literacy training program to 100 school personnel; (5) developing industry-specific training videotapes; and (6) marketing the program to area manufacturers. The program was strongly supported by local industry and was considered a success by those involved in it. (Appendixes, which make up two-thirds of the project report, include an evaluator's report, descriptions of grant courses and enrollment, course outlines, and lists of committee members and industry donors.) (KC)
Descriptors: College Programs, Community Colleges, Computer Assisted Manufacturing, Industrial Education, Industrial Training, Job Training, Manufacturing Industry, Outcomes of Education, Program Development, Program Effectiveness, Program Evaluation, Resource Centers, Retraining, Technical Education, Technological Advancement, Two Year Colleges
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Vocational and Adult Education (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Northampton Community Coll., Bethlehem, PA.