ERIC Number: ED339864
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1991-Oct
Reference Count: N/A
Federal High Tech Cooperative Demonstration Grant. Final Report.
McMurdo, Jenny; Gerel, Don
A model manufacturing training program was created for Oregon's precision metals industry. The program, a cooperative venture among private industry, education, and government, focused on two main goals: to train entry-level employees and to upgrade the skills of current employees in response to technological changes. The program at Clackamas Community College (Oregon) achieved the following goals: (1) development of curricula for one-year certificate and two-year associate programs; (2) design and implementation of a work-readiness assessment and training program; (3) provision of staff development and training for instructors; (4) establishment of a replicable model that could be used by other groups in metals manufacturing; (5) development of a recruitment package designed to attract adults and high school students with special emphasis given to minority populations and women; (6) offering of 36 classes for 200 students by summer 1991; and (7) filling of 100 job vacancies. The program, despite economic fluctuations, has met the main goals and serves as a model for similar projects. (NLA)
Descriptors: Community Colleges, Competency Based Education, Demonstration Programs, Entry Workers, Females, Government School Relationship, Job Training, Metal Industry, Metal Working, Minority Groups, Program Implementation, School Business Relationship, Skill Development, 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: Clackamas Community Coll., Oregon City, OR.