ERIC Number: ED340440
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1991-Dec
Reference Count: N/A
SSC [Superconducting Super Collider] Project: Technical Training for the Future of Texas. Navarro College/Dallas Community College District. Final Report for Year One.
Orsak, Charles; McGlohen, Patti J.
The Superconducting Super Collider Laboratory (SSCL) is a national lab for research on the fundamental forces and constituents of the universe. A major part of the research will involve an oval ring 54 miles in circumference through which superconducting magnets will steer two beams of protons in opposite directions. In response to the construction of the SSCL in North Central Texas, Navarro College and the Dallas County Community College District initiated a 3-year project to develop curricula to train entry-level technicians for employment at the facility and in other affected industries. This report describes the methodology and results of the first year of the project and reviews plans for the second and third years. The opening section details first-year accomplishments, which included: (1) using data from two regional Quality Work Force Planning Councils to design a computer database containing economic statistics, as well as information on the labor markets and educational programs affected by the SSC, representing the needs assessment upon which future curriculum development efforts would be based; (2) the preparation of a Curriculum Design Document (CCD) describing the steps involved in developing a specific curriculum; (3) the development of a prototype curriculum in Industrial Technology; (4) a listing of the SSC-related manpower needs; and (5) the completion of a cross-regional economic study. Subsequent sections of the report focus on second-year plans for updating the database and developing curricula; the database and updates; occupational areas for curriculum development; advisory committee recommendations; efforts to disseminate study findings; and third-year plans for the development and revision of curricula and training programs. Appendixes provide the CCD, the Industrial Technology curriculum, and additional supporting documentation. (PAA)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board, Austin.
Authoring Institution: Dallas County Community Coll. District, TX.; Navarro Coll., Corsicana, TX.