ERIC Number: ED340880
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1991-Dec
Alabama Industrial Technician Education Cooperative Demonstration Program (I-TEC). Final Performance Report.
John M. Patterson State Technical Coll., Montgomery, AL.
A cooperative demonstration program between industry (General Electric) and education (John Patterson State Technical College, Alabama) designed and conducted a training program and competency assessment for individuals entering high technology positions related to industrial production in Alabama. The program was designed to develop employees as production maintenance technicians. Students entered two associate degree programs--industrial maintenance technology and instrumentation technology. A dissemination workshop was conducted to share the results of the project. Ten program objectives were met: (1) a model curriculum was developed; (2) instruments and procedures for assessing trainees' competencies were devised; (3) the program recruited and assessed the competency of 120 potential trainees; (4) 50 employees completed upgrading training for production maintenance and 30 more were enrolled; (5) 27 maintenance technicians received upgrading training; (6) entry-level training was provided to 51 trainees; (7) student profiles were prepared and annual completer and employer follow-ups were planned to evaluate the program; (8) 71 percent of program completers were placed in positions and follow-up was planned for 3 years; (9) program materials were disseminated; and (10) the model was demonstrated to 54 workshop participants. (The following eight appendices are included: a list of Alabama Industrial Technician Education Cooperative Demonstration Program steering committee members; final external evaluation report; curricula course listings; performance checklist for production maintenance technician; interim third-party evaluation report; industrial technician curriculum workshop outline; schematic mock-up; and project timeline.) (NLA)
Descriptors: Cooperative Programs, Curriculum Development, Demonstration Programs, Followup Studies, Improvement, Industrial Training, Instrumentation Technicians, Job Placement, Job Skills, Mass Production, Postsecondary Education, Production Technicians, Program Implementation, School Business Relationship, Technological Advancement
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Vocational and Adult Education (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: John M. Patterson State Technical Coll., Montgomery, AL.
Identifiers - Location: Alabama