ERIC Number: ED340893
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1992-Jan
Reference Count: N/A
Technician Training for the Semiconductor Microdevices Industry. Final Report.
Center for Occupational Research and Development, Inc., Waco, TX.
The Center for Occupational Research and Development (CORD) carried out four activities to foster semiconductor manufacturing technician (SMT) training: (1) collaboration with industry experts and educators while developing a curriculum to train SMTs; (2) implementation and testing of the curriculum at a technical college; (3) dissemination of information to postsecondary schools, community, and technical colleges; and (4) creation of a model for the development of technician training programs for new and emerging technologies. Four recommendations emerged from the project: (1) cost savings in SMT program implementation can be achieved by using existing labs and using solar cells rather than semiconductors; (2) participants should be given release time from the job while attending classes; (3) participants should have more time to attend classes; and (4) student materials should be developed. (The bulk of the document consists of the following appendices: SMT project time line; technical advisory committee membership list and letter; preliminary task list; curriculum advisory committee and validation list; industry survey/responses statement; Boise State University (BSU) Transformations course description; BSU Transformations demographics and schedule; Texas State Technical College (TSTC) at Waco SMT outlines for nine specialty course; TSTC curriculum and course descriptions; CORD model curricula and course descriptions; press notices; promotion/dissemination of semiconductor manufacturing technology materials; and evaluation report by Glen Bounds.) (NLA)
Descriptors: Cost Effectiveness, Curriculum Development, Electronic Technicians, Electronics Industry, Industrial Training, Information Dissemination, Manufacturing, Microelectronics, Postsecondary Education, School Business Relationship, Semiconductor Devices, Technical Institutes, Technological Advancement, Two Year Colleges
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Vocational and Adult Education (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Center for Occupational Research and Development, Inc., Waco, TX.