ERIC Number: ED340901
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1991
Reference Count: N/A
Advanced Technology Training Program for the Apparel Industry. Final Report.
El Paso Community Coll., TX.
A project developed rapid response, advanced technology courses that met the apparel market labor needs of the El Paso (Texas) community. Courses were designed for four options: computerized marker making and pattern grading, computerized front office systems, high technology machinery operation, and high technology machinery mechanics. The project provided training in basic skills and high technology applications to 160 dislocated and underemployed workers. An admissions/assessment/advisement specialist provided group and individual counseling, both personal and academic. Self-empowerment workshops were aimed at improving student self-esteem, motivation, and confidence. The specialist's most important role was as liaison between students and supportive agencies. The project established a computerized apparel industry job placement clearinghouse capable of matching participant skills with both long-term and short-term job openings. Implementing activities included computer-aided instruction, faculty recruitment, advisory committee participation, student recruitment, and technology infusion. (The nine-page report is followed by these appendixes: list of industry representatives; outlines for six courses--computerized apparel front office systems, programmable double needle sewing machines, programmable specialty sewing machines, programmable single needle sewing machines, computerized apparel marker making and pattern grading, and advanced industrial sewing machine technician; project forms; and correspondence.) (YLB)
Descriptors: Ancillary School Services, Basic Skills, Community Colleges, Computer Assisted Instruction, Course Descriptions, Curriculum Development, Dislocated Workers, Educational Cooperation, Faculty Recruitment, Fashion Industry, Postsecondary Education, Program Development, Program Implementation, School Business Relationship, Sewing Instruction, Sewing Machine Operators, Student Recruitment, Technological Advancement, Underemployment
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Vocational and Adult Education (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: El Paso Community Coll., TX.