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ERIC Number: ED340903
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1992-Jan
Pages: 381
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: N/A
Telecommunications Cooperative Training Program. A Cooperative Demonstration Project (High Technology). Final Performance Report.
Ben Hill-Irwin Technical Inst., Fitzgerald, GA.
Ben Hill-Irwin Technical Institute and the Georgia Interconnect Association designed and developed jointly a project to provide basic knowledge and practical application skills training. The curriculum included all necessary competencies for a student to graduate as a communications network technician. To compensate for the added expense of relocating to a cooperative workplace for practical experience training, students were paid a stipend and limited travel allowance. The program consisted of four quarters of academic training at the institution and two quarters of practical work experience with a participating telecommunications company. Implementation required student and employer recruitment, student placement, student evaluation, and record keeping. Thirty-two students were accepted into the program in four different groups; 26 completed 4 academic quarters and were awarded diplomas, and 22 were placed and completed at least 1 quarter of co-op. Fourteen companies employed co-op students. (Twelve supplements are attached to the 12-page report: the grant application with appendixes and technical review forms; telecommunications technology program guide; student application package; recruitment materials; employer information booklet; minutes of advisory committee meetings; quarterly reports to the Department of Education; summary of industry evaluation; summary of student evaluations; curriculum revision; third-party program evaluation; and project description.) (YLB)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Practitioners
Language: English
Sponsor: Office of Vocational and Adult Education (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Ben Hill-Irwin Technical Inst., Fitzgerald, GA.