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ERIC Number: ED342923
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1992
Pages: 5
Abstractor: N/A
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Technical Preparation: Preparing Students for Success. A Position Paper Presented by the Wisconsin Association of Secondary Vocational Administrators 1991-1992.
Peterson, Charlene; And Others
Technical Preparation (Tech Prep) programs include basic skills and competencies to improve students' school-to-work transition. The following elements characterize Tech Prep: designed for grades 9-14, leading to an technical associate degree; parallels college preparatory program; offers technical program of study in business enterprise, health/human resources, or technology; provides technical preparation; provides an applied foundation; includes a career awareness program; allows students to earn college credit while in high school; leads to entry-level employment placement; and encourages business/industry/education partnerships. Effective Tech Prep programs depend on the following factors: understanding the concept; having administrative leadership and support; confronting the fear of change; recognizing mutual benefits; establishing open communication; setting realistic goals; developing written agreements; and preparing for major curriculum changes. Several steps are necessary to develop a Tech Prep program: appoint a planning committee; conduct initial planning meeting; provide staff orientation and inservice training on the concept; identify selected programs or occupational areas; determine program and course content; design the guidance and counseling function; provide inservice training to the entire district; market the product; and monitor and revise as necessary. (NLA)
Publication Type: Opinion Papers
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Language: English
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Authoring Institution: N/A