ERIC Number: ED344014
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1991-Jun-26
Reference Count: N/A
Women in Technology.
El Paso Community Coll., TX.
The objective of the Women in Technology (WIT) program for the Texas Higher Education Year 1990-1991 was to increase women's employment in nontraditional technical-vocational occupations and enrollment in nontraditional technical-vocational education and training. WIT provided information on nontraditional careers to the community and provided individual academic, personal, and financial support to female students in technical-vocational classes. Project activities included the following: 111 presentations encouraging the discussion of the nongender-based occupations of the future; development of a sexual harassment workshop and flyer; participation in conferences; development of recruitment materials such as public service announcements and posters with return mailers in English and Spanish; responses to post cards of inquiry from 122 requesters; developing/implementing training programs for presenters and student lab aide recruiters; establishment of an advisory board; holding nontraditional career exploration workshops; offering tours of technology training at El Paso Community College; providing tutoring services and child care assistance; and organization and training of a student corps to assist in recruitment of women students. An evaluation showed an increase in the number of students declaring nontraditional majors. (Appendixes, amounting to approximately two-thirds of the report, include the following: texts of three WIT presentations; publicity and recruitment materials; response to postcard requests; agendas of seven WIT meetings; minutes of two advisory board meetings; fall and spring student letters regarding support groups; and newspaper articles on graduates.) (YLB)
Descriptors: Ancillary School Services, Career Exploration, Counseling, Day Care, Enrollment, Females, Material Development, Nontraditional Occupations, Program Effectiveness, Program Evaluation, Program Implementation, Public Relations, Publicity, Sex Fairness, Sexual Harassment, Student Financial Aid, Student Recruitment, Technical Education, Technology, Two Year Colleges, Womens Education
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board, Austin. Community Colleges and Technical Institutes Div.
Authoring Institution: El Paso Community Coll., TX.