ERIC Number: ED344091
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1991
Reference Count: N/A
A Developing Aptitude Model--Sex Equity. Summary Report.
Fox Valley Technical Coll., Appleton, WI.
During a 2-year period, Fox Valley Technical College (FVTC) in Wisconsin developed a "New Directions" project, funded by the Job Training Partnership Act (JTPA), that successfully identified, enrolled, and graduated 30 women in a training program for nontraditional occupations. Project activities included scheduling morning and evening classes to meet the needs of shift workers and developing an outline for a 10-week course covering the following topics: introduction to technical thinking, abstract reasoning, spatial relations, mechanical or electrical problems, tools, levers and simple machines, electricity, gears, and drive trains. After 10 weeks of classes, comparison of pretests and posttests showed significant gains in these areas for the women who completed the course. Many of the support services designed for the project, such as pretechnical mathematics and science courses, continue to be used for all students to ensure greater academic success. Expansion of the program is sought for the future to enroll 100 women in pretechnical developing aptitude courses. (Attached to the report are narratives and graphs of project development activities.) (KC)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Wisconsin State Board of Vocational, Technical, and Adult Education, Madison.
Authoring Institution: Fox Valley Technical Coll., Appleton, WI.