ERIC Number: ED345011
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1991-Oct
Reference Count: N/A
A Model To Improve the Quality and Quantity of Minority Student Participation in Vocational-Technical Education Programs.
Illinois State Board of Education, Springfield. Dept. of Adult, Vocational and Technical Education.
This model, implemented at Dawson Technical Institute in Chicago, suggests an interrelated network of services that provides program applicants with services needed to enroll in a vocational or academic program. The model helps program staff recruit, counsel and, upon completion of vocational programs, assist minority students in finding programs or employment related to their career goals. The model uses a team management approach, which establishes processes through which departments of the institution can work together to help resolve student problems and institutional concerns. The model is made up of the following eight components: (1) recruitment; (2) intake/admissions; (3) assessment; (4) counseling/career planning; (5) financial aid/registration; (6) program placement/retention; (7) job placement; and (8) follow-up/evaluation. The model has been implemented successfully at Dawson, with enrollment in vocational programs almost tripling in 3 years. Thirty-one appendixes contain the following model materials: the recruitment process flowchart; formats for press releases, public service announcements, flyers, congratulatory letters, and contact letters; log sheets; agenda format; speaker's bureau request form; project letters; registration procedures; career plans; course evaluation sheet; instructional plans; retention form and letter; student withdrawal form; course outlines for college survival and career development courses; student follow-up letter; and follow-up report format. (KC)
Descriptors: Blacks, College Programs, Educational Planning, Hispanic Americans, Minority Groups, Models, Program Implementation, School Holding Power, School Registration, Student College Relationship, Student Personnel Services, Student Recruitment, Technical Education, Two Year Colleges, Vocational Education
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Illinois State Board of Education, Springfield. Dept. of Adult, Vocational and Technical Education.