ERIC Number: ED346342
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1991
Reference Count: N/A
Rural Access to Industrial Technologies. Final Report.
Illinois Eastern Community Colleges, Olney.
A pilot academic/vocational Tech Prep program was developed between three rural regional vocational systems and Illinois Eastern Community Colleges (IECC) to encourage more students to complete a two-year associate degree in industrial technology and obtain employment in industry. Working with three high schools/regional vocational systems and IECC, the Tech Prep program influenced approximately 300 faculty. Through a newsletter, meetings, and special events, the program made faculty and administrators more aware of the skill needs of industry, assisted in integrating academic and vocational education, and fostered improved relationships between high schools and the community colleges. (Appendixes to the report, which make up two-thirds of the document, include the following: minutes of meetings of staff and advisory councils, model programs reviewed, manufacturer survey results, the implementation plan, the articulation agreement, project newsletters, high school vocational classes survey results, and development committee members' Tech Prep ideas.) (KC)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Illinois State Board of Education, Springfield. Dept. of Adult, Vocational and Technical Education.
Authoring Institution: Illinois Eastern Community Colleges, Olney.