ERIC Number: ED347348
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1991-Jun-30
Tech Prep Model for Careers in Manufacturing. July 1, 1990-June 30, 1991. Final Report.
Rock Valley Coll., Rockford, IL.; Career Education Associates of North Central Illinois.
A 1-year project was conducted to develop a tech prep model to prepare high school students for enrollment in postsecondary manufacturing technology programs at Rock Valley College (Illinois). During the year, education design teams consisting of mathematics, communications, science, and technical teachers and a counselor from each of seven participating schools were selected and trained. The teams worked together to develop articulation agreements, collect student information, develop lesson plans, and study the employment needs of manufacturers through employer visits and talks on employment opportunities and employer performance standards. Team members also received 100 hours of training. Presentations were developed to promote tech prep, student surveys were conducted, and articulation agreements were drawn up for articulation between high schools and Rock Valley College. Each participating school submitted an implementation plan for the following year. (Appendixes, which make up most of the document, include copies of the visuals from the publicity presentations, student surveys, model articulation agreements, implementation plans, program evaluation, publications, assessment materials, and lesson plans.) (KC)
Descriptors: Advisory Committees, Articulation (Education), College Programs, Community Colleges, Curriculum Development, Education Work Relationship, Educational Innovation, High Schools, Institutional Cooperation, Manufacturing, Program Development, School Business Relationship, Student Recruitment, Technical Education, Two Year Colleges
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Illinois State Board of Education, Springfield. Dept. of Adult, Vocational and Technical Education.
Authoring Institution: Rock Valley Coll., Rockford, IL.; Career Education Associates of North Central Illinois.