ERIC Number: ED347349
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1991-Oct
Reference Count: N/A
Tech Prep Degree: Preparing Tomorrow's Workforce. Design, Development and Implementation of a TECH PREP Core Program.
Quad-City/Tri-County Vocational Regions, East Moline, IL.
The focus of tech prep at Quad-City/Tri-County Vocational Regions/Black Hawk College was on providing all students with skills for higher education as well as job opportunities. To accomplish this, a comprehensive model applicable to all program areas was implemented to provide sequenced, vocationally and academically integrated, and complementary vocational-technical courses/programs across the secondary, community college, and university levels. A Core Group Planning Committee composed of education and business/industry representatives used the DACUM (Developing a Curriculum) approach to define core knowledge and skills needed by students in three occupational cluster areas: business, human services, and engineering. Private sector representatives worked with academic and technical educators at each of four pilot sites to identify competencies for specific programs. Formalized articulation agreements were signed with Black Hawk College, member schools of the Quad-City/Tri-County Vocational Regions, and two high schools. The model tech prep core curriculum was to be field tested during Fiscal Year 1992. (Appendixes, which make up the bulk of the report, include agendas and minutes of meetings; curriculum review forms; correspondence; inservice materials; information on articulation agreements, such as school/course matrix, material on development, and sample agreement; and agreement between high schools and Black Hawk College.) (YLB)
Descriptors: Articulation (Education), Community Colleges, Competence, Cooperative Programs, Coordination, Core Curriculum, Corporate Support, Curriculum Development, Educational Cooperation, High Schools, Higher Education, Institutional Cooperation, Job Skills, Labor Force Development, Program Development, Program Implementation, School Business Relationship, Skill Analysis, Technical Education, Two Year Colleges, Vocational Education
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Illinois State Board of Education, Springfield. Dept. of Adult, Vocational and Technical Education.
Authoring Institution: Quad-City/Tri-County Vocational Regions, East Moline, IL.