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ERIC Number: ED348573
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1992-Aug
Pages: 111
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: N/A
A Partnership Approach to Industrial Technology Education.
Hoops, John; And Others
This report summarizes and assesses the planning and first-year implementation of the Industrial Technology Program created through a partnership between South Shore Vocational Technical High School (SSVT) in Hanover, Massachusetts, and Procter & Gamble (P&G). It is a guide for the development of effective education/industry partnerships. An executive summary and introduction are followed by a description of the planning and development processes that created the program. The third section lists 68 competencies in 9 categories included in the joint industrial technology curriculum and discusses special program features. The fourth section assesses the curriculum and first-year outcomes as they relate to the expectations of P&G managers and machine operators, SSVT, labor officials, and other manufacturing firms. The fifth section reviews the demand for industrial technology programs in a vocational education setting. It considers occupational demand, management's perceptions regarding training needs and the role of vocational education, and career awareness programs to create demand for vocational/industrial technology education. The sixth section describes trends in vocational education and how partnerships fit in. A sample is provided of industrial partnership programs and articulation collaborations in Massachusetts. The report concludes with recommendations for SSVT, Massachusetts vocational-technical schools, and Massachusetts manufacturers. Appendixes include a list of interviewees, interview instruments, and a 42-item annotated reference list. (YLB)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: Massachusetts State Dept. of Education, Boston. Div. of Occupational Education.
Authoring Institution: Bay State Skills Corp., Boston, MA.