ERIC Number: ED348573
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1992-Aug
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)
Descriptors: Articulation (Education), Competency Based Education, Corporate Support, Educational Needs, Employee Attitudes, Employer Attitudes, High Schools, Industry, Job Skills, Job Training, Labor Force Development, Manufacturing Industry, Needs Assessment, Program Design, Program Development, Program Effectiveness, Program Implementation, Regional Schools, School Business Relationship, Technology, Vocational Schools
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Massachusetts State Dept. of Education, Boston. Div. of Occupational Education.
Authoring Institution: Bay State Skills Corp., Boston, MA.