ERIC Number: ED353374
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1992-Dec
Reference Count: N/A
Technical Education Demonstration Program. Final Report.
Milwaukee Area Technical Coll., WI.
The Technical Education Demonstration Program helped students aged 16-25 traditionally excluded from technical careers because of lack of training to attain academic and technical skills. Eighty-one teachers attended four-credit summer courses; 500 teachers, counselors, and administrators attended seminars. A demonstration model interfacing mathematics, science, and communication skills with technical education was developed and implemented at a high school for at-risk students, a specialty school, and a comprehensive high school. Enrollment in technical courses was increased and student exposure to technological disciplines was provided through advanced standing agreements awarding credit at Milwaukee Area Technical College (MATC) for high school courses; bringing high school students to MATC to acquaint them with careers involving technology and with the school; and credit courses titled "Careers in Computers" and "Health Careers." Students were exposed to current technology and employer expectations through awareness partnerships that provided speakers in the classroom, informational interviews, and employee shadowing and through a showcase of education and work opportunities. (The 28-page report is followed by these appendixes: third-party evaluation report; 52-item bibliography; partnership agreement between MATC and a high school; advanced standing chart; brochure on MATC tour; awareness partnership proposal; sample quarterly newsletters; publicity; and advisory board committee list.) (YLB)
Descriptors: Articulation (Education), Career Awareness, Career Education, College School Cooperation, Communication Skills, Demonstration Programs, Educational Mobility, Educational Planning, High School Students, High Schools, Institutional Cooperation, Integrated Curriculum, Mathematics Skills, Postsecondary Education, Program Development, Program Implementation, School Business Relationship, Science Instruction, Technical Education, Technical Occupations, Technology
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Vocational and Adult Education (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Milwaukee Area Technical Coll., WI.