ERIC Number: ED354959
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1992-Feb-14
Reference Count: N/A
Continuation Application for Milwaukee Area Technical College High School Equivalency Program, FY 1992-93.
Martinez, Art; Gonis, Marla
The High School Equivalency Program (HEP) at Milwaukee Area Technical College, in Wisconsin, is designed to help migrant and seasonal farmworkers and their dependents obtain General Educational Development (GED) degrees, and gain employment or enroll in postsecondary educational programs outside of the agricultural setting. Before enrolling in courses, program participants complete a week-long assessment and orientation, and develop an educational plan. Students in the HEP enroll in a minimum of 30 hours of weekly instruction. Specific services and activities of the program include the following: (1) open-entry, open-exit, competency-based curriculum; (2) GED curriculum in the five subject areas of science, reading, mathematics, social studies, and writing skills; (3) bilingual instruction; (4) comprehensive career counseling and testing services; (5) basic skills, English as a Second Language, and remedial training; (6) individualized instruction; (7) adult high school credits and diploma program; (8) concurrent occupational skills training options; (9) career exploration and career readiness instruction; (10) education and job placement services; (11) financial and other support services including stipends, meals, student activities, transportation, and day care; (12) computer-assisted instructional labs; (13) tutorial services; and (14) follow-up and post-placement job counseling. The program, which targets 100 students each year, has served over 2,000 migrant and seasonal farmworkers who have obtained their GED, gained employment, or enrolled in postsecondary educational programs. Detailed program budget information is included. (PAA)
Descriptors: Bilingual Education Programs, Career Counseling, Community Colleges, Competency Based Education, English (Second Language), Grants, High School Equivalency Programs, Individualized Instruction, Job Training, Migrant Education, Migrant Programs, Migrant Workers, Program Descriptions, Program Proposals, Remedial Instruction, Seasonal Laborers, Student Personnel Services, Two Year Colleges, Vocational Education
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Numerical/Quantitative Data
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Elementary and Secondary Education (ED), Washington, DC. Migrant Education Programs.
Authoring Institution: Milwaukee Area Technical Coll., WI.