ERIC Number: ED355981
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1992
ATIP: Automotive Technician Internship Program.
De Anza Coll., Cupertino, CA.
The Automotive Technology Department (ATD) of De Anza College (DAC) in Cupertino, California, in partnership with the Automotive Service Council of California, received funding to develop and implement a 2-year, competency-based certification program for automotive service technicians. Students in the Automotive Technician Internship Program (ATIP) receive paid training at non-union shops as part of a classroom/laboratory training internship. During the 2 years of the program, students are provided with 2 days a week of full-time classes, a minimum of 3 days a week paid internship with a participating independent auto repair shop, and full-time employment during the summer. Through the cooperation of the Occupational Training Institute at DAC, Private Industry Councils in the local area, and the Department of Social Services, specialized recruitment was undertaken to encourage disadvantaged, minority, and women to participate in the project. Students in the ATIP begin internship employment at $6/hour and receive pay increases of $.75/hour with each program module completed, reaching $12.75/hour at completion of the Associate of Arts degree. Of the 26 students who started the ATIP program, a total of 10 graduated in 1992, 6 students dropped-out, and 9 students are continuing the program in 1992-93. Poor economic conditions, resulting in a decrease in the number of participating shops, did not allow for a new group of students to begin the ATIP program in fall 1992. A project budget analysis with data tables, a review ATD course offerings and certificate options, detailed course outlines for 10 ATIP courses, sample internship agreements, and promotional materials are included. (PAA)
Descriptors: Associate Degrees, Auto Mechanics, Community Colleges, Cooperative Education, Course Content, Course Descriptions, Equal Education, Internship Programs, Job Skills, Outcomes of Education, Postsecondary Education, Program Evaluation, School Business Relationship, Two Year Colleges, Vocational Education, Work Experience Programs
Occupational Training Institute, 1765 Scott Blvd., Suite #210, Santa Clara, CA 95050 ($6).
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: California Community Colleges, Sacramento. Office of the Chancellor.; Automotive Service Councils of California.
Authoring Institution: De Anza Coll., Cupertino, CA.