ERIC Number: ED362735
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1992-Jun
Reference Count: N/A
Developing a More Effective Recruitment and Retention Model.
Janke, Walter; Kelly, Gary
The purpose of a project was to develop a model for more effective recruitment and retention of people of color in the Associate Degree Interior Design and Diploma Interior Design Assistant Program at Milwaukee Area Technical College (MATC), Wisconsin. During Activity One, individuals in MATC's Student Development and High School Relations Departments and Milwaukee Public Schools resource people were interviewed to determine strategies for recruiting high school students. During Activity Two, interior design professionals were interviewed to locate potential training sites and mentors for high school students. Findings were as follows: MATC made very little effort to recruit in any high school program area; most high school students were not aware of MATC as a continuing schooling option and did not understand what interior design was; no special recruitment efforts were needed to attract minority high school students; and MATC's interior design programs should be specifically presented to students in art-related courses in high schools. Several recommendations were made: use of minicourses or seminars, shadowing efforts involving current MATC interior design students with potential students, and presentation by MATC personnel of solutions to perceived barriers to potential students. A video of interior design careers, consisting of interviews with six interior designers and features on students, was produced. (Appendixes include questions used in video interviews and lists of resource people and organizations.) (YLB)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Wisconsin State Board of Vocational, Technical, and Adult Education, Madison.
Authoring Institution: Milwaukee Area Technical Coll., WI.