ERIC Number: ED362746
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1992-Jun-30
Reference Count: N/A
Industrial Tech Prep Projects for Heartland Community College Regions. Final Project Report.
McLean DeWitt Regional Vocational System, Bloomington, IL.
Emphasis of the Industrial Tech Prep Projects in Heartland Community College (Illinois) regions was on planning and raising tech prep awareness among school administrators, teachers, counselors, and private industry. To develop industrial technology tech prep associate degree programs, an organizational structure was designed consisting of leadership, strategy, marketing/evaluation, and site/action teams, all reporting to the boards of control. Site/action teams began to look at the academic, communication, mathematics, science, computer, and other modern technological skills required for courses in the tech prep program sequence. Course sequencing from the secondary level through the associate degree program at the community college for the electronics occupations and computer-assisted design/drafting tech prep programs was begun. Inservice orientation activities concerning tech prep concepts were conducted for teachers, administrators, and counselors. Teachers participated in integration workshops and visits to school sites to see integration activities in progress. Initial work on articulation agreements was begun. As a result of the project, more than 285 business representatives, boards of control members, teachers, and counselors were made aware of tech prep. (Appendixes include an essay on tech prep; proposal for a new course, Applied Mathematics; agendas for workshops and site visits; and team meeting agendas, discussion summaries, and evaluations.) (YLB)
Descriptors: Academic Education, Articulation (Education), Community Colleges, High Schools, Industrial Education, Inservice Teacher Education, Integrated Curriculum, Marketing, Program Development, Program Implementation, Public Relations, Publicity, Staff Orientation, Technology Education, Two Year Colleges
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Illinois State Board of Education, Springfield. Dept. of Adult, Vocational and Technical Education.
Authoring Institution: McLean DeWitt Regional Vocational System, Bloomington, IL.