ERIC Number: ED366791
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1993-Dec-4
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Tech Prep Articulation: Making It Work.
Isbell, Clinton H.; Lovedahl, Gerald G.
The Secretary's Commission on Achieving Necessary Skills (SCANS), established as a result of the America 2000 strategy proposed by President Bush in 1991, stressed the importance of helping all students develop competence in the following areas: resources, interpersonal, information, systems, and technology. The three-part foundation identified by SCANS consists of basic skills, thinking skills, and personal qualities (e.g., self-esteem, sociability, and responsibility. Also stressed are: information utilization skills; interpersonal relationships/personal development; and ability to understand and work with systems and various technologies. The Partnership for Academic and Career Education (PACE), a business and education consortium involving various South Carolina schools/community colleges, businesses/industries, and the National Dropout Prevention Center at Clemson University, is working to improve delivery of such training to all students, regardless of their postgraduation goals. Through their tech prep initiative, the PACE partners are working to develop innovative programs to increase students' motivation to graduate from high school and pursue occupational training at two-year colleges. Clemson University's Department of Industrial Education (DIE) is also working to facilitate tech prep articulation by offering a broad range of programs to prepare students for teaching positions and occupations within the framework of human resource development/industrial training in the private sector. Through an informal articulation process with South Carolina's technical colleges, the DIE has given many technical school graduates the opportunity to continue their education without duplication of courses and with minimum interruption. (MN)
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