ERIC Number: ED373807
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1994-Jul-7
Reference Count: N/A
"Taking Women One Step Further..." Women in Technology. End of Year Report, July '93-June '94.
El Paso Community Coll., TX.
The primary purpose of El Paso Community College's (EPCC's) Women in Technology (WIT) Program is to recruit women into nontraditional occupations through technical/vocational education and training. Credit training areas include automotive technology, drafting, electronics, fire technology, heating/ventilation and air conditioning, and welding. Non-credit training programs include plastic technology, industrial maintenance, precision machining, sewing machine repair, material handling, and warehouse operations. During the 1993-94 fiscal year, the Upper Rio Grande Private Industry Council granted WIT a $60,689 contract to provide training to 40 women students enrolled in both credit and non-credit training programs at EPCC. The program also received financial support from Rockwell International and Teen Expo of El Paso. During 1993-94, WIT activities included 83 live presentations resulting in 1,958 contacts; 9 media presentations; 49 exhibits; 78 participatory activities; receiving 251 phone calls and information requests; and the distribution of 11,000 brochures. In addition, 18 students received referrals for child care services, 20 students received tutoring, and a survey was conducted to assess the needs of men in nontraditional courses of study. WIT has brought about increases in the enrollment of women over the past 4 years and has made modest gains in the number of graduates. Appendixes include promotional materials, advisory board meeting minutes, graphs showing WIT participant characteristics, exhibits, and the questionnaire and results for the survey of males in nontraditional occupations. (KP)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board, Austin.
Authoring Institution: El Paso Community Coll., TX.