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ERIC Number: ED373841
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1994-Jun-24
Pages: 177
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: N/A
Women in Technology, Project Opportunity.
Di Benedetto, Victoria; Ortiz, Rachel
Project Opportunity is designed to provide a bridge curriculum for women who choose to enter nontraditional vocational education and training that will furnish marketable skills to low-income women, single parents, displaced homemakers, young pregnant women, and near-homeless women. A total of 45 women were chosen to participate in the 1993-94 Project Opportunity Curriculum program at El Paso Community College. In 1993-94, project activities included the following: (1) community outreach and recruitment through live and electronic presentations, and printed media; (2) student support services, including child care, technical content course tutoring, transportation funding, and empowerment; (3) networking with the community through conferences and special workshops; (4) program classes including technical applied physics, self-investment, math, technical content, and English for special purposes; (5) work study for 8 hours a week for $4.25 per hour; and (6) 29 students received Project Opportunity certificates of completion. The report includes 27 appendixes providing program curriculum and recruitment materials; program goals; syllabi; calendar of career exploration workshops; work study job descriptions; information on the ethnicity, age, education, income, and dependents of program participants; English entry tests; program evaluation survey; mentoring program materials; certificates of completion; and newspaper articles. (KP)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board, Austin.
Authoring Institution: El Paso Community Coll., TX.