ERIC Number: ED373841
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1994-Jun-24
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)
Descriptors: Adult Vocational Education, Ancillary School Services, Career Exploration, Community Colleges, Counseling, Day Care, Enrollment, Females, Material Development, Nontraditional Occupations, Nontraditional Students, Program Effectiveness, Publicity, Student Recruitment, Technical Education, Two Year Colleges, Welfare Recipients, Womens Education
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board, Austin.
Authoring Institution: El Paso Community Coll., TX.