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ERIC Number: ED387152
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1995-Jul-31
Pages: 73
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: N/A
Women in Technology End of Year Report, July 1994-June 1995.
El Paso Community Coll., TX.
The Women in Technology (WIT) program at Texas' El Paso Community College (EPCC) was established to recruit women into nontraditional occupations, offering technical education, services to help retain women, and community outreach efforts to help change attitudes. This report describes outcomes for the 1994-95 fiscal year, focusing on five WIT objectives, activities undertaken to achieve them, and measures used to determine effectiveness. Introductory sections describe the program and general outcomes, indicating that over the past 6 years, the number of women enrolled in technical fields at EPCC has increased 56%. Next, activities and performance measures for 1994-95 are presented for the following five objectives: (1) to participate in efforts related to changing social attitudes, with 126 presentations on non-gender based occupations being made to 2,639 people; (2) provide information on nontraditional technical/vocational careers to the community, involving 7 orientations for 11 student recruiters and providing 181 new students with information and 15 new students with funding; (3) provide individual academic, personal, and financial support to women students in technical/vocational classes, accomplished through 39 workshops serving 266 people and the hiring of 5 tutors; (4) provide a mentoring system for WIT students by other WIT students and women community role models, with a system being implemented in spring 1995; and (5) provide internship opportunities to two single parents, displaced homemakers, sex biased, or pregnant nontraditional student majors per quarter, with five interns being placed in spring 1995. Appendixes, comprising roughly half the document, provide lists of participants and activities, sample brochures, and worksheets and evaluation forms. (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.
Note: For a 1990-91 report, see ED 344 014.