ERIC Number: ED387163
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1995-Jul-5
Reference Count: N/A
Women in Technology Project Opportunity. End-of-Year Report, 1994-1995.
Di Benedetto, Victoria; Ortiz, Rachel
Project Opportunity of the Women in Technology (WIT) program at Texas' El Paso Community College is designed to provide a bridge curriculum for women who choose to enter nontraditional vocational fields that furnishes marketable skills to low-income individuals, single parents, displaced homemakers, young pregnant women, and near-homeless women. In 1994-95, project activities included the following: (1) community outreach and recruitment through 44 live presentations, public service announcements, 3 newspaper articles, and 452 mailers to businesses; (2) student support services and workshops, including child care provided to 3 students, technical content course tutoring to 20 students, and transportation funding to 25 students; (3) networking with the community through conferences and special workshops; (4) the implementation of a self-investment class, a technical applied physics class, a math class, and a Vocational Industrial Clubs of America (VICA) program; (5) work study arrangements made for 26 students at 10 locations; and (6) certificates of completion and participation for the VICA students awarded to 22 students. The bulk of this report is comprised of 25 appendixes providing data on WIT allocation and discretionary budgets, a discussion of obstacles to program implementation, empowerment workshop materials, program forms and survey instruments, a self-investment syllabus, information on VICA projects, a list of workstudy locations and presentations made, lists of applicants and participants by semester, a schedule of career exploration workshops, a tutoring report, a nontraditional statement form, a list of workstudy participants, student program evaluations, a list of mentors/recruiters, and graduation material. (KP)
Descriptors: Adult Vocational Education, Ancillary School Services, Career Exploration, Community Colleges, Counseling, Curriculum Development, Day Care, Enrollment, Females, Nontraditional Occupations, Nontraditional Students, Outreach Programs, Program Effectiveness, Program Implementation, Publicity, Student Recruitment, Technical Occupations, 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.
Note: For the 1993-94 report, see ED 373 841.