ERIC Number: ED389260
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1995-Sep
Reference Count: N/A
Center for Advanced Technology Training (CATT) Feasibility Study.
Albuquerque Technical Vocational Inst., NM.
A study of the feasibility of establishing a Center for Advanced Technology Training (CATT) at the Albuquerque Technical Vocational Institute (TVI Community College, New Mexico) was conducted by members of the Albuquerque business community, government representatives, and college administrators. Phase 1 of the study was an examination of the conceptual feasibility of the CATT, and Phase 2 was the initial implementation plan. The Phase 1 study found a clear gap in the ability of the TVI Community College to meet the needs of the growing economy and employers in the Albuquerque area. Area businesses and industry, as well as the college's administration, found the proposed CATT to be viable and innovative. The second phase continued the team approach of the first phase to plan for: (1) an industry hub and service center; (2) teaching factories; (3) program incubators and catalysts; (4) outreach offices/extension services; and (5) educators and gateways to work. Specific plans for management are detailed. Four appendixes list the workgroup members, present detailed concepts of new technologies and skills, discuss key characteristics of CATT models, and offer a list of New Mexico occupations generally requiring postsecondary education. Four unnumbered tables in the text and three in the appendixes provide supplemental information about the planned CATT. (Contains 24 references.) (SLD)
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Albuquerque Technical Vocational Inst., NM.