ERIC Number: ED395172
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1995-Aug-1
Reference Count: N/A
Women in Skilled Trades. PY95 Final Detailed Report.
North Lake Coll., Irving, TX.
The Women in Skilled Trades (WIST) project was developed to increase female enrollments at North Lake College (NLC) in Irving, Texas, and thereby provide women with marketable skills in building maintenance/repair and encourage their continued training in a related two-year nontraditional technical program. Of the 21 students recruited into the WIST program, 67% were single parents, 57% were members of a minority group, and 33% were recipients of Aid to Families with Dependent Children. Besides receiving training from NLC's existing college-level technical programs, participants also received a variety of support services (including child care, transportation, counseling, and career guidance) and were given the opportunity to participate in career seminars and a mentoring program. Of the 13 students completing the program in 1994-1995, 81% are either working in a trade or enrolled in technology classes at NLC. (Appendixes constituting 80% of this document include the following: project flyers/publicity materials; students' grade reports; lists of the WIST program's sponsors, advisory council members, and resource organizations; an agenda of a workshop on surviving work force restructuring; lists of speakers at a three-part career series for women; materials from/about the WIST program's graduation exercises; and reprinted articles from NAWIC [National Association of Women in Construction] Image magazine.) (MN)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board, Austin.
Authoring Institution: North Lake Coll., Irving, TX.