ERIC Number: ED395176
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1994
Reference Count: N/A
Rural Health Occupations Model Project. Project Report.
Lee Coll., Baytown, TX.
The Lee College (Baytown, Texas) Rural Health Occupations Model Project was designed to provide health occupations education tailored to disadvantaged, disabled, and/or limited-English-proficient high school students and adults and thereby alleviate the shortage of nurses and health care technicians in two rural Texas counties. A tech prep program was developed to prepare the high school students for entry-level employment upon high school graduation and postsecondary-level further health occupations training. The adult students were given the preparatory coursework, counseling, support services, and assistance in locating financial aid required to enable them to "bridge" into the tech prep program at the community college level. Of the 21 adults enrolled in the project during its first year, 21 completed nurse aide training, 15 became certified nurse aides, 19 found employment, and 4 completed the General Educational Development test. Of the 40 high school-level enrollees, 10 passed the state nurse aide examination, 10 found immediate employment in the health care field, and 8 initiated enrollment at Lee College for 1994. (Appendixes constituting approximately 75% of this document included the following: general project information; materials from/about the adult program, 1993-94 high school program, and proposed 1994-95 high school program; and findings of the program evaluation.) (MN)
Descriptors: Adult Students, Allied Health Occupations Education, Demonstration Programs, Disabilities, Disadvantaged, High Schools, Job Placement, Limited English Speaking, Program Development, Program Effectiveness, Recruitment, Rural Areas, Rural Education, Services, Special Needs Students, Tech Prep, Two Year Colleges, Vocational Education
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board, Austin.
Authoring Institution: Lee Coll., Baytown, TX.