ERIC Number: ED395178
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1995-Jun
Reference Count: N/A
Project LEEWAY: Steps to Success. Project Manual 1993-1994. Project Manual 1994-1995.
Lee Coll., Baytown, TX.
This document consists of the project reports for the first two program years of Project LEEWAY: Steps to Success, a program at Lee College (Baytown, Texas) designed to promote and facilitate access to vocational-technical education and training, especially for women in nontraditional careers. The 1993-94 report discusses the development of this program designed to assist students in gaining access to vocational education programs through three program components: basic academic skills upgrading, workshops and courses addressing nontraditional careers and personal and career development, and student support services such as financial aid resource identification, tutoring, and child care, textbook, and transportation assistance. The report describes these activities: recruitment through social service agencies; assessement testing; career development; developmental studies; tutoring; and additional student support services. Results show a 90 percent completion rate and improved scores on measures of self-esteem and basic skills. Appendixes include forms, advisory committee minutes, and grant application. The 1994-95 report describes activities and improvements, including creation of a program brochure and poster for recruitment purposes; development of Quickstart, a 5-week noncredit, full-day program prior to full technical program enrollment to provide intensive preparation for success in technical training; continued student support services; and Women's Career Fair. It reports a 60 percent completion rate. Appendixes include forms and news articles. (YLB)
Descriptors: Access to Education, Ancillary School Services, Basic Skills, Developmental Studies Programs, Economically Disadvantaged, Educationally Disadvantaged, Females, Low Income, Nontraditional Occupations, Postsecondary Education, Program Development, Program Implementation, Remedial Programs, Skill Development, Student Financial Aid, Technical Education, 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.