ERIC Number: ED397256
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1995-Jun
Reference Count: N/A
Skill Standards and Certification Project. Final Detailed Report. Year Two.
North Lake Coll., Irving, TX.
This document reports on the second year of a project conducted to design a seamless training application model for infusing workplace skills into academic and occupational programs at the secondary, postsecondary, and apprenticeship level using the components of SCANS (Secretary's Commission on Achieving Necessary Skills). For this pilot project, the demand occupation of electrical worker (electrician) was selected. Activities during the second year included field testing of the enhanced curriculum, faculty development plan, and assessment strategies developed during the first year. An instructor developed and implemented learning activities based on the SCANS identified skills necessary to improve student success in reading for information, locating information, applied technology, and applied mathematics. Pretests and posttests were administered but did not show much difference, perhaps because of the short amount of time between each administration. Competency profiles for each course were developed, and faculty development activities were conducted, including the development of fact sheet; an electronic newsletter, workshops, videotapes, and a mentoring plan. Products contained in appendixes to the document include the following: course syllabi; a review of electrical construction occupation descriptions paired with SCANS; an electrical technology competency profile; fact sheets; an electronic newsletter; a competency-based education and SCANS workshop plan; ACT Work Keys occupational profile for construction electrician; sample wiring diagram and assignments; electrical construction operations report; and ACT Work Keys test descriptions. (KC)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board, Austin.; Texas State Dept. of Commerce, Austin.; Texas Education Agency, Austin.
Authoring Institution: North Lake Coll., Irving, TX.
Identifiers - Location: Texas