ERIC Number: ED401432
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1996-Sep
Reference Count: N/A
Machine Tool Advanced Skills Technology (MAST). Common Ground: Toward a Standards-Based Training System for the U.S. Machine Tool and Metal Related Industries. Volume 2: Career Development, General Education and Remediation, of a 15-Volume Set of Skill Standards and Curriculum Training Materials for the Precision Manufacturing Industry.
Texas State Technical Coll., Waco.
This document is intended to help education and training institutions deliver the Machine Tool Advanced Skills Technology (MAST) curriculum to a variety of individuals and organizations. MAST consists of industry-specific skill standards and model curricula for 15 occupational specialty areas within the U.S. machine tool and metals-related industries. This volume is organized in the following sections: (1) career development--information on establishing and operating career development centers that help students prepare for careers in the machining and machine tool industries; (2) career action plans--the methods and procedures for developing a career path in the industries for high school students, displaced workers, and employees who want to upgrade their skills; (3) career orientation modules--a 6-week or 180-hour self-paced introduction to the basic hand tools, practices, and equipment used in the machine tool and metal-working occupations; (4) sample internship agreement; (5) outlines of eight remediation courses (three reading, two English, and three mathematics) developed to raise students' skills and knowledge to the level necessary to succeed in college; (6) 11 general education courses (four English, three mathematics, one physics, and three psychology) to be offered in conjunction with the technical courses; and (7) MAST Remote Site and Industrial Model--guidelines for using the MAST technical curricula as a base in preparing customized training for industry customers to update the skills of current employees. Appendixes containing forms necessary to market, plan and implement, the MAST training model and sample training modules are included. (KC)
Descriptors: Career Development, Career Education, Computer Assisted Manufacturing, Course Content, Curriculum Development, Employment Potential, Entry Workers, General Education, Job Skills, Job Training, Learning Modules, Machine Tool Operators, Machine Tools, Machinery Industry, Manufacturing Industry, Mathematics Instruction, Metal Working, Postsecondary Education, Reading Instruction, Remedial Instruction, Secondary Education, Standards
World Wide Web: http://machinetool.tstc.edu
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Practitioners
Sponsor: Office of Vocational and Adult Education (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Texas State Technical Coll., Waco.
Note: For other volumes in this set, see CE 072 924-938.