ERIC Number: ED411434
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1997-May-30
Reference Count: N/A
The Boeing Company's Manufacturing Technology Student Internship. Final Evaluation Report for 1996.
A study evaluated The Boeing Company's Student Internship Program for students enrolled in a manufacturing technology program. The programs in the Seattle (Washington) and Portland (Oregon) areas provided students with three progressive internship levels offered in the summers of grades 11, 12, and 13 (the first year of community college). The 1996 evaluation involved review of documents describing the internship structure, student selection process, curricula, and written pre- and post-surveys of interns. Data indicated the program had motivated some students to stay in school and continue education in their areas of interest. It provided students with valuable work experiences in specific areas of manufacturing technology and important basic employability skills. The internship was very successful in teaching the manufacturing-related skills designated at each level. Learning these skills helped students relate skills and knowledge acquired in school to those used in the workplace. Student interns consistently rated the learning environment of the internship superior to that of the high schools from which they came. They consistently identified teamwork, hands-on experience, and learning manufacturing-related skills as major strengths. Comparison of responses across the three levels indicated the percentage who perceived they had excellent or good skills in writing and using mathematics increased. It remained high and stable in using science. (Appendixes include pre- and post-survey results for all three levels for both Seattle and Portland.) (YLB)
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Experiential Learning, Grade 11, Grade 12, High Schools, Internship Programs, Job Skills, Manufacturing, Postsecondary Education, Pretests Posttests, Program Effectiveness, Program Evaluation, Student Attitudes, Student Experience, Summer Programs, Technology Education
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Boeing Co., Seattle, WA.
Authoring Institution: Northwest Regional Educational Lab., Portland, OR. Education and Work Program.