ERIC Number: ED411910
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1997-Aug-20
Reference Count: N/A
Women in Technology Program. End of Year Report [1996-1997.]
Di Benedetto, Victoria; Ortiz, Rachel
The Women in Technology (WIT) program at Texas' El Paso Community College (EPCC) was established to recruit women into nontraditional occupations, offering technical education, services to help retain women, and community outreach efforts to help change attitudes. This report describes outcomes for the 1996-97 fiscal year, focusing on six WIT objectives, activities undertaken to achieve them, and measures used to determine effectiveness. Introductory sections describe the program and general outcomes, indicating that over the past 8 years, the number of women enrolled in technical fields at EPCC has increased 52%. Next, activities and performance measures for 1996-97 are presented for the following six objectives: (1) to participate in efforts related to changing social attitudes, including a media interview program on the college channel entitled, "Women's Worth"; (2) provide information on nontraditional technical/vocational careers to the community; (3) provide individual academic, personal, and financial support to women students in technical/vocational classes; (4) provide a mentoring system for WIT students by other WIT students and women community role models; (5) provide internship opportunities to four single parents, displaced homemakers, sex biased, or pregnant nontraditional student majors per quarter; and (6) provide for a 60-hour training course for women in residential construction, to be offered twice per year. Appendixes, comprising roughly half the document, provide lists of participants and activities, sample brochures, and worksheets and evaluation forms. (ECF)
Descriptors: Annual Reports, Attitude Change, Building Trades, Community Colleges, Employed Women, Equal Opportunities (Jobs), Measurement Objectives, Mentors, Nontraditional Occupations, Outcomes of Education, Outreach Programs, Program Implementation, Student Financial Aid, Technical Occupations, Two Year Colleges, Womens Education, Work Experience Programs
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board, Austin.
Authoring Institution: El Paso Community Coll., TX.