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ERIC Number: ED420473
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1997-Nov
Pages: 16
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Small College + Small Communities + Industry: Share Our Strategies for Success.
McCluskey, Eugene; Chelewski, Ray; Crowley, Timothy; Lee, David
Established in 1991, the Northern and Eastern Maine Tech Prep/School-to-Work Consortium unites 28 high schools, 7 regional technology centers, 2 technical colleges, and the University of Maine system. The consortium represents educators and employers in Maine's three most northerly counties and has facilitated the change from a traditional curriculum poorly serving non-college bound students to the hands-on tech prep curriculum. Staff development has been a major factor in this effort's success, combined with employer input, formal articulation agreements, and the introduction of technology into the classroom. The consortium is divided geographically into six partnerships. Workshops attended by teachers and technical college faculty are held within each partnership, and teachers have developed networking support groups that meet monthly for roundtable discussions. The consortium has developed 121 competency-based articulation agreements, with Northern Maine Technical College (NMTC) being the lead institution. The "general program" has been eliminated in all consortium high schools, with about a third having a clearly defined tech prep program. This paper includes a list of NMTC courses involved in competency-based articulation agreements and the consortium budget. An attachment provides an activity plan that lists the consortium's 12 goals with related objectives and comments. (SV)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Speeches/Meeting Papers
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Maine