ERIC Number: ED422482
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1998
Educational Resources for the Machine Tool Industry. Executive Summary.
Texas State Technical Coll. System, Waco.
This document describes the MASTER (Machine Tool Advanced Skills Educational Resources) program, a geographic partnership of seven of the nation's best 2-year technical and community colleges located in seven states. The project developed and disseminated a national training model for manufacturing processes and new technologies within the American machine tool industry. Goals of MASTER include the following: (1) assess instructional materials from an industry point of view; (2) design and develop a comprehensive series of instructional support materials with laboratory experiments specific to the machine tool and metals-related industries; (3) conduct pilot programs to evaluate content and effectiveness; (4) assess students at point of entrance and exit; and (5) compile and package project deliverables in CD-ROM format for national dissemination. This document contains the following: project methodology, development center profiles, pilot program descriptions and evaluations, acknowledgments, career enhancement and technical modules, career action plan model, job development center model, internship model, and industry training model. The modules and models each include an overview, descriptions, and specific information about its content. Three attachments contain sample materials from the Machining module, one of 11 technical modules developed by the project. (KC)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Vocational and Adult Education (ED), Washington, DC.; National Science Foundation, Arlington, VA. Div. of Undergraduate Education.
Authoring Institution: Texas State Technical Coll. System, Waco.
Note: For related documents, see ED 401 431-445 and CE 077 006-017. Product of the MASTER (Machine Tool Advanced Skills Technology Educational Resources) Consortium.