ERIC Number: ED430594
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1999-Jun
Reference Count: N/A
MCC Instruction in Sustainable Technologies. Follow-Up Study.
Pezzoli, Jean A.; Ainsworth, Donald
The purposes of this study were to collect feedback from Sustainable Technologies interns regarding the usefulness and effectiveness of their education and training from the Maui Community College Instruction in Sustainable Technologies (MIST) program, and to further assess community need for a new Associate Degree program in Sustainable Technologies. A final sample of 26 MIST interns and second-year students from the School of Architecture at the University of Hawaii-Manoa returned surveys that asked questions about the usefulness of the MIST program. Descriptive statistics regarding respondent characteristics (such as major, number of units completed, and continuing student status) and the helpfulness of MIST and training were used as the primary analyses. Respondents indicated that MIST training was very helpful in training them for a new position, and helpful in training them to better perform a current job. In general, respondents rated the offered financial support as helpful. Respondents also indicated that interns used the training in the home as well as work environments. It is concluded that based on the high level of participant regard and applicability to career and home, that the expansion and continuation of MIST should be supported. (SKF)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Hawaii Univ., Kahului. Maui Community Coll.