ERIC Number: ED435429
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1999-Aug-31
Reference Count: N/A
El Paso Community College Women in Technology End of the Year Report, 1998-1999.
Di Benedetto, Victoria
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 1998-99 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 10 years, the number of women enrolled in technical fields at EPCC has more than doubled. Next, activities and performance measures for 1998-99 are presented for the following five objectives: (1) participate in efforts to address the issues involved in changing social attitudes regarding women's needs and abilities; (2) provide career information on nontraditional technical/vocational careers; (3) provide individual academic, personal and financial support to women students in nontraditional classes; (4) maintain a mentoring system for WIT students involving successful female community role models; (5) provide work experience opportunities to four single parents, displaced homemakers, sex bias, or pregnant nontraditional majors. Appendices contain a program flyer, a WIT brochure, an application packet, course syllabi, commencement programs and a student survey. (VWC)
Descriptors: Community Colleges, Employed Women, Internship Programs, Labor Force Development, Mentors, Nontraditional Students, Partnerships in Education, Professional Development, Student Development, Technical Education, Technology Education, Two Year Colleges, Vocational Education, Womens Education
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Texas State Higher Education Coordinating Board, Austin.; Federal Interagency Committee on Education, Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: El Paso Community Coll., TX.