ERIC Number: EJ720021
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2004
New Roles to Meet Industry Needs: A Look at the Advanced Technological Education Program
Zinser, Richard; Lawrenz, Frances
Journal of Vocational Education Research, v29 n2 p85-99 2004
The Advanced Technological Education (ATE) program, sponsored by the National Science Foundation, is presented as a model for business and education collaboration to develop technical degree programs for producing more and better technicians. The new roles of industry and college leaders are discussed through a synthesis of literature on skill standards and workforce development. Data are presented from a national evaluation of ATE projects on collaboration, materials development, professional development, and program improvement that demonstrate substantial goal attainment. A discussion on how this process has changed and benefited the partnerships concludes the paper.
Descriptors: Program Effectiveness, Program Improvement, Industry, Technology Education, Community Colleges, School Business Relationship, Labor Force Development, Program Evaluation, Cooperation
Association for Career and Technical Education Research, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Department of Human Resource Education, 1310 S. Sixth Street, 351 Education Building, Champaign, IL 61820. Web site: http://scholar.lib.vt.edu/ejournals/CTER/.
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
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