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ERIC Number: EJ769134
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2005-Aug
Pages: 3
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-1062-9351
Program Prepares Students for Chemical-Processing Careers
Jorgensen, Haley
Tech Directions, v65 n1 p16-18 Aug 2005
This article describes a chemical-processing program at Saginaw Career Complex in Saginaw, Michigan. The program is preparing 42 11th- and 12th-graders to work as chemical-processing operators or technicians by the time they graduate from high school. It was developed in partnership with the Saginaw Career Complex--one of 51 centers in the state that deliver technical education to high schoolers--and two major chemical companies, Dow Corning Corporation and Dow Chemical Company. The program teaches students to operate chemical-processing equipment used to make such products as silicones, plastics and polystyrenes. The curriculum has students engaged in classroom learning, where many state standards are met, as well as hands-on lab work, in which students actually perform chemical-processing operations. As an alternative to entering the work world directly following graduation, students can transfer 11 credits toward a two-year associate's degree in chemical-processing technology at a neighboring community college or go on to four-year university study.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Grade 11; Grade 12; High Schools; Secondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Michigan