ERIC Number: ED266258
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1985-May-31
High Technology Internship at the Secondary Level. Final Report.
Noll, Clifford J.
A program was conducted during the Spring semester, 1985, in the San Antonio area to place high school juniors and seniors from three high schools in the Edgewood Independent School District in three-month interships in high-technology industries. Students traveled to their training locations on school-provided transportation on Mondays through Thursdays from approximately noon to 4:30 p.m. On Fridays, students attended a three-hour classroom session. Students were evaluated by industry training supervisors every six weeks. Students successfully completing the session received one and one-half credits toward graduation requirements. Evaluation of the program showed that all connected with it thought it had been successful. At least 70 percent of the industrial trainers rated it highly, while most of the others were at least somewhat pleased. Suggestions were made that a full-time coordinator be hired, that more time be allowed for finding student placements and for students to take computer literacy and basic electronics courses before beginning the internships, and that efforts be continued to articulate the program with area postsecondary institutions. (KC)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Texas Education Agency, Austin. Dept. of Occupational Education and Technology.
Authoring Institution: Edgewood Independent School District, San Antonio, TX.