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ERIC Number: ED187900
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1978
Pages: 94
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: N/A
Development of a Solar Related Vocational Training Curriculum. Final Report.
Charles, John F.
A project developed a solar-related vocational training curriculum for use in the general technical trades training curriculum. Forty-seven firms comprising Washington State's "solar industry" were surveyed to identify existing and emerging solar-related occupations and prerequisites for entry. Results indicated that solar technologies most likely to achieve the greatest market penetration were domestic hot water systems, swimming pool heaters, and passive/passive hybrid systems. Job requirements of entry level solar workers were a combination of skills from carpentry, sheet metal, plumbing, and pipefitting. A formal task analysis for four solar-related occupations (carpentry, sheet metal, electrician, and plumbing/pipefitting) as they pertain to four generic solar technologies focused on tasks involved in installation and maintenance of solar systems. A "Solar Mechanics Vocational Training Curriculum," consisting of course goals, course descriptions, prime and performance objectives, and a course outline, was prepared. Individuals entering the open entry, open exit program are assumed to possess entry-level skills in carpentry, plumbing and pipefitting, or electrical maintenance. (Appendixes, amounting to over one-half of the report, include a report describing solar technologies appropriate to the Puget Sound Region, solar occupations survey and results, literature review, tasks analysis, preliminary curriuclum, and manpower projection.) (YLB)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: Washington State Commission for Vocational Education, Olympia.
Authoring Institution: Opportunities Industrialization Center, Inc., Seattle, WA.
Identifiers - Location: Washington