Type of Document Dissertation Author Lachowicz, Thomas URN etd-10242005-124136 Title Business-industry-education involvement in tech prep programs in Virginia Degree Doctor of Education Department Community College Education Advisory Committee
Advisor Name Title Morgan, Samuel D. Committee Chair Clowes, Darrel A. Committee Member Hoerner, James L. Committee Member Robinson, Jerald F. Committee Member Singh, Kusum Committee Member Keywords
- Technical education Study and teaching Virginia.
- Vocational education Study and teaching Virginia
- Business and education Virginia.
Date of Defense 1993-11-05 Availability restricted Abstract
Although Business-Industry-Education (B-I-E) involvement in Tech Prep programs is frequently discussed and encouraged in the literature, there was little information which identified what is meant by involvement. This study determined what constitutes B-I-E involvement in Tech Prep programs in Virginia's community colleges and secondary schools.
At the time of this study there were forty-four (44) Tech Prep projects in Virginia. Each Tech Prep project had at least one key person at the community college and at least one key person at the secondary schools in the community college service area. There are twenty-three (23) community colleges in Virginia with at least one Tech Prep project at each community college. Each community college in the consortium had at least one secondary school associated with it. In most instances, there were several secondary schools associated with each community college. The sample consisted of 23 key persons at the community colleges and 23 at the secondary schools.
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