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Dissertation - NSU Access Only

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Doctor of Education


Center for the Advancement of Education


The presently used talk listing for the welding students of New Horizons Technical Center did not fit the employment requirements for welders on the Virgina Peninsula. The wide range of employment opportunities on the peninsula made the establishment of a list of competencies suited to this geographic area a must if students are expected to be competitive in the job market. In order to identify the appropriate tasks, a curriculum committee was established. The committee developed the task listings by reviewing various catalogs of tasks, curriculum guides and textbooks. The task list was then presented to the local craft advisory committee for validation. This committee changed several tasks to make the listing appropriate, complete and “role relevant” to actual tasks performed by welders in local industry. The development of this task listing has insured that the Center is attempting to meet the need of the local welding industry by preparing students with job entry skills. The new task listing also keeps the Center up-to-date with the latest technology. This collaborative effort provided the Center with numerous unexpected rewards. It was recommended that the welding instructors use the task listing and develop a delivery system for teaching the desired competencies to the student. A classroom management system with progress charts, check sheets, or student profiles was recommended to identify students’ progress. A system for documenting the completed tasks which could be presented to the prospective employer and used for valuation purposes by the instructor was also recommended.

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