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Adventures in technology partnerships for real world experience presented by maureen a ryan manager education ini

Adventures in Technology

“Partnerships for real-world experience”

Presented by:

Maureen A. Ryan

Manager, Education Initiatives


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Adventures in Technology

What is Adventures in Technology?

The Adventures in Technology project is an industry-focused business, education and community partnership designed to increase the visibility of regional career opportunities in southwestern Pennsylvania.

The project brings more visibility to careers in:

  • Manufacturing

  • Information technology

  • Biomedical/biotechnology

  • Finance

  • Marketing

  • Information services

    Funding:

    The project is sponsored in part by the Pittsburgh Technology Council and Catalyst Connection and the Grable Foundation.


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The Adventures in Technology project engages high school students in an 8-week hands-on project to design and build a product or re-engineer an existing product, process or system.

Project Goals:

  • Explore career opportunities

  • Promote education and industry relationships

  • Provide students with a real-world business challenge

  • Provide mentoring by industry professionals, business leaders and academic advisors.

  • Provide students with the opportunity to exhibit project at showcase event.

Students from Indiana County Technology Center in Indiana County at Aeptec Microsystems, February 2004.


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Student Learning Objectives

  • Define business and industry terminology

  • Utilize time management techniques

  • Work as a team member to solve business problems

  • Read and process technical information

  • Demonstrate the ability to communicate and interact

    with industry professionals

  • Learn and understand technical concepts and principles

  • Gain knowledge about the materials, equipment, technology and processes used by a specific company

  • Utilize teamwork, decision-making and technical aptitude skills

  • Develop a professional presentation to illustrate project solutions

Students from Northern Westmoreland CTC in Westmoreland County, discuss project with Hamill Mfg. employee, February 2004.

Students from Fayette County Area Vocational & Technical School in Fayette County take a company tour with ICMI, Inc. employee, February 2004.


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Project Samples

Kennametal (Westmoreland) (2004)

“Production Floor Layout”

“Titanium Recycling”

“Production Flow Task Study”

“Blue Box Storage”

Hamill Manufacturing Co., Inc. (Allegheny)

“Shipping Container Design” (2003)

Berkley Surgical

Berkley Surgical (Fayette)

“Mask Flow Chart” (2004)

Seagate Technology, Inc. (Allegheny)

Automobile Disk Drive – “SeaDrive” (2004)


Adventures in technology partnerships for real world experience presented by maureen a ryan manager education ini

TABLE 3: ACADEMIC STANDARDS ASSESSMENT DATA

Academic Standard

Average “YES” response

Average “NO” response

Reading, Writing, Speaking & Listening

Learning to Read Independently

Reading Critically

Types of Writing

Speaking and Listening

Research

93.3%

95.0%

45.0%

98.0%

96.7%

06.7%

05.0%

55.0%

02.0%

03.3%

Average

85.6%

14.4%

Mathematics

Measurement and Estimation

Mathematical Problem Solving and Communication

Statistics and Data Analysis

Probability and Predictions

Algebra and Functions

47.5%

67.5%

50.0%

65.0%

22.2%

52.5%

32.5%

50.0%

60.0%

77.8%

Average

50.4%

54.6%

Science and Technology

Unifying Themes

Inquiry and Design

Technology Education

Technological Devices

64.0%

66.6%

72.5%

79.1%

36.0%

33.4%

27.5%

20.9%

Average

70.6%

29.4%

TOTAL

68.9%

32.8%

Alignment to PA Standards:


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Project Impact


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Download more information at: http://www.catalystconnection.org/Workforce/ait.aspx


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