Community Classroom (CC), and Cooperative Vocational Education (CVE)
proven to be extremely effective methods of instruction and are unique
in that they provide a combination of related classroom instruction and
paid or unpaid on-the-job training. In addition to using lectures and
demonstrations, Apprenticeship, CC and CVE are seen as important options
for the ROP teacher to assist students in developing occupational competencies.
The CC and CVE methods of instruction
enable the educational process to be shared between the ROP teacher and
the manager/employer of the on-the-job training station. The students
vocational preparation is, therefore, jointly planned and supervised. This
shared responsibility for learning is facilitated through the use of a written
individualized training plan. The plan ensures that the students at the
training station experience a progression of learning activities.
These methods of instruction are mutually beneficial to not only students
and employers, but also the ROP. Employers have access to a pool of potential
employees with proven occupational competencies. Students have attained
a realistic understanding of the workplace, developed appropriate work habits,
and have established training and employment records. ROP also benefits
in its reduction of equipment and facility costs. The CC/CVE
instruction thus allows students to good jobs, while giving businesses the
opportunity to help both youths and adults become better prepared for the
world of work.
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