Improving Educational Outcomes in METTE Programs

September 26, 2011

The decline in the number of U.S. college graduates with degrees in manufacturing engineering technologist and technician education (METTE)-related fields is an issue of national importance. Researchers at the Center on Education and Work (CEW) will collaborate with four 2-year colleges in the Wisconsin Technical College System to investigate the educational pathways and outcomes of students in METTE programs. The goals of this project are to (a) identify METTE program features and individual and environmental factors that are associated with targeted student outcomes, including college persistence, academic progress, and successful employment, and (b) engage METTE stakeholders at participating colleges, local high schools, and partner industries in an innovative, iterative cycle of METTE program improvement over the 4 years of the project. More information is available here.