Recruiting engineering students from vocational school
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Original versionConference paper. 6th UICEE Annual Conference on Engineering Education. Cairns, Australia, February 10-14, 2003
By the consent of the Norwegian Ministry of Education and Research, Telemark University College (TUe), Porsgrunn, Norway, this fall semester started a pilot class in electrical engineering recruiting solely from vocational schools. Important changes in technology and society, including the educational system, began and nourished the work. The preparation process formally commenced in August 1995 and has included educational, psychological, tactical and organisational means to attain the goal. Results from tests given to 36 entering freshmen of this class are presented and discussed in the paper. Project organisation and test results indicate that today's vocational schools may represent a future sector for the recruitment of new students into the engineering profession.