Magazine article Techniques

Want to Clone a CET?

Magazine article Techniques

Want to Clone a CET?

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Schools interested in adopting the CET model for training hard-to-serve adults may still be able to apply for technical assistance.

The five-year-old U.S. Department of Labor grant program for replicating CETs was scheduled to end at the close of 1997. But last fall Labor officials asked the San Jose-based CET to submit a proposal to continue the program, says Max Martinez, a senior company official.

"I'm not sure what additional opportunities this would open up, but right now we've got about half a dozen [schools] interested," he says.

One of those schools is a Greenville, South Carolina, community college. Over time, several public vocationaltechnical schools have expressed interest in the CET program, although most of the entities that wind up adopting it are private, Martinez explains.

That's probably because of CET's novel approach to training. Anyone who wants training can get it-there's no screening process. And the instruction is self-paced, though students still have to attend daily classes from 8 a. …

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