ERIC Number: ED165688
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1978
Reference Count: 0
A Staff Survey of Formal Education and Training Programs Sponsored in California by Business, Industry, Government and the Military.
California State Postsecondary Education Commission, Sacramento.
Educational activities sponsored by business, industry, and various levels of government, including the military (BIGM), in California are briefly reported. Much that is being offered through courses and services by postsecondary educational institutions is also being provided through BIGM training activities, and there are areas of cooperation between BIGM and schools. BIGM commitment to educational activity on the national level is reflected in an average annual expenditure of over $160 per employee, and in the development of educational facilities by over one-half of the nation's large companies. The focus of educational programming offered by BIGM concern the following broad categories: management education; interpersonal relations education; supervisory skills education and training; specific skills training, including business machines; organizational development education, including management by objectives; orientation education to an industry, culture, or location; and personal development education that is not directly job-related. The current educational climate, which includes external degree programs and field work, appears congenial to the exploration of more direct ties between BIGM and postsecondary education. A data base that describes the educational objectives and amount of training activity offered by BIGM in California is needed. (SW)
Descriptors: Administrator Education, Adult Education, Armed Forces, Cooperative Programs, Educational Needs, Educational Programs, Government Employees, Government School Relationship, Industrial Personnel, Industrial Training, Industry, Institutional Cooperation, Interpersonal Competence, Labor Force Development, Lifelong Learning, Management Development, Postsecondary Education, Skill Development, State Government, State Surveys, Supervisory Training
California Postsecondary Education Commission, 1020 Twelfth Street, Sacramento, CA 95814
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: California State Postsecondary Education Commission, Sacramento.
Note: Part of a series of reports on lifelong learning