ERIC Number: ED210069
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1981
Reference Count: 0
A Primer for Colleges Who Intend to Provide Training in Industry.
Brown, Stephen M.
Based on the experiences of Northern Essex Community College, this paper outlines a basic process for community colleges interested in providing training for local business and industry. After the introduction, the paper cites three steps in getting started: preparing a list of contacts, assessing current program offerings and flexibility, and determining the services the college can provide. The next section focuses on contacting businesses, covering the characteristics of the ideal company and outlining three contact approaches, i.e., meeting with a number of companies to explore possibilities, using direct-sell techniques with individual companies, or meeting with individual companies to determine their needs. The paper then explains the process for designing a program which meets the company's training needs and presenting the program proposal. Next, the elements of the program proposal are enumerated, including curricular information, course schedules, entrance criteria, number of students to be served, equipment and supply requirements, company and college responsibilities, and budget. After issues to be considered in proposal design and negotiating with companies are discussed, the paper examines several aspects of the delivery system, such as recruitment, participant and faculty selection, program start-up, and evaluation. After a model for student follow-up is explained, the paper concludes with a discussion of three funding models related to profit margins, tuition reimbursement, and external funding. (KL)
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Massachusetts State Commission on Postsecondary Education, Boston.
Authoring Institution: Northern Essex Community Coll., Haverhill, MA.