ERIC Number: ED213984
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1980-May
Reference Count: 0
A Personnel Exchange Model for Vocational Education, Business, and Industry. Skills/Experience Exchange Program. Project Report.
Hutcheson, Peggy G.
This project was begun to explore the feasibility of instituting a personnel exchange program for vocational education--at both the secondary and postsecondary levels--and business and industry in the metropolitan Atlanta area. Following a literature search for other programs and interviews with representatives of business and industry and of vocational education, which showed that such a program could be effective if industry needs could be met and the perceived bureaucratic inefficiency of vocational education could be overcome, four models were developed. These models--a program management model, a training exchange model, a training/work experience model, and a counseling and guidance model--sought to incorporate the ideals of exchange programs with the realities for administration and implementation which concerned both the education and business/industry personnel interviewed. Through personal contacts, telephone interviews, and a mail survey, 103 organizations were asked to react to the initial models. The 66 persons who responded saw the models as benefiting education immediately and directly and business/industry indirectly, if certain problems could be overcome. Organizations willing to participate in an exchange were identified throughout the project, and procedures for operating the project were that the skills/experience exchange project be set up as a long-range project; that the task force group of business persons and educators have real power in setting its goals; that it remain flexible; and that it be implemented as soon as possible. (KC)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Bureau of Occupational and Adult Education (DHEW/OE), Washington, DC.; Georgia State Dept. of Education, Atlanta.
Authoring Institution: Georgia State Univ., Atlanta.
Identifiers: Georgia (Atlanta)