ERIC Number: ED215649
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1981-Sep
Reference Count: 0
A Study of the Relationship between Postsecondary Education and Economic Development in Selected States.
The organizational and working relationships between postsecondary education and economic development in selected states were investigated, with emphasis on identifying state-level coordinated programs in 12 geographically diverse states known to be active in linking education to economic development (Colorado, Connecticut, Georgia, Louisiana, Minnesota, New York, North Carolina, Ohio, Oklahoma, Oregon, South Carolina, and Wisconsin). States neighboring Arizona (California, Nevada, New Mexico, Texas, and Utah) were also evaluated. Letters requesting information from state agencies preceded telephone follow-ups. It was found that most of the states utilize postsecondary education to some extent in their state-level development strategies. Only two states (Nevada and Oregon) seem to rely chiefly on local efforts to link postsecondary education to economic development. The remaining states offer state-level coordinated programs that are discussed under the following headings: title, history, program description, administrative structure, staff size, funding, average cost per trainee, agency links, and the comparative role of Comprehensive Employment and Training Act (CETA) programs. None of the states had a comprehensive program linking economic development with all sectors of postsecondary education. Typically, state-sponsored training was provided by the public sub-baccalaureate sectors for entry-level jobs. Only three states made use of their public colleges and universities and in only one was private postsecondary trade and technical schools utilized. No truly comprehensive program was identified and no state had designated a single source of occupational training information. For each of the 16 states, information is presented on program history, services, structure, and other program areas. (Author/SW)
Descriptors: College Role, Community Colleges, Economic Development, Education Work Relationship, Government School Relationship, Industry, Labor Force Development, Occupations, Postsecondary Education, Private Colleges, Program Descriptions, School Business Relationship, State Colleges, State Programs, Technical Institutes, Two Year Colleges
Arizona Commission for Postsecondary Education, 1937 West Jefferson, Phoenix, AZ 85009.
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Employment and Training Administration (DOL), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Arizona State Dept. of Economic Planning and Development, Phoenix.; Arizona Commission for Postsecondary Education, Phoenix.
Identifiers: California; Colorado; Connecticut; Georgia; Louisiana; Minnesota; Nevada; New Mexico; New York; North Carolina; Ohio; Oklahoma; Oregon; South Carolina; Texas; Wisconsin
Note: Attachments A and B were removed prior to receipt by ERIC.