ERIC Number: ED219549
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1981-Oct
Reference Count: 0
The Michigan Interagency Collaborative Initiative. Progress Report, 1979-1981. Volume I.
Fox, Shirley Robock
The State of Michigan, through its interagency Collaborative Initiative begun in 1979, has established local Interagency Collaborative Boards (ICBs) similar to work-education councils, in 30 of the 33 Comprehensive Employment and Training Act (CETA) prime sponsor areas in the state. These boards, unlike mandated councils, are not advisory to any one segment of the community, but provide a neutral forum for all sectors to identify mutual interests and to develop programs for mutual benefit. A review of the Initiative from its beginning in 1979 was made through written documentation provided by the state, interviews with state-level persons involved in the initiative, five case studies in diverse ICB communities, and individual profiles prepared locally by each ICB. The evidence gathered indicates that, in each community in which an ICB is well established, knowledge is being shared and activities are being collaboratively planned and implemented. These activities are enabling youth and adults to make the transitions between education and employment with employability skills and better knowledge of their options, are reducing duplicative services in the community, and are providing for more efficient delivery of pre-employment and placement services. To enhance the continued growth of local collaboration in Michigan communities, the following recommendations are made: (1) that the state expand its collaborative activities as a model for local collaboration; (2) that the state provide more funding as a replacement for federal funding; (3) that the state provide other supportive services to the ICBs; and (4) that ongoing assessment of ICB initiative should be conducted. (KC)
Descriptors: Adolescents, Adults, Agency Cooperation, Community Cooperation, Cooperative Planning, Education Work Relationship, Employment Programs, Federal Programs, Institutional Cooperation, Intergroup Relations, Program Effectiveness, Shared Services
The Center for Education and Work, The National Institute for Work and Learning, 1211 Connecticut Ave., N.W., Washington, DC 20036 ($15.00).
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Michigan State Dept. of Labor, Lansing.
Authoring Institution: National Inst. for Work and Learning, Washington, DC.
Identifiers: Comprehensive Employment and Training Act; Interagency Collaborative Initiative; Michigan