ERIC Number: ED220168
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1981-Nov
Reference Count: 0
Facilitating Economic Development through Linkages between Vocational Education, CETA and Small Businesses: Final Report.
Marlette, Julianne M.
In 1981, a project was undertaken by Wisconsin's Vocational Technical and Adult Education (VTAE) District 1 to determine the training and development needs of new small businesses and to establish vocational education linkages between Comprehensive Employment and Training Act (CETA) programs and these businesses. The project involved: (1) a survey of 915 business representatives; (2) interviews with 525 small business owners/operators; (3) conferences on "Resources to Assist Small Businesses" designed to facilitate understanding and interaction among business and resource people; and (4) a videotape presentation depicting the services available to businesses. The survey sought information on the location and characteristics of businesses, years in operation, sources of training and technical assistance, number of employees in specific job categories, satisfaction with worker training, plans for new equipment, preferred type of training, awareness of CETA and VTAE funded training programs, and interest in these offerings. Study findings stress the need for nontraditional delivery systems, on-the-job training, and programs tailored to specific businesses. The report details project objectives, survey methodology and results, and additional project activities. It also presents procedural recommendations, a profile of survey respondents, project conclusions and recommendations, and projected follow-up activities. Appendices include the survey instrument, a resource list, the conference agenda, and tables providing survey responses. (KL)
Descriptors: Curriculum Development, Education Work Relationship, Employer Attitudes, Employment Programs, Employment Projections, Job Training, Labor Market, Needs Assessment, Questionnaires, School Business Relationship, Small Businesses, Surveys, Technical Institutes, Training Methods, Two Year Colleges, Vocational Education
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Wisconsin Vocational, Technical and Adult Education District 1, Eau Claire.
Identifiers: Comprehensive Employment and Training Act
Note: Funded by the Comprehensive Employment and Training Act.