ERIC Number: ED223800
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1982-Jul
Reference Count: N/A
Retooling the American Work Force. Toward a National Training Strategy.
Although several fundamental forces are changing the American economy and the American work force, three conditions are pivotal--demographic change, technological change coupled with shifting conditions of competition, and the continuing inadequacies of both public- and private-sector employment and training policies. The employment and training policies of both the public and private sectors must realign to bring the private sector, individual levels of government, and workers together effectively. Since this reform probably will come in phases, it must be designed to mesh its parts into an ordered whole. The 12 basic pieces of federal legislation that underpin federal employment and training policies will expire between 1982 and 1984. The nearly simultaneous expiration of so many basic federal laws offers a rare opportunity to reassess key employment and training issues. When shaping the federal employment and training policies that will be in place for perhaps the remainder of the century, legislators should be sure that pertinent legislation: (1) improves management information; (2) allocates responsibilities among the levels of government; and (3) meets worker needs for remedial, entry-level training, upgrading and retraining, critical skill development, and displaced worker problems. (MN)
Descriptors: Coordination, Economic Change, Educational Cooperation, Educational Legislation, Educational Needs, Educational Policy, Federal Legislation, Job Training, Labor Force Development, Policy Formation, Program Development, Public Policy, Retraining
Northeast-Midwest Institute, Publications Office, P.O. Box 37209, Washington, DC 20013 ($5.00, plus $1.50 postage; 10 or more--$4.80 each, plus $1.50 postage).
Publication Type: Information Analyses; Opinion Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: Comprehensive Employment and Training Act; National Policy; United States; Vocational Education Act 1975