ERIC Number: ED226129
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1982
Reference Count: 0
Operational Procedures for Successful Vocational-Technical Resource Consortia in Serving Business and Industry in Ohio.
Frasier, James E.; Stanton, William
The development, organization, and operation of the Vocational-Technical Resource Consortia in Ohio was examined to identify those elements, policies, practices, and procedures that contribute to their effective operation and future growth. Data about individual consortia and general information were gathered by questionnaires completed by consortium members, case studies, interviews with state leaders, and a literature review. The most successful operating procedures were classified according to (1) organization and administration, (2) marketing and communicating strategies, (3) training proposal development, and (4) training proposal approval and management. Specific procedures included funding and support from the governor, state legislature, and Department of Economic and Community Development; representation of non-educational organizations in the membership; Chamber of Commerce and local economic development agency involvement; business and industry contacts through face-to-face, on-site meetings; informing business and industry about training resources available through local educational institutions; informing educators about new and emerging occupations, labor market trends, and training needs; publicizing services and activities through brochures, the media, and presentations; development of a standard format and criteria for training proposal development; state support of approved training projects; and successful implementation of a variety of programs. (Appendixes include the questionnaire and information and materials on consortia and their activities.) (YLB)
Descriptors: Case Studies, Consortia, Coordination, Economic Development, Educational Cooperation, Information Dissemination, Interviews, Job Training, Literature Reviews, Marketing, Organization, Program Administration, Program Effectiveness, Program Proposals, Questionnaires, School Business Relationship, School Involvement, School Role, State Programs, Surveys, Vocational Education
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Ohio State Advisory Council for Vocational Education, Columbus.
Authoring Institution: Cincinnati Univ., OH. Dept. of Curriculum, Instruction and Vocational Education.
Identifiers: Ohio; Vocational Technical Resource Consortia