ERIC Number: ED226666
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1982
Reference Count: 0
The Needs for and Benefits of Collaboration between Higher Education and Business and Industry.
Lapin, Joel D.
The mandate for and benefits of collaborative efforts between higher education and business and industry are considered, and case studies that can serve as models and sources for consultation are presented of successful collaborative efforts on the local, regional, state, and national levels. Literature and research gathered through the Higher Education/Comprehensive Employment and Training Act (CETA) Project of the American Council on Education is used in support of collaborative processes and programs. The current increased interest in linkage efforts is typified by the prevalence of conferences, forums, and related collaborative programs. The problems that indicate a need for collaboration include: students enter the labor force without adequate basic skills, the state of the economy, the need to adjust to rapid change, and the unmet demand for highly skilled workers. Higher education contributes to business and industry by developing employment-related programs, professional training, and lifelong learning opportunities, while business/industry support career education and occupational training in a variety of ways. Collaborative efforts are frequently significant on the local community level, and more projects are being developed at the state level. (SW)
Descriptors: Career Education, Case Studies, Continuing Education, Cooperative Programs, Economic Factors, Employment Programs, Field Experience Programs, Higher Education, Industry, Internship Programs, Labor Force Development, Private Financial Support, School Business Relationship, Technical Education
Publication Type: Opinion Papers; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: Comprehensive Employment and Training Act