ERIC Number: ED230721
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1983-Feb-10
Reference Count: 0
Forum: Partnerships in Education and Training for Fundamental/Brush-Up Skills.
Kightlinger, Pauline F.
A forum was held at Worcester State College in Worcester, MA (February 10, 1983) to examine the need for more collaboration between educational institutions and business and industry to provide fundamental and brush-up skills training in the workplace. Participating in the forum were representatives from training and human resource management and development in business and industry, outside providers of fundamental and brush-up skills training, and agencies that develop linkages for training among users and providers of such skills training programs. The keynote speaker identified the issues in his opening address, a panel presented various perspectives on the issues, and discussion groups provided an opportunity for participants to share information and resources relating to the issues. Among the major ideas to emerge from the conference were the following: (1) the provision of release time for skills improvement, day care, and continuing education incentives are all strategies that could be used to increase worker participation in skill development programs; (2) research studies should be initiated to determine the dollar savings in productivity, job performance, and career development that result from basic and brush-up skills training; and (3) educators should tailor programs to fit the unique needs of individual companies. (Included in this paper are synopses of the keynote address, the panel discussions, group discussion, and the summation address.) (MN)
Publication Type: Collected Works - Proceedings; Opinion Papers
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Massachusetts State Dept. of Education, Boston. Bureau of Student, Community and Adult Services.
Authoring Institution: Worcester State Coll., MA.
Identifiers: Massachusetts; 310 Project