ERIC Number: ED235361
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1983-Jun
Reference Count: 0
VTAE Economic Development Project. Final Report.
A project was undertaken to redefine the role of vocational, technical, and adult education (VTAE) in economic development in Wisconsin. Included among the objectives of the project were the following: to produce a statewide plan for economic development identifying new linkages among business, industry, labor, and the VTAE system; to develop strategies for VTAE involvement in the plan; to outline the role of vocational education in technology transfer; to prepare information papers on topics such as job market trends, entrepreneurial activities, and barriers to quick response VTAE delivery systems; to identify future occupational training needs, and to conduct an economic development conference at the conclusion of the project to present the plan. During the project, a task force known as Commission '85 was formed to examine the role of VTAE in economic development. The commission met five times in the spring of 1983 to prepare a document entitled "A Plan for Economic Development: New Linkages Between Business, Industry, Labor and the VTAE System." The plan was presented at an economic development conference in June 1983. The task force continues to function as a working mechanism for interaction between government agency staff; vocational educators; and representatives of business, industry, and labor. (MN)
Descriptors: Adult Education, Conferences, Data Collection, Delivery Systems, Economic Development, Education Work Relationship, Educational Needs, Educational Planning, Employment Projections, Futures (of Society), Labor Needs, Linking Agents, Material Development, Needs Assessment, Occupational Information, Outcomes of Education, Postsecondary Education, Program Development, Program Effectiveness, Program Implementation, School Business Relationship, School Role, State Programs, Statewide Planning, Technical Education, Technology Transfer, Vocational Education
Center for Vocational, Technical and Adult Education, University of Wisconsin--Stout, 2l8 Applied Arts Bldg., Menomonie, WI 54751 ($5.25).
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Wisconsin State Board of Vocational, Technical, and Adult Education, Madison.
Authoring Institution: Wisconsin Univ. - Stout, Menomonie. Center for Vocational, Technical and Adult Education.
Note: Not available in paper copy due to colored paper.