ERIC Number: ED237705
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1983-Sep-30
Reference Count: 0
A Consortium Involving Business, Industry, Post-secondary and Vocational Institutions: Planning for Statewide High Technology Training Programs. Final Technical Report.
Donovan, Timothy J.; Vercoe, W. Norman
This report details the establishment of a cooperative planning group for high technology training programs and development of a brokering service model. The first three chapters present some background material on the geographic, educational, and industrial setting in Vermont and overview the changes facing the industrial work force. Chapter 4 summarizes these project processes and activities: establishment of a technical advisory committee, identification of other key resources, assessing the need for skilled workers and for training programs, determining appropriate sponsorship, and creating a delivery system model. The next section reports findings with implications for further work in this area, including a list of job titles (with skills) important to Vermont industry and a list of institutions interested in participation. Chapter 6 describes the brokerage service model. Two basic roles, ongoing needs assessment and brokering of custom training services, are emphasized. These other roles are considered: brokering of training materials, brokering of placement services, and faculty lend-lease. Constructive communication, undertaking of training programs, and adoption of the brokering service model are reported as outcomes in chapter 7. Chapter 8 summarizes project conclusions. Appendixes include a skills list by job title and occupations important to high technology industry with associated skills. (YLB)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Practitioners; Community
Sponsor: Office of Vocational and Adult Education (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Vermont State Commission on Higher Education.
Identifiers: Educational Brokerage; High Technology; Vermont