ERIC Number: ED240281
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1983
Reference Count: 0
Developing a Strategy. Supporting Economic Development: A Guide for Vocational Educators.
This handbook offers vocational educators several suggestions for becoming an active partner in their community's economic development activities. It is intended as a tool to use for coordinating activities between vocational educators and representatives of industry, government, and labor. An introduction offers background information, including a list of benefits to vocational education institutions on vocational education/community collaboration. The section on forming the partnership with those involved in economic development activities describes these steps: preparation, assessment of the existing situation, development of goals and objectives, and tapping of resources. The role and responsibilities of the industry/education coordinator are also outlined. The next section discusses building responsiveness within vocational education to meet community or industrial needs. The next section outlines action plans for supporting economic development. These examples represent area vocational schools, community colleges, and public secondary schools. Information is provided for each institution on establishing lines of communication; person(s) responsible for coordination; establishing lines of communication; person(s) responsible for coordination; major community organizations involved; sources used for needs assessment; key factors in relationship with business, industry, and labor; key factors in successful training programs; and the contact person. Seven publications are annotated as recommended resources on linkage with economic developers. (YLB)
Descriptors: Agency Cooperation, Cooperative Programs, Coordination, Economic Development, Government School Relationship, Industry, Job Development, Job Training, Needs Assessment, Postsecondary Education, School Business Relationship, School Community Relationship, School Role, Secondary Education, Vocational Education
Economic Development Support Division, Pennsylvania Department of Education, P.O. Box 911, 333 Market Street, Harrisburg, PA 17108.
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: Pennsylvania State Dept. of Education, Harrisburg. Bureau of Vocational and Technical Education.