ERIC Number: ED241674
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1983-Dec-1
Reference Count: 0
Area Consortium on Training. "Training for Technology" Project, 1982-1983. Final Report.
Moock, Lynn D.
The Area Consortium on Training initiated the Training for Technology Project to fill industry needs for skilled personnel and job needs for economically disadvantaged persons. Major accomplishments included establishment of a training team for economic development and for development of training programs; contacting of more than 100 employers; provision of information/contacts on local labor market needs and future trends; submission of the first joint training programs by Ohlone College, the Fremont-Seward Regional Occupational Program, and the Fremont Adult School; creation and securing of funding of four retraining programs in electronics/robotics and computer-aided drafting (CAD); acquisition of CAD and robotics equipment for Ohlone College; funneling of 60 disadvantaged students into training programs; and building of trust and rapport among business, educational, and governmental representatives. These barriers to cooperative education were identified: initial doubt about the usefulness of the effort; concerns about "turf"; breaking traditional roles; encountering different mindsets and vocabulary; facing time constraints; and funding. Recommendations to educators regarding customized training were: strengthening of the infractructure of vocational education; maintenance and expansion of partnerships with business and government; and development of local expertise. (Some news releases are appended.) (YLB)
Descriptors: Adult Vocational Education, Agency Cooperation, Cooperative Programs, Coordination, Dislocated Workers, Economic Development, Economically Disadvantaged, Educational Cooperation, Employment Patterns, Industry, Job Training, Labor Needs, Needs Assessment, Postsecondary Education, Program Development, Retraining, School Business Relationship, Secondary Education
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Area Consortium on Training, Fremont, CA.