ERIC Number: ED241679
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1983-Jul
Reference Count: 0
A Study of Cooperation/Collaboration among Employment Training Systems in Illinois. Final Report of the Project Designing and Implementing a Plan for the Collaboration, Cooperation, and Coordination of the Providers of Employment Training.
Leach, James A.; Barnard, Wynette S.
To collect information related to seven research questions regarding cooperation/collaboration among employment training delivery systems, a three-step approach was used. This included a literature review, interviews with local representatives of employment training systems, and a questionnaire mailed to representatives of the seven major employment training systems. These systems were the military, Job Training Partnership Act, business and industry, apprenticeships, universities, public vocational education, and proprietary schools. The major findings were that (1) employed adults have the greatest numbers of options for training; youth have the least; (2) the delivery systems would maintain and develop the services they currently provide; (3) CETA and community colleges have established the greatest number of cooperative efforts; (4) CETA, proprietary schools, public vocational education, and universities indicated the strongest possibility and desirability to cooperate with other delivery systems; (5) barriers were inadequate communication, turf protection, role incongruence/confusion, confusing rules, and planning-cycle problems; (6) incentives include better resource utilization, service evaluation, and development of a master plan for cooperation; and (7) most conducted internal and external evaluations. Recommendations were made for reducing competition among employment training providers; ensuring training quality, relevance, accessibility, and availability; increasing training efficiency; and ensuring ongoing planning and evaluation. (YLB)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Illinois State Board of Education, Springfield. Dept. of Adult, Vocational and Technical Education.
Authoring Institution: Illinois Univ., Urbana. Dept. of Vocational and Technical Education.