ERIC Number: ED242969
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1983-Nov
Reference Count: 0
Reported Cooperation between AVTS Adult Education Programs and Business/Industry in the State of Pennsylvania.
Wise, James H., Jr.
Area Vocational Technical Schools (AVTS) in Pennsylvania were surveyed to determine the extent of cooperation between AVTS adult vocational education programs as well as business and industry. Findings indicated that most students were referred by business and industry to AVTS adult programs for vocational/technical training. The average number of students enrolled in cosponsored classes was greater for job-related enrichment activities. Adult education directors reported a closer working relationship and cooperative effort with small industries. The average number of hours per week spent by adult program directors for program promotion was approximately 25 hours for successful and 3 hours for unsuccessful operators. Time constraints, lack of business and industry interest, and private sector interest in profit were major barriers to cooperation. The greatest benefit derived from cooperation with business and industry was increased program visibility. One of the greatest costs to the AVTS was programming problems. Lack of funds was perceived by directors as the greatest barrier to cooperation. Lack of commitment by business and industry was the factor that most limited successful cooperation. Good communications were the most important factor contributing to success. The method most used to contact business and industry relative to establishing a cooperative program was the telephone. (Fifteen tables are included.) (YLB)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Administrators; Practitioners
Sponsor: Pennsylvania State Dept. of Education, Harrisburg.
Authoring Institution: Pennsylvania State Univ., University Park. Div. of Occupational and Vocational Studies.