ERIC Number: ED243536
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1984
Reference Count: 0
Admiral Corporation and Carl Sandburg Community College Score through JTPA.
Ludwig, Terry; And Others
The Admiral Corporation, the Illinois Department of Commerce and Community Affairs (DCCA), the Illinois State Board of Education (ISBE), the area administrative entity for the Job Training Partnership Act (JPTA), and Carl Sandburg Community College (CSCC) recently joined in an effort to provide training and jobs for unemployed workers in Galesburg, Illinois. The following steps were components of the joint project: (1) the Admiral Corporation, which was planning an expansion of over 500 employees, was contacted by the Illinois DCCA with an offer of access to a number of economic development opportunities available from local, state, and federal sources; (2) CSCC participated in these discussions and arranged to coordinate the training grant application; (3) JPTA representatives worked with Admiral officials to establish training programs and negotiate costs; (4) funding was secured from JTPA and the local Job Service office; (5) CSCC applied for a High Impact Training grant to help underwrite the instructor cost being incurred by Admiral; and (6) 138 economically disadvantaged persons were hired and trained by Admiral. The cooperative effort illustrated the importance of: an attitude receptive to innovation and change that gives priority to business and industry needs; the value of creativity and innovation in program planning and delivery; networking (communication among agencies); quality control; and success. (AYC)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Opinion Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Carl Sandburg Community Coll., Galesburg, IL.
Identifiers: Job Training Partnership Act 1982