ERIC Number: ED244649
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1983-Sep-12
Reference Count: 0
Economic and Human Resource Development: Challenges of the 90s.
Ellison, Nolen M.
A discussion is presented of the roles of economic and human resource development in a changing economy and society. Introductory material considers the economic changes taking place in society and argues that strategies for economic redevelopment and revitalization must explicitly incorporate strategies for partnership building related to work force training and retraining. Next, an overview is provided of the work and objectives of the Putting America Back to Work Project of the American Association of Community and Junior Colleges. Then, the existing and potential resources afforded by the nation's 1,200 community colleges for contributing to economic and human resource development are highlighted. After a discussion of the role of community colleges in the process of economic recovery and redevelopment, the need for a coordinated national policy for worker training is stressed. The next section argues for linking economic and human resource development through partnerships between the nation's industry and its public schools, and presents examples of federal, state, and local government initiatives and industry efforts. Finally, the importance of local level linkages and leadership from local governments in human resource development is underscored. (HB)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Opinion Papers; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: Putting America Back to Work
Note: Paper presented at the National Issues in Higher Education Conference (Fort Worth, TX, September 12, 1983).