ERIC Number: ED244702
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1984-May-30
Reference Count: 0
Industry's Expectations in Relationship to College and Institute Resources.
Justesen, Henry E.
Industry and education must share responsibility for broadening and deepening the talent pool within Canada's population in order to ensure a productive economy. First, the educational enterprise should: (1) review its present program to focus more attention on the career and employment probabilities ahead; (2) revise learning materials with industry input; (3) adopt more flexible delivery methods; and (4) shift emphasis from time as a criteria to competence and demonstrated knowledge as a measurable outcome. Second, industry and business should become more involved in serving and influencing the outcomes of training programs. Third, training in industry must be increased, improved, and supported in order to improve productivity, safety, and cost-effectiveness. Fourth, the number of initial training opportunities must be significantly increased to overcome predictable workforce shortages by updating existing courses and developing new and advanced level technical, technological, and applied technology learning opportunities. Fifth, linkages must be improved between industry, careers, and education to enhance the relationship between learning delivered by the educational network and on-the-job training. Finally, after business and education have moved forward on these objectives, it will be necessary for national, provincial, and local governments to recognize the need for technical education policies that build and broaden the nation's talent pool. (AYC)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Opinion Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the Joint Conference of the Canadian Vocational Association and the Association of Canadian Community Colleges (Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada, May 28-31, 1984).