ERIC Number: ED247390
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1983-Dec-21
Reference Count: 0
The Role of Vocational Education in Productivity (Phase I). Final Report.
Harrison, Lin; Griggs, Martha
To determine the role of vocational education in enhancing private sector productivity in the Sedalia, Missouri area, the feasibility of a program to assist business and industry in productivity awareness, assessment, and improvement was evaluated. Based on data from six area business and industry representatives who agreed to complete a survey instrument, the following five major areas of interest and need were identified: knowledge of productivity awareness by management and employees, guidelines to initiate a productivity improvement program, employee acceptance, understanding of basic business concepts, and productivity measurement. To meet these needs, program planners at State Fair Community College developed a pilot program to address productivity awareness as well as planning and analysis of productivity improvement. (Appended to this report are a project brochure, a productivity planning profile, a list of survey participants, a productivity flow chart, step-by-step procedures for implementing a productivity management system, a system overview, a learning module on productivity improvement programs, a productivity and quality-of-work-life awareness inventory, and a learning module on planning and analysis.) (MN)
Descriptors: Behavioral Objectives, College Programs, Community Colleges, Economic Development, Education Work Relationship, Educational Attitudes, Educational Demand, Educational Needs, Feasibility Studies, Instructional Materials, Learning Modules, Management Development, Needs Assessment, Pilot Projects, Postsecondary Education, Productivity, Questionnaires, Relevance (Education), School Business Relationship, School Effectiveness, School Role, Surveys, Vocational Education
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Missouri State Dept. of Education, Jefferson City. Research Coordinating Unit.
Authoring Institution: State Fair Community Coll., Sedalia, MO.