ERIC Number: ED248342
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1984
Reference Count: 0
Training and Economic Development: The Impact of Industry-Specific Training on Business and the Economy of New York State.
New York State Education Dept., Albany. Office of Occupational and Continuing Education.
A study examined approximately 130 projects that were conducted in New York between November 1980 and December 1983 as a part of the state's Short-Term Program for Economic Development. During the study, researchers interviewed representatives of the businesses, industries, unions, and educational institutions involved in the training programs in order to determine the effectiveness of the programs themselves and the methods used to evaluate them. Based on these interviews, the researchers concluded that the Short-Term Program for Economic Development resulted in increases in productivity and quality or quantity of goods and services for the participating companies. In addition to the creation of over 1,800 new jobs, primarily in the manufacturing industry, the program was responsible for increases in state and local tax revenues. (Appended to this report are project summaries, a discussion of the design of the study, and lists of interview topics for production and service organizations and for special training situations.) (MN)
Descriptors: Business, Economic Development, Education Work Relationship, Educational Benefits, Industrial Training, Industry, Job Development, Job Skills, Job Training, Labor Force Development, Manufacturing Industry, Models, Outcomes of Education, Postsecondary Education, Productivity, Program Descriptions, Program Effectiveness, Retraining, School Business Relationship, School Role, Skill Development, State Boards of Education, State Programs, State Surveys
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: New York State Education Dept., Albany. Office of Occupational and Continuing Education.
Identifiers: Impact Studies; New York; Short Term Training