ERIC Number: ED327652
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1990-Jun-8
Reference Count: N/A
Education for Tomorrow's Workforce. Hearing before the Subcommittee on Exports, Tax Policy, and Special Problems of the Committee on Small Business, House of Representatives, One Hundred First Congress, Second Session (Las Vegas, Nevada).
Congress of the U.S., Washington, DC. House Committee on Small Business.
This document records the oral and written testimony of several small business owners and a Nevada Department of Education official at a Congressional hearing about education and today's work force. The business owners' testimony indicated the difficulty they have finding workers who can read, write, and think, and who are willing to be trained. It was also suggested that most of their workers lack a work ethic and that schools should spend more time educating students to find and keep a job and to get along in the real world. The educator's testimony noted the difficulties schools face in having a teacher-student ratio that is small enough to allow supervised work programs, as well as the problems teachers face with students who come from poorly functioning homes and uncaring parents. Comments from Congressional representatives noted that the federal government wants to help educate and train workers and indicated that the Carl D. Perkins Vocational Education Act contains provisions that could help, but schools and businesses do not always know how they can use the programs provided. Examples of Nevada programs helping to educate students and workers for jobs were presented. Appendixes contain various opening and prepared statements and other materials submitted for the record. (KC)
Descriptors: Community Programs, Education Work Relationship, Educational Improvement, Educational Needs, Educational Trends, Employer Attitudes, Employment Potential, Federal Programs, Futures (of Society), Hearings, Job Skills, Job Training, Labor Force Development, Postsecondary Education, Secondary Education, State Programs
Superintendent of Documents, Congressional Sales Office, U.S. Government Printing Office, Washington, DC 20402.
Publication Type: Legal/Legislative/Regulatory Materials; Opinion Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Congress of the U.S., Washington, DC. House Committee on Small Business.
Identifiers: Carl D Perkins Vocational Education Act 1984; Congress 101st; Nevada
Note: Appended materials present various legibility problems.