ERIC Number: ED328712
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1990-Aug-16
Reference Count: N/A
Education, Small Business, and the U.S. Economy. Hearing before the Committee on Small Business, United States Senate, One Hundred First Congress, Second Session [Hartford, Connecticut].
Congress of the U.S., Washington, DC. Senate Committee on Small Business.
This document records the oral and written testimony of witnesses at a U.S. Senate hearing on education, small business, and the economy. During the hearing, representatives of the public schools, vocational and technical training, and community colleges, as well as representatives of large and small businesses and persons involved in linking schools and businesses in Connecticut, testified about the difficulty of producing/finding properly educated and trained workers for business today. Those testifying from the smaller businesses noted the high turnover in workers and their inability to find high quality employees, whereas those from larger businesses described the programs they have developed to train their work force. A veteran high school teacher recommended that the entire school system be reconfigured out of its traditional factory mold, and a community college official described the programs the college is developing with employers to train or retrain their workers. A program to promote science and mathematics careers to disadvantaged/minority students was also described. (KC)
Descriptors: Community Colleges, Corporate Education, Economic Development, Education Work Relationship, Educational Change, Educational Needs, Elementary Secondary Education, Employment Practices, Futures (of Society), Hearings, Job Training, Labor Force Development, Labor Needs, Postsecondary Education, School Business Relationship, Small Businesses, State Programs
Superintendent of Documents, Congressional Sales Office, U.S. Government Printing Office, Washington, DC 20402.
Publication Type: Legal/Legislative/Regulatory Materials
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Congress of the U.S., Washington, DC. Senate Committee on Small Business.
Identifiers: Congress 101st; Connecticut
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