ERIC Number: ED328752
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1989-Mar-8
Reference Count: N/A
Private Sector Involvement in Vocational Education. Report 7.
Illinois State Council on Vocational Education, Springfield.
A study in Illinois was designed to assess the extent of private sector involvement in secondary vocational education and what segments of the private sector were being involved. Information was gathered through a survey that was mailed to directors of secondary and state agency regional delivery systems and community college deans. Of the 61 regional delivery systems, 55 (90 percent) returned the questionnaire; of the 49 community college deans, 39 (80 percent) returned the questionnaire. Findings were reported separately for the two populations. Some of the conclusions of the study were the following: (1) private sector participation with vocational education can benefit both education and the private sector; (2) education for employment most frequently involves the private sector in activities such as providing opportunities for faculty to update their work skills, verifying occupational task lists, providing work sites for students, and advising programs through advisory councils; (3) the vocational education community sees the private sector as having the most difficulty in helping it to address the needs of target populations and in addressing statewide education and training needs; and (4) the education community does not communicate well with the private sector. The study recommended requiring increased involvement of the private sector at all levels of vocational education. (KC)
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Illinois State Council on Vocational Education, Springfield.
Identifiers: Illinois; Partnerships in Education