ERIC Number: ED331553
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1991
Reference Count: N/A
Preliminary Report on Vocational Training for Economic Development. A Preliminary Data Summary for the Report on the Business/Industry Relationships with Kansas Community Colleges and Area Vocational-Technical Schools, 1989-90 Academic Year. Draft.
Marsh, Ferman; And Others
A statistical overview of the current training opportunities designed to meet the changing needs of business and industry in Kansas is provided in this report, covering services offered by public community colleges, area vocational technical schools, and the Kansas Industrial Training Program. An executive summary, which draws on an extensive series of data tables comprising the bulk of the report, presents the following major findings for the 1989-90 school year: (1) Kansas public community colleges and area vocational schools served 1,291 business/industries and 65,341 employees with credit courses and non-credit services; (2) each business/industry served received an average of 2,127.3 hours of vocational training for a total of 2,746,331 hours provided by community colleges and area vocational schools; (3) 9 area vocational schools and 8 community colleges provided 708,144 hours of customized instruction to 32 businesses and 1,611 employees through the Kansas Industrial Training Program; (4) the average community college or area vocational school provided vocational training to 1,931 employees of 38 businesses/industries and offered 153 courses in a variety of program areas; (5) overall, community colleges and area vocational schools offered over 5,046 courses in vocational training programs for Kansas businesses; (6) community colleges provided vocational training to slightly more businesses (.5% increase), 36% more employees, and for 10% more hours than in 1988-89, while area vocational schools experienced a reduction in services during 1989-90; and (7) each employee served by vocational training received an average of 32 hours of instruction. (JMC)
Descriptors: Adult Vocational Education, Community Colleges, Cooperative Programs, Economic Development, Employment Programs, Industrial Training, Job Training, Labor Force Development, On the Job Training, Postsecondary Education, School Business Relationship, State Surveys, Tables (Data), Technical Institutes, Two Year Colleges, Vocational Schools
Publication Type: Numerical/Quantitative Data; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Kansas State Board of Education, Topeka. Lifelong Learning Div.
Identifiers: Customized Training; Kansas; Kansas Industrial Taining Program