ERIC Number: ED341839
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1991-Dec-8
Reference Count: N/A
Developing Industry Specific Training for the Classroom of the Future.
Putnam, A. R.
Two forces define a real problem for industries struggling to retain or develop a place in a competitive world market: demographics and the rising level of necessary skills. An examination of Indiana population demographics shows a shortfall of approximately 140,000 workers. The majority of new jobs will require some postsecondary education. The new workforce is to be drawn from a part of society that has not traditionally been well served by public education or training. A solution may be found in state-established networks of postsecondary public vocational-technical colleges or schools offering associate degrees. These institutions are typically located throughout the state and within easy access to most population centers. The challenge for these institutions is to expand their services significantly at a time of diminishing or straight-line budgets. The answer may be industry-specific training and education developed by the college but delivered in the industrial facility. Instruction can be delivered by college instructional staff, company employees, or a combination of both. The Client Centered Model for curriculum development can be used both as a decision model through the project development stage and as a curriculum development tool for design and evaluation of the training. The most difficult part of the project may be maintenance of communication with all concerned. (14 references) (YLB)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Opinion Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: Customized Training; Indiana
Note: Paper presented at the American Vocational Association Convention (Los Angeles, CA, December 8, 1991).