ERIC Number: ED343619
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1991-Apr
Reference Count: N/A
Vocational Training for Economic Development: A Report on Business/Industry Relationships with Kansas Community Colleges and Area Vocational-Technical Schools, 1989-90 Academic Year.
Kansas State Board of Education, Topeka. Lifelong Learning Div.
One of the most important strategies for promoting economic development is providing educational opportunities for entry into and advancement within the work force. In support of this strategy, Kansas public community colleges and vocational-technical schools have expanded their offerings to include customized training for businesses and industries within the state. This report offers data on the training opportunities currently being offered to meet the changing needs of business and industry in Kansas. Specifically, the report includes information on vocational training programs offered by public community colleges, area vocational technical schools, and the Kansas Industrial Training Program (KITP). Highlights of the report include the following: (1) during the 1989-90 school year, Kansas public community colleges and area vocational schools served 1,291 businesses/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) 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; (4) overall, community colleges and area vocational schools offered over 5,046 vocational training courses for Kansas businesses; (5) in 1989-90, community colleges provided vocational training to slightly more businesses and more employees for more hours than in 1988-89; and (6) each employee served by vocational training from the community colleges or area vocational schools received an average of 32 hours of instruction. The bulk of the report consists of data tables. (JMC)
Descriptors: Adult Vocational Education, Community Colleges, Credit Courses, Economic Development, Enrollment, Job Training, Labor Force Development, Noncredit Courses, Postsecondary Education, Regional Schools, Retraining, School Business Relationship, Tables (Data), Two Year Colleges, Vocational Schools
Publication Type: Numerical/Quantitative Data
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Kansas State Board of Education, Topeka. Lifelong Learning Div.