ERIC Number: ED343643
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1992-May
Reference Count: N/A
Vocational Training for Economic Development: A Report on Business/Industry Relationships with Kansas Community Colleges and Area Vocational-Technical Schools, 1990-91 Academic Year.
Kansas State Board of Education, Topeka. Lifelong Learning Div.
In order to provide educational opportunities for entry into and advancement within the work force, Kansas' 19 public community colleges and 14 area vocational technical schools (AVTSs) have expanded their offerings to include customized training for businesses and industries within Kansas. Vocational training is also supported by the Kansas Industrial Training (KIT) Program, a cooperative program involving the Kansas Department of Commerce, the Kansas State Board of Education, and Kansas businesses and industries to customize training for new industries entering the state or those preparing to expand. During the 1990-91 school year, these combined programs served 1,372 businesses/industries and 61,581 employees with credit courses and non-credit services. Overall, 5,459 vocational training courses were offered. Each employee involved received an average of 41 hours of instruction. Each AVTS served an average of 30 businesses/industries and trained an average of 1,016 employees, while each community college served an average of 48 businesses/industries and 2,389 employees. While the colleges and AVTSs served 6% more businesses/industries in 1990-91 than in 1989-90, they trained 6.5% fewer employees. Seven area vocational schools and 9 community colleges provided instruction to 33 businesses and 1,973 employees through the KIT Program. (four tables) (JSP)
Publication Type: Numerical/Quantitative Data
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Kansas State Board of Education, Topeka. Lifelong Learning Div.