ERIC Number: ED347277
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1989
Reference Count: N/A
Coordinating Education and Employment Training: A Coordinated Executive Summary.
The Massachusetts State Council on Vocational Education advocates both articulation between secondary schools and community colleges and system coordination between education and employment training. Council projects have had two basic operational goals: to create dialogue within and between sectors and to create products that would stimulate policy development and provide technical assistance. The five products developed by these projects build on and reinforce each other. They include: (1) an inventory of intersystem vocational education agreements that provides current information on the status of articulation, collaboration, and Job Training Partnership Act (JTPA) agreements between high schools, community colleges, and service delivery areas; (2) a paper on articulation which correlates significant educational and economic trends with an argument for using articulation as a strategy to meet occupational predictions; and (3) an articulation guidebook which explains forms of articulation, reviews benefits and barriers, introduces the importance of formal agreements and plans, and discusses planning processes, implementation activities, financial considerations, and program development. A fourth product is a report on a study of the status of coordination between JTPA and school/college occupational programs that used case studies developed through roundtable discussions and individual interviews in four JTPA service delivery areas. And finally, a handbook was produced that describes four different types of coordination practices already in place in Massachusetts. (YLB)
Descriptors: Adult Education, Articulation (Education), Case Studies, College School Cooperation, Community Colleges, Contracts, Coordination, Demonstration Programs, Education Work Relationship, Educational Cooperation, Employment Programs, Federal Programs, Guides, High Schools, Institutional Cooperation, Job Training, Material Development, Models, Statewide Planning, Two Year Colleges, Vocational Education
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Massachusetts State Council on Vocational Education, Boston.
Identifiers: Job Training Partnership Act 1982; Massachusetts
Note: For related documents, see CE 061 377-381.