ERIC Number: ED347278
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1989
Reference Count: N/A
Making Connections--Between Education and Employment Training.
This handbook describes four innovative methods of connecting schools and colleges with employment training in Massachusetts. It is a companion document to "Commonwealth Connections," which describes successful traditional programs in schools and colleges. An introduction provides an overview of the coordination approaches, two of them designed by regional vocational-technical schools (RVTs) to help people not targeted by employment training agencies and two designed by consortia to reduce competition and streamline the delivery of services in a particular region. The first example is Greater Lowell RVT, which focuses on making evening and weekend courses available through a "vocational education triage" approach that refers students who meet targeted criteria to other agencies and serves those who do not fit into any agency's targeted population through a Carl D. Perkins Adult Training and Retraining Grant. The second example is Assabet Valley RVT, which integrates adult trainees into day course offerings. The third example is the MetroWest Education Training Group, an effort of several RVTs and community colleges to increase their involvement with the employment training system by simplifying the purchase of adult training "slots" in the schools' regular offerings. The final example is the Machine Action Project, in which the consortium pools resources of all educational providers and employment training, business, and labor groups and minimizes competition by establishing a role for each cooperating institution. One or more employment training or education institution and contact person is listed for each approach. (YLB)
Descriptors: Adult Education, Articulation (Education), College School Cooperation, Community Colleges, Consortia, Coordination, Demonstration Programs, Education Work Relationship, Educational Cooperation, Employment Programs, Federal Programs, Guides, High Schools, Institutional Cooperation, Job Training, Postsecondary Education, Regional Schools, Statewide Planning, Two Year Colleges, Vocational Education, Vocational Schools
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Massachusetts State Council on Vocational Education, Boston.
Note: For related documents, see CE 061 376-381. For "Commonwealth Connections," see CE 061 379.