ERIC Number: ED348554
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1992
Reference Count: N/A
Enhancing Skills for a Competitive World. Report of the Action Team on Lifelong Learning.
National Governors' Association, Washington, DC.
This publication discusses reforms in lifelong learning undertaken in the 11 states represented on the National Governors' Association Action Team on Lifelong Learning. It is a catalog of initiatives to create greater opportunities for youth and adults to obtain skills needed to compete effectively in a global economy. The reforms discussed in this publication fall into four broad categories: initiatives to consolidate and strengthen policymaking for work force development programs at the state and local levels; initiatives to strengthen accountability and expand options in the preparation of young people for work and further education; initiatives to increase investments in and expand opportunities for upgrading the skills of the current work force; and initiatives to expand access to, clarify the missions of, and improve accountability in postsecondary education institutions. Part 1 addresses consumer-driven investment in work force quality in Indiana, Iowa, Kentucky, Massachusetts, New Jersey, New York, Oregon, Pennsylvania, and Wisconsin. Part 2 looks at new pathways for career development in Indiana, Iowa, Kentucky, Massachusetts, New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, Wisconsin, and the Great Lakes Region. Part 3 considers workplace education for adults in Iowa, Kentucky, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, and Wisconsin. Part 4 discusses access and accountability in higher education in Indiana, Massachusetts, Missouri, South Carolina, and Wisconsin. The name and telephone number of a contact person are provided at the end of each program description. (YLB)
Descriptors: Access to Education, Accountability, Adult Programs, Adult Vocational Education, Career Development, Cooperative Programs, Coordination, Demonstration Programs, Government Role, Higher Education, Inplant Programs, Job Training, Labor Force Development, Lifelong Learning, Retraining, Role of Education, Secondary Education, Skill Development, Skill Obsolescence, State Government, State Programs, Vocational Education
National Governors' Association, 444 North Capitol Street, Washington, DC 20001-1572.
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: William T. Grant Foundation, Washington, DC. Commission on Work, Family, and Citizenship.
Authoring Institution: National Governors' Association, Washington, DC.