ERIC Number: ED373141
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1993
Reference Count: N/A
Strategies for Workplace Training. Lessons from Abroad.
Lynch, Lisa M.
Workplace training strategies in selected foreign countries were examined from the standpoint of their relevance to development of a national training policy in the United States. Case studies of the following were conducted: apprenticeship training in Germany, enterprise-based training in Japan, stimulation of training by training taxes in France and Australia, local training consortia in the United Kingdom, and government-supported training in Sweden. The following menu of policy options was proposed: federal funding of training consortia composed of individuals from employers' associations, unions, schools, local government, and other training institutions; incentives and tax credits for firms with substantial training expenditures; a national training levy with lower rates for smaller firms to stimulate firm-provided training; establishment of occupational skill standards by industry and a national standard of certification of workplace skills; expansion of apprenticeship programs outside the traditional manufacturing sector; additional financial support for youths to acquire training off the job; a national clearinghouse of information on successful training initiatives and available resources; and coordination of all federal training initiatives with regional, state, and local industry efforts. Contains 41 references and 12 tables. (MN)
Descriptors: Apprenticeships, Case Studies, Comparative Analysis, Educational Change, Educational Policy, Educational Practices, Educational Strategies, Financial Support, Foreign Countries, Government Role, Industrial Training, Inplant Programs, National Programs, Partnerships in Education, Policy Formation, Public Policy, School Business Relationship, Skill Development, Tables (Data), Taxes, Training Methods
Public Interest Publications, P.O. Box 229, Arlington, VA 22210.
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Ford Foundation, New York, NY.
Authoring Institution: Economic Policy Inst., Washington, DC.
Identifiers: Australia; France; Germany; Japan; Sweden; United Kingdom; United States