ERIC Number: ED381613
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1991-Nov
Reference Count: N/A
Growing an Innovative Workforce. Forward Looking Education and Training for Forward Looking Business.
Prospect Centre, Kingston-upon-Thames (England).
This report describes and presents experiences of a project that acted as a catalyst for accelerating the pace of change in vocational education and training in Britain. The project involved three colleges of further education (CFEs), three occupations, and eight employers in a test of a new learning approach that would anticipate changes in the world of work and respond to the widely expressed needs of businesses. Chapter I describes the need for change and gives an overview of what senior managers, training managers, and further education staff would have to do to achieve outcomes similar to those pursued in the project. Chapter II gives an overview of the key achievements in each of three locations--Nottingham, Solihull, and the Wirral, in each of which there was a cluster of a CFE and one or more companies. Chapter III describes what was learned and how an innovative work force program can best be developed. The chapter highlights the lessons--in the form of "Learning Points"--associated with each characteristic of such programs. Chapter IV offers practical proposals for making the framework known to, and adopted by, forward-looking companies, public services, and colleges. (YLB)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Department of Employment, London (England).
Authoring Institution: Prospect Centre, Kingston-upon-Thames (England).
Identifiers: Great Britain