ERIC Number: ED392995
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1996
Reference Count: N/A
Colleges Working with Industry. FEDA Paper.
FE Matters, v1 n3 1996
This handbook, which is intended for individuals involved in program evaluation and improvement at British further education (FE) colleges, contains strategies and materials to help colleges work with industry to make their programs better able to build the skills and knowledge of their local communities. The first two sections offer rationales for making FE more responsive to the training needs of local business and industry and conducting a program audit. Presented in section 3 are 17 case studies that illustrate innovative programs and practices designed to establish/improve links between FE and business/industry and making FE programming more accessible and responsive to local employers. Section 4 lists key points for FE colleges regarding the following: managing the school-business interface; partnerships; flexibility and responsiveness; staffing; curriculum development; and National Vocational Qualifications development. The process of conducting an industry links audit and potential benefits of such audits are examined in section 5. The last section of the handbook is a 14-page audit tool to help FE colleges working with industry assess the following aspects of program development/improvement: strategic planning/policy development; management and coordination; marketing; image/ethos; curriculum planning, design, and delivery; monitoring and evaluation; resources; and costing/pricing and finance. (MN)
Descriptors: Case Studies, Check Lists, Cooperative Planning, Delivery Systems, Educational Cooperation, Educational Planning, Foreign Countries, Innovation, Partnerships in Education, Program Evaluation, Program Improvement, Records (Forms), School Business Relationship, Strategic Planning, Technical Institutes, Two Year Colleges, Vocational Education
Further Education Development Agency, Citadel Place, Tinworth Street, London SE11 5EH, United Kingdom (6.50 British pounds).
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Further Education Development Agency, London (England).
Identifiers: National Vocational Qualifications (England); United Kingdom