ERIC Number: ED396800
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1996-May-7
Reference Count: N/A
Workforce Preparation Action Plan.
Illinois State Board of Education, Springfield.; Illinois State Dept. of Commerce and Community Affairs, Springfield.; Illinois Community Coll. Board, Springfield.; Illinois State Board of Higher Education, Springfield.
The Illinois Workforce Preparation Action Plan was developed to set workforce preparation policy directions and improve coordination of programs and services in the state. This report provides information on the goals, objectives, activities, and implementation of the Plan. Following a preamble and list of the Action Plan Task Force membership, the first part of the report describes the following six goals of the Plan: (1) academic and technical skills development; (2) current workforce skill advancement; (3) access to career information, education, and training; (4) transitions to work; (5) linking classroom and workplace learning; and (6) collaboration, quality, and accountability of the programs. Specific objectives and activities for each goal are then listed in detail. Next, implementation plans are presented for each goal, objective, and activity, highlighting the collaborators and local partners involved and describing tactics to be used to develop, implement, and evaluate each objective and activity. Finally, 47 current workforce preparation activities are summarized, including activities in the areas of academic standards, adult education, alternative education, student assessment, career and labor market information, international education, cooperative work study programs, customized job training and business assistance, education-to-work transition, learning technology, teacher professional development, and welfare reform. Includes a list of acronyms used in the report and an index. A list of state benchmarks for workforce preparation is appended. (TGI)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Illinois State Board of Education, Springfield.; Illinois State Dept. of Commerce and Community Affairs, Springfield.; Illinois Community Coll. Board, Springfield.; Illinois State Board of Higher Education, Springfield.