ERIC Number: ED202997
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1979-Sep
Reference Count: N/A
Teaching for Tomorrow: "Quick Start-Up" Vocational Training Programs.
Langen, Herbert J.; Thomas, Violet S.
This report contains a description of the economic outlook of Arizona and the nation as a whole, information on nationwide skill centers and their efforts to meet industry's needs, and recommendations for a program that would be effective in answering future labor needs. Section 1 includes the economic outlook for Arizona and the nation; a report of new, emerging, and expanding industries in Arizona, and a definition of "Quick Start-Up Vocational Training Programs" (institutional training programs conducted by local educational agencies to meet the needs of industry and the labor force as these needs become evident in a specific area). Section 2 discusses a nationwide survey in which respondents from 41 skill centers described their respective programs, and outlines five exemplary programs (Kentucky Industrial Training, Start-Up Training in Mississippi, Maricopa County Skill Center Program in Arizona, Hinds Junior College in Mississippi, and Albuquerque Skill Center in New Mexico). In section 3 four target needs areas (electronics, computer components, aerospace, and hotel-motel) are identified, and seven recommendations for "quick start-up" programs in Arizona are made. Appendixes contain the survey questionnaire, descriptions of other successful training programs, and a program development guide. (MN)
Descriptors: Continuing Education, Definitions, Demonstration Programs, Economic Climate, Economic Development, Educational Needs, Futures (of Society), Industry, Job Training, Labor Needs, Models, National Surveys, Program Descriptions, Program Development, Relevance (Education), School Districts, School Role, Skill Centers, Success, Vocational Education
Publication Type: Opinion Papers; Reports - Descriptive; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Arizona Occupational Research Coordinating Unit, Phoenix.
Authoring Institution: Arizona Univ., Tucson. Dept. of Business and Career Education.
Identifiers - Location: Arizona