ERIC Number: ED209535
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1981
Reference Count: 0
Vocational Educators' Handbook for Economic Development.
Paul, Krishan K.; Carlos, Ellen A.
This "how-to" manual provides information and specific strategies for vocational educators who want to become involved in the economic development/job creation process. It is especially designed for the novice business and industry liaison or coordinator. Section 1 outlines the economic development and job creation process and emphasizes vocational education's involvement as a service institution to students (potential employees) and employers. Benefits of economic development are presented. Section 2 focuses on planning for economic development. It deals with assessment of economic development models, model descriptions, and identification of models. Strategies for joining the economic development team or putting a team together are presented, along with a profile of a linking agent. Section 3 focuses on planning an industry training program. It includes parts on types of training programs and instructional methods, budgets, contractual agreements, time-lines, task analyses, curriculum and instructional materials, trainee recruitment, equipment, facilities, placement, program and trainee evaluation, and monitoring. Section 4 highlights federal, state, and local sources of funding and technical assistance. Section 5 is an annotated bibliography to 30 resource publications. Appendixes include case studies of 17 model sites, needs survey, summaries of instructional methods, and sample budget and contract. (YLB)
Descriptors: Cooperative Programs, Coordination, Economic Development, Education Work Relationship, Financial Support, Industry, Job Development, Job Training, Linking Agents, Models, School Business Relationship, School Role, Secondary Education, Teacher Role, Technical Assistance, Vocational Education, Vocational Education Teachers
American Vocational Association, Special Publications, 2020 N. 14th St., Arlington, VA 22201 ($15.00).
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Vocational and Adult Education (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: American Vocational Association, Arlington, VA.