ERIC Number: ED211856
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1981-Jul
Reference Count: N/A
The Role of Vocational Education in Economic Development.
Greenwood, Katy; Jeffries, Louis
Intended to provide basic information to policymakers and education-for-work planners, this report addresses both past history and possible directions for linking job training to economic development. In a discussion of the nature of economic development both international issues and economic development in the United States are covered. Discussed next are seven employment and training programs of the 1960s and 1970s. Various programs to facilitate economic development are examined, including financial resources for economic development, job training, Department of Labor incentives, youth incentives, private sector initiative programs, comparing manpower programs and vocational education, and Department of Commerce incentives. Following a discussion of linking economic development with job training, suggestions are made for improving the economic development/job training relationship. Explained next are education-for-work program evaluation and measurement techniques. In an investigation of barriers to job training and economic development the following are discussed: the Comprehensive Employment and Training Act (CETA), labor unions, adult education, government procurements, and lack of resources. Presented next are highlights of Economic Development Administration (EDA), approved projects in Texas, other EDA activities, and case studies of economic development districts in Texas. (Related Education for Work Linkage Project reports are available separately--see note.) (MN)
Descriptors: Adult Education, Case Studies, Comparative Analysis, Economic Development, Economic Factors, Education Work Relationship, Educational Planning, Employment Programs, Federal Legislation, Federal Programs, Financial Support, Job Training, Labor Force Development, Linking Agents, Program Descriptions, Program Development, Program Evaluation, School Role, State Programs, Unions, Vocational Education, Youth Programs
Publication Type: Opinion Papers; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Texas State Dept. of Community Affairs, Austin.
Authoring Institution: Texas A and M Univ., College Station. Texas Engineering Experiment Station.
Identifiers - Location: Texas
Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: Comprehensive Employment and Training Act