ERIC Number: ED214582
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1982
Reference Count: 0
Proven Partners: Business, Labor, and Community Colleges. AACJC Pocket Reader 1.
Parnell, Dale; Yarrington, Roger
This booklet provides brief descriptions of cooperative arrangements between community colleges and local businesses, industries, and labor unions established to meet employee needs for training. Following an introduction which notes the importance of such arrangements, partnerships involving 38 community colleges in 23 states are described. Industries associated with these programs include manufacturing, insurance, data services, defense, electronics, optical fabrication, construction, furniture, and textile industries. Programs are also described which offer services to hospitals; local, state, and federal agencies; and power and telephone companies. The types of training provided through these programs include college courses at industry sites, apprenticeship programs, pre-employment training, management training, courses in teaching techniques for company instructional personnel, worker retraining after layoffs, and skill upgrading. The program descriptions include, with variations, information on the nature of the program; problems to be addressed by the cooperative agreement; types of courses and training provided; the source of instructional staff; the types of learning materials used; the support services available; company contributions in terms of released time for employees, facilities, equipment, and funds; and the name of a contact person for further information. (KL)
Descriptors: Adult Vocational Education, Community Colleges, Cooperative Education, Cooperative Programs, Financial Support, Industrial Training, Job Skills, Labor Education, Nonschool Educational Programs, Off the Job Training, On the Job Training, Program Descriptions, Retraining, School Business Relationship, Supervisory Training, Training Allowances, Two Year Colleges, Work Experience Programs
American Association of Community and Junior Colleges, One Dupont Circle, NW, Washington, DC 20036 ($5.00).
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: American Association of Community and Junior Colleges, Washington, DC.