ERIC Number: ED226103
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1982-Sep
Reference Count: N/A
Patterns of Linkage between Training Institutions and Private Sector Employers.
Ohio State Univ., Columbus. National Center for Research in Vocational Education.
The Patterns of Linkage project investigated the assumption that linkages between training institutions and employers can reduce discrepancies between training programs and employer demands, and hence increase the employability of youth. The purpose of the study was to examine and describe patterns of linkage between training institutions and private sector employers. Data were collected from 48 training programs, both Comprehensive Employment and Training Act (CETA) and non-CETA, and from 40 employers selected through an extensive process. The study concluded that linkage occurs at two levels: the institution level and the program or classroom level. Indicators of linkage at the institutional level include the background of the executive directors, the time they spend talking with local employers, and the involvement of the advisory committee in the organization. Indicators of training program linkages include the background of the classroom teachers and the time they spend talking to employers. Other findings were that CETA organizations that have strong linkages with employers tend to fund training programs at institutions with strong linkages, and that institutional-level linkages were associated with a greater tendency to please local employers in creating or deleting training programs. Institutional linkages had little effect on how the training was provided, however. Further research into linkages was recommended. (KC)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Inst. of Education (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Ohio State Univ., Columbus. National Center for Research in Vocational Education.
Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: Comprehensive Employment and Training Act