ERIC Number: ED226155
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1982-Jun
Reference Count: 0
If Productivity Is the Problem...Special Publication Series No. 36.
Huddleston, Kenneth F.
In order to determine adequately how community and technical colleges can work with business and industry to meet the training needs of the existing work force, one must first understand the relationship between lagging productivity and the national economy. In the short run, lagging productivity increases inflation and unemployment, lessens our standard of living, and confounds our ability to compete successfully in world markets. Long-term effects include social and political unrest, reduced national defense capabilities, snowballing economic problems, and worsened problems in competing in world markets. Investment in human capital and high technology in the form of improved vocational education and occupational training will result in a healthier economy. Vocational educators can and must work cooperatively with business and industry to improve human productivity and quality of work life through new management practices. Among those areas of human resource development in which possibilities for partnerships among business, industry and vocational education exist are the following: training for job redesign, employee orientation training, technical and scientific skill development, communications and basic skill development, supervisor orientation training, and training for employee participation. (Appended to the report are lists of resource persons, conferences, and references.) (MN)
Descriptors: Administrative Principles, Economic Development, Educational Cooperation, Educational Needs, Educational Objectives, Educational Trends, Human Resources, Job Development, Labor Force Development, Management Development, Needs Assessment, Postsecondary Education, Productivity, School Business Relationship, Supervisory Methods, Supervisory Training, Trend Analysis, Vocational Education
National Center Publications, Box F, 1960 Kenny Road, Columbus, OH 43210 (Order No. SN36--$4.95).
Publication Type: Opinion Papers; Information Analyses
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Vocational and Adult Education (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Ohio State Univ., Columbus. National Center for Research in Vocational Education.
Note: For related documents, see ED 214 577, ED 217 149, and CE 034 957-960. Prepared in cooperation with the American Association of Community and Junior Colleges, the American Society for Training and Development, and the American Vocational Association.