ERIC Number: ED234179
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1983-Sep
Reference Count: N/A
American Productivity Center Computer Conference on Training and Productivity for the White House Conference on Productivity (Washington, D.C., September 22-23, 1983). Final Report.
Delegates to this training computer conference agreed that the scope of economic change is both accelerating and profound and, therefore, will require a wide variety of approaches to human resource development. Training is only a small part of this development. To meet future needs, the conferees discussed and made recommendations in four areas: the transition from school to work, transitions in the workplace, dislocation and reentry, and crosscutting issues (those affecting research in human resource development and training handicapped students). On the issue of the transition from school to work, conferees agreed that it was the responsibility of the schools to provide basic skills and occupational competencies but that employers could cooperate to increase the relevance of these skills and to make the transition more efficient and fair. Conferees considered proposals for providing better labor market information, more counseling and transitional services, and the formation of a National Youth Services Corps. Two themes emerged in the discussion of workplace transitions. The first centered on the view that volume of employee training would have to increase to meet technological changes, although it was doubted that these needs would be met fully, even with tax incentives to encourage employer-provided training. The second theme on employee motivation centered on a variety of merit-based incentives. On the third issue, it was recommended that employees dislocated through technological change receive assistance in finding new jobs and training if needed. Finally, the conference participants recommended that research linking human resources and productivity be increased and that greater efforts be made to tie handicapped persons to the world of employment. (KC)
Descriptors: Disabilities, Education Work Relationship, Educational Needs, Employment Problems, Entry Workers, Human Resources, Job Layoff, Job Training, Labor Force Development, Postsecondary Education, Productivity, Reentry Workers, Retraining, School Business Relationship, Technological Advancement, Unemployment
Publication Type: Collected Works - Proceedings; Opinion Papers
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Sponsor: Office of Vocational and Adult Education (ED), Washington, DC.
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