ERIC Number: ED241675
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1984
Reference Count: N/A
Responding to Defense Industrial Base Training Needs. Research and Development Series No. 248.
This study is intended to assist state vocational education agencies that have made or will make the decision to increase their responsiveness to the skill training needs of their state's defense industrial base. Background is provided on the defense industrial base, the extent of the projected expenditures for defense and for the procurement portion of the defense budget, and the expected employment effects of these expenditures. Five strategies accompanied by 30 suggested procedures for their implementation are presented for consideration by states as they initiate or increase their training response to the skill needs of firms within the defensive industrial base. They are (1) to develop awareness and commitment, (2) to develop needed collaborative arrangements, (3) to plan to respond, (4) to implement a response, and (5) to continue to strengthen vocational education's ability to respond. These findings are reported: (1) few state vocational education agencies give priority to skill needs of firms doing defense work; (2) employment information to convince agency staff to prepare workers is lacking; (3) state vocational education agencies need to be able to identify firms doing defense work; and (4) the Congress and Departments of Defense and Education believe the defensive industrial base is ailing. Recommendations are made for the federal and state levels. (YLB)
Descriptors: Educational Needs, Educational Planning, Employment Projections, Industry, Labor Needs, National Defense, State Departments of Education, Vocational Education
National Center Publications, National Center for Research in Vocational Education, 1960 Kenny Road, Columbus, OH 43210 (RD248--$4.25).
Publication Type: Reports - Research
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.