ERIC Number: ED245068
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1983-Dec
Reference Count: N/A
Education for Employment Policy Study. Public Hearings. Special Report.
Speaking Freely, v1 n1 1983
This report contains a condensation and highlights of public hearings held by the Illinois State Advisory Council on Adult, Vocational and Technical Education (SACVE) and the Illinois Employment and Training Council (IETC) on the subject of improving education to prepare youth for employment. During the hearings on this topic, 100 witnesses testified, addressing three major issues determined in advance by the council. These issues were the following: (1) state and local roles in education for employment and what outcomes should be emphasized at each educational level; (2) effective delivery of programs and services related to education for employment to students in public elementary, secondary, and postsecondary education programs; and (3) design of programs and services related to education for employment to meet individual as well as state and local economic needs. Throughout the testimony, educators, and especially employers, stressed the need for youth to develop proper attitudes about work and realistic expectations about job content and wages, along with basic skills. (KC)
Descriptors: Career Education, Delivery Systems, Education Work Relationship, Educational Improvement, Educational Needs, Employee Attitudes, Employer Attitudes, Employer Employee Relationship, Employment Potential, Employment Problems, Employment Qualifications, Hearings, Job Search Methods, Job Skills, Postsecondary Education, Program Improvement, School Role, Secondary Education, Statewide Planning, Student Attitudes, Vocational Education, Work Attitudes
Publication Type: Opinion Papers; Collected Works - Serials
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Illinois State Advisory Council on Adult, Vocational and Technical Education, Springfield.
Identifiers - Location: Illinois