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ERIC Number: ED260274
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1985-Jun
Reference Count: N/A
Technology-Oriented Job Preparation. Final Report.
One America, Inc., Washington, DC.
An extensive review of literature dealing with 263 technology-oriented vocational training programs was conducted to gather current information on the state of such training. Particular emphasis was placed on links between programs and government bodies or private sector entities and programs that could serve as models for those wishing to establish technology-oriented training programs. An overview of vocational education programs in the United States showed three approaches: (1) traditional school/business partnerships, (2) state-wide programs, and (3) trends embodied in the 1982 Job Training Partnership Act. Only one technology-oriented program was identified from 139 of the 182 educational institutions represented, with 2 programs being identified in 25, 3 programs in 7, and 4 programs in 8 of the remaining institutions. Of the 13 major types of training identified, electrical or electronics and computer-related programs represented the greatest level of effort. Only 54 of the programs indicated a specific population being served. Of these programs, 44 percent were geared toward upgrading or retraining workers, 20 percent represented apprenticeship programs, and 13 percent served disadvantaged clients. Because of the conspicuous lack of the kind of detailed data needed to draw replicable models, the Department of Education should fund a field study of 25 selected programs to develop such a model. (Appendixes to this report include alphabetical listings of identified training, companies, industries served by educational institutions and a list of educational institutions and types of identified training arrangements.) (MN)
Descriptors: Demonstration Programs, Educational Needs, Educational Practices, Government School Relationship, Job Training, Labor Force Development, Linking Agents, Literature Reviews, Models, Postsecondary Education, Program Content, Retraining, School Business Relationship, Secondary Education, Technical Education, Technical Occupations, Technological Advancement, Technological Literacy, Training Methods, Vocational Education
Publication Type: Information Analyses
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Vocational and Adult Education (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: One America, Inc., Washington, DC.