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ERIC Number: ED261197
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1984-Oct-15
Pages: 19
Abstractor: N/A
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Our Changing Work Force--Your Challenge & Opportunity.
Campbell, James B.
For several years the U.S. Chamber of Commerce has been actively involved in educational and training affairs. Small businesses must overcome some inertia to become again interested in educational reform and training. The conflict that will occur between them and community-based groups that have been filling the void will only help the educational and training systems. Business organizations are interested in educational and training reforms and programs for a number of reasons: the dropout problem leading to skills shortages, demographic changes, and retraining midcareer and older workers. The business community sees proprietary schools as having the ability to respond quickly, to place students, and to retrain and upgrade. Proprietary schools must look at themselves, articulate strengths and weaknesses, and engage in public relations. The idea of developing a national youth policy is regaining interest and momentum. While the public educational delivery system has already failed or turned off dropouts, the flexibility and effectiveness of proprietary schools has been proven. Challenges to proprietary schools are as follows: training illiterate Americans, contracting with industry to do training for them, cooperating with public and private non-profit schools, keeping up with technological advances, and associating with accrediting organizations. (YLB)
Publication Type: Opinion Papers; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
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Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
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