ERIC Number: ED263336
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1985-Mar
Collaboration for Local Economic Development: The Role of Public Educational Institutions.
British Columbia Dept. of Education, Victoria. Post-Secondary Dept.
An enrollment-driven finance formula that has been developed for public educational institutions in British Columbia tends to favor the survival of traditional youth-oriented labor force training. Community education is approaching extinction in many colleges and school districts. Yet the ad hoc programming capability of continuing education makes it a useful partner in addressing the educational aspects of local economic development. The process of attracting and inventing new business and industry for economic renewal is one that extensively involves the resources of a public educational institution. The range of different business structures available provides many opportunities for linkages and partnership between a variety of community agencies and public educational institutions, and many vehicles exist to assist in the development of local business activities. Public educational institutions may play many different roles in local economic development and can provide the link between learning and its practical application in the community. (The report concludes with recommendations to the Ministry of Education. Appendixes, amounting to over four-fifths of the report, include listings of types of business structures, enabling vehicles for local economic development, possible institutional initiatives, and 12 case studies of public educational institutions' involvement in collaborative local economic development initiatives in British Columbia.) (YLB)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Administrators; Policymakers; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: British Columbia Dept. of Education, Victoria. Post-Secondary Dept.
Identifiers - Location: Canada