ERIC Number: ED263358
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1984-Dec
Reference Count: N/A
Successful Linkages between Education and Business/Industry in Oregon. Report and Handbook.
Dumdi, Eleanor S.; Roelofs, Gary
This handbook examines some of the forms that linkages between education and work have taken in Oregon. The purpose of the handbook is to (1) cite examples of existing linkages around the state; (2) suggest ways to initiate and nurture linkages; (3) cite benefits that accrue from such linkages; and (4) provide names of resource people who have indicated their willingness to provide information on how to start and maintain a successful linkage or partnership. The information was gathered with the assistance of the regional coordinators for career and vocational education around the state who identified businesses that should receive questionnaires. Each responding business was interviewed by telephone on the components of its linkage with education. Following the introduction, which details the methodology of the study, this report contains six sections. The first section looks at the partners of the linkages--education and business and industry. Linkages are listed in the second section. They include advisory committees, cooperative work experience in high school and college, student organizations, career awareness, in-school exploring, Junior Achievement, adopt-a-school programs, the Portland Urban Network Project, small business development centers, and specialized training and retraining. In the third section, the working of the Job Training Partnership Act (JTPA) is explored, while the fourth section lists some other linkages such as equipment donations, internships, field trips, career fairs and equipment fairs, and Oregon Business Week. Some ways to nurture linkages are discussed in the fifth section, while the final section of the guide concludes that the education community needs to make more overtures to the business/industry sector. Appendixes to the guide list resource people and materials. (KC)
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Oregon State Dept. of Education, Salem. Div. of Vocational Education.
Authoring Institution: Oregon Alliance for Program Improvement, Corvallis.
Identifiers - Location: Oregon
Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: Job Training Partnership Act 1982