ERIC Number: ED281585
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1986
Reference Count: 0
Keeping America Working Project: Industry Training Inventory, 1986.
Gollattscheck, James; And Others
A survey was conducted of selected two-year colleges to gain an in-depth knowledge about the business/industry training programs provided by these colleges and to quantify the efforts of two-year colleges to improve the quality of the work force and the efficiency of public and private enterprises. Study findings, based on responses from 54 of the 72 institutions surveyed, included the following: (1) more than half of the responding institutions served urban areas, while another 35% served suburban districts; (2) half of the colleges reported that more than 50% of their students were enrolled in occupational/technical curricula; (3) urban and suburban institutions reported that 61% to 70% of the credit student population attended part-time; (4) 80% of the colleges offered between 1 and 20 credits for work-related experience; (5) more than 50% of the urban colleges, 33% of the suburban colleges, and 10% of the rural colleges reported that the industries in their areas were international in scope; (6) 42% of the colleges offered educational training programs for military personnel, with college charges for individual contracts ranging from $2,000 to nearly $950,000; (7) the average number of firms involved with industry/college partnership training programs with individual colleges ranged annually from a low of 40 for rural institutions to a high of 530 for urban colleges; (8) during a 1-year period, over 28,000 employees took job-related courses in the responding colleges, with 21,562 of these employees trained at urban institutions; (9) 50% of the urban and suburban colleges and 66% of the rural colleges reported that employees taking job-related courses were fully subsidized by their employers; and (10) over 650 courses/programs were offered by the colleges to local industries, with the majority offered off-campus. Appendices include the survey instrument, a directory of respondents, a list of courses offered by participating colleges to business and industry, and the executive summary of the book, "In Search of Community College Partnerships," by Philip R. Day, Jr. (AYC)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Vocational and Adult Education (ED), Washington, DC. Clearinghouse on Adult Education.
Authoring Institution: American Association of Community and Junior Colleges, Washington, DC.; Association of Community Coll. Trustees, Annandale, VA.