ERIC Number: ED288987
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1987
Reference Count: 0
Linking with Employers. OPTIONS. Expanding Educational Services for Adults.
Kalamas, David J.; Warmbrod, Catharine P.
This guide is intended to help two-year colleges create viable linkages with business, industry, and labor and design and offer training programs for and in cooperation with business and labor. The first part covers the following aspects of linkages: business and industry perspectives on linkages and cooperative programming, organized labor perspectives (organized labor and America's productivity, organized labor education and training, tuition aid programs as negotiated benefits for worker's education, the role of community colleges in labor education and training programs), and two-year colleges and economic development (economic development, investment in human resources, perspectives from five leaders concerned with economic development, practical advice for community colleges, suggested economic development activities, and needs assessment for economic development). The second part examines becoming an effective linker (skills and correct attitudes for linkers, self-assessment and self-development strategies), developing a linkage plan, and establishing linkages (administrative support, promotional materials, and linkage dos and don'ts). The third part presents guidelines and strategies for providing customized training, apprenticeship programs, and cooperative education and for dealing with barriers to linkages with business and industry and with organized labor. (MN)
Descriptors: Adult Education, Adult Programs, Apprenticeships, Community Colleges, Contract Training, Cooperative Planning, Cooperative Programs, Economic Development, Job Skills, Job Training, Labor Education, Linking Agents, Postsecondary Education, Retraining, School Business Relationship, Skill Development, Technical Education, Technological Advancement, Two Year Colleges, Unions
National Center Publications, Box SP, National Center for Research in Vocational Education, 1960 Kenny Road, Columbus, OH 43210-1090 (Order No. SP500D--$39.95; complete OPTIONS set, SP500--$174.00).
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Vocational and Adult Education (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Ohio State Univ., Columbus. National Center for Research in Vocational Education.
Note: For related documents, see CE 048 001-008.