ERIC Number: ED302715
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1989-Feb-25
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Exemplary Practices Linking Economic Development and Job Training.
Cantor, Jeffrey A.
A study identified innovative and exemplary state and local practices linking economic development and job training through community colleges and other institutions of higher and community education. The project reviewed the literature of national economic development activities and local government practices to stimulate economic development and job training. Baseline criteria were then established upon which to select six programs to study in depth. Three major research questions guided the study: what practices work, why they work, and what has been learned that is useful. Data were collected during two site visits and telephone contacts with persons at each site. Exemplary projects were distinguished by the involvement of community colleges, state educational agencies, and local business and industry through vested venture capital, involvement by local government, and assistance with job training. The study found that economic development begins at home; revitalization takes place with maximum cooperation among all players; maximum cooperation occurs most frequently when all parties realize benefits; effective local cooperative agreements help eliminate duplication of services; a data system of resources should be maintained; investment in human resources is the best way to increase innovation, productivity, and quality; and educational programs play a major role in economic development and must make a commitment to be proactive to employment and training. (YLB)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers
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Note: Paper presented at a meeting of the Eastern Educational Research Association (Savannah, GA, February 25, 1989).