ERIC Number: ED303623
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1988-Dec-4
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Linking with Employment: Training from the Perspective of Employers.
Herschbach, Dennis R.
Employers need training, want it, and are willing to pay for it providing it is relevant to their requirements, results in improved product quality, and fosters increased productivity. Firm characteristics make a difference not only with regard to the kinds of skills wanted by employers but also with regard to how training can best be delivered. The distinctive features of large, small and medium, and micro enterprises must be taken into account when developing employer-relevant training programs. Formal training institutions are generally restricted in their ability to respond to employer-related training needs. Most successful training programs are flexible in terms of the content offered, methods of instruction, and mode of delivery. Establishing linkages between training and employment is considered essential to successful program planning. Educational planning is most responsive to labor market needs when it is done locally, and local planners need local data. Planners must fully consider the larger political, economic, and social context. A program's success will depend on a set of interrelated conditions fostering program stability, efficient use of resources, long-term development, and effective links with employment. (MN)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Information Analyses
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Note: Paper presented at the American Vocational Association Convention (St. Louis, MO, December 4, 1988).