ERIC Number: ED307928
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1988
Reference Count: N/A
On Course: A Report to the Legislature on the Employer-Based Training Program, 1987-88.
Carvell, Joan Barnes
The California community colleges are given state support to develop Employer-Based Training (EBT) programs. These programs address the economic development needs of local communities by offering training in new technologies, restructuring programs to meet industry needs, offering courses in starting a business to meet the needs of small firms, and participating as partners with local business and industry. In 1987-88, 32 EBT projects were funded, including five small business assistance/development, five economic development, nine new technology, four private sector, and nine combination new technology/private sector projects. Available data on these programs indicate that: (1) 68% of the participants were White, 16% Hispanic, 13% Asian, and 5% Black; (2) 65% of the participants were male; (3) while women and Hispanics were least likely to be employed prior to training, they were most likely to complete the training and demonstrated the greatest gains in obtaining employment after training; (4) most colleges had to remodel facilities to accommodate the project and most had to purchase or update equipment; and (5) 18 projects provided career counseling and/or assessment, 15 provided job placement assistance, 9 provided remedial instruction, and 6 provided mentoring. The report provides brief descriptions of the EBT projects. (ALB)
Descriptors: Business Education, Community Colleges, Cooperative Programs, Economic Development, Employment Programs, Entrepreneurship, Job Training, Outcomes of Education, Program Development, School Business Relationship, Small Businesses, State Programs, Student Characteristics, Two Year Colleges
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: California Community Colleges, Sacramento. Office of the Chancellor.
Identifiers - Location: California