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ERIC Number: ED307929
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1989-Mar
Pages: 85
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: N/A
Training Work Forces during Changing Times.
Collingwood, Jerry; And Others
In an effort to revitalize the state's economy through the diversification of industrial and service-oriented businesses, the Iowa General Assembly funds community college outreach programs to business and industry. At Des Moines Area Community College (DMACC), industry outreach is administered by the Economic Development Group (EDG), an entrepreneurial center that employs 45 training consultants and support staff who travel throughout the service district to help businesses remain competitive. The EDG offers short- and long-term intensive training, helps firms reduce start-up time, and provides affordable services. The program is designed to develop jobs, train the work force, and accelerate economic growth in the businesses and in the community. EDG components include two new business incubators, a marketing center for the products and services of Iowa businesses, a procurement center to assist small businesses in obtaining federal contracts, and continuing education and contract training divisions. The EDG has resulted in the formation of flexible training partnerships between DMACC and area businesses, such as Firestone Tire and Rubber Company. A report on the EDG, with special focus on DMACC's partnership with the Firestone tire plant, is attached. Constituting the bulk of this document, the report includes sections on the history of DMACC's partnerships with business, information on current DMACC/labor-management partnerships, an outline of EDG components, a discussion of the impact of plant closures, and guidelines for developing EDG programs. (JMC)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Speeches/Meeting Papers; Guides - General
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Practitioners
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A