ERIC Number: ED311216
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1989-Apr-6
Reference Count: N/A
The Future of the Skilled Workforce in the Milwaukee Area. Public Hearing (Milwaukee, Wisconsin, April 6, 1989).
Wisconsin State Council on Vocational Education, Madison.
This document reports testimony presented at a public hearing on the future of the skilled work force in the Milwaukee area. Some of the views held by the Milwaukee-area educators and business and industry leaders were the following: (1) the current skilled labor shortage will continue into the 1990s; (2) many students going through the Wisconsin public school systems do not acquire basic skills to allow them to work or continue their education; (3) human resources with an understanding of technology is the most important element of a skilled work force; (4) disparities between skills needed and skills possessed by the work force have increased; (5) vocational-technical education is a key element in providing the skilled work force necessary for Wisconsin to be competitive in the global market; (6) minority populations have unique problems requiring local flexibility; and (7) partnerships between the educational systems and the private sector greatly enhance programs and services. Analysis of the testimony showed that there is need to ensure that students be prepared for future employment by restructuring the K-12 public school system to enable acquisition of basic skills; by establishing a Wisconsin Technology Center; and by encouraging school systems to promote the acquisition of marketable skills. (KC)
Descriptors: Basic Skills, Disadvantaged Youth, Education Work Relationship, Educational Improvement, Educational Policy, Educationally Disadvantaged, Elementary Secondary Education, Employer Attitudes, Futures (of Society), Labor Needs, School Business Relationship, Skilled Occupations, State Programs, State Standards, Vocational Education
Publication Type: Collected Works - Proceedings; Opinion Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Wisconsin State Council on Vocational Education, Madison.
Identifiers - Location: Wisconsin