ERIC Number: ED312447
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1989-Aug
Reference Count: N/A
Jobs for Indiana's Future. Executive Report.
Jobs for the Future, Inc., West Somerville, MA.
This report summarizes the work of the Jobs for Indiana's Future (JIF) program, designed to provide the Indiana Commission on Vocational and Technical Education (ICVTE) with assistance in planning for the future by enhancing ICVTE's capacity to guide Indiana's human capital investment strategy. The JIF program undertook an extensive analysis of economic and work force issues which involved the following tasks: preparing a comprehensive economic analysis of Indiana and each of 12 substate regions; convening meetings of key collectors and users of labor market information; administering a survey to 7,000 business firms; conducting in-depth interviews with chief executive officers and other key personnel in firms whose competitiveness is essential to the Indiana economy; holding interviews and discussions with educators, economic development planners, and other state and local leaders from business and labor; conducting a series of focused discussions with Indiana citizens; administering a survey to Indiana workers; and preparing an extensive communication program for the public. The resulting action plan was based on the following six strategies for success: (1) build a vocational learning system; (2) target job related learning to the jobs and skills of the future, not of the past; (3) ensure the quality of vocational education graduates so that being a vocational education graduate is synonymous with having state-of-the-art critical thinking and other future skills; (4) support and strengthen economic development activities within the state; (5) encourage greater involvement from the private sector; and (6) communicate the need to prepare Indiana for a competitive future. (NLL)
Descriptors: Economic Change, Economic Development, Economic Research, Educational Improvement, Educational Needs, Futures (of Society), Human Capital, Industry, Job Skills, Job Training, Labor Economics, Labor Market, Labor Needs, Planning, Planning Commissions, Skill Development, State Surveys, Vocational Education
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Opinion Papers
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Employment and Training Administration (DOL), Washington, DC.; Indiana State Commission on Vocational and Technical Education, Indianapolis.
Authoring Institution: Jobs for the Future, Inc., West Somerville, MA.
Identifiers - Location: Indiana