ERIC Number: ED318873
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1989-Mar-8
Reference Count: N/A
Advice to the Private Sector. Report 3.
Beckwith, Robert; And Others
The Illinois Council on Vocational Education (ICOVE) has recommended six needed actions for private-sector involvement in vocational education, as well as in the total educational process. The recommendations are a result of several efforts during the past 4 years. The council has monitored private-sector involvement in education both formally and informally. The council has asked private-sector representatives throughout the state how they work with education, why their efforts have succeeded,and why they have sometimes failed. It has also reviewed many innovative private-sector/education partnerships to identify key elements of success. Research studies and testimony presented at public hearings have been analyzed. As a result of these information-gathering activities, ICOVE identified six key actions the private sector might undertake to assist with the modernization of vocational education and the improvement of educational programs in the state: (1) communicate present and future work force needs; (2) share facilities and equipment in the workplace; (3) give educators job experiences in the private sector; (4) serve on advisory councils and share expertise; (5) verify occupational tasks for curriculum development; and (6) encourage education's role in preparing and maintaining the work force. (KC)
Descriptors: Advisory Committees, Business Responsibility, Education Work Relationship, Educational Improvement, Educational Needs, Employer Attitudes, Employment Programs, Institutional Cooperation, Job Training, Labor Force Development, Postsecondary Education, Private Sector, Program Effectiveness, Program Improvement, School Business Relationship, Secondary Education, Statewide Planning, Vocational Education
Publication Type: Opinion Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Illinois State Council on Vocational Education, Springfield.
Identifiers - Location: Illinois