ERIC Number: ED318875
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1989-Mar-8
Reference Count: N/A
Preparing and Maintaining Workers. Report 11.
Denny, James; And Others
A study was conducted in Illinois to determine how effectively the vocational education system was meeting its responsibilities to train, retrain, and upgrade employed and unemployed workers in new skills for which there is a demand in the state, under the terms of the Carl D. Perkins Vocational Education Act of 1984. Responses were received from staff of Job Training Partnership Act service delivery areas, vocational education secondary regional delivery systems, community colleges, and state agency personnel. Respondents indicated that the state has various programs in place that provide strategies for identifying new skills for which there is demand in the state. It also has a system of effective planning and coordination between educational institutions and other providers in local areas. Many programs are available, instruction is often of good quality, and the private sector is involved as it suits its needs. Recommendations were made to define roles and expectations, provide incentives for expansion, promote programs for adult workers, meet both labor and management needs, coordinate programs, and continue exemplary programs. (KC)
Descriptors: Adult Education, Adult Students, Compliance (Legal), Dislocated Workers, Displaced Homemakers, Educational Needs, Employment Programs, Federal Legislation, Federal Programs, Job Training, Labor Force Development, Nontraditional Education, Postsecondary Education, Program Effectiveness, Program Evaluation, Program Improvement, Retraining, Secondary Education, State Federal Aid, Statewide Planning, Vocational Education
Publication Type: Opinion Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Illinois State Council on Vocational Education, Springfield.
Identifiers - Location: Illinois
Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: Carl D Perkins Vocational Education Act 1984