ERIC Number: ED334459
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1991
Reference Count: N/A
Practical Guidance for Strengthening Private Industry Councils. Research and Evaluation Report Series 91-C.
CSR, Inc., Washington, DC.
This document is divided into three volumes. Volume I describes what exemplary Private Industry Councils (PICS) do, Volume II explains why they are effective, and Volume III tells how to implement exemplary practice. Volume I contains case studies of 10 exemplary PICs organized by 7 topics areas (history and structure, policies and program planning, coordination activities, chairs and board members, staff, relationship with local elected officials, and programs) of the interview guide: (1) Corpus Christi/Nueces County, Texas; (2) Contra Costa County, California; (3) Philadelphia, Pennsylvania; (4) Kankakee Valley, Indiana; (5) Rural Colorado; (6) Pinellas County, Florida; (7) Atlanta, Georgia; (8) Greater Raritan, New Jersey; (9) Boston, Massachusetts; and (10) Portland, Oregon. Volume II contains an analytic summary and recommendations from the 10 exemplary programs. This document summarizes the findings from the 10 PICs in the 7 topic areas and uses these summaries to explain successful PIC operation. The volume also provides five recommendations for improving the PIC system and an appendix with criteria for selecting exemplary PICs. Volume III is a technical assistance guide directed toward PIC staff, council members, and other practitioners who work with PICs. The guide provides practical advice on how to improve PIC operation in the topic areas, based on the factors described in Volume II that define an exemplary PIC. (NLA)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Practitioners; Community
Sponsor: Employment and Training Administration (DOL), Washington, DC. Office of Strategic Planning and Policy Development.
Authoring Institution: CSR, Inc., Washington, DC.
Identifiers - Location: California; Colorado; Florida; Georgia (Atlanta); Indiana; Massachusetts (Boston); New Jersey; Oregon (Portland); Pennsylvania (Philadelphia); Texas (Corpus Christi)