ERIC Number: ED335069
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1991-Jun-30
Napa County Business/Education Partnership: A Regional Planning Model for Career-Vocational Education.
Carey, Diana; And Others
This descriptive and evaluative report on the Napa County Business/Education Partnership (NCBEP) project describes the efforts of Napa Valley College (NVC), the Napa Valley Unified School District, and the County Office of Education to involve educators and business representatives in the development of a regional planning process for career-vocational education. Following introductory sections and information on the project's mission and goals, part I describes the final organizational model for the NCBEP, including information on the functions and membership of the executive, steering, needs assessment, planning and development, and student services committees, and the Regional Subject Area Advisory Committee for Business Education. Part II reviews the process of model development, which included: (1) forming a regional planning group; (2) developing the organizational structure; and (3) establishing committees designed to: assess the needs of regional employers, identify current gaps and duplications in vocational education programs, establish accountability criteria, develop a regional data collection system, identify coordination issues, develop action plans, examine student support services, and assess business curricula countywide. This section also discusses the impact of the state budget crisis. Part III discusses the relationship of NCBEP to the goals of the California Plan for Career-Vocational Education. Part IV summarizes interim and final evaluation findings. Finally, part V offers recommendations for the model's replication. Appendixes provide the employer needs assessment report and survey instrument; sub-committee report summaries; and the evaluation survey instrument. (PAA)
Descriptors: Articulation (Education), College School Cooperation, Community Colleges, Cooperative Programs, Curriculum Development, Elementary Secondary Education, Labor Force Development, Models, Program Evaluation, Regional Planning, Regional Programs, School Business Relationship, Two Year Colleges, Vocational Education
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Reports - Evaluative; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: California Community Colleges, Sacramento. Office of the Chancellor.; Department of Education, Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Napa Valley Coll., Napa, CA.