ERIC Number: ED339916
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1991-Oct
Reference Count: N/A
Further Education Unit, London (England).
This bulletin focuses on adult compacts, three-way agreements among employers, potential employees, and trainers to provide the right kind of quality training to meet the employers' requirements. Part 1 is an executive summary of a report of the Adult Compacts Project, which studied three adult compacts in Birmingham and Loughborough, England, and Boston, Massachusetts. It reports these findings: adult compacts are an appropriate and useful approach to cooperative training design and delivery and emphasis is, and should be, on preparing individuals for a rapidly changing work environment. Part 2 provides guidelines for the development of adult compacts in the form of a checklist with these topics: economic context, local labor market, employer involvement, size of employers, approach to employers, audit of existing college links, negotiation and the compact, compact agreement, duration of training, location of training, work placements, vocational qualifications, recruitment, guidance and counseling, finance, and training for employment. Part 3 contains detailed conclusions of the research project regarding the effectiveness of adult compacts as an approach to training, adult compacts and the economic environment, the role of job guarantee, training for employment, and principal features of an adult compact. Three model statements of intent are then provided that define the respective undertakings of the employer, trainee, and trainer in the compact. (YLB)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Further Education Unit, London (England).