ERIC Number: ED346308
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1991
Reference Count: N/A
Coordinated Information Sharing: Improving the Delivery and Quality of Massachusetts Job-Related Education and Training through Integrated Data Bases.
This report represents a summary of findings from a research project to determine the availability of data concerning occupationally oriented training and education programs. Part I describes the types of data available regarding education and training programs--what information about which programs and providers is available from what source. It is organized into three sections. The first provides an overview and summary of the formal databases managed by the Massachusetts Board of Regents of Higher Education, the State Department of Education, and Division of Employment Training, as well as brief descriptions of other sources of data. The second section lists the providers of occupationally related education or training and gives a cross-reference about the database(s) in which each type of provider is likely to appear. The third section answers questions that policy makers, planners, and consumers might ask about occupational training and education and describes what information is available and where. Part II looks at dissemination--who uses the data and in what form(s) they are available. Each major agency that provides data is described. The report concludes with suggestions and questions that would need to be answered if there were widespread interest in increasing the coordinated use of this information. Recommendations are made for such coordination. (YLB)
Publication Type: Reports - General
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Massachusetts State Council on Vocational Education, Boston.
Identifiers - Location: Massachusetts