ERIC Number: ED346346
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1991
Reference Count: N/A
Private Sector Involvement in Vocational Education: A Survey of General and Program Advisory Committee Members.
The Massachusetts Council on Vocational Education surveyed 500 members of business and industry in 125 program advisory committees regarding involvement in the Job Training Partnership Act. The purpose of the survey was to document private sector perspectives on the content and value of their participation on vocational-technical education committees. The rate of return was 36 percent; findings were based on 142 completed questionnaires. Findings showed over half had served on a vocational education committee for 3 years or longer. Over half served on committees affiliated with regional vocational-technical schools. In 8 of 24 activities, respondents had some significant involvement; many of those activities required review, planning, and information sharing. Respondents ranked their overall level of participation and the effectiveness of their participation slightly lower than moderate. The greatest barrier for committee participation was limited time of participants. The majority indicated opportunities for participation were both quantitatively and qualitatively lower than they would prefer. Respondents ranked 3 of 17 incentives as high and the remaining 14 as significant. Forty-six percent believed the overall impact of the public sector on vocational education was not sufficient. (Appendixes include recommendations, discussion of the sample, and instrument.) (YLB)
Descriptors: Adult Education, Adult Programs, Advisory Committees, Consultants, Corporate Support, Disadvantaged, Educational Planning, Employment Programs, Employment Services, Federal Legislation, Incentives, Job Training, Low Income, Participation, Postsecondary Education, Private Sector, Program Effectiveness, Remedial Instruction, School Business Relationship, Secondary Education, State Programs, Statewide Planning, Unemployment, Youth Programs
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Massachusetts State Council on Vocational Education, Boston.
Identifiers - Location: Massachusetts
Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: Job Training Partnership Act 1982