ERIC Number: ED350470
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1992
Reference Count: N/A
Case Studies in Industry/TAFE Liaison: Success Factors.
This study examines what makes cooperative arrangements between industry and Technical and Further Education (TAFE) in Australia successful. A literature review highlighted the importance of the provision of high quality technical education that meets the needs of the client. A range of innovative or entrepreneurial examples of industry/TAFE cooperative arrangements were identified. Five case studies were examined: establishment of the Textile and Fiber Research Institute within the Melbourne College of Textiles; Regency College of TAFE Hotel School program to provide training for QANTAS flight cabin crew; establishment of the Building Industry Management Education and Training Center; conduction of skills audits by the Fremantle College of TAFE; and development by Australian Cement/Mudgee TAFE of a course to introduce adult learners to apprenticeships. Success factors identified in industry/TAFE cooperation included the following: (1) TAFE must meet the needs of the client and respond quickly; (2) industry must clearly define the training issues, if necessary, with TAFE's assistance; (3) both parties must develop a mutually beneficial working relationship; (4) TAFE staff need to be pragmatic, practical, and prepared to take calculated risks; (5) TAFE managers must develop an appropriate organizational culture which fosters innovation and quality in the products or services delivered; (6) TAFE must make the necessary investment in human resources; and (7) the skills and capability of the college must be actively promoted to industry. (Thirty-one references and the questionnaire are appended.) (YLB)
Descriptors: Case Studies, Cooperative Programs, Coordination, Educational Cooperation, Educational Research, Foreign Countries, Industry, Job Training, Literature Reviews, Postsecondary Education, Program Development, Program Effectiveness, Program Evaluation, Program Implementation, School Business Relationship, Success
TAFE National Centre for Research and Development, Ltd., 252 Kensington Road, Leabrook, South Australia 5068, Australia.
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: TAFE National Centre for Research and Development, Ltd., Leabrook (Australia).