ERIC Number: ED351534
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1992-Sep
Reference Count: N/A
Building a Quality Workforce: An Agenda for Postsecondary Education. A Report of the SHEEO Committee on Workforce Preparation.
State Higher Education Executive Officers Association.
Educational institutions have neglected an urgent need to prepare workers for high-skill, high-performance jobs. Among the challenges states face are the following: (1) strengthening the basic skills achievements of all students, especially those from disadvantaged environments; (2) linking schools, colleges, communities, and work; (3) assessing skills and other outcomes that show what students know and can do; (4) conducting state-level comprehensive planning and coordinating programs, services, and financial resources; and (5) developing incentives and accountability mechanisms that promote and ensure successful efforts. Five areas through which higher education can work in partnership with elementary and secondary education, business, industry, labor, and government to build and support a high quality work force readiness system are as follows: program quality, school-college-work connections, skills assessment, state planning and coordination, and incentives and accountability. (A notes section contains 92 citations to other reports on educational quality and skill needs.) (KC)
Descriptors: Accountability, Basic Skills, College Role, Education Work Relationship, Educational Improvement, Educational Needs, Educational Planning, Futures (of Society), Higher Education, Incentives, Institutional Cooperation, Labor Force Development, Secondary Education, Statewide Planning
State Higher Education Executive Officers, 707 17th Street, Suite 2700, Denver, CO 80202-3427 ($10).
Publication Type: Reports - General
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: State Higher Education Executive Officers Association.