ERIC Number: ED353369
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1992-Jun-2
Reference Count: N/A
Worker Education and Training in Oregon: The Challenge for Labor. Report of AFL-CIO Committee on Worker Education and Training Adopted by the 37th Annual Convention of the Oregon AFL-CIO.
Hallock, Margaret, Ed.
Organized labor in Oregon supports a high-skill, high-wage economic development strategy. The Oregon AFL-CIO Committee on Worker Education and Training has made policy recommendations that support this strategy. The Oregon AFL-CIO believes that fundamental reform of education is needed and recommends the following: emphasis on a high level of academic training to all students, a broad curriculum, student exposure to a variety of jobs, carefully structured youth apprenticeship programs, and labor involvement in educational reform. It encourages adoption of the apprenticeship model and recommends support and strengthening of current apprenticeship programs and expansion of the concept to new industries and jobs. The Oregon AFL-CIO believes the state should increase its investment in the current work force and improve training opportunities for dislocated workers, with labor playing a key role. It urges state and local governments to adopt a high-skill approach as they reorganize the delivery of public services. The Oregon AFL-CIO believes it has a role in changes in worker training and education at the firm level in the private sector. (Appendixes include the following: a 17-item bibliography, resolution to establish the committee, "The Eight Key Elements of High Performance Work Systems" by Ray Marshall; "Union Perspectives on New Work-Based Youth Apprenticeship Initiatives" and "Essential Elements of Model Youth Apprenticeship Programs" by Carol Shenon; "The Meaning of Apprenticeship"--a policy recommendation; and information on state-funded worker training programs.) (YLB)
Publication Type: Opinion Papers
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Oregon State Economic Development Dept., Salem.
Authoring Institution: Oregon Univ., Eugene. Labor Education and Research Center.
Identifiers - Location: Oregon