ERIC Number: ED357796
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1993
Reference Count: N/A
Industry-Education Partnerships: Vocational Education Resource Package.
Evaluation and Training Inst., Los Angeles, CA.
Designed to assist community college administrators and faculty in enhancing vocational education programs and services, this Vocational Education Resource Package presents case studies of four partnerships between California community colleges and industry and offers guidelines for developing successful partnerships. The case studies focus on: (1) Los Angeles Harbor College's (LAHC's) Process Plant Training program to train students to be process plant operators in local oil, chemical, and waste water treatment industries; (2) LAHC's partnership with Hyundai, which provides short-term training for Hyundai automotive industry personnel and LAHC students in different technical skills, and special training for Latino and African-American students recruited from South Central Los Angeles; (3) Long Beach City College's Professional Cooperation Apprenticeship Program developed with Nissan to provide special training on repairing and maintaining Nissan vehicles; and (4) El Camino College's partnership with Toyota to provide a 2 + 2 automotive mechanics program geared predominantly toward minority students. Next, key elements in school-business partnerships are discussed, including an active advisory committee, involvement of college personnel with the local community, program marketing, and financial and administrative support from the college. After noting obstacles to developing partnerships, the booklet offers examples of community college efforts to market the college to business and industry, recruit students for the program, develop cooperative education and internship programs, and evaluate the programs. Contact people at the cited programs are listed. (AC)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: California Community Colleges, Sacramento. Office of the Chancellor.
Authoring Institution: Evaluation and Training Inst., Los Angeles, CA.