ERIC Number: ED360523
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1993-Apr
Perspectives on Education.
Connecticut State Council on Vocational-Technical Education, Hartford.
The Connecticut State Council on Vocational-Technical Education made recommendations to improve education that would help students prepare for the work force. The council evaluated the following: its belief statement; the Connecticut economy; the state's ability to support technical jobs; and education and training for work in Connecticut, including both the Carl Perkins Act and the Job Training Partnership Act (JTPA) programs and coordination of the two programs. The council's 18 recommendations included the following: (1) the state should put more resources into informing districts about state-purchased applied curricula; (2) the Connecticut Department of Education should provide additional guidance and support to school districts as they choose and put into use technology, promote the school and work connection, make available sufficient financial support to the Total Quality Institute for all interested schools, revise standards for guidance counselors to include a substantial background in the state economy and labor market, and allocate more resources to improving the teaching of math and science; (3) the Connecticut Employment and Training Commission should adopt systematic coordination of JTPA and educational resources as a clear state policy priority; and (4) the Department of Labor should develop a technical assistance program for service delivery areas as they implement the new JTPA amendments. (Appendixes include data on Carl Perkins budgeting and JTPA participation.) (YLB)
Descriptors: Adult Education, Cooperative Programs, Coordination, Economic Development, Education Work Relationship, Educational Policy, Educational Quality, Employment Programs, Federal Legislation, Federal Programs, Integrated Curriculum, Job Training, Labor Force Development, Postsecondary Education, Public Policy, Secondary Education, State Programs, Statewide Planning, Vocational Education
Publication Type: Opinion Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Connecticut State Council on Vocational-Technical Education, Hartford.
Identifiers - Location: Connecticut
Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: Carl D Perkins Vocational and Applied Technology Education Act 1990; Job Training Partnership Act 1982