ERIC Number: ED364262
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1992
Reference Count: N/A
Toward a National Job Training Program.
Grede, John F.
Contending that the nation's community colleges should improve the training of future workers by building a national job training program based on successful components already in existence, this paper reviews seven monographs published by the National Council for Occupational Education (NCOE) since 1985 which identify, highlight, or address essential elements of such a program. The following monographs are reviewed: (1) "The National Council for Occupational Education: The First Ten Years," highlighting the NCOE's focus on human resource development on a national level; (2) "Technician Supply and Demand: How Can Community and Junior Colleges Help Fill the Need?" discussing an NCOE survey of electronics employers' needs which indicated the important role of community colleges in job training; (3) "Criteria for Excellence in Associate in Applied Science (AAS) Degree Programs," reviewing 14 criteria to increase AAS degree program effectiveness; (4) "Integrating the Humanities into Associate Degree Occupational Programs," focusing on the importance that employers place on non-technical skills; (5) "Occupational Program Articulation," identifying model articulation and "tech prep" programs nationwide and considering articulation an essential element of a national training program; (6) "Community Colleges and Economic Development," pointing to the concept of economic development as a responsibility of community colleges and describing the essentials and characteristics of economic development programs; and (7) "Productive America," proposing broader minority representation in the community colleges and changes in state and federal funding programs. (ECC)
Descriptors: Articulation (Education), Associate Degrees, College Role, Community Colleges, Economic Development, Employer Attitudes, Humanities Instruction, Job Training, Labor Force Development, Literature Reviews, National Programs, Needs Assessment, Program Descriptions, Program Design, Program Development, Two Year Colleges, Vocational Education
Publication Type: Information Analyses; Opinion Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: National Council for Occupational Education, Inc., Wausau, WI.