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ERIC Number: ED369437
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1994-Feb
Pages: 31
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: N/A
Effective Partnership between Public Education and Private Industry.
Smith, Sue Griffith; Beatty, David
From the perspectives of both school and industry, this paper outlines the past, present, and future of a partnership between Ivy Tech State College (Columbus, Indiana) and Cummins Engine Company and other local industries formed to provide the southern Indiana area with a highly skilled workforce. First, David Beatty traces on-the-job training at Cummins, covering 1956 discussions about the creation of an apprenticeship program, and the 1958 creation of the Toolmaker Apprenticeship Program; 1986 efforts to revitalize the Cummins and Diesel Workers Union Apprenticeship Program, which at that point was down to only 10 apprentice electricians; and the selection of Ivy Tech to be the primary provider of related training. Beatty reports that the 50 apprentices who started classes in 3 different programs in 1987 and the 45 who started the following year in 4 different programs have completed their apprenticeship programs and received certificates of completion from Ivy Tech and the Department of Labor's Bureau of Apprenticeship and Training. Finally, he describes the initial impetus to expand Ivy Tech's training programs to other companies. Next, Sue Smith explains how Ivy Tech began to research the needs and concerns of the local business community, and how a committee of educators and industry representatives identified three skill areas for training (i.e., tool and die; electrical maintenance, and industrial maintenance/machine repair) and later added another three (i.e., molding, moldmaking, and patternmaking). Finally, both Beatty and Smith offer their perspectives on the future of the Ivy Tech partnerships with local industries. Handouts from the presentation are attached. (ECC)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
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