ERIC Number: ED369927
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1993-Jan
Reference Count: N/A
Smart Jobs Training Plan: A Strategy for Texas. A Report to the Governor.
Texas State Dept. of Commerce, Austin, TX. State Job Training Coordinating Council.
A Texas State Job Training Coordinating Council task force developed a series of recommendations regarding improving Texas' current employment and training system to prepare the state's residents for the "smart jobs of the future." A formal literature review was conducted, and regional forums were held and attended by a wide range of stakeholders in Texas' job training system. The task force then formulated 2 general and 22 specific action recommendations for improving Texas' current employment and training system. Among the recommendations were calls for the governor to promote and gain consensus for a high-skill, high-wage strategy to build an internationally competitive, world-class work force in Texas and to take the steps necessary to provide both clients and employers with high quality, appropriate employment and training services at the local level. The remaining recommendations focused on short- and long-term actions related to the following: integrated service delivery, business-government partnerships, program development and quality, accountability and standards, and resource allocation. (Contains 21 references. Appended are a final report on the Smart Jobs Regional Forums, list of funding levels by agency, inventory of work force programs, and review of work force development programs in other states.) (MN)
Descriptors: Accountability, Articulation (Education), Change Strategies, Educational Change, Educational Needs, Educational Policy, Educational Quality, Educational Strategies, Emerging Occupations, Government School Relationship, Job Training, Labor Force Development, Literature Reviews, Partnerships in Education, Policy Formation, Position Papers, Program Development, Resource Allocation, School Business Relationship, State Action, State Programs, State Standards, Statewide Planning, Technological Advancement, Vocational Education
Publication Type: Reports - General
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Texas State Dept. of Commerce, Austin, TX. State Job Training Coordinating Council.
Identifiers - Location: Texas