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ERIC Number: ED375261
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1993
Pages: 50
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: N/A
State Level Coordination of Education and Job Training Policy Development. Analyses and Recommendations.
Moussouris, Linda; Green, James L., Ed.
A study examined state-level coordination of education and job training policy development in Massachusetts. Selected representatives of Massachusetts' four secretariats, 30-40 agencies, and governing and advisory councils/boards responsible for oversight of the commonwealth's education/training programs were interviewed. It was recommended that state-level organizations/entities take the following actions to coordinate work-related education and training policy: improve programs to collect and communicate information regarding the state's economic/work force needs; attempt to act as a conduit for increasing flows of occupational trend and economic development information to and from local practitioners; determine the kinds of resources and support that local organizations need to fulfill their planning responsibilities; intervene to simplify and systematize processes of applying for state funds/resources; determine ways of facilitating (removing obstacles to) the formation of linkages between schools, training providers, and industry; help vocational education programs take a more systematic approach to meeting Massachusetts' current skill quandaries; increase support for tech prep; and consider adopting successful international models of linking school and work and learning strategies identified as promising in U.S.-based research studies. The interview schedule is appended. Contains 173 references. (MN)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: Massachusetts State Council on Vocational Education, Boston.
Identifiers - Location: Massachusetts