ERIC Number: ED375865
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1994-Aug-15
Reference Count: N/A
Partnership 2000: Improving the Workforce through Partnerships. Monograph.
Partnership 2000 is a joint collaborative effort of labor, education, and industry in California created to address the needs of employees through vocational and technical education provided by community colleges and affiliated training institutions. Partnership 2000's long-range goals are to: (1) improve student access to vocational education programs; (2) promote private sector and community college participation and coordination; (3) increase student job placement or further educational opportunities; (4) develop faculty renewal and recency programs with industry; (5) revise vocational education curricula to incorporate new technology; (6) orient faculty to the use of high technology to teach and train students; (7) stimulate discussions to focus on vocational education issues from global and national perspectives. Part I of this report describes Partnership 2000, its formation, and goals. Part II highlights some exemplary partnerships formed through the program, including partnerships between community colleges and public utilities; a project involving the Los Angeles Community College District, the Los Angeles Unified School District, and the Industry Education Council of California in planning 2+2+2 curricula in the areas of aeronautics, fashion merchandising, and manufacturing; a high technology demonstration project; and a health care issues forum. Part III describes the Partnership 2000 process, highlighting the formation of ED>NET. Part IV relates experiences with exemplary aviation partnerships, while part V summarizes 1993-93 Partnership 2000 activities, including forums, and faculty and student internships. Finally, part VI offers comments on the future of Partnership 2000. Extensive appendixes contain more detailed information on the aviation partnerships. (KP)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Los Angeles Mission Coll., Sylmar, CA.