ERIC Number: ED378355
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1993
Reference Count: N/A
Commercial Training Markets and the FE Sector: A Case Study.
Coombe Lodge Report, v23 n9 1993
A case study approach was used to analyze the commercial training markets for further education (FE) colleges in Sheffield, England. The following aspects of training supply and demand in Sheffield were examined: regional employment market (occupational structure and economic outlook); size, value, and segmentation of the training market; competitive position of the region's FE training sector; and strategic capability of the FE sector. It was concluded that Sheffield's political and social environments are such that FE colleges are likely to experience continuing pressure to compete successfully in the training market. Medium and large companies were determined to offer the best market opportunities for FE colleges. The process model developed for analyzing commercial training markets included the following steps: define scope/purpose of analysis; collect labor market information; develop generalized models of training behavior; analyze/segment market; analyze training industry structure and competitive position; identify strengths/weaknesses; select markets, objectives, and strategies; and conduct surveys of key market segments. Contains 38 references and 16 figures. Appended is a comparison on 4 data categories: standard industrial classification; training in Britain industry groupings; training in Britain summary groupings; and training provision. (MN)
Descriptors: Adult Education, Case Studies, Education Work Relationship, Educational Demand, Educational Supply, Foreign Countries, Job Training, Models, Private Sector, Research Methodology, School Business Relationship, Technical Institutes
Staff College, Coombe Lodge, Blagdon, Bristol BS18 6RG, England, United Kingdom (9 British pounds).
Publication Type: Collected Works - Serials
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Staff Coll., Bristol (England).
Identifiers - Location: United Kingdom (Sheffield)