ERIC Number: ED391882
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1994
Reference Count: N/A
Strategic Planning 1992-1994.
Georgia State Council on Vocational Education, Atlanta.
The Perkins Act mandated the Georgia Council on Vocational Education (GCOVE) as an independent agency strictly responsible for assessment, evaluation, and advisement in the area of vocational and technical education. Planning was always an integral part of the way GCOVE did business. In 1992, agencies larger than GCOVE and with whom GCOVE worked on a routine basis became involved in strategic planning. GCOVE availed itself of the services of the newly created Division of Strategic Planning. By the end of the process, GCOVE had tracked trends in Georgia, the nation, and the world and had looked at the impact that these would have on its mission. Members and staff had come to consensus on a shared view of the future, and they had looked at what types of human resource development (HRD) might be needed to meet that future. With a vision and mission clearly delineated, the participants focused on developing an action plan that included strategic directions, strategic objectives, and strategies. The process benefited GCOVE in a number of ways: defining a core set of beliefs; providing an opportunity to discuss and examine the provisions of the Perkins Act; clarifying to staff what the limitations were in terms of human capital and financial resources; clarifying that no comprehensive coordination of HRD was occurring in Georgia; and identifying new ways in which GCOVE could address Perkins Act mandates. Four strategic directions were identified for 1993-94. (YLB)
Descriptors: Advisory Committees, Educational Legislation, Educational Planning, Educational Strategies, Federal Legislation, Futures (of Society), Human Resources, Labor Force Development, Postsecondary Education, Program Evaluation, Secondary Education, State Agencies, Statewide Planning, Strategic Planning, Vocational Education
Publication Type: Opinion Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Georgia State Council on Vocational Education, Atlanta.
Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: Carl D Perkins Vocational and Applied Technology Education Act 1990