ERIC Number: ED393965
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1996-Jan
Making Connections: The Link between Training and Education.
Leith, D. Malcolm
NAWDP Advantage, p4-5 Jan 1996
The primary goal of work force development--meaningful job placement--may appear to be narrower than the broad social and personal goals of education; however, education and work force development share common functions, content, and objectives. The training process in work force development involves many of the major functions of a formal education process: teaching, curriculum development, assessment, and counseling. The content of work force training is becoming increasingly educational as work force development responds to higher levels of literacy required by the economy. Given the common functions and content of education and work force development, it is not surprising that work force developers and educators also share objectives, such as instructing effectively and reaching populations outside the traditional K-12 and higher education system. In view of their common functions, objectives, and shared fundamental educational commitment to helping individuals reach their full potential, educators and work force developers are natural constituencies for each other. Their common functions and concerns give work force developers and educators a means of talking to one another about how job training and school-based learning reinforce and supplement each other. (MN)
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Opinion Papers
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Note: "NAWDP Advantage" is a publication of the National Association of Workforce Development Professionals.