ERIC Number: ED401845
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1996-Oct
Postsecondary Education and the New Workforce.
Rodriguez, Esther M.; Ruppert, Sandra S.
This report is intended to provide a framework for state-level policy and planning in relationship to postsecondary education's role in workforce development. Underlying the report is a set of principles and priorities designed to reflect and shape current policy agendas, and which will address the needs of college-bound high school graduates, workers needing retraining or upgrading of skills, unemployed and underemployed workers, and employers. In separate sections the report covers topics such as: the role of postsecondary education as a factor in workforce development; broadening the school-to-work framework; building a collaborative system of education and training; capitalizing on the distinct roles of learning providers; improving learner productivity; helping learners make informed choices; connecting learning and work, and defining skills needed by new employees; and supporting teachers and faculty. In a final section the report defines an agenda for state higher education boards that includes high school feedback and admissions, articulation with and transfer to postsecondary education, follow-up of program completers and better employer feedback, integration of classroom-based and work-based learning, and effective coordination and planning. The names of participants and institutional leaders at two 1996 conferences on this topic in Racine, Wisconsin, and Denver, Colorado, are appended to the report. (Contains 11 references.) (CH)
Descriptors: Career Education, College Bound Students, Education Work Relationship, Educational Planning, Educational Policy, Educational Resources, Futures (of Society), Job Training, Labor Force Development, Labor Force Nonparticipants, Long Range Planning, Needs Assessment, Noncollege Bound Students, Planning, Policy Formation, Postsecondary Education, Reentry Workers, School Business Relationship, State Programs, State School District Relationship, Statewide Planning, Work Experience Programs
State Higher Education Executive Officers, 707 Seventeenth Street, Suite 2700, Denver, CO 80202-3427.
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Opinion Papers
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Inst. on Postsecondary Education, Libraries, and Lifelong Learning (ED/OERI), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: State Higher Education Executive Officers Association.