ERIC Number: ED404439
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1996
Reference Count: N/A
Linking Education and the Workplace: An Imperative for New Jersey's Economic Future.
New Jersey State Employment and Training Commission, Trenton.
New Jersey's Task Force on Education and Workforce Quality was formed in 1995 to develop recommendations to ensure a strong, mutually beneficial relationship between New Jersey's education system and the needs of its evolving labor market. The task force conducted a needs assessment that was mailed to approximately 1000 New Jersey employers (response rate, 10%) and held hearings in 4 New Jersey towns that were attended by 116 individuals. Among the topics/issues examined by the task force were the following: purpose of education; education's role in relation to global competition, the changing workplace, new understanding of learning/education, and technology; New Jersey's current demographics and labor market; skills, competencies, and delivery systems; integrated stakeholders; and accountability measurement. Among the task force's recommendations regarding connecting activities/oversight, stakeholder education, curriculum, and state leadership were the following: work force investment boards must play a major role in forming local educational partnerships and connecting stakeholders promoting school-to-work/work-to-school initiatives; teacher certification requirements and preservice/inservice training must be improved to reflect the new work force readiness agenda; and curricula must reflect customer needs more fully. (Appended are the employer needs assessment results and statements of some of the 36 individuals testifying at the 4 hearings.) (MN)
Descriptors: Accountability, Curriculum, Delivery Systems, Economic Change, Education Work Relationship, Educational Change, Educational Needs, Educational Objectives, Employer Attitudes, Government School Relationship, Hearings, Labor Market, Leadership, Needs Assessment, Parent Participation, Position Papers, Program Evaluation, Relevance (Education), School Business Relationship, Secondary Education, Stakeholders, State Government, Statewide Planning, Teacher Education, Vocational Education
Publication Type: Opinion Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: New Jersey State Employment and Training Commission, Trenton.
Identifiers - Location: New Jersey