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ERIC Number: ED411027
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1997-Jun-12
Pages: 16
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Briefing Paper regarding the Establishment of a Regional Technical and Industrial Skills Training Center.
Powell, Roger Baden
In spring 1997, Oregon's Regional Workforce Committee commissioned a study to investigate the feasibility of creating a technical and industrial skills training center in Region 12 of the state. Interviews were conducted with 40 individuals from area companies, social service agencies, and training organizations regarding the need for such a center and its functions. Results from the survey indicated that all respondents were interested in a partnership approach, which would entail participation by local organizations as training providers or training customers. The center should act as a regional broker of technical skills training courses, focusing on local training and skill development needs. The main constituencies to be served will include secondary students wanting to complete training while in high school, post-secondary students, the unemployed, and currently employed individuals wishing to enhance their career opportunities. The duration of training will depend upon participants' personal and career goals, ranging from 3 to 20 weeks of 40-hour-per-week instructional modules. Program offerings might include courses related to career progression skills, technical communication, fabrication technology, or office information management, while the center is expected to foster linkages with training agencies, social service agencies, and employers. Based on the interest expressed in the center, it is recommended that a meeting be held among school officials and potential partners to determine the center's economic potential, organization, location, programs, staffing, and funding sources. (JDI)
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative
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Language: English
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