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ERIC Number: ED411467
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1997-Sep-25
Pages: 70
Abstractor: N/A
Business and Education Standards Project. Final Report.
Tippie, John; Rice, Eric
The objectives of the 4-year Laborers-Associated General Contractors (AGC) Business and Education Standards Project are: (1) generate world-class standards for construction craft occupations; (2) develop and promote a certification program for construction craft laborers (this objective was deleted because of negative reaction); (3) promote the standards-setting process and resulting products; (4) attempt to attract construction craft laborers to an industry with a worker shortage; (5) demonstrate to educators how the academic disciplines must be applied at the construction workplace; (6) supply construction employers with workers who possess a known skill component; and (7) provide a clear and easily understood occupational skill description to private industry trainers so they can update and modify their curriculum. The project was accomplished through a coalition that included representatives from construction employers and employer associations, public education, labor unions, and private industry trainers. Skill standards were produced for concrete workers, lead abatement workers, and open-cut pipe-laying workers. Although the objectives of the project were met for the most part, the project concluded that it will take generations to create a culture in the industry that can adopt standards uniformly. (This report includes a third-party evaluation of the project and "A Strategic Plan for Laborers' Training.") (KC)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: Department of Education, Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Laborers-AGC Education and Training Fund, Pomfret Center, CT.
Grant or Contract Numbers: N/A
Note: For related skill standards, see ED 400 458, CE 074 477, and CE 074 680.