ERIC Number: ED411467
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1997-Sep-25
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)
Descriptors: Academic Education, Building Trades, Construction Industry, Education Work Relationship, Educational Needs, Integrated Curriculum, Job Skills, Job Training, Labor Education, National Standards, Postsecondary Education, Program Effectiveness, Program Evaluation, Program Implementation, Skill Development, Unions, Vocational Education
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Department of Education, Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Laborers-AGC Education and Training Fund, Pomfret Center, CT.
Note: For related skill standards, see ED 400 458, CE 074 477, and CE 074 680.