ERIC Number: ED415349
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1996
Reference Count: N/A
Leading the Way. Report of Employers Whose Companies and Employees Took Part in the Learning in Smaller Companies (LISC) Project.
Seagraves, Liz, Ed.
This document is written by employers whose companies participated in the Learning in Smaller Companies (LISC) project, during which a university and two further education colleges created a number of work-based learning schemes for employers in small and medium-sized enterprises in Scotland. The foreword (Peter Swinson) discusses the importance of collaboration between education and industry. In a section on the purpose of the project, the importance of education to a high quality work force and company success is emphasized. The roles of management and employees in work force education and work force development are discussed in the introduction (Michael Willis). The following topics are considered in "The Learning Environment in the Small Company" (Michael Willis): characteristics of the entrepreneurial business environment; barriers to training and development; and characteristics of work-based learning. The essentials of becoming a learning organization are outlined in "Becoming a Learning Organisation" (Peter Neal). "The Learning in Smaller Companies (LISC) Project" (Peter Neal) summarizes the objectives and activities of the LISC project. Presented next are three case studies: "The Taylor Group" (Michael Willis); "The Lake Hotel" (Douglas Little); and "Harvey Maps Limited" (Sue Harvey). Concluding the document are a resource checklist, profile of the Forth Valley Enterprise, and 11 references. (MN)
Descriptors: Case Studies, Education Work Relationship, Educational Environment, Employer Attitudes, Entrepreneurship, Foreign Countries, Organizational Development, Program Effectiveness, School Business Relationship, Small Businesses, Work Experience Programs
Educational Policy and Development, University of Stirling, Stirling FK9 4LA, Scotland.
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Department for Education and Employment, London (England).
Authoring Institution: Stirling Univ. (Scotland).; Falkirk Coll. of Further and Higher Education (Scotland).; Clackmannan Coll., Alloa (Scotland).
Identifiers - Location: United Kingdom (Scotland)