ERIC Number: ED422462
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1998-Jun
Reference Count: N/A
A Vision for Training and Further Education in Victoria. Vision Statement.
Victoria Training Board, Melbourne (Australia).
The state of Victoria (Australia) needs a well-educated, adaptable work force to face the numerous challenges stemming from the following: shifts in employment toward "knowledge workers"; the impact of competition, technological change, and microeconomic reform; aging of the population; disparate views regarding the purpose of education; and the increasing internationalization of capital, labor, and education. To cope with these and other changes, Victoria must ensure that people can learn throughout their working lives by working focusing on the following strategic directions: establishing new, more effective relationships between industry, students, service providers, and government (providing client-oriented differentiated services; planning and implementing industry-specific training strategies; improving industry and community understanding of the benefits of training and further education); giving meaningful expression to learning through life (meeting the increasing demand for just-in-time training, teaching people to learn, recognizing individual learners as primary clients); providing leadership in learning through new technologies (improving learning outcomes, enabling universal access to training, ensuring that local communities retain a major influence over work force training); and securing and developing resources for the future (ensuring that the level and mix of human and financial resources available to training and further education are flexible and adaptable enough to achieve desired outcomes). (MN)
Descriptors: Change Strategies, Competency Based Education, Distance Education, Education Work Relationship, Educational Change, Educational Demand, Educational Needs, Educational Objectives, Educational Opportunities, Educational Policy, Educational Trends, Foreign Countries, Futures (of Society), Government School Relationship, Job Training, Lifelong Learning, Needs Assessment, Position Papers, Postsecondary Education, School Business Relationship, State Standards, Statewide Planning, Strategic Planning, Systems Approach, Training Objectives, Trend Analysis, Vocational Education
Startegic Planning and Research Division, Office of Training and Further Education, Level 3, 2 Treasury Place, Melbourne, Australia, 3000.
Publication Type: Opinion Papers; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Victoria Training Board, Melbourne (Australia).
Identifiers - Location: Australia