ERIC Number: ED422527
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1998
Reference Count: N/A
Trade Unions and Adult Guidance: Case Studies of Best Practice.
Trades Union Congress, London (England).
Best practices in trade union-sponsored adult guidance programs were identified through five case studies in the United Kingdom and one in Denmark. The case studies from the United Kingdom focused on the following: a partnership between local trade unions and a city center education guidance service supported by a local college of further and higher education, city council, and local training and enterprise council; a national initiative aimed at employees who would otherwise be unlikely to receive training at work, left school at the earliest opportunity, and have few prospects for advancement; a partnership between a university and a local training partnership to provide careers guidance to union members faced with layoffs; a union-management partnership to promote employee"ownership" of learning and ensure that employees develop the skills needed to obtain employment in the event of layoffs; and a trade union-management partnership to help workers achieve National Targets for Education and Training and increase industry understanding and use of National Vocational Qualifications. The Danish case study chronicled union participation in determining the content and methodology of a state-funded training scheme allowing employees with few qualifications to have access to individually tailored adult education and vocational training programs lasting 4-36 weeks. (MN)
Descriptors: Adult Programs, Career Counseling, Case Studies, Cooperative Planning, Counseling Services, Counseling Techniques, Education Work Relationship, Educational Practices, Employer Employee Relationship, Foreign Countries, Government School Relationship, Guidance Programs, Innovation, Job Skills, Partnerships in Education, Postsecondary Education, Program Development, Program Effectiveness, School Counseling, Skill Development, Unions
Trades Union Congress, Congress House, Great Russell Street, London WC1B 3LS, England, United Kingdom; Web site: http://www.tuc.org.uk
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Trades Union Congress, London (England).
Identifiers - Location: Denmark; United Kingdom