ERIC Number: ED424352
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1997
Reference Count: N/A
Investing in Our Human Capital. Highlights of the National Alliance of Business Annual Conference (Washington, D.C., September 29-October 1, 1997).
In September 1997, more than 900 corporate leaders, educators, work force development professionals, coalition members, employment and training specialists and government officials participated in a conference focused on the new realities in the work force and workplace. The conference featured papers on such topics as the implications of a global economy for employers, workers, and communities and the impact of technology on teaching and learning. Workshops were conducted on the following themes: breaking ground and examining the fundamental issues of education and skills; building linkages and aligning public policy with business reality; constructing a framework for work force development; and empowering a new work force development system and technology. The following were among the topics discussed at the workshops: importance of early childhood education; workplace competencies and skill standards; urgency of math, science, and technology education; welfare-to-work policy challenges in large states; principles of creating learning organizations; process of translating business work force needs into education action; school-to-work and the importance of effective teaching; public policy and workplace realities; private sector responses to today's work force realities; Global 2000 Project; role of public education; successful community strategies for linking work force development and economic development; and employer-employee contracts for the new U.S. workplace. (MN)
Descriptors: Adult Education, Business, Conferences, Corporations, Early Childhood Education, Education Work Relationship, Educational Needs, Educational Policy, Educational Practices, Educational Technology, Elementary Secondary Education, Employer Attitudes, Employer Employee Relationship, Employment Patterns, Employment Practices, Human Capital, Labor Force Development, Labor Market, National Organizations, Needs Assessment, Partnerships in Education, Postsecondary Education, Public Policy, School Business Relationship, Technological Advancement, Technology Education, Trend Analysis, Work Environment
Publication Type: Collected Works - Proceedings
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: National Alliance of Business, Inc., Washington, DC.