ERIC Number: ED454414
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2001
Reference Count: N/A
Getting Employers Involved: Improving Work-Based Learning through Employer Links. Report and Good Practice Guidelines.
This document presents guidelines for engaging employers in work-based learning programs offered by post-16 institutions in the United Kingdom. Chapter 1 explains why the guidelines are needed, how they were developed, and how they can be used. The following are among the topics examined in Chapters 2-6: (1) getting employers involved (benefits of employer involvement in improving learning and increasing employability; challenges facing training providers and employers; adopting a corporate approach and convincing employers of the business advantages of involvement in work experience programs; employer options for getting involved); (2) resources to do the job (sharing a commitment, developing good practice); (3) preparing for learning at work (making a good match, supporting needs, knowing the industry, keeping things simple); (4) supporting effective learning in the workplace (ideas for employers and training providers); and (5) supporting learners' personal development (strategies for employers and training providers). Chapters 2-6 each contain one or more case studies illustrating good practices. The bibliography lists 26 publications and World Wide Web sites. The following items are appended: a list of case study leaders and sites; 37 key actions for developing good practice; and lists of the employers involved in the study and the External Advisory Group. (Contains 26 resources.) (MN)
Descriptors: Adult Learning, Education Work Relationship, Educational Benefits, Educational Cooperation, Educational Practices, Educational Resources, Foreign Countries, Guidelines, Individual Development, Job Training, Linking Agents, Partnerships in Education, Postsecondary Education, Program Development, School Business Relationship, Vocational Education, Work Experience Programs
Learning and Skills Development Agency, Citadel Place, Tinworth Street, London SE11 5EH, United Kingdom. Tel: 020 7962 1066; Fax: 020 7840 5401; Web site: http://www.LSagency.org.uk. For full text: http://www.LSagency.org.uk/pubs/dbaseout/download.asp?code=R 1084/05/01/4000.
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Community; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: Learning and Skills Development Agency, London (England).
Identifiers - Location: United Kingdom