ERIC Number: ED455410
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2001
Reference Count: N/A
Developing Industry Linkages: Learning from Practice.
Linkages between Australia's vocational education and training (VET) and technical and further education (TAFE) sectors and industry were examined through 13 case studies involving a variety of industrial sectors in South Australia, New South Wales, and Victoria. Special attention was paid to the processes established by school clusters to develop relationships with industry. The individual case studies focused on the following topics: scope and nature of the program; strategies for developing formal linkages with industry; training packages; training and assessment; and benefits and concerns. Jointly developed competencies and standards were a cornerstone of the connections between providers of training and industry sectors. Postcompulsory institutions and secondary school providers were also linked with industry in provision of workplace training in the form of work experience and more structured and formal vocational placements. Many schools clustered together to pool and share resources. In postcompulsory institutions (TAFE institutes, private VET providers), the linkages were generally reflected in development and implementation of industry training packages, the composition of course advisory groups, and partnerships between employers in delivery of apprenticeship and traineeship training. The major benefits derived from development of industry linkages for secondary and postsecondary providers were discussed along with concerns and policy implications. (MN)
Descriptors: Academic Standards, Apprenticeships, Case Studies, Competence, Computer Assisted Instruction, Consortia, Cooperative Planning, Educational Benefits, Educational Policy, Educational Practices, Educational Trends, Foreign Countries, Guidelines, Instructional Materials, Linking Agents, Needs Assessment, Partnerships in Education, Policy Formation, Postsecondary Education, Private Schools, Public Schools, School Business Relationship, Secondary Education, Shared Resources and Services, Strategic Planning, Student Evaluation, Trainees, Training Methods, Trend Analysis, Vocational Education, Work Experience Programs
National Centre for Vocational Education Research, 252 Kensington Road, Leabrook, South Australia 5068, Australia. Tel: 08 8333 8400; Fax: 08 8331 9211; e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org; Web site: http://www.ncver.edu.au (Cat no. 603; $22 Australian). For full text: http://www.ncver.edu.au/research/core/cp0066.pdf.
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: National Centre for Vocational Education Research, Leabrook (Australia).
Identifiers - Location: Australia