ERIC Number: ED461047
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2000
Reference Count: N/A
Co-Operation as a New Mode of Regulating and Planning Occupational and Technical Training: Quebec's Sectoral Committees.
Tremblay, Diane-Gabrielle; Doray, Pierre; Landry, Carol
As part of its ongoing reform of occupational and technical training, Quebec has adopted a sectoral initiatives policy that has provided the mandate and organizational structure to sectoral committees for planning occupational and technical training based on dual cooperation between employers and unions in various sectors and between representatives of the work environment and representatives of planning authorities within Quebec's department of education. Research on the sectoral committees formed to date has established that the situations of the individual committees vary widely, in terms of their origins and financial resources and in terms of the boundary of the given sector and its dynamics. The new committees are investing in the planning of occupational training and are participating in the regulation of training at the sectoral level through development of collaborative efforts between actors from the field of education and the economic domain. Some committees are experimenting with and even institutionalizing new ways of working in the fields of basic and continuous training. Although the committees cannot impose any training on companies, they can identify resources and content and propose training activities. Even though many are still in the experimental stage, the sectoral committees are coming to exercise some influence over the regulation of training supply. (Contains 38 references.) (MN)
Descriptors: Advisory Committees, Change Strategies, Cooperative Planning, Educational Administration, Educational Change, Educational Planning, Educational Policy, Educational Trends, Employer Employee Relationship, Foreign Countries, Industrial Training, Inplant Programs, Linking Agents, Literature Reviews, Partnerships in Education, Planning Commissions, Policy Formation, Program Implementation, Public Policy, Trend Analysis, Unions, Vocational Education
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
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Sponsor: Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada, Ottawa (Ontario).
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Identifiers - Location: Canada