ERIC Number: ED469890
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 2001-Feb
How Can We Work Sectorally in a Province? Building Links between the Nova Scotia Community College and the Nova Scotia Industry Sector Councils. An Association of Canadian Community Colleges Sponsored Sectoral Case Study.
Kenny, Mary; Shaw, Robbie
This paper focuses on the links between Nova Scotia Community College (NSCC) and the Nova Scotia Regional Industry Training Councils (RITCs). It discusses a 1999 evaluation of the RITCs, and provides major findings and implications for future cooperation between RITCs and NSCC. The evaluation study, on a general level, provided substantial evidence that the RITC model had been successful in Nova Scotia in mobilizing industry participation in training and in building a training culture. It showed that the sector council approach works when small and medium-sized enterprises work cooperatively to address their common human resource and development needs. Major findings pertaining to community college issues include the following: (1) special efforts are needed to build effective working relationships between the RITCs and their primary public sector partners, including NSCC; and (2) the NSCC should be encouraged to treat the RITCs as key advisors on training needs and human resource trends in their sectors, and the RITCs should explore options to formalize their participation in the Program Advisory Committees of the NSCC. The paper then details the transition to sector councils, describes parallel developments at the NSCC and, finally, discusses new approaches to cooperation between RITCs and NSCC. Appendix contains the Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) between NSCC and the Association of Industry Sector Councils, as well as an MOU template. (CB)
Descriptors: Community Colleges, Education Work Relationship, Foreign Countries, Job Training, Partnerships in Education, School Business Relationship, Two Year Colleges
For full text: http://www.accc.ca/ftp/pubs/studies/NSCC.pdf.
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Association of Canadian Community Colleges.; Human Resources Development Canada, Ottawa (Ontario).
Authoring Institution: Atlantic Home Building & Renovation Sector Council, East Dover (Nova Scotia).; Nova Scotia Community Coll., Springhill. Cumberland Campus.
Grant or Contract Numbers: N/A
Note: Prepared for the ACCC/TASC/CAETO Colleges/Institutes and Sector Councils Symposium (Ottawa, Ontario, Canada, February 22-23, 2001).