ERIC Number: ED471357
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 2000-May-23
Alliances That Work. A Report from a Conference (Louisville, Kentucky, May 23, 2000).
Regional Technology Strategies, Inc., Carrboro, NC.
This monograph summarizes presentations and discussions that took place at a symposium organized in conjunction with the spring meeting of the Trans-Atlantic Technology and Training Alliance (TA3). TA3 is an international alliance dedicated to sharing practices that prepare workers for technical careers, providing opportunities for faculty development and student exchange, and building industry support and management skills. Some of the presentations summarized include: (1) Roland Sterling's overview of the reasons why Denmark recently reformed its vocational system and was recognized in 1999 as the best vocational education system in the world; (2) Osterlund's description of system reforms that will link students' workplace and classroom experiences more tightly through real world projects that benefit employers; (3) Keith Bird's description of Kentucky's Virtual University, through which 70% of the state's colleges and universities provide online classes; (4) Charlie Woods' explanation of Scotland's chief economic development organization is bringing together industry clusters and educational institutions to create training alliances that enhance clusters' growth potential; and (5) Mark Million's suggestion that community colleges adapt to a new education marketplace in which working "wired" adults are seeking new opportunities and in which colleges that don't establish an online brand will lose out. (NB)
Descriptors: Access to Education, Community Colleges, Cooperative Programs, Distance Education, Institutional Cooperation, International Educational Exchange, Internet, Job Skills, Labor Force Development, Nontraditional Education, Online Courses, Technical Education, Two Year Colleges, Vocational Education
Regional Technology Strategies, Inc., 205 Lloyd Street, Suite 210, Carrboro, NC 27510 (Publication no. 01001, $8). Fax: 919-933-6688; Web site: http://www.rtsinc.org/.
Publication Type: Collected Works - Proceedings; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation, Chicago, IL.
Authoring Institution: Regional Technology Strategies, Inc., Carrboro, NC.
Note: Cover title reads, "Alliances That Work: An International Symposium. Report from the Conference." Conference also hosted by the Trans-Atlantic Technology and Training Alliance.