ERIC Number: ED480447
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2003
Reference Count: N/A
Successful Engagement: Guidance for Colleges and Providers on Effective Employer Engagement in Post-16 Learning.
Successful employer engagement requires that colleges in the United Kingdom secure employers' involvement in the design, development, management, and delivery of post-16 learning so that the skill needs of employers and the workforce will be met and the increased productivity, competitiveness, and efficiency of individual organizations and the wider economy will be supported. The Success for All strategy gives colleges and providers the incentives and support to form much closer relationships with employers. Providers are asked to specify and deliver on one of two possible headline improvement targets in relation to the following: (1) the development of improved services direct to employers; or (2) increased employability or work readiness of learners. In order to promote employer involvement, colleges and providers will need to consider radical changes to their mission and purpose. Those changes include the following: (1) the development of a mission that recognizes employers as customers analogous to the approach taken with individual students; (2) the enhancement of management information systems to provide timely and ongoing data on the extent and type of employer engagement; (3) a policy on the costing and pricing provision for companies; and (4) a system of regularly updated surveys of employer needs and satisfaction. (Includes examples of employer engagement, a description of the 5 dimensions of a "college for business," a headline improvement target, and 17 references.) (MO)
Descriptors: Adult Learning, Articulation (Education), Contract Training, Education Work Relationship, Educational Administration, Educational Quality, Educational Resources, Employer Attitudes, Employment Potential, Foreign Countries, Job Training, Labor Force Development, Labor Needs, Management Information Systems, Partnerships in Education, Postsecondary Education, Program Development, School Business Relationship, Vocational Education, Work Experience Programs
Learning and Skills Development Agency, Regent Arcade House, 19-25 Argyll Street, London W1F 7LS, United Kingdom (Ref. No. 1530). Tel: 020 7297 9000; Fax: 020 7297 9001; Web site: http://www.lsda.org.uk/home.asp. For full text: http://www.lsda.org.uk/files/pdf/1530.pdf.
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Administrators; Practitioners
Sponsor: Learning and Skills Council, Coventry (England).
Authoring Institution: Learning and Skills Development Agency, London (England).
Identifiers - Location: United Kingdom