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National Information Center for Handicapped Children and Youth, Washington, DC. – 1987
The conference reported in this document brought together parents and employers to identify practical strategies to help youth with disabilities succeed in the transition to the world of work. The conference attempted to enhance partnerships among parents; employers; national, state, and local governments; and organizations devoted to improving…
Descriptors: Community Action, Community Cooperation, Conferences, Cooperative Planning
Appalachia, 1984
Some 280 industry, education, labor, and state and local government leaders exchanged information about how Appalachian programs can harness technology to make traditional industries more competitive, package capital for job-creating industries and business, launch service industries, match education with jobs, and fit displaced workers into the…
Descriptors: Capital, Case Studies, Cooperative Programs, Dislocated Workers
Appalachia, 1984
Case studies on recreation, tourism, retirement homes, and information processing and distribution centers illustrate service industries subject to deliberate economic stimulation. The panel concludes that Appalachian communities may be missing major opportunities for development due to misunderstandings and "myths" about the economic…
Descriptors: Case Studies, Economic Development, Emerging Occupations, Futures (of Society)
Appalachia, 1986
West Virginia Governor Arch Moore discusses past and present changes in the Appalachian Region and in West Virginia spurred by the Appalachian Regional Commission. Changes in West Virginia's tax structure, job creation, economic diversification, and public energy facilities are noted as efforts to prepare for the future. (NEC)
Descriptors: Economic Development, Energy Management, Finance Reform, Job Development
Appalachia, 1984
Panel I features two case histories of state government, university, and private corporation cooperation to bring technology to the workplace (Microelectronics Center of North Carolina and Ben Franklin Partnership Program) and presentations about Burlington Industries and General Electric Company investments in technology to save jobs and boost…
Descriptors: Case Studies, Cooperative Programs, Higher Education, Job Development
Appalachia, 1984
The panel reviewed five efforts to integrate education into the workplace through cooperation between private industry and government, use of university research resources to save jobs while providing students with hands-on training, and community and school joint preparation of teenagers for social and economic participation. (NEC)
Descriptors: Cooperative Programs, Economic Development, Educational Cooperation, Educational Opportunities