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ERIC Number: ED512587
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2009-Jan
Pages: 24
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: N/A
Recommended Policies and Practices for Advancing Indiana's System of Adult Education and Workforce Training
National Center for Higher Education Management Systems (NJ1)
With generous support from the Lilly Endowment, the Indiana Chamber has contracted with National Center for Higher Education Management Systems (NCHEMS) to provide a policy framework and specific recommendations for improving the system of adult education and workforce training in Indiana--building on the important initiatives that have already taken place. The recommendations culminate from detailed interviews conducted with Indiana's providers of adult education and workforce training, government officials, and business leaders (a list of those interviewed is provided in Appendix A) and experience NCHEMS brings to bear from conducting similar work in other states. This brief recommends actions that would strengthen the adult education and training enterprise and the work of its various providers, and would create a more seamless system; one that serves more working-aged adults, focuses more on completions, is guided by effective leadership, and operates in a fiscal environment that rewards collaboration and improvement instead of status quo. If many of them are addressed, more adults will have living-wage jobs, the state's economy will be fueled by a more educated workforce, fewer adults will rely on costly state services such as Medicaid and corrections, and the state will experience substantial gains in personal incomes and tax revenues. In the end, the return will far outweigh the investment. Appendices include: (1) Stakeholders Interviewed by NCHEMS; and (2) Description of Similar State Organizations. [This paper was submitted to the Indiana Chamber of Commerce.]
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Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Adult Education; Higher Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: Lilly Endowment, Inc.
Authoring Institution: National Center for Higher Education Management Systems (NCHEMS)
Identifiers - Location: Indiana