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Effective Partnership between Public Education and Private Industry [microform] / Sue Griffith Smith and David Beatty
Bib ID 5569626
Format BookBook, MicroformMicroform, OnlineOnline
Smith, Sue Griffith
Online Versions
Description [Washington, D.C.] : Distributed by ERIC Clearinghouse, 1994 
31 p. 

From the perspectives of both school and industry, this paper outlines the past, present, and future of a partnership between Ivy Tech State College (Columbus, Indiana) and Cummins Engine Company and other local industries formed to provide the southern Indiana area with a highly skilled workforce. First, David Beatty traces on-the-job training at Cummins, covering 1956 discussions about the creation of an apprenticeship program, and the 1958 creation of the Toolmaker Apprenticeship Program; 1986 efforts to revitalize the Cummins and Diesel Workers Union Apprenticeship Program, which at that point was down to only 10 apprentice electricians; and the selection of Ivy Tech to be the primary provider of related training. Beatty reports that the 50 apprentices who started classes in 3 different programs in 1987 and the 45 who started the following year in 4 different programs have completed their apprenticeship programs and received certificates of completion from Ivy Tech and the Department of Labor's Bureau of Apprenticeship and Training. Finally, he describes the initial impetus to expand Ivy Tech's training programs to other companies. Next, Sue Smith explains how Ivy Tech began to research the needs and concerns of the local business community, and how a committee of educators and industry representatives identified three skill areas for training (i.e., tool and die; electrical maintenance, and industrial maintenance/machine repair) and later added another three (i.e., molding, moldmaking, and patternmaking). Finally, both Beatty and Smith offer their perspectives on the future of the Ivy Tech partnerships with local industries. Handouts from the presentation are attached. (ECC)


ERIC Note: Paper presented at the Annual Conference on Workforce Training of the League for Innovation in the Community College (2nd, New Orleans, LA, January 30-February 2, 1994).

May also be available online. Address as at 14/8/18:

Reproduction Microfiche. [Washington D.C.]: ERIC Clearinghouse microfiches : positive. 
Subjects Apprenticeships.  |  Articulation (Education)  |  College School Cooperation.  |  Industrial Training.  |  Labor Force Development.  |  Program Development.  |  Program Implementation.  |  School Business Relationship.  |  Skilled Workers.  |  Technical Institutes.  |  Trade and Industrial Education.  |  Two Year Colleges.  |  Vocational Education.  |  Work Experience Programs.  |  Indiana Vocational Technical College
Form/genre Reports, Descriptive.  |  Speeches/Meeting Papers.
Other authors/contributors Beatty, David, author
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