Ohios Economic Advantage. Enhancing Workforce Performance. Improving Business Results. Increasing Global Competitiveness.Report as inadecuate

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This booklet contains 36 one-page "success stories" that reveal how the two-year colleges and the vocational and adult education system in Ohio are responding to business and industry needs with innovative problem solving and effective partnerships. Each profile includes a challenge, a solution, results, and comments from business persons that were helped by programs of the colleges or the vocational and adult educational system. Subjects of some of the programs profiled include the following: improving quality and productivity through statistical process control training; reducing overtime and scrap costs by assessing high-tech skills; improving productivity through employee cross-training; increasing the availability of trained automotive technicians; overcoming barriers to employment in rural southwest Ohio; improving quality and profitability through technical writing; upgrading employee skills in response to new technologies; implementing industry-driven skill standards through a statewide initiative; reducing employee turnover through preemployment training; using a cost-effective consortium approach to ISO 9000 certification training; opening a new facility with employees fully trained and certified; reducing employee prescreening and training costs with a simulated production program; matching an employer's specific protocol with customized training; addressing the future need for electricians through school-to-work partnership; improving performance by developing employees' math application skills; and providing sophisticated machinist training for high-technology environments. (KC)

Descriptors: Adult Education, College Programs, Continuing Education, Cooperative Programs, Education Work Relationship, Educational Needs, Job Skills, Job Training, Outcomes of Education, Postsecondary Education, Program Effectiveness, Retraining, School Business Relationship, Staff Development, State Programs, Two Year Colleges

Author: Ohio Board of Regents, Columbus.; Ohio State Bureau of Employment Services, Columbus.; Ohio State Dept. of Education, Columbus. Di

Source: https://eric.ed.gov/?q=a&ft=on&ff1=dtySince_1992&pg=8929&id=ED411463

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