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ERIC Number: ED198853
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1980-Dec-3
Pages: 13
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: 0
Building and Strengthening Linkages between CETA and Community Colleges.
Lapin, Joel D.
A study was conducted by Catonsville Community College (Maryland) to identify those factors that foster successful linkages between Comprehensive Employment and Training Act (CETA) sponsors and community colleges. The study involved: (1) identifying exemplary CETA/college linkages through consultation with experts in academe and government; (2) interviewing CETA and college personnel involved in these identified linkages to disqualify those that were, in fact, marked by conflict; and (3) administering a questionnaire to the remaining CETA and college personnel to determine the perceived strengths of the linkages and to identify those linkages that could serve as model CETA/college relationships. Major findings, based on responses from 33 CETA sponsors and 40 colleges, reveal six characteristics of successful linkages: communications and trust are maintained; top college administrators are committed to the program; CETA training benefits general education; the benefits of the CETA linkage are promoted at the college; a liaison person and office are established; and open entry/exit, short-term, performance-based occupational training programs are provided. The study report examines three major barriers to successful cooperation (i.e., conflict associated with educational philosophy and mission; problems of mistrust and negative perceptions; and problems of contrasting operating styles), describes four model CETA/college linkages, and outlines summary recommendations. (JP)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: Comprehensive Employment and Training Act
Note: Paper presented at the Annual National Council for Resource Development Federal Affairs Workshop (14th, Washington, DC, December 3-5, 1980).