ERIC Number: ED203974
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1981-Apr-21
Reference Count: 0
Collaboration Councils: Vehicles for Community College Leadership.
Godbold, Donald H.
A Community Careers Council (CCC) was established in the Oakland, California, area through the cooperative efforts of the Peralta Community College District (PCCD) and the New Oakland Committee, an organization formed in the 1960's to promote discussion among the community's minority, labor, and business sections. Initial funding for the CCC came in the form of a $50,000 grant from the National Manpower Institute (NMI), which promoted the formation of local agencies to pool community resources for career counseling and information. The grant proposal was submitted by the New Oakland Committee, and the NMI funds were matched by the PCCD. In its five years of operation, the CCC has conducted several successful programs: (1) the publication of guides to area career development services; (2) the creation of a clearinghouse designed to introduce students to persons working in various occupations to help them explore career opportunities; (3) a pre-employment training program which provides high school students with job-seeking skills; (4) an Alternative Volunteer Program designed to provide students with five hours of weekly contact with individuals in careers of interest; (5) an Educational Employment Project which provides work-study opportunities; and (6) investigations into the ways that these projects benefit adult students. The report describes PCCD's service district and notes the sponsorship funding of each of the CCC programs. (JP)
Descriptors: Agency Cooperation, Career Exploration, Career Guidance, Community Colleges, Community Cooperation, Community Organizations, Community Resources, Employment Programs, Financial Support, High School Students, School Community Relationship, Two Year Colleges, Youth Employment, Youth Programs
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Opinion Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: California (Oakland)
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Convention of the American Association of Community and Junior Colleges (61st, Washington, DC, April 20-22, 1981).