ERIC Number: ED230219
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1983
Reference Count: 0
A Statewide Program Network That Works. NCCSCE Working Paper Series.
Terry, Jo-Ann W.; Jacques, Edith
The community service/continuing education (CS/CE) departments at Michigan's 29 community colleges have developed a network of joint programming in order to share and duplicate successful programs across the state. This process has been sponsored through the Michigan Community College Community Services Association (MCCCSA), which was founded in 1969 by community service professionals in Michigan to improve communication and currently includes 25 of Michigan's community colleges as active members. Among the major programs that have been developed by the colleges are: (1) the statewide Adult Foster Care training program, which has developed 13 different training curricula and, since 1978-79, has offered 260 course sections and served 4,293 participants; (2) a community college aging consortium, focusing on staff and curriculum development, program and resource sharing, and advocacy for seniors' programs; (3) the Day Care Provider Training Project, which sought to upgrade and update the child care skills of licensed home day care providers; (4) the Foster Parent Education program, which reaches 1,700 foster parents in 28 counties in Michigan; (5) small business seminars to train store management personnel in local shopping malls; and (6) a series of free unemployment conferences, focusing on career development, financial aid, and available services and retraining opportunities. The benefits of networking have included stronger programs, increased access to information, and self-generated professional development. (HB)
Descriptors: Adult Day Care, Adult Education, Aging Education, Business Education, Child Caregivers, Community Colleges, Community Services, Consortia, Continuing Education, Cooperative Programs, Foster Family, Intercollegiate Cooperation, Small Businesses, State Programs, Statewide Planning, Unemployment
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Opinion Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: National Council on Community Services and Continuing Education.
Note: Originally appeared as an insert in the Community Services Catalyst; v13 n2 Spr 1983.