ERIC Number: ED245738
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1984-Mar
Reference Count: 0
Putting America Back to Work: The Kellogg Leadership Initiative. A Report and Guidebook.
American Association of Community and Junior Colleges, Washington, DC.
As part of the American Association of Community and Junior Colleges' Putting America Back to Work Project, this monograph examines the economic climate of the United States and the role of the community colleges in economic recovery. The first sections outline the origins and initial activities of the Putting America Back to Work Project, which was funded by the Kellogg Foundation to identify ways community colleges could contribute to economic recovery and introduce college resources to the leaders of private business and industry, organized labor, government, and national associations. The next sections describe the nation's economy and workforce, focusing on: (1) trends in unemployment, federal deficits, personal savings, industry operating levels, factory closings, inflation, mortgage delinquencies and foreclosures, business and bank failures, and personal bankruptcies; (2) factors affecting the American workforce, e.g., adult illiteracy, worker dislocation, and obstacles to retraining and relocation; (3) structural shifts in the economy caused by the shift from an industrial to an information-based economy, changes in jobs, the use of robots, and the decline of steel and other smokestack industries; and (4) the nature and availability of jobs. An extensive list of possible activities for community colleges to pursue in economic and human resource development is followed by information and recommendations concerning strategic planning for partnership building. An annotated bibliography is included. (AYC)
Descriptors: College Role, Community Colleges, Economic Climate, Economic Development, Employment Patterns, Labor Force, Labor Force Development, School Business Relationship, Two Year Colleges
American Association of Community and Junior Colleges, One Dupont Circle, N.W., Suite 410, Washington, DC 20036 ($8.50).
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Kellogg Foundation, Battle Creek, MI.
Authoring Institution: American Association of Community and Junior Colleges, Washington, DC.
Identifiers: Putting America Back to Work