ERIC Number: ED367405
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1992-Dec-7
Reference Count: N/A
A Comprehensive Approach to Economic Development.
Ovel, Steven J.; Olejniczak, Lon
Kirkwood Community College's (KCC's) economic development efforts in Iowa provide a full-service, regional delivery system for customized job training, retraining, and economic development services and programs. The mission of Kirkwood Economic Development Services (KEDS) is to assist the region's business and industry in becoming more productive, competitive, quality conscious, and profitable. The first section of this paper provides an overview of economic development in Iowa and KCC's role in the economic development process. After section II reviews the characteristics of the changing workplace of the 1990's, section III explains the evolving role of community colleges in responding to those changes. Section IV begins by explaining the organization of KEDS and then provides descriptions of various KEDS programs and services, including: (1) the Kirkwood Business and Industry Training Center; (2) the East Central Iowa Center on Quality; (3) the Kirkwood Regional Economic Development Center, which heads the Rural Telecommunications Project and the Eastern Iowa By-Product and Waste Search Service; (4) the Kirkwood New Business Center, which has a branch office for small business development and operates a Rural Small Business Development Project; (5) the Iowa Procurement Outreach Center; (6) the Kirkwood Rural Development Center; (7) Kirkwood Industrial Modernization Services; (8) the East Central Iowa Council of Governments; (9) the Kirkwood Dislocated Worker Center; and (10) the Iowa State University Center for Industrial Research and Service. Attachments to the paper provide a KEDS program summary, the KEDS 1994 business plan, and an organizational chart and job descriptions for KEDS personnel. (ECC)
Descriptors: Community Colleges, Community Development, Economic Development, Job Skills, Job Training, Labor Force Development, Program Administration, Program Descriptions, Retraining, School Business Relationship, School Community Relationship, Small Businesses, Technological Advancement, Two Year Colleges
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Speeches/Meeting Papers
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Identifiers: Kirkwood Community College IA
Note: Paper presented at the National Conference of the National Council for Resource Development (26th, Washington, DC, December 5-8, 1992).