ERIC Number: ED392494
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1995
Reference Count: N/A
Community Colleges and Workforce Investment: A TEAMS Community College Capacity Building Project, April 22, 1994 - November 30, 1995. Final Report.
In April 1994, the American Association of Community Colleges (AACC) was awarded a $600,000 grant from the Department of Labor for a project to enhance community colleges' capacity to meet national workforce training needs. The project featured three components: (1) the development of a national network of state representatives of community college business and industry liaisons; (2) the establishment of a national employment, training, and literacy database of community college programs; and (3) sponsorship of the Workforce Development Institute (WDI). A total of 64 community college professionals, out of 161 applicants, were selected to become AACC workforce development contacts in 49 states and Puerto Rico. Contacts helped reach key community college personnel in each state and alerted AACC to the special needs of small and medium-sized businesses. The database developed by the project contains information on contract training programs in the areas of adult education, employment, training, and literacy program.s. By July 1995, the database contained information on 2,310 programs and services from 430 colleges. The WDI was a 3-day national training conference which took place January 18 through 21, 1995, attracting 135 participants in the fields of contract training, school-to-work or tech prep, displaced workers, and other (including business). Appendixes include a project statement of work; articles from AACC publications describing the project; the Liaison Network call for applications and final roster; and a National Community College Workforce Development Database Institutional Survey, with sample database screens. (TGI)
Descriptors: Community Colleges, Contract Training, Databases, Government School Relationship, Industrial Training, Information Dissemination, Institutes (Training Programs), Job Training, Labor Force Development, Labor Needs, Partnerships in Education, School Business Relationship, Social Networks, Two Year Colleges, Vocational Education
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Employment and Training Administration (DOL), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: American Association of Community Colleges, Washington, DC.
Identifiers: American Association of Community Colleges
Note: For a report on the Workforce Development Institute and related materials, see JC 960 159.