ERIC Number: ED392506
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1996-Feb-2
Reference Count: N/A
21st Century Partnerships: Community Colleges and Employment and Training Nonprofits.
Britt, Alice Mae
In May 1995, Eastfield College, in Dallas, Texas, signed a formal affiliation with Service, Employment, and Redevelopment (SER)-Jobs for Progress, Inc., a Hispanic-oriented non-profit corporation dedicated to developing employment and training efforts. The agreement stipulates that SER will provide or manage the provision of training and technical assistance to Eastfield College. The partnership will work to procure funding to develop programs for implementation at the college and assist the college in establishing an Amigos de SER program. Current achievements as a result of the partnership include the following: (1) the Collegiate Alliance Agreement with the University of Puerto Rico Regional College to provide opportunities for cross-cultural student education, faculty and staff development, and non-credit and contract training; (2) the Eastfield College Community Leadership Council, established to create a supportive relationship between the college and organizations in the private and public sector; (3) resource development, focusing on the establishment of the Office of Institutional Advancement which serves as the official conduit for external fund development, expansion of institutional relations, and maintenance of alumni affairs; (4) the appointment of the college's President to the executive council of the National Amigos de SER; (5) new programs, including the Travel and Tourism Industry Program and distance learning programs; and (6) increased conference participation. (TGI)
Descriptors: Community Colleges, Education Work Relationship, Educational Finance, Institutional Cooperation, Labor Force Development, Nonprofit Organizations, Partnerships in Education, School Business Relationship, School Community Relationship, Technical Assistance, Two Year Colleges, Vocational Education
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: Eastfield College TX; SER Jobs for Progress
Note: Paper presented at "Workforce 2000," the Annual Conference on Workforce Training of the League for Innovation in the Community College (4th, Orlando, FL, January 31-February 3, 1996).