ERIC Number: ED052775
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1971
Reference Count: 0
Government Careers and the Community College.
Korim, Andrew S.
This document is intended to serve as a planning tool for public service education, and is to be used jointly by community colleges and public agencies (local, state, and federal). With the growing need for well qualified personnel at mid-entry or paraprofessional levels, agencies are abandoning their internal training programs in favor of cooperative programs with community colleges. The training consists of in-service or pre-employment education, the latter composed of career categories either identical with the private employment sector or unique to the public sector. The basic public service career families are in: community development; educational, human, and judicial services; public finance; resource management; and transportation. Government programs in the Department of Housing and Urban Development or Department of H.E.W., for example, enable community colleges to be extensively involved in community affairs. Challenges to be considered are: identification of distinct career families; need for data; improvement of student services; faculty shortage; and hurdles in government hiring practices. Public service education is analyzed; examples of organization and administration of career education are offered. Suggested curriculum patterns are presented for air traffic controller, child care, corrections, fire science, law enforcement, recreation, teacher aide, traffic engineer, pollution, library technology, and urban planning technology. (CA)
Descriptors: Career Development, Career Opportunities, City Government, Federal Government, Government Employees, Inservice Education, Labor Force Development, Paraprofessional Personnel, State Government, Two Year Colleges
American Association of Junior Colleges, One Dupont Circle, N.W., Washington, D.C. 20036 ($3.00)
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Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: American Association of Junior Colleges, Washington, DC.