ERIC Number: ED256400
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1984-Jan
The Impact of Community Colleges on Michigan and Its Economy.
Delta Coll., University Center, MI.
This booklet highlights the role of Michigan's community colleges in meeting the state's economic development and job training needs. First, background information is presented on the state's 29 community colleges, investments in the colleges, enrollments, the changing student profile, and program areas in which students are enrolled. The next sections of the booklet focus on the ways in which the colleges have planned their programs and services to meet the needs of their immediate service areas; and the educational, social, and economic outcomes of these programs. Next, the ways in which the specific training and educational needs of business and industry can be met through contract programs, professional upgrading courses, and conferences and seminars are outlined. The next section highlights the role of community colleges in helping revitalize Michigan's economy through upgrading the skills of the workforce in areas such as microprocessors, numerical control, statistical process control, word processing, and telecommunications; through the retraining of displaced workers; through program and course planning for Michigan's current and emerging economy; and through cooperation with local economic development councils, chambers of commerce, and small business associations. (HB)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Delta Coll., University Center, MI.
Identifiers - Location: Michigan