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ERIC Number: ED291425
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1987-Dec
Pages: 32
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Contract Training in Community Colleges.
Suchorski, Joan M.
One of the most significant developments in higher education over the past decade has been the increased linkages between colleges and other organizations and institutions. A prominent and fast-growing form of linkage is contract training. Contract training refers to an arrangement in which a business, a government agency, or a community association contracts directly with a college for the provision of instruction to its employees, clients, or its members. Contract training programs can generally be clustered around several areas of activity: apprenticeship training, community-wide collaboration, community-based education, contract services for industry, economic development services, Job Training Partnership Act programs, faculty "return to industry" programs, program development sharing, and specialized programs. This review of community college contract training covers the following topics: (1) organization for delivery and extent of involvement; (2) types of training and current patterns; (3) problems and barriers to the full utilization of community college resources by industry; (4) benefits; (5) trends and predominant models; and (6) elements of successful programs. The next part of the report offers a case study of contract training at Santa Fe Community College (New Mexico), covering the same areas. The final sections examine policy issues, discuss implications for increasing participation, and offer conclusions. An 18-item bibliography is included. (UCM)
Publication Type: Information Analyses; Dissertations/Theses; Reports - Research
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Language: English
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