ERIC Number: ED293582
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1988
Keeping America Working: Profiles in Partnership. Keeping American Working Series No. 4.
Day, Philip R., Jr.; Rajasekhara, Koosappa
A survey of 72 selected two-year colleges was conducted to gather information on the extent and range of college efforts to improve the quality of the workforce and the efficiency of public and private enterprises. Specifically, the survey requested data on credit and noncredit enrollments; occupational programs (e.g., degree programs and programs awarding credit for work experience, including cooperative education, work study, apprenticeships, and military training); transfer programs; community and corporate economic profiles; military contracts; business/industry/college collaboration; industry-driven courses and instruction; and Job Training Partnership Act (JTPA) funded activities. Study findings, based on a 75% response rate, included the following: (1) 47% of the responding institutions served urban areas and 40% served suburban districts; (2) 50% served over 10,000 students; (3) 89.8% of the colleges had cooperative education programs, 34.9% had work study programs, 56.8% offered apprenticeship training, and 56.8% offered nonapprenticeship industrial training; (4) 80% offered between 1 and 20 credits for work-related experience; (5) 31% of the colleges reported that between 1% and 10% of their students transferred to a four-year college; (6) 42% provided formal educational training for military personnel; and (7) 54.5% of the rural colleges used company equipment to provide technical training. Appendixes provide an executive summary of a national survey of college partnerships, a list of respondents, the survey instrument, and a course list. (EJV)
Descriptors: College Curriculum, College Transfer Students, Community Colleges, Cooperative Education, Economic Development, Employment Programs, Enrollment Trends, Industry, Job Training, Military Personnel, National Surveys, Questionnaires, School Business Relationship, Two Year Colleges, Vocational Education, Work Experience
American Association of Community and Junior Colleges, One Dupont Circle, NW, Suite 410, Washington, DC 20036 ($15.00).
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: American Association of Community and Junior Colleges, Washington, DC.