ERIC Number: ED312016
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1989-Oct
Reference Count: N/A
Challenges toward the Year 2000: A Report of the Chancellor's Task Force on the Role of the Virginia Community College System in Economic Development.
Lightfield, E. Timothy; And Others
Developed for consideration by the Chancellor and Virginia State Board of Community Colleges, other public officials, and all citizens of the Commonwealth, this task force report examines the future of Virginia's community colleges in economic development and workplace literacy. The report sets forth ten challenges which stand as obstacles to the full realization of the state's potential for economic development and adult literacy and recommends and describes strategies for dealing with them. Underpinning the recommendations are five primary goals for the colleges: playing a proactive role in the local community; forming and advancing partnerships and collaboration with other institutions, agencies, and the corporate workplace; responding to demands for workplace literacy and training; and seeking increased funding. The ten challenges concern: (1) strategic planning for economic growth; (2) providing Virginia businesses with access to new technologies, technical data, and technical assistance; (3) preparing individuals, businesses, and industries to compete in a global economy; (4) intensifying direct support for small businesses; (5) providing corporate training and retraining; (6) actively participating in adult literacy initiatives; (7) maximizing resources within the Virginia community college system; (8) maximizing resources within the Commonwealth; (9) positioning each college as a major educational resource for local community development; and (10) obtaining adequate and equitable financial support. Information on the charge, purpose, and membership of the task force is included. (AYC)
Descriptors: Adult Literacy, College Role, Community Colleges, Community Development, Economic Development, Economic Factors, Educational Finance, Educational Objectives, Financial Support, Literacy Education, School Business Relationship, Small Businesses, Statewide Planning, Technical Assistance, Technology Transfer, Two Year Colleges
Publication Type: Opinion Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Virginia State Dept. of Community Colleges, Richmond.
Identifiers - Location: Virginia