ERIC Number: ED341408
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1990
Leadership Seminar 1989: Workforce 2000. Proceedings of the American Association of Community and Junior Colleges' and St. Petersburg Junior College's Annual Leadership Seminar (2nd, Grand Rapids, Michigan, October 26-27, 1989).
Kuttler, Carl M., Jr.; And Others
In October 1989, St. Petersburg Junior College and the American Association of Community and Junior Colleges sponsored a seminar on strategies that community and junior colleges can use in working with business and industry to meet America's future work force needs. The proceedings of the seminar contains the text of presentations by nine speakers, offering the perspectives of business, education, and government. The proceedings begin with Carl M. Kuttler's introductory comments about the event, followed by Dale Parnell's remarks concerning the challenges and opportunities facing colleges and universities in the future, and Gerald R. Ford's observations about the changing international climate and its affect on the role of community colleges. Next, Lawrence H. Williford discusses the current socioeconomic trends shaping education, the economy, and the work force in the year 2000. Bernard R. Gifford's talk focuses on the transition from the industrial age to the information age, reviewing the characteristics of each and their implications for education. Next, Dagnija D. Lacis challenges community colleges to prepare a work force that has basic reading, writing, and math skills; that is comfortable with common computer applications; and that is culturally literate. Chester E. Finn, Jr., reviews disheartening findings from the National Assessment of Educational Progress, compares the expectations of American and Japanese education, and highlights educational reform efforts worldwide. Next, Forrest P. Chisman discusses ways that businesses and community colleges can help solve the work force literacy problem. Richard F. Schubert discusses a report on "Investing in People--The Strategy to Address America's Work Force Crisis." Brief descriptions of community college work force development programs are presented throughout the proceedings. (DJD)
Descriptors: Basic Skills, Career Education, Career Guidance, Community Colleges, Education Work Relationship, Functional Literacy, Job Skills, Long Range Planning, School Business Relationship, Skill Development, Skilled Workers, Two Year Colleges
American Association of Community and Junior Colleges, One Dupont Circle, N.W., Suite 410, Washington, DC 20036.
Publication Type: Collected Works - Proceedings
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Administrators; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: American Association of Community and Junior Colleges, Washington, DC.; Saint Petersburg Junior Coll., FL.