ERIC Number: ED346888
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1989
Programs/Plans for the 21st Century.
COMBASE, Stockton, CA.
This collection of brief program descriptions focuses on the efforts of 10 community colleges to meet the current and future needs of their communities in the areas of economic development, worker training and retraining, and literacy education. The 10 colleges highlighted are: (1) Central Arizona College, which offers a highway maintenance worker training program, a full-time law enforcement training academy, an affordable retirement recreation program, and a flight nurse training program; (2) Clackamas Community College in Oregon, which has joined with five other institutions and agencies to sponsor a business training center; (3) Columbia Basin College in Washington, which has developed literacy programs for immigrants and workers, an academic assistance program for high-risk high school students, and family-centered education for rural Hispanic and Laotian families; (4) Community College of Rhode Island, which offers a variety of services to promote educational attainment among minorities; (5) Jackson Community College in Michigan, which offers Strategic Modernization and Advanced Readiness Training for manufacturers; (6) Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College, which supports economic development through a variety of collaborative efforts to train and retrain workers; (7) Piedmont Community College in North Carolina, which uses the Transformation of American Industry model to help local industries develop quality teams of workers; (8) Southwest Virginia Community College, which has developed a new partnership with a local manufacturer for worker training; (9) Tri-Cities State Tech in Tennessee, which has implemented several "Community of Excellence" programs to serve the community in the year 2000 and beyond; and (10) Vincennes University in Indiana, which offers job training for welfare recipients and is the sponsoring agency for the Area Agency on Aging and its Community Home Options to Institutional Care for the Elderly and Disabled project. (JMC)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: COMBASE, Stockton, CA.