ERIC Number: ED357790
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1993
Reference Count: N/A
Rural Programs: Vocational Education Resource Package.
Evaluation and Training Inst., Los Angeles, CA.
Designed to assist community college administrators and faculty in enhancing vocational education programs and services, this resource package on rural college programs contains information about successful program strategies and ideas currently in use in vocational education programs at rural schools within the California Community Colleges (CCC). The opening section of the report reviews institutional characteristics and administrative considerations unique to rural colleges and lists advantages of the rural college setting frequently cited in student recruitment efforts. This section also describes strategies employed to respond to smaller student populations and a limited industrial base, reviewing specific cooperative partnerships between the CCC and local industry; describes partnerships among neighboring campuses; and discusses linking programs to the local economy. Next, the report provides case studies on the following four programs at rural colleges in the CCC: (1) the Natural Resources and Environmental Majors program at Feather River College; (2) the Lake Tahoe Hospitality Program at Lake Tahoe Community College; (3) the Steam Power Operations Technology Program at Lassen Community College; and (4) the Economic Development Summits at Mendocino College. The final section of the report lists specific steps in identifying local and regional labor market needs and describes the CCC's Labor Market Information and Student Follow-up System, developed to assist the colleges perform labor market analyses. A list of program contact people is included. (PAA)
Descriptors: Case Studies, Community Colleges, Cooperative Programs, Economic Development, Educational Resources, Institutional Characteristics, Labor Force Development, Program Descriptions, Program Development, Rural Education, Rural Schools, School Business Relationship, School Holding Power, Special Needs Students, Student Characteristics, Student Recruitment, Two Year Colleges, Vocational Education
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: California Community Colleges, Sacramento. Office of the Chancellor.
Authoring Institution: Evaluation and Training Inst., Los Angeles, CA.