ERIC Number: ED357792
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1993
Reference Count: N/A
Partnerships with the Public Sector: 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 contains information on successful partnership programs between California Community Colleges (CCC) and public sector entities. Following a brief overview of public sector partnerships, the report presents descriptions of the following public partnership efforts in the CCC: (1) the Career Path Exploration Program at Foothill College, a mentorship program conducted in collaboration with the Women in Business Committee of the Mountain View Chamber of Commerce (MVCC), and designed to assist college students in clarifying their educational and career goals through mentorships with MVCC members; (2) the Greater Avenues for Independence Consortium of the West Valley-Mission Community College District, a program assisting public welfare recipients to achieve economic self-sufficiency by facilitating access to appropriate services and programs at seven local community colleges; (3) the Hispanic Women's Mentorship Program at Cypress College, conducted in collaboration with the Fairview Development Center and using mentors to increase retention rates of Hispanic women in the Psychiatric Technician Program at the college; and (4) Southwestern College's cooperative education program with the Navy, providing students with internships at Navy command posts. The final section of the report lists key elements of successful partnerships, including administrative support, written agreements, shared interests, communication, and funding. A list of program contact people are included. (PAA)
Descriptors: Case Studies, Community Colleges, Cooperative Programs, Educational Counseling, Educational Resources, Elementary Secondary Education, Mentors, Partnerships in Education, Program Descriptions, Program Design, Program Development, Public Schools, School Business Relationship, School Community Relationship, Special Needs Students, 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.