ERIC Number: ED365393
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1994-Jan-31
Entrepreneurship Training in American Community Colleges.
Center for the Study of Community Colleges, Los Angeles, CA.
A study was conducted to ascertain the scope of entrepreneurial education in community colleges serving major urban population centers and to connect that information with the colleges' role in providing occupational training in other areas. The study sought to provide information on the environment for Senate Bill 862, a bill that would provide funds for community colleges and historically black colleges to develop entrepreneurship training programs in economically distressed central cities and would make loans available for starting small businesses. The study methodology involved a literature review and telephone survey of 26 colleges in large cities in 15 states. The literature review examined program types, curricular components, guides, model programs and case studies, special targets, financial assistance, and outcomes. The telephone interview focused on the scope of current programs, including funding, organization, specific purposes, and collaborations and the potential for the colleges to develop future programs. The interviews revealed that the colleges' involvement ranged widely from fully integrated programs to institutes and ad hoc workshops. A few colleges offered programs leading to associate degrees, but most entrepreneurship training was offered as non-credit, continuing education, and was fully funded by external sources. Contains 43 references. (ECC)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Kauffman Foundation, Kansas City, MO.
Authoring Institution: Center for the Study of Community Colleges, Los Angeles, CA.