ERIC Number: ED368427
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1994
The Critical Link: Community Colleges and the Workforce.
Falcone, Lisa, Ed.
In 1993, the American Association of Community Colleges (AACC) sponsored five activities designed to build the capacity of community colleges to respond to workforce development needs of employers and employees through contract training services. Three of these activities targeted community college-based business/industry liaisons, who provide a critical link between colleges and their local business communities. This publication shares the input of the community college business/industry liaisons from across the country who participated in the workplace development initiatives, and includes selected articles, an excerpt from AACC's policy paper, and new work occupation descriptions. Section I describes the February 1993 Workplace Development Institute and the results of post-institute assessments, while section II contains selected articles by Institute presenters, including: (1) "Introduction to ISO 9000," by Harrison Wadsworth, Dennis Kelly, and Larry Alford; (2) "Collaborative Industry Networks," by David Goetsch; (3) "Education and Industry: Key Elements of the Workplace Training Connection," by Kenneth Mussnug and Jerry Lyons; (4) "The Skills Enhancement Program," by Andrea Hughes; (5) "Marketing Training to the Business Community," by Rand Johnson; (6) "Process Auditing To Enhance the Marketing of Your Community College," by Wes Ellis; (7) "Interactive Multimedia Training," by David Dewhirst; (8) "Proven Strategies for Student and Workforce Success," by Cathy Webb, Marcia Heiman, and Alan Lesure; and (9) "Retraining the Workforce: One College's Approach," by Rebecca Farrow. Section III, "How To Implement a National Workforce Training System," is excerpted from a policy paper developed by the League for Innovation in the Community College and AACC. Section IV looks at 35 new work occupations, defined as emerging jobs in the fields of community service; computer and information systems; engineering, manufacturing, and science; environmental; legal paraprofessional; medical; and tourism and hospitality that command higher skills, pay higher wages, and require workers with some postsecondary training. For each occupation, a brief description is provided, along with a list of required skills and training, and a brief look at the labor market. (KP)
Descriptors: Community Colleges, Cooperative Programs, Demand Occupations, Education Work Relationship, Educational Quality, Interactive Video, Job Training, Labor Force Development, Learner Controlled Instruction, Multimedia Instruction, Partnerships in Education, School Community Relationship, Two Year Colleges, Vocational Education
American Association of Community Colleges, One Dupont Circle, N.W., Suite 410, Washington, DC 20036 ($13; $10 for members).
Publication Type: Books; Information Analyses; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Employment and Training Administration (DOL), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: American Association of Community Colleges, Washington, DC.