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ERIC Number: ED379010
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1994-Dec
Pages: 29
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: N/A
Environmental Scanning, Vancouver Community College.
Yao, Min
This 1994 environmental scanning report from Vancouver Community College (VCC) reviews the expected effects of the separation of VCC into a new Vancouver Community College and Langara College (LC). The report examines the projected service area student-intake capacity; student characteristics; population growth trends; other postsecondary institutions; future job opportunities; VCC support staff, faculty and administrators; operating space; accessibility; source of revenue; management information; strong and weak points; threats; opportunities; recommendations; and suggestions. Highlights of the report include the following: (1) 48% of the new VCC's students will be enrolled in Adult Basic Education and English-as-a-Second Language programs, less than 1% in apprenticeship programs, 11% in career and technical programs, and 41% in vocational programs; (2) full-time equivalency enrollment in the new VCC is projected to grow at the rate of 0.4997% of the 18-64 age group in the Greater Vancouver Regional District and expected to climb to 6,190 by 2000; (3) the main strength of the new VCC is its location at the center of the largest municipality in British Columbia; (4) the main weak point is the lack of university transfer programs; (5) the main threat to the new VCC is the growth of private training institutions in the Lower Mainland; (6) the main opportunity for revenue is in government training and training-related contracts; and (7) the greatest challenge is to raise morale and get out of the old VCC's chronic financial difficulties. (KP)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: Vancouver Community Coll., British Columbia.