ERIC Number: ED379010
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1994-Dec
Reference Count: N/A
Environmental Scanning, Vancouver Community College.
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)
Descriptors: Access to Education, Adult Vocational Education, College Planning, Community Colleges, Enrollment Trends, Environmental Scanning, Financial Support, Foreign Countries, Institutional Characteristics, Long Range Planning, Organizational Change, Population Growth, Staff Utilization, Student Characteristics, Two Year Colleges
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Vancouver Community Coll., British Columbia.