ERIC Number: ED393484
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1996-Jan
Reference Count: N/A
A Position Paper for Block Grants and One-Stop Career Centers.
Dodson-Pennington, Laura S., Comp.
Based on an analysis of federal legislation related to workforce training, this six-part position paper describes the possibilities of new workforce legislation in Kansas and the role that Cowley County Community College (CCCC) and the state's other 18 community colleges might play in a new plan. The first part provides an overview of CCCC's role and efforts in workforce development, highlighting partnerships with community and corporate organizations and addressing expected outcomes of the 1995 Workforce Development Act. The second part discusses the need for a collaborative effort among agencies and programs in Kansas to design a system of workforce development that will form the basis for applying for funding from the Department of Labor. The third part describes the role of Kansas community colleges in supporting economic growth and development, focusing on the creation of Workforce Development Education Training Centers at each of the 19 colleges and the contribution of this effort to the state economy. The fourth part reviews the contributions of CCCC in particular to the Kansas economy, highlighting services currently provided by the college. The fifth part describes plans for one-stop centers to handle career intake, assessment, education and training referral, and job placement, highlighting 11 recommended services to be provided by the centers. The final part discusses the need for planning and transition efforts from 1995-98 to meet provisions of federal, state, and local legislation. (TGI)
Descriptors: Block Grants, Career Guidance, Community Colleges, Economic Development, Educational Legislation, Employment Services, Government School Relationship, Industrial Training, Job Placement, Job Training, Labor Force Development, Partnerships in Education, State Programs, Statewide Planning, Two Year Colleges
Publication Type: Opinion Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Cowley County Community Coll. and Area Vocational-Technical School, Arkansas City, KS.