ERIC Number: ED401983
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1995-Dec
Reference Count: N/A
Cityworks: A Strategic Planning Model for Workforce Education and Training.
City Coll. of San Francisco, CA.
In an effort to become more responsive to students' needs regarding the current and future labor market, California's City College of San Francisco (CCSF) developed "CityWorks," a strategic plan for workforce education and training. This report provides background to the development of CityWorks and describes key goals and strategies. Following a preface reviewing the college's Workforce Education Task Force responsible for the plan, part 1 discusses changes in the nature of work and related training needs that informed the plan's development. Part 2 profiles the San Francisco Bay area economy and workforce, while part 3 describes community colleges' experimentation with innovative learning methods, including active learning, learning with others, learning in context, learning how to learn, and learning with technology. Part 4 reviews CCSF's strengths and weaknesses related to workforce education, while part 5 describes the CityWorks model, focusing on the following four elements: consideration of special student populations and their needs; the implementation of career clusters at CCSF; the inclusion of school- and work-based learning activities, career decision-making and educational planning activities, and connecting activities between school and work; and the provision of support services. Finally, part 6 discusses the implementation of CityWorks, highlighting five goals and providing a table of strategies and actions related to each goal. Contains 61 references. Appendixes provide a description of workplace competencies, a table of assignments that integrate the competencies into the curriculum, CityWorks worksheets of learning activities, and a glossary of terms. (HAA)
Descriptors: Active Learning, College Planning, Community Colleges, Education Work Relationship, Educational Needs, Labor Force Development, Learning Activities, Models, Organizational Objectives, Program Development, Program Implementation, Student Needs, Student Personnel Services, Two Year Colleges
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: City Coll. of San Francisco, CA.