ERIC Number: ED403452
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1995-Mar
American Workforce Development. Community and Technical Colleges Prepare To Meet the Challenges. A Position Paper. Monograph Series.
Hamm, Russell E.; Mundhenk, Robert
This monograph, itself a suggested set of standards, is designed to help college personnel determine the college's state of readiness for extended work force development. Two questions about that role are offered: (1) is the college, and are community colleges nationally, prepared to become the central player in a comprehensive education and training system; and (2) if they are not, how can they prepare themselves. This paper, a "call for action," attempts to help community colleges answer these questions in two ways. First, a self-study guide offers a series of questions that require college personnel to examine their institution's readiness to prepare workers for the new workplace. All responses must be evaluated within the context of local conditions, needs, and political considerations. The 19 questions relate to mission and organization, funding, assessing needs and documenting success, programs and delivery systems, staffing, and coordination. Second, the monograph offers 17 suggestions to assist local colleges in creating a vision and plan that will ready them to meet both local challenges and the demands of state and federal governments and to become part of a national community of prepared colleges. The suggestions relate to preparing the institution, preparing programs and faculty, and preparing the nation's community colleges. National Council for Occupational Education task forces, their objectives, and leadership are listed. (YLB)
Descriptors: College Role, Community Colleges, Cooperative Programs, Coordination, Educational Finance, Institutional Evaluation, Job Training, Labor Force Development, Needs Assessment, Self Evaluation (Groups), Two Year Colleges, Vocational Education
National Council for Occupational Education, 1161 Francisco Road, Columbus, OH 43220-2654 ($9.95 members; $15.95 nonmembers; quantity discounts available).
Publication Type: Opinion Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: National Council for Occupational Education, Columbus, OH.