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ERIC Number: ED403453
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1996-May
Reference Count: N/A
Preparing a Diverse Workforce for the Twenty-First Century. A Position Paper. Education Series [and] Preparing a Diverse Workforce for the Twenty-First Century. A Resource Manual. Monograph Series.
National Council for Occupational Education, Columbus, OH.
This position paper and companion resource manual highlight the critical importance the National Council for Occupational Education (NCOE) gives to diversity issues in work force development. The position paper reports the NCOE's examination of the implications presented by the changing demographics in the U.S. work force and the potential mismatch with the increasingly technological work environment. It identifies a key role for the nation's community colleges in preparing a diverse work force. The position paper outlines a strong role for community colleges in a national work force development strategy and provides recommendations for local and national action. The resource manual consists of two sections. The first is a self-assessment document designed to assist colleges in looking critically at how well their institutions are preparing students to enter a work environment likely to be dramatically impacted by diversity. The second section consists of 10 exemplary programs selected for their outstanding approaches to serving students from diverse backgrounds. Components of each description include program title, institution, program type, abstract, and demographics. The programs are as follows: Visions: Learning for Life Initiative; Nursing Success Program; Environmental Technology; Project H.I.R.E.; ESL [English as a Second Language] and Electronics Technology; Minority Engineering Scholars; TMCC [Truckee Meadows Community College] Smart Starts 2; Pathway Program for Nursing and Allied Health; Women in Technology; and A.S.P.I.R.E. (YLB)
Descriptors: Community Colleges, Cultural Differences, Demonstration Programs, Diversity (Institutional), Institutional Evaluation, Job Training, Labor Force Development, Program Descriptions, Self Evaluation (Groups), Two Year Colleges, Vocational Education
National Council for Occupational Education, 1161 Francisco Road, Columbus, OH 43220-2654 (each volume: $9.95 members; $15.95 nonmembers; quantity discounts available).
Publication Type: Opinion Papers; Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: National Council for Occupational Education, Columbus, OH.
Note: Developed by the National Council for Occupational Education Diversity Task Force.