ERIC Number: ED407034
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1997
Developing the World's Best Workforce. An Agenda for America's Community Colleges.
Zeiss, Tony, Ed.
Examining the role of community colleges in workforce development, this monograph describes results from a national study of community and technical colleges and the employers they serve regarding needs for workforce training and successful program elements. Following introductory sections, reviewing the purpose of the study, the following chapters are provided: (1) "The Role of American Community Colleges in the 21st Century," (Jack N. Wismer, Tony Zeiss, and Phyllis A. Barber); (2) "A Current Assessment of Community College Workforce Training: A Brief Overview," (Andrew L. Meyer and John W. Quinley); (3) "AACC/NETWORK National Community College Workforce Development Database," (Robert J. Visdos, James F. McKenney, and Richard G. Anthony, Jr.); (4) "Rethinking the Role of Instruction for Workforce Training," (Sherrie L. Kantor); (5) "Survey of Employers," (John W. Quinley), presenting results from the 2,473 employers who responded to the survey; (6) "Survey of Deans and Directors," (Phyllis A. Barber), describing successful program elements identified by the 56 community college administrators responding to the survey; (7) "Discussion of Survey Results: Employers and Deans and Directors," (John W. Quinley and Phyllis A. Barber); and (8) "Conclusions, Implications, and Recommendations," (Patricia Donohue, Elizabeth Thornton, and Tony Zeiss). Appendixes provide organizational charts of model workforce development systems, a list of colleges participating in the survey, and the employer survey instrument. (HAA)
Descriptors: Administrator Attitudes, College Role, Community Colleges, Education Work Relationship, Employer Attitudes, Labor Force Development, National Surveys, Policy Formation, Program Effectiveness, School Business Relationship, Two Year Colleges
Community College Press, P.O. Box 311, Annapolis Junction, MD 20701 ($30 for members, $35 for non-members).
Publication Type: Books; Reports - Research; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: COMBASE, Stockton, CA.; National Council for Occupational Education, Columbus, OH.; Hans Boeckler Foundation, Dusseldorf (Germany).
Authoring Institution: American Association of Community Colleges, Washington, DC.