ERIC Number: ED407979
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1997-Apr
Reference Count: N/A
Economic Development Network (ED>Net): 1995-96 Report to the Governor and the Legislature.
California Community Colleges, Sacramento. Office of the Chancellor.
The Economic Development Network (ED>Net) of the California Community Colleges was designed to advance the state's economic growth and competitiveness by coordinating and facilitating workforce improvement, technology deployment, and business development initiatives. This report reviews outcomes for ED>Net for 1995-96 based on reports prepared by funded projects. First, ED>Net is described and information is provided on program goals, methods through which employers can access ED>Net services, barriers to access, programs developed in response to the closure of 22 military bases in California, and resources available through the Locally-Based Statewide Economic Development Coordination Network and InfoNet/ED>Net telecommunications partnership. Status reports of 1995-96 accomplishments, including information on the purpose, clients served, and sample activities, are then presented for the Locally-Based Statewide Leadership and Technical Assistance program and contract education. Outcomes are then described for ED>Net initiatives related to advanced transportation technologies, biotechnologies, environmental technologies, health care delivery, international trade development, small business applications, applied competitive technologies, and workplace literacy. Status reports are then provided for the following annual projects: Model Programs for Community Economic Development, Employer-Based Training, Faculty In-Service/Intensive In-Service Training, and Worksite Experience for Vocational Faculty and Vocational Counselors In-Service Training. Finally, recommendations for program improvement are presented. Appendixes provide a table of ED>Net programs by year of foundation, a list of strategic partners by program, and a list of ED>Net executive committee members. (HAA)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: California Community Colleges, Sacramento. Office of the Chancellor.