ERIC Number: ED410990
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1997-Apr-12
Proceedings of the Annual Meeting of the National Council of State Directors of Community Colleges (Anaheim, CA, April 12, 1997).
DuBois, Glenn, Comp.
This proceedings contains reports from nine states on welfare reform efforts and their effects on community colleges. Reports are presented from the following states: (1) South Carolina, reviewing the state's efforts to create an alliance with local businesses to train a self-sufficient work force; (2) Wyoming, revealing that a skills training program has been developed to teach both life and basic skills at selected community colleges; (3) Utah, indicating that several state services have been consolidated into career centers on community college campuses; (4) New Mexico, highlighting the goals, characteristics, and major concerns related to the state's reform efforts; (5) Iowa, describing the current status of the state's community colleges with respect to funding, accreditation, and enrollment in vocational education programs; (6) Florida, including a table comparing work requirements in federal and Florida law and a discussion of the potential negative effects of welfare reform on community colleges; (7) Colorado, indicating that the state has not yet resolved key legislative issues related to welfare reform; (8) California, reviewing program enrollments and student characteristics at the state's community colleges, as well as the colleges' role in welfare reform; and (9) New York, reviewing six key issues related to welfare reform that will affect higher education in the state. (YKH)
Descriptors: Career Counseling, Change Strategies, College Role, Community Colleges, Education Work Relationship, Educational Legislation, Job Training, Labor Force Development, Partnerships in Education, Program Development, Program Implementation, State Programs, Two Year Colleges, Welfare Reform, Welfare Services
Publication Type: Collected Works - Proceedings
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: National Council of State Directors of Community Colleges.