ERIC Number: ED411010
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1996-Apr-8
Reference Count: N/A
Model Program Development. Report of Work Group II of the American Association of Community Colleges' Commission on Workforce and Community Development. Release Version 3.
Arguing that workforce training is fundamental to the community college mission, this report discusses the necessity for re-examining related national policy and presents models for developing programs that meet current and future workforce training needs. Following an introduction highlighting community colleges' customer responsiveness, provision of training, community leadership, and experience with partnerships, the second section describes the status of workforce training at community colleges. The third section reviews general characteristics of workforce development models, including flexibility, responsiveness, cost effectiveness, accountability, and quality, and presents information on and organizational charts for the following models: state workforce development systems, block grant funding/state-local planning processes, workforce development systems/economic development networks, community college/workforce education and training delivery systems, and systems approaches to the training process. The next section offers details of a new adaptive model, explaining the roles of community colleges and other service providers, state-level workforce executive planning councils and other advisory groups, labor market information systems, one-stop career centers, the state Governor, a new workforce implementation agency, the state workforce board, and local service area boards. The final section discusses issues related to stakeholders and the governance structure, highlighting the importance of community colleges as workforce resources. Contains 22 references. Definitions of terms are attached. (HAA)
Publication Type: Opinion Papers; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: American Association of Community Colleges, Washington, DC.