ERIC Number: ED430657
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1999-Jun-4
Reference Count: N/A
Shaping Alabama's Two-Year Colleges for the 21st Century: A Report to Governor Don Siegelman.
Gainous, Fred; Williams, Jim; Romine, Robert J.
This report, presented by the Alabama Department of Postsecondary Education, proposes suggestions to the governor and legislature that would enhance the possibility of achieving proposed goals for improving workforce education and training services for the people of Alabama. The plan contains three main parts. First, that Alabama's two-year colleges will be organized to deliver high-quality, high-skill, accessible workforce education and training to Alabamians during the 21st century. This requires the 30 colleges to measure performance, teach skills that are demanded in the workforce, make training accessible throughout the state, place a high priority on adult education, and become technologically advanced. Second, Alabama's two-year colleges will maintain close and continuous relationships with employers to ensure high-quality service. To this end, the colleges must understand the labor markets and skill requirements of employers and should create regional advisory councils to achieve the required relationship with employers. Third, Alabama's two-year colleges will work cooperatively with other employment and training agencies to enhance the development of Alabama's workforce. The Alabama Employment Service, the Alabama Department of Economic and Community Affairs and The Alabama College System are all necessary to support the mission of workplace training. They should work together regionally, and with the governor, to improve coordination among local businesses, universities to achieve their goals. (AS)
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Alabama State Dept. of Postsecondary Education, Montgomery.
Identifiers - Location: Alabama