ERIC Number: ED433051
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1997-Feb
Preparing a Twenty-First Century Work Force: Innovations in Programs and Practices.
Scott, David, Ed.
This document describes 54 successful and effective community college programs that focus on innovative strategies for meeting current and future workforce developments and requirements. This handbook was prepared in response to an initiative to work in partnership with national and international companies and agencies committed to workforce development. Community colleges were invited to submit descriptions of their most innovative and effective programs, which were evaluated by a national review panel of community college educators. The 54 programs selected for their merit are included in this report. The monograph is organized in five sections: (1) section one covers the partnership between schools and colleges; (2) section two looks at the partnerships between colleges; (3) section three discusses the partnerships among community colleges, business, and agencies; (4) section four delineates the workforce preparations in specific curricular areas; and (5) section five provides a concise listing of several workplace skills programs. Within the description of each program or practice, the handbook provides the purpose, a description of the innovation, special considerations for implementing the innovation, the impact of the innovative program or practice, and a contact name and phone/fax number in case there are additional inquiries. (JJL)
Descriptors: Community Colleges, Educational Innovation, Labor Force Development, Partnerships in Education, Program Descriptions, Program Evaluation, Program Improvement, School Business Relationship, School Effectiveness, Two Year Colleges
League for Innovation in the Community College, 26522 La Alameda, Suite 370, Mission Viejo, CA 92691; Tel: 949-367-2884; Web site: http://www.league.org ($10).
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: League for Innovation in the Community Coll.
Note: A publication of the Alliance for Community College Innovation.