ERIC Number: ED435857
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1997-Jun
The Role of Community Colleges in the One-Stop Career Center System. Four Case Studies. National Coalition of Advanced Technology Centers Report Series Volume 1, Number 5.
This report studies how public community colleges in different states are approaching and fitting into the one-stop career center system (OSCCS). The comparison study analyzes state and federal legislation to determine the following: OSCCS development; how OSCCs are involving public community and technical colleges; the different roles these colleges can assume within the OSCCS; and the pros and cons of OSCCS for these colleges. Chapter 1 addresses what is wrong with the work force development system. It covers the work force development system bureaucracy and creation of an integrated delivery system. Chapter 2 paints an historical picture of the work force development system in the United States. Chapter 3 covers the composition of the OSCCS. Chapter 4 depicts the history of public community and technical colleges and their role as work force development entities. It also compares the services of public community and technical colleges with what is required to function as a U.S. Department of Labor-approved OSCCS. Chapter 5 presents case studies of four states: Iowa, North Carolina, Oregon, and Texas, analyzing the role of public community colleges within the OSCCS in each state. Chapter 6 concludes the report and lists the following recommendations: pass federal block grant legislation; allow a sliding scale for services; market the OSCCS; link the one-stop, school-to-work, and skill standards development initiatives; and make community colleges the preferred provider of training services for the OSCCS. (60 references) (YLB)
Descriptors: Career Centers, Career Counseling, Career Development, Career Education, Case Studies, Community Colleges, Cooperative Programs, Coordination, Education Work Relationship, Educational Research, Employment Services, Federal Legislation, Job Placement, Job Search Methods, Labor Force Development, Labor Market, Occupational Information, Two Year Colleges
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: National Coalition of Advanced Technology Centers, Waco, TX.