ERIC Number: ED449831
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1999-Sep
Reference Count: N/A
Environmental Scan of the Greater Sacramento Area, 1999.
Los Rios Community Coll. District, Sacramento, CA. Office of Planning and Research.
This report provides a comprehensive look at the external environment impacting Los Rios Community College District (LRCCD) (California). It summarizes the social, economic, and political changes at the state and national levels, in general, and in the Sacramento-Yolo Consolidated Metropolitan Statistical Area (CMSA) served by LRCCD, more specifically, that are shaping the future for the District. The 1999 Environmental Scan includes the following sections: (1) Changing Demography; (2) Changing Economy and Employment Picture; (3) Other Local Higher Education Providers; (4) Changing Political Scene; (5) Projected Changes for Los Rios Community College District; and (6) Summary Observations of External Scan. Long term employment growth over the last 15-year period has been strong across all sectors except farming, mining, and government. While the total population in the Greater Sacramento CMSA is projected to increase slightly more than 20%, the number of high school graduates are projected to increase by almost 34%. Community and business representatives identified several key issues of concern during a 1997 Strategic Planning process: addressing educational challenges resulting from welfare reform; developing an identity as a networked system of colleges rather than as individual colleges; promoting better awareness of the colleges' comprehensive, low-cost and high quality offerings. Contains 34 charts. (JA)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Los Rios Community Coll. District, Sacramento, CA. Office of Planning and Research.