ERIC Number: ED453843
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2000
Reference Count: N/A
The Cutting Edge, 1999-2000.
Cutting Edge, n1-5 Nov 1999-Dec 2000
The Cutting Edge is a bimonthly newsletter of the Regional Center for Applied Technology and Training at Danville Community College (DCC) (Virginia) that provides the latest information on a wide range of issues including technology, business, employment trends, and new legislation. Articles from the first five issues discuss: (1) the July 2000 Workforce Investment Act (WIA), which replaces the Job Training Partnership Act and rewrites current federal statutes governing programs of job training, adult education and literacy, and vocational rehabilitation; (2) the first meeting of the Regional Center for Applied Technology and Training's Internet Incubator Alliance, which brought encouraging words to the Southern Virginia region from a leading Internet expert. Speaking to the 30 local business leaders who have joined the alliance, William Muir, Jr., Director of the Virginia Electronic Commerce Technology Center at Christopher Newport University, said that Danville and the Southern Virginia region offer great potential for new business-to-business electronic commerce opportunities; and (3) the new A+ certification courses offered by DCC's Regional Center for Applied Technology & Training. The A+ certification is a testing program sponsored by the Computing Technology Industry Association that certifies the competency of service technicians in the computer industry. (JA)
Descriptors: Community Colleges, Educational Legislation, Job Training, School Business Relationship, School Community Relationship, Technology Education, Two Year Colleges, Vocational Education
For full text: http://www.dc.cc.va.us/RCATT/index.html.
Publication Type: Collected Works - Serials; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Corning Incorporated Foundation, NY.
Authoring Institution: Danville Community Coll., VA. Regional Center for Applied Technology and Training.