ERIC Number: ED464666
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2000
Reference Count: N/A
North Carolina Community College System Economic & Workforce Development Annual Report, 1999-2000.
Lancaster, H. Martin
During the 1999-2000 program year, the Division of Economic and Workforce Development attempted to further the North Carolina Community College System's (NCCCS) tradition of excellence by modeling key strategies of the business sector. These strategies included: (1) Economies of scale, a term that refers to unit cost decreasing as number of units produced increases. NCCCS stretched this definition to imply that innovative programs can effectively be developed in decentralized systems. Initiatives that grew out of this idea were the North Carolina Manufacturing Certification Program and the Joint Initiative for Biotechnology Workforce Training; (2) Strategic partnerships--a new partnership with Development Dimensions International enabled North Carolina community colleges to deliver nationally recognized teamwork and leadership programs; (3) Seamless linkages, an expression that refers to product delivery by one or more organization that is coordinated and appears "seamless" to the customer. These types of initiatives included the NCCCS Export Ready Program for small businesses, and the Small Business Technology Development Center; (4) Technology development and deployment--during the past year, a close collaboration was developed between NCCCS and the North Carolina Electronics and Information Technology Association (NCEITA), which resulted in the first annual NCEITA/ExplorNet Knowledge Nova Conference; and (5) Marketing, for which the division developed a Web page and an online newsletter. This report provides details on these and other strategic programs. (EMH)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: North Carolina Community Coll. System, Raleigh.