ERIC Number: ED467464
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2002
Reference Count: N/A
Toward a Perspective on Workforce Preparation & Economic Development, Adopted Spring 2002.
Academic Senate for California Community Colleges, Sacramento.
Using a hierarchical legislative framework (federal, state, and local), this paper unfolds the chronologically circuitous path of policy development and its impact on organizational structures, funding streams, and timelines that are included in the workforce development system in California. The document provides a summary discussion of the California Community Colleges' role as a significant component of the state's workforce development program, as well as providing information regarding the ways in which Welfare Reform has impacted workforce development policy in California. This paper describes the following federal legislation and programs and their effects and function in the community colleges: (1) The Workforce Investment Act (WIA); (2) The Carl Perkins Vocational Technical Act (VTEA); and (3) The Personal Responsibility and Work Opportunity Reconciliation Act (PRWORA) of 1996, commonly known as Welfare Reform. The paper also describes the following state and regional legislation and programs: (1) California Work Opportunity and Responsibility to Kids (CalWORKS); (2) The Regional Workforce Preparation and Economic Development (RWPEDA) Act; (3) One-Stop Centers; and (4) Regional collaboratives, consortia, and advisory committees. The paper makes suggestions for strategies and effective practices, curriculum adaptations, faculty involvement, and policy modification and implementation. (Contains a list of 24 Internet and print resources.) (NB)
Descriptors: Community Colleges, Federal Legislation, Job Skills, Job Training, Labor Education, Labor Force Development, Local Legislation, Retraining, Two Year Colleges, Vocational Education, Welfare Reform, Work Experience Programs
For full text: http://www.academicsenate.cc.ca.us/Publications/Papers/WorkforcePreparationEconomicDev.htm.
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Academic Senate for California Community Colleges, Sacramento.