ERIC Number: ED476332
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1998-Mar
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A Role for Community Colleges in Navy Training.
Golfin, Peggy A.; White, John D.; Curtin, Lisa A.
This document from the Center for Naval Analysis (CNA) discusses the role of community colleges in Navy training. CNA conducted a study to discover whether outsourcing courses such as air conditioning and refrigeration and information systems administration to community colleges was feasible and cost effective. Analyses focused on two community colleges in the Norfolk, Virginia area, as well as two vocational/technical institutes. The study addressed the following four questions: (1) Is it possible, or necessary, to move Navy training equipment to a community college site? (2) How transferable is the subject matter? (3) How flexible are colleges in terms of Navy involvement in the training? For instance, would the college permit military instructors in addition to college faculty? (4) What is the cost-effectiveness of outsourcing the training? Findings of the study include: (1) Community colleges can provide training similar to that of the Navy but at a lower cost; and (2) Outsourcing training might also be beneficial to Navy recruitment efforts. Considering all the costs and benefits of outsourcing Navy training to community colleges, CNA recommends outsourcing the two courses considered in this study, as well as other types of Navy training, particularly those with the greatest civilian overlap. (CB)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: CNA Corp., Alexandria, VA.