ERIC Number: ED476454
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1998-Mar
Reference Count: N/A
Partnerships with Community Colleges: Vehicles To Benefit Navy Training and Recruiting.
Golfin, Peggy A.
For more than two years, the Center for Naval Analyses (CNA) has been working with Navy Recruiting Command in an effort to increase the recruitment of quality people from community colleges for the enlisted ranks. Part of this effort concentrates on the recruitment of pre-trained people in order to reduce or eliminate the cost of Navy training. Employment trends are increasing the need for technically trained people to fill jobs that require more training than a high school diploma but less than a four-year college degree. Both the state and federal governments are promoting incentives to help young people prepare for the workforce. Two of these incentive programs, the School-to-Work Opportunities Act (STWOA) and the Tech Prep Act, could benefit the Navy by forming partnerships to create tailor-made courses of study around training curricula that have civilian overlap. More than 60% of U.S. businesses with 1,000 or more employees participate in STW programs, and 91% of those businesses provide work-based learning to students. Tech Prep, a part of Title IIIE legislation, combines secondary and postsecondary education programs for technical education leading to placement in employment. This document argues for increased Navy participation in STWOA and Tech Prep partnerships. The paper identifies Navy and civilian overlap in training programs such as air conditioning and refrigeration, information systems administration, and allied health occupations. (Contains 17 references.) (NB)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: CNA Corp., Alexandria, VA.