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ERIC Number: ED479090
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2002-Nov-5
Pages: 115
Abstractor: N/A
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Raritan Valley Community College Strategic Plan: It's Our Time.
This Strategic Plan for Raritan Valley Community College (RVCC), New Jersey, identifies 13 strategic goals divided into the following categories: Quality and Excellence, Community Partnerships, Civic Engagement and Service, and Student Success. RVCC serves Somerset and Hunterdon Counties in Central New Jersey. The combined 2000 population of both counties was 419,479, a 20% increase over 1990. There has been a significant increase in the numbers of Hispanic (96% growth) and Asian (154% growth) immigrants to the region. The population growth, however, far exceeds the growth in enrollment at RVCC, which increased by only 3%. Somerset County is the second wealthiest county in the U.S., and Hunterdon is the fourth. But there are pockets of poverty within the region. A high percentage of new jobs in the area will require an associate's degree. A workforce survey designed to address the skill needs of employees found the top five highest demand skill sets to be: (1) language skills; (2) interpersonal skills; (3) customer relations; (4) computer software applications; and (5) management/supervisory skills. Employers are actually, however, spending money for training in the following areas: (1) computer software application; (2) management/supervisory skills; (3) problem solving; (4) interpersonal skills; and (5) customer relations. Document includes future objectives and technology plan for RVCC. (NB)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
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Language: English
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