ERIC Number: ED481776
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2003-Feb
Reference Count: N/A
Canadian Colleges and Institutes and Small- and Medium-Sized Enterprises, Productivity at Work.
Association of Canadian Community Colleges.
This document was prepared by the Association of Community Colleges in order to describe the relationship between colleges and small- and medium-sized enterprises in Canada. The ACCC collected information for this survey from the 150 Canadian colleges by conducting a literature/data review and a survey of member institutions in addition to on site interviews for certain selected schools. The document places emphasis on trends, inhibiting factors, and future direction of the relationships with the SME sector. The document is divided under the most common areas characterizing SME-college/institute interaction. Some of these common areas are: (1) skills development equation; (2) SMEs and colleges in rural and remote communities; (3) expanding virtual relationships; (4) product development, business incubation, and technology commercialization; (5) international connections and trade promotion; and (6) collaborative approaches. The document discusses in which specific ways SME is involved in college operations and discusses trends among the various community colleges. Based upon the analysis of the success factors and current trends that shape the relationship between community colleges, the future direction of these relationships are characterized by certain factors, such as higher numbers of Aboriginal SMEs and increased connectivity to rural and remote areas. (MZ)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Association of Canadian Community Colleges.
Identifiers - Location: Canada