ERIC Number: ED482185
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 2003-Sep
Bridges to Opportunity for New Mexico.
Bird, Keith W.
This document, presented in PowerPoint slide print-outs, discusses the Kentucky Community and Technical College System's role as strategic partner in Kentucky's economic and workforce development system. The KCTCS is composed of 25 colleges in sixteen geographic districts. The KCTCS has 3 main goals that it hopes to achieve by 2020: (1) access throughout the commonwealth to certificate, diploma, technical and transfer degrees; (2) training to develop a workforce with the skills to meet the needs of new and existing industries; and (3) remedial and continuing education to improve the employability of citizens. Special attention is given to the following areas and its significance to the KCTCS: (1) partnership with KERA; (2) partnership with adult education; (3) New Economy Initiative; (4) Perkins Profiling Project; (5) partnership with the WIA system; and (6) numerous certificate and licensure programs. Important elements of a successful planning process are discussed and set up as guidelines to follow for the KCTCS system. Some of these elements are a research base to guide strategic decisions, strategies that can be implemented at the community level, and guidelines for sustainability. The document concludes with the statement that "random acts of progress" lead to "best practices," which leads to strategic systems. (MZ)
Publication Type: Opinion Papers; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Kentucky Community and Technical Coll. System, Lexington.