ERIC Number: ED485492
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2004-Apr
CUNY on the Job: The City's New Workforce Workhorse
Kleiman, Neil Scott
Center for an Urban Future
Over the past year, working in conjunction with the Workforce Strategy Center, the Center for an Urban Future has revisited CUNY to assess its progress as a workforce skills provider, performing a campus-by-campus survey of all 17 undergraduate institutions, reviewing program material and course offerings, and conducting more than 70 interviews with campus administrators and experts in the field. This report offers both a more comprehensive review of CUNY's current workforce efforts, and a look at the future that some of these programs promise. The goals of this report are both to quantify and describe the growth in workforce programming at CUNY, and to examine the interplay between CUNY's roles as a training provider and an institution of higher education. The first part of the report offers the hard numbers, and an overview of some of the kinds of programs being offered. The second part of the report looks toward that future, highlighting initiatives we believe suggest the university's true promise in this area: As a provider of high-quality, market-conscious workforce programs that are linked to traditional education, and that are offered on a continuum designed to help individuals reach their full potential, as well as to provide businesses with employees who have the skills they need to succeed.
Descriptors: Job Training, Futures (of Society), State Colleges, School Role, Labor Force Development, Interdisciplinary Approach, Instructional Innovation, Models, Educational Objectives
Center for an Urban Future, 120 Wall St., 20th St., New York, NY 10005. Tel: 212-479-3341; Web site: http://www.nycfuture.org.
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education
Sponsor: Ford Foundation, New York, NY.
Authoring Institution: Center for an Urban Future, New York, NY.