ERIC Number: ED486152
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2004
Reference Count: 2
WSC Bridge Program Planning Guide
Workforce Strategy Center
Increasingly jobs that pay more than subsistence wages and offer opportunities for career advancement require at least some training beyond high school, even at the entry level. Bridge training programs are designed to prepare individuals without the requisite basic skills for postsecondary training leading to career-path employment and further learning in a specific industry or occupational sector. This guide is intended to help teams representing community colleges, community organizations, employers, unions, and other partners plan the development of bridge programs. Bridge programs are distinguished from traditional job training programs in that they seek to provide a broad foundation for career-long learning on-the-job and through formal postsecondary education and training.
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Postsecondary Education
Authoring Institution: Workforce Strategy Center, Brooklyn, NY.