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ERIC Number: ED548338
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2012
Pages: 163
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: N/A
ISBN: 978-1-2673-9630-3
Creating Employable Graduates in Career and Technical Education: Defining the Partnership between Business and the Community College
Thomes, Norbert Joseph
ProQuest LLC, Ph.D. Dissertation, Iowa State University
The skill set required to attain quality employment is not being fully addressed in the community colleges. This disconnect produces laborers with skill sets that do not meet the needs of employers. Ironically, while the need for employees with increased skills rises annually, many graduates have difficulty finding employment in their career areas. Minimizing this disconnect will supply businesses with the skilled employees they need, thereby increasing graduate placement. This study describes a partnership between education and business at a rural midwestern community college. This partnership exists to facilitate the documentation of skills graduates will need to be employable through co-curricular definition by the education and business partners. The results of this research document the workings of the partnership and show how these partnerships can be defined using strategies like educational models or the business/education model. [The dissertation citations contained here are published with the permission of ProQuest LLC. Further reproduction is prohibited without permission. Copies of dissertations may be obtained by Telephone (800) 1-800-521-0600. Web page:]
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Publication Type: Dissertations/Theses - Doctoral Dissertations
Education Level: Two Year Colleges; Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
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Language: English
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