ERIC Number: EJ794092
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008
Reference Count: 0
The Rise of Noncredit Workforce Education
Van Noy, Michelle; Jacobs, James; Korey, Suzanne; Bailey, Thomas; Hughes, Katherine L.
Community College Journal, v78 n5 p54-59 Apr-May 2008
Postsecondary noncredit education has become an increasingly popular option for community college students in recent years. At many two-year institutions, noncredit education enrolls more students than do credit programs. This article presents an excerpt from a recent report published by the Community College Research Center, part of the Teachers College at Columbia University in New York. The study, "The Landscape of Noncredit Workforce Education: State Policies and Community College Practices," uses several case studies to examine the growth of workforce instruction and contract training programs at the nation's community colleges. The report raises questions about whether colleges are keeping pace with student and workforce needs and offers several recommendations.
Descriptors: Community Colleges, Contract Training, Educational Practices, Educational Policy, Labor Force Development, Research Reports, State Programs, Labor Needs, Student Needs, Noncredit Courses, Case Studies, Educational Trends
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education; Two Year Colleges
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