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ERIC Number: EJ798498
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008
Pages: 2
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-1067-1803
Supply and Demand: How Community Colleges Can Help Replenish the U.S. Labor Market
Twomey, John
Community College Journal, v78 n6 p12-13 Jun-Jul 2008
This article describes four factors that greatly affect the United States' labor market over the coming years. These are: (1) impending baby boomer retirements; (2) ongoing shifts in the country's demographic composition; (3) the greatly increased payoff on postsecondary education; and (4) the direct correlation between technological advances and the loss of low-skill jobs. Here, the author discusses the role of community colleges in helping the nation's workforce adapt and thrive in the midst of change. Since many parents, high school students, school board members, and even some elected officials are not fully aware of the seriousness of the labor market challenges the United States faces, the author stresses the importance for community colleges to engage in conversations with constituents about the need for a highly skilled workforce.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Opinion Papers
Education Level: Two Year Colleges
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: United States