ERIC Number: EJ822060
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2002
Reference Count: 5
More than a Matter of Degrees
Flynn, William J.
Community College Journal, v72 n6 p16-21 Jun-Jul 2002
The rapid rise of the information technology industry, with its need for highly skilled technicians, programmers and support personnel, has accelerated the demand for education and technology training throughout the world--and has accelerated the rise of credentialing and certification programs. Two affiliate councils of the American Association of Community Colleges--the National Council for Occupational Education and the National Council for Continuing Education & Training have been proactive in advancing discussion on the topic. Two invitational colloquia were held with representatives of business, education, governmental and regulatory agencies, and other interested stakeholders coming together to discuss differing perspectives and how community colleges fit in the mix. In this article, the author described his observations on the colloquium. The author also listed several recommendations for community colleges on a local and national level.
Descriptors: Community Colleges, Information Technology, Educational Demand, Technology Education, Certification, College Role, Education Work Relationship, Labor Force Development, Business, Barriers, Industry, Educational Finance, State Aid
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Two Year Colleges
Authoring Institution: N/A