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ERIC Number: EJ846120
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009
Pages: 8
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 10
ISSN: ISSN-0194-3081
How Well Do Community Colleges Respond to the Occupational Training Needs of Local Communities? Evidence from California
Leigh, Duane E.; Gill, Andrew M.
New Directions for Community Colleges, n146 p95-102 Sum 2009
Rapid technological change and the relentless pressure exerted by global competition mean that job opportunities continuously appear in growing sectors of the economy and decline in stagnant sectors. The challenge for policymakers is to provide an educational and training system targeted to employment opportunities. Community colleges are widely viewed as the principal institutions within the U.S. system of higher education that provide adult training services. As community-based institutions, they are expected to be especially sensitive to local labor market conditions. Nevertheless, relatively little is known about their success in meeting changing local labor market needs. Using data for community colleges in the huge California Community College System (CCCS), this article provides new evidence on whether community colleges supply occupational training that meets the skill requirements of local employers. (Contains 2 tables.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Adult Education; Postsecondary Education; Two Year Colleges
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: California