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ERIC Number: EJ868062
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009-Dec
Pages: 3
Abstractor: As Provided
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ISBN: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-1553-7544
The T-Shaped Graduate
Ramaswami, Rama
Campus Technology, v23 n4 p27-29 Dec 2009
As President Obama said in advance remarks about the American Graduation Initiative: "[T]he hard truth is that some of the jobs that have been lost in the auto industry and elsewhere won't be coming back. And that only underscores the importance of generating new businesses and industries to replace the ones we've lost, and of preparing our workers to fill the jobs they create." The initiative calls for community colleges to "build partnerships with businesses and the workforce investment system to create career pathways. "Some colleges are ahead of the game, partnering with technology companies in innovative programs that seek to teach students the flexible, analytical, and interactive skills that businesses worldwide are looking for now and in the coming years. Here we profile three programs that are redefining "jobs training" for a new economy. (Contains 2 online resources.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education; Two Year Colleges
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Florida; Hawaii; Michigan; Nebraska