ERIC Number: EJ873890
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2004
Reference Count: 3
Keeping the Promise by Improving Student Transitions
Warford, Laurance J.
Community College Journal, v74 n5 p12-15 Apr-May 2004
Since their inception, America's community colleges have represented unique opportunity for all people to benefit from higher education. Today, nearly half of all people who start a college career do so in a community college. Community colleges are a key community learning nexus, connecting returning students and rising high school students to higher education and to careers. With community colleges connecting students to higher education and careers, what must be done to stop students from falling through the cracks of educational systems? Among the assistance and answers being provided to improve student transitions is the College and Career Transitions Initiative (CCTI)--a project funded by the Department of Education's Office of Vocational and Adult Education (OVAE). OVAE selected the League for Innovation in the Community College and a consortium of partners to lead this initiative. The purpose of CCTI is to "contribute to strengthening the role of the community and technical colleges throughout the United States in easing student transitions between secondary and postsecondary education as well as transitions to employment; and improving academic performance at both the secondary and postsecondary levels." CCTI is helping keep the promise that high school students, their parents, and teachers will benefit from rigorous academic programs and sound career planning in high school and transfer that knowledge with ease into postsecondary education and on to their chosen career.
Descriptors: Career Development, Postsecondary Education, Career Planning, Technical Institutes, Community Colleges, High School Students, Access to Education, Occupational Aspiration, Transitional Programs, Academic Achievement, Partnerships in Education
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Identifiers - Location: United States