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ERIC Number: EJ991699
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2012-Aug
Pages: 4
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: N/A
ISBN: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-1553-7544
Creating Tech Programs Industry Wants
Demski, Jennifer
Campus Technology, v25 n12 p32-35 Aug 2012
Community colleges serve on the front line of workforce development. With their focus on applied science associate degrees and technical certificate programs, they provide students with a high-quality, low-cost education that prepares them for careers in one to two years. And for students who can't take time away from their family or work to attend a four-year school, they offer much-needed flexibility, too. But how does a community college ensure that its curriculum is up-to-date and aligned with the skills its students need in the workforce? To answer this question, "Campus Technology" recently spoke with representatives from South Seattle Community College (Washington), whose area is home to Boeing and a growing aerospace-manufacturing industry, and Anne Arundel Community College (Maryland), whose local economy is built around government, military, and defense contractors. This article presents their three keys to providing students with the training that local industry wants.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Postsecondary Education; Two Year Colleges
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Maryland; Washington