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Twomey, John – Community College Journal, 2010
America is daily bombarded with reminders about how rough current economic times are, particularly in workforce development. Headlines scream, "Highest unemployment rate in 26 years" and "Jobs not likely to recover to pre-recession levels until 2012." In such an environment, it is easy to lose sight of serious underlying conditions affecting the…
Descriptors: Labor Market, Labor Force Development, Adult Basic Education, Postsecondary Education
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Hermes, James – Community College Journal, 2010
Community colleges have seen significant legislative developments in the last few years, including reauthorization of the Higher Education Act in 2008, the stimulus legislation earlier this year, and, of course, the American Graduation Initiative (AGI), which should be passed by the end of the year. But there is one significant piece of the puzzle…
Descriptors: Community Colleges, Federal Legislation, Labor Force Development, Human Capital
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Goodman, Patricia; King-Simms, Shauna – Community College Journal, 2005
Community colleges are undoubtedly aligned in the most strategic positions to affect social and economic change. Numerous factors are playing a part in the shifts felt throughout higher education today. From the recent economic recession that continues to provide America with more displaced workers, unemployed and underemployed adults to the…
Descriptors: Strategic Planning, Community Colleges, Adult Learning, Adult Students