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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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Community College Journal, 2009
Lawmakers this year on Capitol Hill will weigh critical issues of importance to the nation's community colleges. The American Association of Community Colleges (AACC) and the Association of Community College Trustees (ACCT) will be hard at work to ensure the interests of two-year institutions are well represented. This article takes a brief look…
Descriptors: Economic Development, Higher Education, Federal Aid, National Security
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Fowler, Donna; Visher, Mary – Community College Journal, 2007
Despite recent talk about the worsening condition of the U.S. workforce, more highly skilled workers are still needed to help America maintain its competitive edge. But that insight doesn't exactly constitute a "Eureka!" moment for community college leaders. In reality, community colleges have been working with industry executives and…
Descriptors: Labor Needs, Skilled Workers, Leadership, Community Colleges
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Bramucci, Raymond L. – Community College Journal, 1999
In this interview with the Assistant Secretary of Labor for the Employment and Training Administration (ETA), the following issues are covered: workforce development, new areas of focus, transition from the old to the new system, community colleges and the Workforce Investment Act (WIA), short-term and long-term challenges, and other initiatives.…
Descriptors: Community Colleges, Educational Change, Educational Objectives, Government School Relationship
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Hansen, Sean; Ashbrook, Michael – Community College Journal, 2000
The Workforce Investment Act of 1998 (WIA) clearly identifies community colleges as integral players in creating a high quality workforce. With multiple funding streams, greater local control over system design, and a mandate for universal access, community colleges must be able to address the client tracking and data management challenges that…
Descriptors: Accountability, Community Colleges, Education Work Relationship, Employment Opportunities
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Flynn, William J. – Community College Journal, 2004
In recent years, the emergence of non-traditional educational experiences such as online learning and certification, combined with the growth of the life-long learning market, has presented a new set of challenges for the higher education community. Increasingly, the U.S. economy is technology driven, and the need for trained personnel to support…
Descriptors: Electronic Learning, Credentials, Community Colleges, Online Courses
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Johnson, Scott D.; Benson, Angela D.; Duncan, John; Shinkareva, Olga N.; Taylor, Gail D.; Treat, Tod – Community College Journal, 2004
Community colleges have played a key role in connecting high school tech prep, industry training, and baccalaureate education. As an institution of higher education known for its adaptability and willingness to provide customized training, the community college has been influenced by industry and federal policy (e.g., Workforce Investment Act…
Descriptors: Noncredit Courses, Community Colleges, Industry, Distance Education