The American Community College: Nexus for Workforce Development.Report as inadecuate

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Emphasizing the central role of community colleges in workforce development, this two-part monograph reviews the status of workforce development initiatives at the national, state, and local levels and provides descriptions of 10 exemplary programs at community colleges across North America. The first part focuses on the status of and operating context for workforce development and provides the following four chapters: (1) Federal Workforce Legislation, (Robert H. McCabe and Laura Pincus); (2) State Initiatives in Workforce Development, (Robert H. McCabe and Laura Pincus); (3) Community Colleges as the Nexus for American Workforce Development (Robert H. McCabe); and (4) Building Effective Workforce Development Programs, (Tony Zeiss). The second part then presents two to four-page in-depth descriptions of exemplary workforce development programs at the following 10 community colleges: Florida's Daytona Beach Community College, Texas' Collin County Community College, Toronto's (Canada) Humber College, Illinois' Black Hawk College, Michigan's Delta College, Kansas' Johnson County Community College, Oregon's Lane Community College, Colorado's Pueblo Community College, Wisconsin's Waukesha County Technical College, and Illinois' Moraine Valley Community College. Contains 63 references. A list of monograph contributors is attached. (HAA)

Descriptors: College Role, Community Colleges, Education Work Relationship, Educational Innovation, Educational Legislation, Financial Support, Labor Force Development, Program Descriptions, Program Development, Two Year Colleges

League Publications, 26522 La Alameda, Suite 370, Mission Viejo, CA 92691 ($15).

Author: McCabe, Robert H., Ed.


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