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Title: Winning the Skills Race and Strengthening the Middle Class: An Action Agenda for Community Colleges PDF
Url: https://secure-media.collegeboard.org/digitalServices/pdf/professional...
Publisher: National Commission on Community Colleges
Description: This document reports on how key stakeholders in work force preparedness nationwide are responding to pressures of the skills race. Part 1 presents an overview of the skills challenge and the economic and social consequences of failing to meet the challenge. Part 2 examines the impact of the skills shortage on major stakeholders and explains how the build-up of pressure has pushed U.S. employers, workers, educators, trainers, community leaders, and government officials to join forces to strengthen the transition from school to work, pool their resources to improve training quality and reduce training costs, and respond to market demand for greater access to training and greater portability of skills. Part 3 details some of the more creative developments in work force development and distills eight winning principles for success in the field. An agenda for change is proposed that includes the following items: (1) build public awareness; (2) fill information gaps; (3) leverage technology; (4) focus on metrics (measurement of results); (5) tighten accountability; (6) share best practices; and (7) encourage personal initiative. Lists of the task force members, executive committee members, national affiliates, and 11 related publications conclude the document.
LC Classification: Education -- Individual institutions (United States) -- Individual institutions -- United States -- Community colleges. Junior colleges
Education -- Special aspects of education -- Types of education -- Career education
Education -- Special aspects of education -- Types of education -- Vocational education (General) -- Administration
Education -- Special aspects of education -- Types of education -- Vocational education (General) -- Special topics, A-Z -- Curriculum
GEM Subject: Philosophy -- Educational Philosophy
Vocational Education -- Instructional issues
Date Issued: 2008-01
Resource Type: Reading Materials
Teaching Guides
Format: pdf
Audience: Administrators
College/University Instructors
Curriculum Supervisors
Higher Education
Technical School First Cycle
Technical School Second Cycle
Vocational Training
Language: English
Access Rights: Free access
Source Type: ATE Center
Source: NetWorks
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Resource URL Clicks: 1
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