Strengthening career and technical education in the California community college system: an implication for workforce development in the 21st century


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Author: Wolzinger, Renah; O'Lawrence, Henry


This study investigated the different career and technical education (CTE) programs offered in California community colleges. Data from all CTE programs in five colleges were analyzed and the top 17 programs were chosen for their significantly higher number of enrolled students during the past three years. Only programs that were identified as vocational by the California Community College Chancellor's Office were included in the study. The overall purpose of this study was to identify the core strengths of CTE programs that provide preparation for a state licensure exam. The results...  [+] Show more

Subjects: Vocational education and training; Providers of education and training; Qualifications; Workforce development

Keywords: Community college; Skill certification

Geographic subjects: United States; North America

Published: Kent, Ohio: IVETA, 2011

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Journal volume: 19

Journal number: 2

Journal date: 2011

Pages: pp. 23-33

ISSN: 1075-2455

Resource type: Article

Peer reviewed: Yes

Document number: TD/TNC 107.165

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