Changing the economy one family at a time: dual aims of workforce development


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Author: Mitchell, Regina L. Garza; Sawyer, James O.


The authors note that it is more important than ever that workers earn postsecondary credentials to attain the skills required to participate in the US economic recovery. In this chapter, they discuss how the community college workforce development mission has evolved over the past 10 years, how the mission plays out at community colleges today, what it may look like in the future, and questions that need to be considered. They suggest that the best colleges are attempting to serve both ends of the spectrum: maintaining open access and helping displaced and underemployed workers enter...  [+] Show more

Subjects: Workforce development; Providers of education and training

Keywords: Community college; Institutional role; Access to education and training; Retraining; Skill upgrading; Promotion of employment; Education industry relationship

Geographic subjects: United States; North America

Published: San Francisco, California: Jossey-Bass, 2017

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Journal number: 180

Journal date: Winter 2017

Pages: pp. 47-55

ISSN: 0194-3081, 1536-0733 (online)

Statement of responsibility: Regina L. Garza Mitchell, James O. Sawyer, IV

Resource type: Article

Peer reviewed: Yes

Document number: TD/TNC 131.437

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