Saturday, August 29, 2015

25 ways to strengthen workforce education - eCampus News

California Community Colleges Task Force on Workforce Education recommends ways to increase competitiveness, job creation: Key recommendations of the task force call on the college system to: • Revise career technical education (CTE) curriculum approval processes to ensure that instructional programs keep pace with industry needs. • Increase the pool of qualified CTE instructors through hiring practices and consider options for meeting minimum qualifications to better integrate experienced industry professionals into instructional programs. • Expand partnerships with employers to increase student work-based learning opportunities such as apprenticeships and internships that provide real workplace experience. • Strengthen students’ career planning, work readiness, employability and technology skills as they build their occupation-specific skills. • Establish a sustained, supplemental funding source to increase community college capacity to create, adapt and maintain quality CTE courses and programs responsive to regional labor market needs.

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