Document Number: 4026Building a Career Pathways System: Promising Practices in Community College-Centered Workforce Development - Community colleges are the best conduits for helping low-income people out of poverty, but state policymakers, and even the institutions themselves, often hinder training that leads to lucrative careers, according to this report. The authors contend that community colleges need to restructure to eliminate departmental divisions, that state and regional workforce programs need to make better connections with the colleges, and policymakers need to redirect funds. The report argues that creating lasting career opportunities for low-income people hinges on an education integrated with academic and vocational training. (Julian L. Alssid, David Gruber, Davis Jenkins, Christopher Mazzeo, Brandon Roberts, Regina Stanback-Stroud, Workforce Strategy Center, October 2002)...
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