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Occupational outlook for community college students

Publication Type:



New directions for community colleges ; no. 146, Jossey-Bass, San Francisco, p.116 (2009)

Call Number:

Cubb LB2328 .N4 NO.146



Community college students--United States, Community colleges--United States, Electronic books--Education, Electronic books--Higher education, Labor market--United States--Forecasting, Vocational interests--United States


Contents: The economics of community college labor markets: a primer / Hirschel Kasper -- Technological change, globalization, and the community college / Richard M. Romano, Donald A. Dellow -- Help wanted: postsecondary education and training required / Anthony P. Carnevale, Jeff Strohl, Nicole Smith -- National labor market projections for community college students / Dixie Sommers -- The outlook in the health sciences / Janell Lang -- The outlook in business and related fields / Robert Walker -- The outlook in engineering-related technology fields / Peggie Weeks -- The outlook in the protective service fields / Gregory Talley, Susan Korsgren -- The outlook for noncredit workforce education / Michelle Van Noy, James Jacobs -- How well do community colleges respond to the occupational needs of local communities? : evidence from California / Duane E. Leigh, Andrew M. Gill -- The outlook for transfer programs and the direction of the community college / Barbara K. Townsend.; Summary: This volume will assist community college leaders in thinking about the future of their institutions by focusing on the trends in the labor markets most common to community college programming. The editors, both economists, bring their perspective to bear on the forces shaping those markets. Using data specially prepared by The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, the authors consider long-run enployment projections for clusters of programs in the fields of interest to community college students. These fields include the health sciences, business, noncredit programs, protective services, and science, technology, engineeering and mathematics (STEM). A case study of California community colleges and an essay on the changing nature of transfer programs round out the volume.