Overcoming obstacles, optimizing opportunities: state policies to increase postsecondary attainment for low-skilled adults
Series or Serial: Breaking Through Policy Reports
Publisher: Jobs for the Future
Published At: Boston, MA
Date Published: March 2008
Distributor: Jobs for the Future
Source Address: 88 Broad Street
Source City/State/Zip: Boston MA 02110
Material Type: Information Analysis
Intended Audience: Policy Maker
Physical Media: Print
Physical Description: v + 16 p.
Subjects: Transitional Programs; Adult Education; Community Colleges; College School Cooperation; Education Work Relationship; Public Policy
State policymakers can use community colleges to address the issues of economic growth and individual prosperity if they address six key tasks: create a shared vision among stakeholders; set measurable goals; track individual outcomes; link course offerings to needs of employers; improve transition to college from developmental programs like English as a Second Language and remedial subjects; provide financial aid and counseling.