Rethinking Community College Workforce Programs
While the growing focus on equity has caught many postsecondary institutions by surprise, community colleges have concentrated on those issues for at least a decade. National initiatives such as Achieving the Dream have developed a rich body of practices that many colleges use to increase student success and narrow the racial/ethnic gap in student performance. However, one area of community colleges that has often lagged is workforce development.
Originally published: May 26, 2021
Author: Jim Jacobs
Position: President Emeritus
Institution: Macomb Community College
Published by: Inside Higher Ed