Institutional Variation in Credential Completion: Evidence from Washington State Community and Technical Colleges
J. Scott-Clayton and M. J. Weiss
Performance Incentives to Improve Community College Completion:
Learning from Washington State's Student Achievement Initiative
N. Shulock and D. Jenkins
Education Pays 2010: The Benefits of Higher Education for Individuals and Society
S. Baum, J. Ma, K. Payea
College Board Advocacy and Policy Center
Help Wanted: Projections of Jobs and
Education Requirements through 2018
Executive Summary State Level Analysis
A.P. Carnevale, N. Smith, J. Strohl
Georgetown University Center on Education and the Workforce
Pressures of New Students and Old Weigh on Community Colleges
The New York Times
April 8, 2010
Community Colleges Like Attention, Need Money
The Sacramento Bee (AP)
April 3, 2010
Employers, Low-Income Young Adults, and Postsecondary Credentials
Maureen R. Bozell and Melissa Goldberg
Workforce Strategy Center, October 2009
California Budget Project releases first of series:
At a Crossroads: Basic Skills Education in California
Makes the Case for CA Community Colleges
Douglas Gould and Company, 2009
Putting the East Bay to Work: Sustainable Jobs for the Underemployed
Cassandra Benjamin and Sara Kimberlin
East Bay Community Foundation, September 2009
With Their Whole Lives Ahead of Them: Myths and Realities About Why So Many Students Fail to Finish College
Jean Johnson, John Rochkind, Amber N. Ott, and Samantha DuPont
Work Less, Study More and Succeed
V. Orozco, N. K. Cauthen
A Matter of Degrees:
Tomorrow's Fastest Growing Jobs and Why Community College Graduates Will Get Them
Jessica Milano, Bruce Reed, and Paul Weinstein Jr.
Preparing the Workers of Today for the Jobs of Tomorrow
Council of Economic Advisors
Executive Office of the President
Charting a Path:
An Exploration of the Statewide Career Pathway Efforts in Arkansas, Kentucky, Oregon, Washington and Wisconsin.
Seattle Jobs Initiative
Rosanna Perry Stephens
Job Training That Works:
Findings from the Sectoral Employment Impact Study
S. Maguire, J. Freely, C. Clymer and M. Conway
Community College Impact Study Final Report Presentation
Henry Brady and Anita Mathur, May 16, 2008
Community College Impact Study Summary of Findings
Henry Brady and Anita Mathur, May 16, 2008
The Governor's Career Technical Education Initiative
Report to the Legislature, the Governor, and the Director of Finance, July 2008
Career Advancement Academies highlighted pp. 31- 34.
Moving Adults from Basic Skills to Careers
California EDGE Campaign Webinar Audio and Presentations
Guest Speakers: Linda Collins, Julie Strawn and Israel Mendoza
June 17, 2008
Ohio Stackable Certificates: Models for Success
Community Research Partners, February 2008,
Prepared for Columbus State Community College Business and Industry Division
Secretary Spellings Delivers Keynote Address at the National Community College Legislative Summit
Spellings identify accessibility, affordability and accountability as high needs for community colleges in educating the future workforce.
Winning the Skills Race and Strengthening America's Middle Class: An Action Agenda for Community Colleges
In this January 2008 Report of the National Commission on Community Colleges, four megatrends are identified including the role of community colleges in producing a skilled workforce and expanding economic choices for all students.
National Campaign Skills2Compete Launch Now Available on YouTube
The national launch of the Skills2Compete campaign is now available to watch and share on YouTube. Hear from the diverse allies who spoke on the national webinar calling for a new 21st-century vision for opportunity and innovation.
Uncommon Allies Call for a New 21st-Century Skill Guarantee
On November 12, over 100 organizations throughout the U.S. launched Skills2Compete, a bipartisan campaign to guarantee that America’s workers can gain the skills needed for middle-skill jobs.
Governor's Crusades Paying Off
The governor has raised the standing of community colleges and brought vocational training out of the educational attic.
Winning the Skills Race and Strengthening America?s Middle Class
An Action Agenda for Community Colleges
National Commission on Community Colleges
Economy by Investing in the Forgotten Middle
The Workforce Alliance Labor Market Fact Sheet
Community Colleges Are Key to Shoring Up the U.S.
Economy, Report Says
E. Ashburn, The Chronicle of Higher Education, January 31, 2008
Technical Education: Creating Options for High School Success
Report #189, Little Hoover Commission, November 2007
Forgotten Middle-Skill Jobs: Education and Training Requirements in the
Next Decade and Beyond
H. J. Holzer & R. I. Lerman
Skills2Compete Campaign, Workforce Alliance, Washington, DC, November 2007
Cross-Case Analysis of Career Pathway Programs that Link Low-Skilled Adults
to Family-Sustaining Wage Careers
R. Merkley and G. Johnston, October 2007, Office of Community College Research and Leadership, Univ. of Illinois
to Promote Adult Education and Postsecondary Alignment
J. Strawn, CLASP, Oct 1, 2007
State Adult Education Policies for Low-Skilled Workers
Employers increasingly need better educated and skilled workers to succeed, and too few states have taken significant actions to improve their adult education and literacy efforts.
Expands Access to Postsecondary Education and Training
for Low-income Adults
A. Duke and J. Strawn, Center for Law and Social Policy (CLASP), September 18, 2007
Youth, Our Economy, Our Future: A National Investment Strategy for Disconnected
Campaign for Youth
job market advances, so can American workers
Christian Science Monitor
September 19, 2007
California’s Postsecondary Education Systems Address Workforce Development
California Postsecondary Education Commission
City, partners launch student
training effort: The program aims to cut unemployment and provide skilled
workers to firms and agencies.
M. Selvin, Los Angeles Times, June 12, 2007
Student Success Courses Actually Help Community College Students Succeed?
M. Zeidenberg, D. Jenkins and J. C. Calcagno, Community College Research Center, June 2007.
and Technical Education Pathway Programs, Academic Performance, and the
Transition to College and Career
D. Bragg, C. Ruud, May 2007, Office of Community College Research and Leadership, Univ. of Illinois
California Import Enough College Graduates to Meet Workforce Needs?
H.P. Johnson and D. Reed
Public Policy Institute of CA
Community College Transfer Rates: Who is Counted Makes a Difference
L. Horn and S. Lew
Community Colleges: Making Them Stronger and More Affordable
W. Zumeta and D. Frankle
National Center for Public Policy and Higher Education
Postsecondary Commission Releases Findings on California's Future Job
Market and Economic Competitiveness
Reports show slowing college graduation rates will cost California's businesses revenues and talent.
a Culture of Evidence for Community College Student Success: Early Progress
in the Achieving the Dream Initiative
T. Brock, D. Jenkins, T. Ellwein, J. Miller, S. Gooden, K. Martin, C. MacGregor and M. Pih with B. Miller and C. Geckeler, MDRC, May 2007.
Learners in Higher Education: Barriers to Success and Strategies to Improve
B. Bosworth, A. Callahan, V.Choitz, C. Davidson, J. Hoops, R. Kazis, and A. McLeod
Higher Education For All
January 19, 2007
Statewide Assessment of California's Career Technical Education System
Prepared for the CA Department of Education and the CA Community College Chancellor's Office
a Public Agenda for Higher Education in the States: Lessons Learned from
the National Collaborative for Higher Education Policy
G. K. Davies, The National Collaborative for Higher Education Policy, December 2006
Recovery as a Local Economic Development Strategy
A forum co-sponsored by the American Youth Policy Forum and the National League of Cities Institute for Youth, Education, and Families- September 8, 2006
The Perfect Storm, Three
Forces Changing Our Nation's Future
The nation is being impacted by three powerful socioeconomic forces which will potentially change our future- wide disparities in literacy and numeracy skill levels; significant economic changes from widening wage gaps and sweeping demographic shifts due to education and skills gaps. Timely insight from ETS.
Jobs to Careers:How California Community College Credentials Pay Off For
A. Mathur with J. Reichle, J. Strawn, and C. Wiseley, Center for Law and Social Policy (CLASP), May 2004
a Perspective on Workforce Preparation and Economic Development
Academic Senate for California Community College
Provides a general summary of relevant federal and state workforce development legislation and endorses a career ladders approach to workforce development.