COMMUNITY COLLEGES & LOCAL INDUSTRY
Community College enrollment is at record highs. More significant is the increase in employment opportunity for many of those graduates.
Equally important is the growing number of training-partnerships between business and their local community college, designed to benefit both partners.
And, most important of all is the recognition by many community colleges that, in addition to hands-on training, media-based learning is the best way to increase the skills and retention goals of the local labor force.
Nebraska’s Central Community College (CCC) is an excellent example of the partnerships occurring between our nation’s community colleges and local business — through media-based training.
To quote from CCC’s webpage:
“Nebraska Training provides state-of-the-art business training solutions advancing your workforce to the top in the 21st century. The Statewide Interactive Multimedia Training Library allows you on-site training, seven days a week, 24 hours a day – at your convenience. Nebraska Training’s commitment to providing innovative training utilizing web and CD-ROM formats positions you for success in a changing business environment.
Community colleges are a vital part of their geographical community, providing training for the area’s businesses and industries.
Both the community colleges and local industry are realizing that technology-based training has become necessary — and that the training platform has to be accessible, affordable and accountable. Media rooted in full motion video, graphic animations and simulations, meets those requirements.
In addition, smaller companies often can’t afford training because it’s not in their budget. However, if training is incorporated into a community college environment, it becomes both affordable and accountable.
Unlike businesses, community colleges have the ability to review and accredit curriculums, bringing accountability to the training program. In this way, smaller companies are not left out of the training loop. They can compete in the marketplace.
Effective media training has allowed community colleges to expand their student base and to become both visionary and flexible, necessary traits in today’s competitive world. It has allowed the community colleges to retain lower-enrollment programs by meeting critical numbers, but on a flexible schedule.
Just one more way media-based courseware has helped America re-train its workforce. Stay tuned. This movement is going to continue to revitalize local business and industry.
More on Monday – – –
— Bill Walton, co-Founder, ITC Learning
July 26, 2017
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