The path less taken: barriers to providing career and technical education at community colleges

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Author: Jones, Diane Auer


Despite evidence that vocational sub-baccalaureate certificates and degrees have a relatively high payoff - some certificate and associate degree programs in technical and allied health fields at community colleges can result in higher earnings than some bachelor's degree programs - liberal arts and general studies programs have experienced the most rapid growth in community college enrollments and credentials in the US. This may partially explain the mismatch between graduates' skills and the skills employers demand. Community colleges face significant structural and policy barriers...  [+] Show more

Subjects: Providers of education and training; Vocational education and training; Pathways

Keywords: Community college; Barrier; Institutional role; Relevance of education and training; Policy implications

Geographic subjects: United States; North America

Published: Washington, District of Columbia: Center on Higher Education Reform, American Enterprise Institute, 2017

Physical description: 18 p.

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Resource type: Paper

Call number: TD/TNC 133.780

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