Community Colleges of the Future
In many regions, community colleges play a vital part in developing the workforce and enabling economic development. However, as is the case with higher education in general, there are numerous barriers to success, including issues of access, affordability, preparation, and data collection, all of which need marked improvement if the community college system is going to effectively address the nation's workforce crisis. Through the Achieving the Dream initiative, learn about some promising work being done at some of the nation's forward-thinking community colleges systems and how the business community can help facilitate much-needed progress.
Carol Lincoln, Senior Program Director, MDC, Inc. and Achieving the Dream Campaigns
James Applegate, Senior Vice President for Program Development, Lumina Foundation
Robert Templin, President, Northern Virginia Community College
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