Describes a study conducted by the Community College Research Center (CCRC) that explores the overarching issues affecting community college noncredit workforce education.
"Postsecondary noncredit education [is] increasingly common; many community colleges now enroll more noncredit than credit students. Much of the growth has occurred in workforce instruction and contract training. These programs are noted for their important role in meeting shifting workforce demands and providing skills in a way that is flexible and responsive to employer needs. Growth in this sector raises fundamental questions about whether colleges are keeping pace with need, using resources efficiently, and providing access to all students. The answers may challenge current state policies and college practices" (p.2). (Abstractor: Author)