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Help Wanted Community Colleges' Role in Meeting Work Force Shortages

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North Carolina economy shifted from manufacturing to service based and created a gap in the workforce. Vacancies in such jobs as allied health, nursing, pharmaceuticals, and laboratory technicians were not being filled adequately with skilled workers. The author proposes five changes to the community college system to be enacted both by the General Assembly and State Board of Education to facilitate community college's offering degrees to fill theses openings. Some of these proposed changes included differentiated funding for certain community college programs and establishing licensure track degrees exclusively through the community college system.
North Carolina Insight (NoCar JK 4101 N3x), Vol. 22/23 Issue 4/1, May 2008, p136-182, il