Developing Competitive Community Colleges For Higher Demand Industries, And Cost Effective For Taxpayers

930 Words Jul 6th, 2016 4 Pages
example, globally competitive community colleges, create higher-level skills, technologist for higher demand industries, and cost-effective for taxpayers. In addition, Boggs (2004), suggests that community colleges cannot continue to do more with less and continue to maintain the open access and affordability for which they were created. Policy makers and state and federal decision makers must be on one accord in understanding the future goals. For instance, there are approximately twelve hundred community colleges in American. Thus, the enrollment is eleven million, five hundred thousand students. Among the Hispanic population, fifty-five percent attend community colleges, which indicate the community college "play an important part in readying Hispanic citizens for an integral role in the country 's economy" (Campbell, 2009, p.1). By 2050, this role will become even more central, because the U.S. Census has projected the working-gage population will become more than thirty percent Hispanics (Campbell, 2009). Additionally, it is suggested that changes need to be made at the federal, state, and institutional level to satisfactorily prepare Latinos for this new world (Campbell, 2009). As community colleges transform themselves into an oasis of change agents, diversity in leadership, diversity in student population, and diversity in faculty will be essential and relevant in the next twenty years (Campbell, 2009). Moreover, if the community college would keep pace…

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