Sunday, February 05, 2006
Community colleges sit on the front line of skill development. Here are some good articles from last week on how community colleges are able to adapt quickly to changing needs of employers. Here are some examples I came across last week:
In Colorado, Pikes Peak Community College is innovating with a new information systems security program. Read more.
In Pennsylvania, Lehigh Valley has opened a ned automated warehousing facility to train students in advanced materials handling technology. Read more.
In Georgia, the new Center of Innovation for Manufacturing Excellence opened at Lanier Technical College. Read more.
In Charlotte, Central Piedmont Community College has launched a new program in simulation and game development. Read more.
The Northwest Louisiana, Bossier Parish Community College represents a dynamic school that is growing steadily. Last week, they opened their new campus in Bossier City. Read more.
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Some Background on EDPro Weblog
The purpose of this weblog is to help economic development professionals -- EDPros -- keep up with the changes sweeping our profession. Strap on your goggles. It's a whole new game. There are no experts any more. The only place to learn about economic development is from other EDPros who are doing it.
One other point: the prevaling approach (paradigm, if you like) in economic development is shifting from competition to collaboration. There are a lot of reaasons underlying this shift, but here's the important insight: You, your community, and your region will do better by collaborating and sharing information.
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Speaking and workshops on Open Source Economic Development
As the idea of Open Source Economic Development starts spreading, more people are asking about it. Visit the I-Open web site to learn more. My colleagues and I are happy to explain the basic concepts in a talk or a workshop. E-mail Susan Alshuler if you'd like to learn more about workshops and speaking.
Background on Ed Morrison
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