A Community Anchor: College Personnel Perspectives about Developing and Implementing Career Education Programs

Learning from the experiences of faculty, staff, and administrators can help colleges prepare for barriers and avoid pitfalls while redesigning their CE programs to better meet students’ needs. Their perspectives are also relevant in the context of current efforts by the U.S. Department of Education to issue grants meant to expand short-term and work-based learning programs to address workforce needs and to revitalize the economy. This second brief focuses on what college personnel describe as barriers to designing and implementing programs with features that students find helpful, as described in the first brief of this series (e.g., cohorts, consistent course schedules, work-based learning opportunities).

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