Report Recommends Changes for Bay State Community College System

The Boston Foundation recently released a report recommending changes in the Massachusetts  Community College System so that the system can better meet the needs of the state’s employers:

Among other things, the report recommends the adoption of performance metrics for community colleges in the state; strengthening governance and accountability within the system; clarifying the mission of community colleges, with an emphasis on workforce needs; partnering with local secondary schools to help prepare students for community college-level work; stabilizing funding for the system; and forming a community college coalition that includes leaders from government and the broader community.

“This report spells out clearly some of the critical needs facing our community colleges at a time when the need for them is greater than ever,” said Boston Foundation president Paul S. Grogan. “There are good programs within the community college system, but the system as a whole is underresourced, overly fragmented, and not well aligned with the needs of Massachusetts employers in the knowledge economy.”

You can read the press release at the Foundation Center’s website.  The full report is available here.

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