Kentucky: Council on Postsecondary Education

Workforce/Economic Development Policy Group
March 15, 2004
8 a.m. (ET)
Council on Postsecondary Education
Kentucky Adult Education Training Room
Frankfort, KY

  1. Introductory remarks
  2. Review of February meeting
  3. Development of Policy Group work plan
    1. Identify Kentucky's current and emerging labor market needs and trends
    2. Conduct an audit of certificate and degree programs/where located/number of graduates
    3. Correlate the programs/graduates to current and emerging labor market needs
    4. Develop policy questions:
      1. What is the economic impact of various postsecondary degrees?
      2. Does Kentucky offer degree programs in areas of low need?
      3. Does Kentucky offer degree programs in areas of high need? Are they sufficient in quality, quantity, and accessibility?
      4. With scarce resources, where do we place our resources to achieve the most value?
      5. What type of information system is needed to connect employer and labor market needs to postsecondary institutions and students?
    5. Council on Postsecondary Education Priority Classification of Instructional Program (CIP) Codes (47K PDF)
  4. Resource materials:
    1. Who's your new Kentucky neighbor and where did your old one go?, Kentucky Annual Economic Report 2004 (1.4MB PDF)
    2. The Adult Learning Gap, Why States Need to Change Their Policies Toward Adult Learners, 2003, Education Commission of the States (7MB PDF)
      • Appendix B: Occupations with the Highest Rates of Growth and Decline, 2000-10
      • Appendix C: Occupations with the Greatest Number of Projected Job Openings and Their Educational Requirements, 2000-10
    3. Raising Adult Learning Levels in the South: Understanding the Challenge, 2004 Presentation and County Level Information Used in The Educational Needs Index, 2003, Brian E. Noland, Ph.D., Tennessee Higher Education Commission, and Houston D. Davis, Ph.D., Austin Peay State University
  5. Next Meeting: May 24, 2004
  6. Adjournment


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