Degree Type

Dissertation

Date of Award

2010

Degree Name

Doctor of Philosophy

Department

Educational Leadership and Policy Studies

First Advisor

Larry H. Ebbers

Abstract

This study describes and examines the experiences of displaced manufacturing workers as they lose jobs and retrain in community college settings. The analysis included perceptions of community college services and programming designed to help the workers transition into retraining programs, along with those factors that they identified as contributing to or inhibiting success. Given the recent, permanent structural shifts in the U.S. economy, which have decimated the manufacturing sector, learning more about the experiences of displaced manufacturing workers will better prepare community colleges to serve this population more effectively.

Copyright Owner

Mary Jane Entz

Language

en

Date Available

2012-04-30

File Format

application/pdf

File Size

122 pages

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