June 15, 1997
June 15, 1997
June 18, 1997
2.358.1 - 2.358.7
Shipyard College: Building a Consortium to Deliver Workforce Education and Training
Raymond Yannuzzi, Delaware County C.C. Robert Bowman, Shipyard College Bradshaw Kinsey, C.C. of Philadelphia Edward McDonnell, Camden County C.C.
Abstract: Shipyard College, created in 1994 to help retrain workers after the closing of the Philadelphia Navy Yard, is continuing to operate as an innovative education and training consortium and has become a partner in economic development efforts at the site now known as the Philadelphia Naval Business Center.
In the past three years, three community colleges and Drexel University have created cooperative procedures for program development, publicity, promotion, recruitment, student registration, course scheduling, faculty assignment, and revenue sharing in order to deliver courses, certificates and degrees to former Shipyard workers, as well as to employees of new Naval Business Center companies.
This paper will describe the evolution of Shipyard College model; discuss the attitudes necessary for a successful training partnership; and describe the lasting benefits to the four institutions of the consortium.
Si in consortio, si in societate reipublicae esse licet. --Livy
Introduction--The Roots of Consortium: In his History, Livy examines the processes, events, and underlying changes in people and institutions that transformed a fractious group of local tribesmen into the "consortium," or "partnership," that became the Roman Republic.
While the conditions of metropolitan Philadelphia in the mid-1990's differ from those in ancient Rome, an exploration of the root meanings behind the Latin word for "partnership" can help illustrate some of the changes in institutional attitudes and practices that enabled Camden County College, Community College of Philadelphia, Delaware County Community College and Drexel University to establish the unique education and training organization known as Shipyard College (with support from TRP-NSFCA EEC 940910).
In the past three years, Shipyard College has served more the 2,500 former and current workers at the 1,100 acre South Philadelphia facility. Operating with the combined resources of the partner schools, Shipyard College can draw from a bank of more than 3,000 faculty and 6,000
Yannuzzi, R., & McDonnell, E., & Kinsey, B., & Bowman, R. (1997, June), Shipyard College: Building A Consortium To Deliver Workforce Education And Training Paper presented at 1997 Annual Conference, Milwaukee, Wisconsin. https://peer.asee.org/6779
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