|dc.contributor.advisor||Roueche, John E.||en
|dc.creator||Wiers, Alison Joan, 1963-||en
|dc.description.abstract||Local and global economies are changing rapidly, and technological
advances make it difficult for employers to attract and retain qualified employees.
The need for more highly educated human capital is growing; yet, many
companies seem to be unaware of the training options available to them through
community colleges. At the same time in which industry faces educational and
training challenges, community colleges face monetary challenges. The
community college mission to provide affordable education to the masses is in
jeopardy, for example, colleges are finding the need to raise tuition prices.
One solution to meeting community needs is found in the union between
community constituents and community colleges. This union, if designed
appropriately, will result in programs that meet the educational needs of the
community, resulting in higher employment rates and stronger community
Literature indicates that the creation of partnerships among community
colleges and others make on the community, the partnering entity, and the college
through the establishment and delivery of innovative programs can be significant.
Entrepreneurial and transformational leadership plays a pivotal role in the
development of such partnerships.
A qualitative case study was conducted of the Larry Gatlin School of
Entertainment Technology (LGSET) at Guilford Technical Community College
(GTCC) in Jamestown, North Carolina. The LGSET is a partnership formed
between Larry Gatlin and GTCC, resulting in an Entertainment Technology
program that prepares students for work in the entertainment industry through
studies in sound, lighting, performance, and artist management.
The research revealed that establishing effective and sustainable
partnerships can benefit community colleges throughout the nation. Benefits
derived from the partnerships should not be one-sided, but should be established
with mutual goals and mission as the central focus to ensure that maximum
benefit can be derived from the relationships.||
|dc.rights||Copyright is held by the author. Presentation of this material on the Libraries' web site by University Libraries, The University of Texas at Austin was made possible under a limited license grant from the author who has retained all copyrights in the works.||en
|dc.subject||Guilford Technical Community College. Larry Gatlin School of Entertainment Technology||en
|dc.subject||Public-private sector cooperation--North Carolina--Case studies||en
|dc.title||A partnership of education and entertainment : a case study of the Larry Gatlin School of Entertainment Technology at Guilford Technical Community College||en
|thesis.degree.grantor||The University of Texas at Austin||en
|thesis.degree.name||Doctor of Education||en