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2012 Annual Conference Workshops

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Marina Gorbis Keynote Presentation - Skills for the Future

SUNDAY OCTOBER 21
9:45 – 10:45 am

Shoreline A
Virtual Incubation to Build Businesses in America
TRACK: Continuing and Community Education
Virtual business incubation at community colleges helps entrepreneurs and business owners revitalize and grow local economies, and provide a path to self-employment without the costs of a bricks-and-mortar facility. Attendees will gain tools to immediately use or adapt for their own campuses. This project is led by the AACC Center for Workforce and Economic Development, the National Association for Community College Entrepreneurship, the National Business Incubation Association, and the Small Business Administration. Funded by the Charles Stewart Mott Foundation.
Presenters: John E. Dyer, Director of Community and Corporate Affairs, White Mountains Community College, NH; Jennifer Worth, Program Manager Center for Workforce and Economic Development, American Association of Community Colleges, DC; and Sheneui Weber, Executive Director Economic and Resource Development, Long Beach City College, CA

Shoreline B
Sector Workforce Development: Auto Communities Consortium
TRACK: Emerging Technologies: Partnerships for Training and Resilient Workforce
One important strategy community colleges can implement to advance workforce development in the U.S. is through the creation of sector partnerships. These partnerships explicitly link post-secondary credentials to the labor markets within dominant sectors of the American economy. This panel will discuss the origins and activities of the Auto Communities Consortium. The discussion will focus on how community colleges, working together, can meet the needs of manufacturing communities.
Presenters : James Jacobs, President, Macomb Community College, MI; and Rebecca Nickoli, Vice President Corporate College, Ivy Tech Community College, IN

Harbor ABC PLATINUM SPONSOR
Career Online High School
TRACK: Basic Skills and Student Success
New legislation prohibits those without a high school diploma or GED from receiving Federal Financial Aid for college; this affects millions of "Ability-to-Benefit” students, including approximately 25 percent of those currently enrolled in post-secondary career training programs. ed2go has partnered with Smart Horizons Career Online Education (SHCOE) to address this issue by offering a cost-effective, fast-track, AdvancED/SACS accredited, online high school diploma that is specifically designed to re-engage adults back into the education system. This is a turn-key solution for ed2go partners!
Presenters: Jerry Weissberg, Vice President and General Manager, ed2go and Howard Liebman, CEO at Smart Horizons Career Online Education, CA

Regency D
Erasing the Lines Between Credit/Non-Credit in Workforce Education
TRACK: Grant Outcomes, Deliverables and Sustainable Solutions
CUNY CareerPATH, a USDOL TAACCCT funded-program, provides opportunities to earn credits during occupational training. At Kingsborough, we build our workforce training programs out of existing credit courses. Workforce training participants are held to college standards, and degree programs are provided important feedback about employer needs and labor market demands. This presentation will focus on KCC's model, importing the model to other institutions, and strategies for taking steps towards erasing lines between credit and non-credit.
Presenters: Babette Audant, Executive Director and Alissa Levine, Director of Programs, Center for Economic and Workforce Development, Kingsborough Community College, NY

Regency E
Benefits Access for College Completion
TRACK: Basic Skills and Student Success
Do students who receive public benefits stay in school longer and complete degrees faster? The Center for Law and Social Policy and the American Association of Community Colleges are working with seven community colleges to develop strategies to help students access public benefits and financial aid as they work towards completion. Come learn how these colleges are developing scalable, sustainable models and embedding benefits access activities in college processes to reduce financial constraints on students.
Presenters: Abby Newcomer, BACC Project Manager and Policy Analyst, Center for Law and Social Policy, DC; Shellie Baker, Coordinator – Student Success and Engagement, Gateway Community and Technical College, KY

Regency F GOLD SPONSOR
Know Your Benchmarks: Best Practices for Contract Training
TRACK: Customized Contract Training and Revenue Generation
This unique session provides you with the most important benchmarks for contract training. Benchmarking is an exercise in comparing your organization to a group of other organizations. When data is compiled in a structured manner, your program is ensured a proper like-for-like comparison. We will share examples of how we have compared data to national benchmarks gathered by LERN for Contract Training, how we identify gaps from which opportunities can be derived, and how to typically identify improvement opportunities of 10%-20%. Plus, we will introduce you to a special guest, courtesy of Augusoft.
Presenter: Leslie Larrabee, Director Marketing and Sales, California Corporate College and Lumens Produce Advisor with Augusoft and Evelyn Dow-Simpson, Associate Director Workforce Training Center, Central New Mexico College, NM
> Lumens Contract

Beacon A
I-BEST College Credit Training Models for Basic Education and ESL Students
TRACK: Basic Skills and Student Success
Alamo I-BEST is San Antonio's response to addressing the college completion needs of the city's growing ESL and under-skilled population. This session addresses key milestones, development decisions, and performance outcomes. Specifically, presenters will describe strategic decisions that positioned Alamo Colleges' leadership to support the effort and how the initiative is funded and sustained. Attendees will also learn critical elements of assessment, how training programs were selected, and what effective instruction and programmatic components are essential.
Presenters: Anson Green, Director WorkBased English Solutions and Carrie Tupa, Co-Director Alamo I-BEST, Alamo Colleges, TX

Sunday October 21, 2012
11:00 am – 12:00 pm

Shoreline A
Surfing the Wave of Plus 50 Students: A Growing Community College Market
TRACK: Continuing and Community Education
A rising tide of need to update skills or find new careers in a 2012 workforce has many plus 50 students (re)turning to community colleges! Hear about the AACC's Plus 50 Encore Completion Program's RFPs for training and services for plus 50 students including resources, proven practices, thePlus 50 Standards of Excellence, the focus on completion, certificates and degrees in high-demand fields to meet local workforce needs, increased labor market competitiveness and giving back to communities.
Presenters : Mabel Edmonds, Dean for Workforce and Economic Development, and John Walstrum, President, Clover Park Technical College, WA; and Camille Crawford, SAGE Program Senior Coordinator, Prince George's Community College, MD

Shoreline B
The Digital Learning College
TRACK: Emerging Technologies: Partnerships for Training and Resilient Workforce
Bowling Green Technical College's journey is uniting interactive 3-D virtual reality with mobile technology and world class faculty to create digital learning tools which advance teaching methodologies and enhance student content mastery. Faculty from across multiple general education and technical divisions have brought the best of both worlds together in creating the latest in mobile instructional applications aimed at student and organizational success. Come see the magic!
Presenters : Lewis Burke, Jr., Director of Workforce Solutions, Bowling Green Technical College, KY

Harbor ABC
Yes, Clean Tech Education and Training is Real, and a Boon for Some Colleges
TRACK: Emerging Technologies: Partnerships for Training and Resilient Workforce
Demand for clean technology training is budding in many regions around the country, especially in places where community colleges have done their homework and actively engaged employers in workforce program design and delivery. Hear from national award winning colleges that are achieving quality outcomes and learn about steps to replicate similar efforts. Participants will leave with an assessment tool designed to support colleges in collaboratively building green and sustainability programs on campus and in the community.
Presenters : Patricia Graves, Director of Business Partnerships, Delta College, MI; Ginger Clark, Director of Technical Programs, Hillsborough Community College, FL; and Todd Cohen, Program Director, American Association of Community Colleges, DC

Regency D
Expanding Smart Grid Beyond Utility Workers
TRACK: Grant Outcomes, Deliverables and Sustainable Solutions
Ivy Tech Community College (ITCC) engages utilities in developing incumbent worker training modules. This presentation offers an overview of Smart Gird, Distributed Automation, Smart Meters, and Substation Automation. Content from these modules is embedded into new and existing credit courses in Information Security, Energy Technology, Electronics and Computer Technology, Industrial Technology, and Sustainable Energy, training 6,800+ studentsto date. ITCC has engaged eight IBEW JATCs and one Sheet Metal Workers JATC to upgrade training facilities, offer credit-bearing training in Smart Buildings, Smart Facilities, LED Lighting Installation, EV Charging Stations.
Presenter : Sherman D. Johnson, Executive Director Corporate College Services, Project Director Cross Roads Smart Grid Training Project, Ivy Tech Community College, IN

Regency E PLATINUM SPONSOR
New Labor Market Intelligence Tools for Greater Program Performance and Student Success
TRACK: Emerging Technologies: Partnerships for Training and Resilient Workforce
Looking for better ways to identify new market opportunities and changing employer demands? Lone Star College System will show how it's applying new insights into job opportunities and employer skill requirements from online job ads to improve program performance and student career outcomes. In addition, Lone Star and its partner, Burning Glass Technologies, will demonstrate Focus/Explorer, a web-based application that also utilizes real-time information on job openings and degrees and skills in demand to help students and counselors identify "best fit” academic and career options.
Presenters: Linda Head, Associate Vice Chancellor Workforce Education and Corporate Partnerships, Lone Star College System, TX and Kelly R. Bailey, Education and Career Advancement Services, Burning Glass Technologies, MA

Regency F GOLD SPONSOR
A Hard Look at Soft Skills: The Work Readiness Credential
TRACK: Basic Skills and Student Success
Without a work history, where does an individual start along a Career Pathway? What advantages can you give them? How will they make it to the next step? Teaching work culture and entry level task skills, such as how to acquire and use information, technology and systems are critical to a new worker's success. Employers want to know that applicants have a basic numeracy and literacy level, and need a maximum of soft skills. Situational judgment and active listening require an ability to cooperate with others and the ability to develop and maintain good working relations with co-workers, supervisors, and others throughout the organization. Self-management and problem solving are sometimes gained with experience or on the job training, and the National Work Readiness Credential validates these types of skills.
Presenters: Ruth Culver, Vice President – North, and Kelly Hoce, Vice President – South, Adult Education and Workforce Development, Steck-Vaughn Adult Education

Beacon A
Embedding Sustainability Initiatives into the Workforce Curriculum
TRACK: Emerging Technologies: Partnerships for Training and Resilient Workforce
Workforce educators recognize the importance of embedding sustainability into occupations, but documenting that students have mastered these concepts is another matter. Additionally, employers want evidence that graduates have learned the principles of sustainability, especially as sustainability pertains to the students' occupation. In this presentation, staff from ATU-Ozark will share the "Green Transcript Project," a two-year long initiative that requires all graduates to take 12 credit hours of courses identified as "Green-Intensive" by faculty.
Presenters : Kenneth Warden, Chief Business and Industry Outreach Officer; Bruce Sykes, Chief Academic Officer; Jo Alice Blondin, Chancellor; and Ms. Leigh Burns Whiteside, Chair, Board of Trustees, Arkansas Tech University – Ozark Campus, AR


SUNDAY OCTOBER 21, 2012
2:00 – 3:00 PM

Shoreline A
Career Pathways for Low-skilled Adults: Stages in Systems Development
TRACK: Basic Skills and Student Success
This session will address the key components of a comprehensive career pathways system for facilitating low-skilled adults' success in postsecondary education and training. A model of a career pathways system that has been tested in two national studies and emphasizes the role of intra- and inter-agency coordination in delivering career pathways services will be discussed. The experiences of Virginia and Oregon in developing coordinated career pathways between basic skills and higher education will be highlighted.
Presenters: Judith A. Alamprese, Principal Scientist, Abt Associates, MD

Shoreline B
Career Mobility and Good Jobs in the Restaurant Industry
TRACK: Emerging Technologies: Partnerships for Training a Resilient Workforce
A unique partnership between a national restaurant company, a public workforce agency, a community college, and a national restaurant workers' organization is helping low-wage workers advance to living-wage jobs in the restaurant industry. The restaurant industry is the third largest and fastest-growing U.S. sector, but many low-wage workers, particularly workers of color and immigrants suffer poverty wages, unable to reach the industry's livable wage jobs for lack of access to social networks and training. We seek to share our innovative model that promotes both career mobility and good jobs in the growing restaurant industry. Restaurant Opportunities Centers United now works in nine cities and continues to grow. ROC has worked with NCWE, COLORS Restaurant, and Kingsborough Community College to develop the partnership in NY and Detroit and will continue to duplicate the partnerships in multiple ROC cities.
Presenters : Jonathan Deutsch, Professor, Kingsborough Community College and CUNY Graduate Center, NY; and James Jacobs, President, Macomb Community College, MI
> KBCC Slides

Harbor ABC
Greenforce Initiative and NASA: Boosting Climate Science Knowledge and STEM Skills in Community Colleges
Track: Basic Skills and Student Success
The Greenforce Initiative, co-managed by Jobs for the Future and National Wildlife Federation, will share details of pilot projects currently underway at community colleges in IL, MI and NC. These projects, made possible by NASA grant, seek to incorporate NASA tools, data and resources related to climate science into college curricula, and to develop STEM skills and enhanced career awareness for students. Presenters will explain how they are turning NASA satellite data and resources into problem-based learning opportunities that stimulate the scientific inquiry of students from diverse backgrounds.
Presenters: Stephen Lynch, Senior Project Manager and Gloria Mwase, Program Director, Jobs for the Future, MA

Regency E 2012 James Jacobs Scholarship Recipient
Credential Attainment and Outcomes for Older Workers Participating in WIA Programs: The Role of Community Colleges
TRACK: Basic Skills and Student Success
Unemployed older adults may not have the skills required for available jobs and may need to acquire new skills to become reemployed. Recognizing the important role community colleges play in workforce training, key informants were interviewed to identify characteristics of effective community college involvement in workforce training for older students. Outcomes of older workers who attained a credential through participation in Workforce Investment Act Programs were also analyzed. The results of this mixed methods research will be discussed.
Presenter: Phyllis Cummins, Doctoral Candidate, Miami University, OH

Regency F
The Role of Structure in Career-Technical Programs

TRACK: Basic Skills and Student Success
 How does structure in community college workforce programs relate to student success? Michelle Van Noy will discuss a Community College Research Center study of structure—in terms of program prescription, program alignment, information quality, and program advising and support—in allied health, business, computer, and mechanics programs in Washington's community and technical colleges. Nan Poppe will share perspectives gained from her work with community colleges involved with the Completion By Design Initiative.
Presenter: Michelle Van Noy, Senior Project Manager, Heldrich Center for Workforce Development, Rutgers University, NJ and Nan Poppe, NCWE Lifetime Member, OR

 

Beacon A
Addressing the Manufacturing Skills Gap: Chicago's Green and Lean Advanced Manufacturing Partnership
TRACK: Emerging Technologies: Partnerships for Training a Resilient Workforce
Re-shoring, green energy, the resurgence of automotive industry, and federal investment are driving demand for skilled manufacturing technicians. But students have not been interested, and community colleges have not updated equipment and curriculum. In Chicago, three community colleges are collaborating with regional economic development and community based organizations to leverage resources, improve the student machine shop experience, engage employers, share and update curricula, strengthen articulation agreements, and enhance the image of manufacturing as a career.
Presenters: Geri Scott, Program Director, Jobs for the Future, MA; Reggie Greenwood, Director of Economic Development, South Suburban Mayors and Managers Association, IL; and Mollie Dowling, Chicago Southland Area Director, IL

Beacon B PLATIUM SPONSOR
Developing Successful Online Learning Relationships with WIB Clients
TRACK: Emerging Technologies: Partnerships for Training a Resilient Workforce
Chandler-Gilbert Community College, one of Maricopa Community Colleges in Arizona, has a very strong and successful partnership with their local Workforce Board, Arizona Job Connection. Dr. Ruth Romano, director of Workforce Development, will outline the history of this relationship and how it has benefited her community and her school. Offering a large range of programs designed for many different occupations has helped Chandler-Gilbert Community College become a stronger strategic partner with Arizona Workforce Connection.
Presenters: Ruth Romano, Director of Workforce Development, Chandler-Gilbert Community College; AZ; and Jerry Weissberg, Vice President and General Manager, ed2go, CA

Seaview C
$5 Million DOL ARRA Grant: Performance Outcomes and Lessons Learned
TRACK: Grant Outcomes, Deliverables and Sustainable Solutions
The session will focus on the strategies used in the design and regional implementation of the colleges $5 Million DOL 2009 ARRA grant targeting unemployed individuals, dislocated workers, and veterans for training and employment in logistics, acquisitions, engineering and advanced technology. The session will cover specific information related to staffing levels; partnerships; integration of credit and non-credit; innovative programs and courses; varied delivery methods; data management; reporting; placements; retention; and an overview of sustainable practices utilized to implement the grant. We will conclude with a lessons learned discussion and offer our perspective on the grant that ends in February 2013.
Presenter: Holger Ekanger, WCE Director - Engineering and Advanced Technology, Macomb Community College, MI

Pacific
Partnerships and Pathways
TRACK: Grant Outcomes, Deliverables and Sustainable Solutions
Explore partnerships and pathways essential to the COMMUNITY aspect of a community college. To meet the educational and career needs of multiple constituencies, colleges must develop partnerships with public school systems, community based organizations and for-profit businesses. Learn about successful pathways and partnerships including: an early education partnership, early college high school programming, a middle school prevention program, and statewide workforce development efforts. The panel will explore both the challenges and benefits of collaboration.
Presenters: Cynthia O'Donnell, Human Services Career Training Coordinator; Kathryn Gallo, Director, Early Childhood Professional Development Regional Partnership; Kristin Hunt, Project Manager - The Vision Project; and Kelly Sullivan, Director, USDOL Workforce Development Transformation Agenda, North Shore Community College, MA


SUNDAY OCTOBER 21, 2012
3:30 – 4:30 PM

Shoreline A
In the Nick of Time: Serving the Health Care Industry Through Education and Partnerships
TRACK: Basic Skills and Student Success
Accelerated curricula to meet the needs of the underserved and transitioning workforce in health care industry for today's career pathways requires innovation, flexibility, contextualized learning and student success strategies. This presentation will explore how partnerships with employers, workforce development centers and colleges can create an economic impact and provide viable career pathways. Renton Technical College has been a national leader utilizing IBEST (integrated basic skills training) contextualizededucation along with other innovative teaching modalities
Presenters: Heather Stephen-Selby, Dean Allied Health and Nursing and Leslie Lenhoff, Allied Health IBEST faculty, Renton Technical College, WA

Shoreline B
Serving Dislocated Workers and Older Students in Community Colleges
TRACK: Basic Skills and Student Success
Michelle Van Noy and Maria Heidkamp will discuss the Heldrich Center's current research on adults and dislocated workers at community colleges: (1) case studies of five colleges' strategies to serve dislocated workers and (2) a review of lessons from recent reforms to state policy and college practice to better serve adults, including older adults and low-income adults. Jim Shanahan will provide details on a strategy to serve adult dislocated workers: Lorain Community College's Adult Transitions Program.
Presenters: Michelle Van Noy, Senior Project Manager and Maria Heidkamp, Senior Project Manager, Heldrich Center for Workforce Development, Rutgers University, NJ; and Jim Shanahan, Shanahan Resources Inc., Consultant to Lorain County Community College, OH

Harbor ABC
CareerSTAT: Making the Case for Frontline Health Care Workforce Investments
TRACK: Emerging Technologies: Partnerships for Training and Resilient Workforce
This session introduces "CareerSTAT,” a guide to making the case for investing in frontline health care workforce development. It will describe specific business metrics from the Guide, and demonstrate how employers and workforce practitioners are using CareerSTAT to advocate for workforce investment in the Affordable Care Act environment.
Presenters: Randall Wilson, Senior Project Manager, Jobs for the Future, MA and Rick Cornwell, Career Development Coordinator, UPMC Hamot Human Resources

Regency D
Two Models of Sustainability Youth Training Programs
TRACK: Basic Skills and Student Success
The Science Technology Academy in Los Angeles is a six-week summer program for high school students that focus on hands-on application of STEM knowledge and skills. The SODO Inc. program in Seattle works with 18 - 24 year-old youth with barriers to employment and prepares them to enter the workforce. Both programs incorporate hands-on learning and real world experiences. Come and learn how these programs were developed, keys to their success and the strategies implemented to sustain their success outside of grant funding.
Presenters : Leticia Barajas, Acting Vice President of Academic Affairs and Workforce Development, Los Angeles Trade and Technical College, CA; and Lauren Hadley, Program Administrator, South Seattle Community College, WA
>Hadley Slides

Regency E
A New Perspective on the Traditional Curriculum & Assessment Development Process
TRACK: Emerging Technologies: Partnerships for Training and Resilient Workforce
AMTEC has successfully developed a national, comprehensive mechatronic curriculum for the automotive manufacturing industry sector that is industry-validated, competency-based and modularized. In addition, AMTEC developed standardized, industry-endorsed assessments aligned to the modules and the courses as well as a comprehensive certification test. The curriculum and assessments are currently being implemented in community colleges and industries all over the nation.
Presenters: Annette Parker, System Director, KCTCS and Principal Investigator and Katherine Manley, Director of Assessment and Research, Kentucky Center for Excellence in Automotive Manufacturing and Workforce, KY

Regency F
Building the Pipeline Backwards: From Famine to Feast
TRACK: Grant Outcomes, Deliverables and Sustainable Solutions
From initial conversations with Boeing to invitations to participate in two nationally funded consortia, presenters will track the path to recognition as a leader in aerospace and related programming. Strategies for re-inventing the college will be shared along with a successful approach to partnership development which includes "building the pipeline backwards." This successful approach has led to the development of several new programming options and funding support valued close to three million dollars.
Presenters: Lori Banaszak, Vice President for Instruction and Joyce Loveday, Associate Vice President for Instruction, Clover Park Technical College, WA

Beacon A
What Does A Transition Coach Really Do? Building an Effective College Orientation
TRACK: Basic Skills and Student Success
Hutchinson Community College in Hutchinson, Kansas (Recipient of a Jobs for the Future Accelerating Opportunity Grant) has developed an effective college transition orientation for Adult Basic Education students who are moving on to post-secondary education, training, and employment. Using On Course® and the CORE Learning System, students build a solid foundation of study skills that benefit them in post-secondary education and in the workplace.
Presenters: Stephanie Dreiling, Transition Coach and Kathy Petz, Director of Adult Basic Education, Hutchinson Community College, KS

Beacon B
Transforming Futures: Building Maritime Partnerships and Career Pathways
TRACK: Grant Outcomes, Deliverables and Sustainable Solutions
Maritime and Transportation Industry employers are seeking new partnerships with community colleges to identify, engage, train, and employ workers to meet industry growth. The Southeast Maritime and Transportation Center (SMART Center), a National Science Foundation Advanced Technological Education Center, along with industry leaders, is creating career pathways embedded in registered apprenticeship to facilitate pipeline education and training, with employment for industry partners with the goal of replicating successful, sustainable models for nationwide use
Presenter: Barbara R. Murray, Executive Director and Principal Investigator, Tidewater Community College and NSF SMART Center, Virginia Beach, VA

Seaview C
Transitioning Workforce-Trained Students into Higher Education
TRACK: Continuing and Community Education
After identifying a significant number of students who had earned potentially substantial numbers of credit through customized training programs, KCTCS created the Workforce Transitions Initiative, which focuses on moving these students toward completion of a credential. This session will highlight the implementation and framework of the Workforce Transitions Initiative as a cross-functional, multi-area approach to matriculating workforce students and describe some of the best practices the local colleges have discovered to increase their matriculation rates.
Presenters: Kelly McKown, Workforce Transitions Project Manager and Donna Davis, System Director, Workforce Solutions, Kentucky Community and Technical College System, KY

Pacific
Learning at Work: A Unique Training Solution Developed for Higher Education
TRACK: Emerging Technologies: Partnerships for Training and Resilient Workforce
The University of Notre Dame and Ivy Tech Community College have partnered to offer an accelerated Associate of Applied Science degree program in Business Administration for University employees. This program responded to the concern of continued employee professional development throughout the University. The accelerated degree is a true example of a successful partnership between two higher education institutions.
Presenter: Jean E. Perrin, Executive Director Corporate College North Central Region, Ivy Tech Community College, IN


MONDAY OCTOBER 22
9:45 – 10:45 am

Shoreline A&B SILVER SPONSOR
CSM: A Web-Based Adaptive Learning Tool for Contextualized Foundational Skills
TRACK: Basic Skills and Student Success
Core Skills Mastery (CSM) is a FREE web-based, contextualized career pathways course that simultaneously addresses math, literacy, problem-solving and thinking skills, independent learning, and affective issues such as persistence, motivation, and confidence. CSM uses continuous cognitive, learning and affective assessments to provide highly differentiated instruction and strategic instructor intervention.CSM can be used as stand alone, bridge or supplemental instruction in secondary, post-secondary, workforce development and employee training, including STEM and sector-based programs.
Presenter: David Goldberg, CEO, Apprion, CO

Harbor ABC
The Virtual Career Network
Track: Basic Skills and Student Success
The Virtual Career Network (VCN) provides access to everything a person needs to prepare for a healthcare career. VCN tools help users take control of their future by allowing them to create a career management account; explore healthcare careers; identify education and training needed; locate appropriate instructional programs; access test prep materials and online courses; find and apply for financial aid; get credit for prior learning; see job demand in specific geographic areas; and search local job listings.
Presenters: Monique Sheen, Project Manager and Stephen Lynch, Senior Project Manager, Jobs for the Future, MA

Regency D
Scaling Career Pathways in Oregon: A Practitioner's Perspective
TRACK: Basic Skills and Student Success
Over the past eight years Oregon has scaled Career Pathway as a best practice for student success. Learn from two practitioners' perspectives how Career Pathways have been scaled statewide. Pathways Research Study data will be presented along with web-based roadmaps for students. Opportunities for continued Career Pathways capacity building and systems change through the TAACCCT grant awarded to the Oregon colleges will also be discussed.
Presenters: Mimi Maduro, Pathways Initiative Statewide Director, Oregon Department of Community Colleges and Workforce Development; Dawn DeWolf, Dean Adult Basic Skills and Workforce, Lane Community College; and Serena St. Clair, Pathways and Articulation Coordinator, Rogue Community College, OR

Regency E
Promoting Lifelong Learning by Degrees
TRACK: Customized Contract Training
Increasingly, apprentices want both apprenticeship credentials and degrees. Learn about these degrees in different colleges and state systems, as well as the development of a national consortium to promote flexibility and transferability for apprentices. The consortium's goal is to build a national system, rather than requiring colleges and apprenticeship sponsors to negotiate individual articulation agreements. Whether your college offers apprenticeship degrees or is considering it, you will benefit from the planned shift from "retail" to "wholesale" operations.
Presenters: Jose Anaya, Statewide Director Centers for Applied Competitive Technologies, El Camino College, CA; Beth Arman, Director Technical Training, Community College of Baltimore County, MD; and Teresa Hess, Director of Apprenticeship Training and Grants Administration, Ivy Tech Community College, IN

Regency F
Driving Career Pathways for a Transforming Automotive Industry
TRACK: Emerging Technologies: Partnerships for Training a Resilient Workforce
The transportation sector is shifting toward low-emission, alternative fuel vehicles. How prepared is our workforce for this transformation? The Green Transportation Collaborative has been leading efforts to develop Automotive Career Pathways with stackable industry credentials that span from Career Advancement Academy bridge programs to advanced hybrid and electric vehicle diagnosis and repair. This session will focus on how industry leaders, colleges, and workforce development collaborate to weave together economic and workforce development, accelerating employment opportunities.
Presenters: Anjana Richards, Director Workforce Development, Skyline College; Theresa Rowland, Director Special Projects Career Ladders Project; and Cal Macy, Director ATTC Long Beach City College, CA

Beacon A
Building Career Pathway Standards and Metrics
TRACK: Basic Skills and Student Success
The wave of career pathways is growing among states and institutions. The federal government and national organizations have provided guidance on how to develop career pathways, yet there remains a lack of consensus on what defines a high-quality effort and how success should be measured. Come hear about a brand new alliance, led by CLASP, that is leading career pathways states to develop a voluntary consensus framework of benchmarks and performance metrics for high-quality career pathways.
Presenters: Marcie Foster, Policy Analyst and Vickie Choitz, Senior Policy Analyst, Center for Law and Social Policy, DC

Beacon B
Corporate Degrees Make Happy Customers
TRACK: Customized, Contract Training and Revenue Generation
If you have corporate customers with well developed in-house training programs, then your college could attract additional business with a Customized Corporate degree. You will learn how Butler Community College, customizes degrees for clients by granting credit for in-house training, adds general education requirements and rounds out the degree with related courses. Courses are offered on-line, on-site, or on campus.
Presenter: Jim Edwards, Executive Director of Program Innovation, Butler Community College, KS

Seaview A
Exemplary Advanced Manufacturing Career Pathway Programs That Work
TRACK: Grant Outcomes, Deliverables and Sustainable Solutions
AMTEC's goal is to implement pathways where students acquire skills and industry-recognized credential through alignment of education, training and employment, through public agencies with employers. AMTEC conducted case studies of exemplary programs between secondary and postsecondary institutions, and local industries whereby students obtained postsecondary credentials and entered pathways to advanced manufacturing, or associates and bachelor's degrees. The goal of the case study research was to identify promising practices for, and essential components of, successful pathway programs.
Presenters: Federico Zaragoza, AMTEC Co-PI and Vice Chancellor Economic and Workforce Development, Alamo Colleges, TX; Katherine Manley, Director of Assessment and Research, and Stanley Chase, Consultant, Automotive Manufacturing Technical Education Collaborative, KY

Seaview B
Strategies for Success with Veteran and Active Military Students
TRACK: Basic Skills and Student Success
Veteran and active military students are perhaps the most non-traditional of non-traditional students. During this interactive session, you will hear about the opportunities and challenges facing service members and veterans returning college. You will also learn about an innovative Chicago-based initiative that is targeting veterans in a degree completion campaign. Finally, this session will feature strategies for success employed by South Seattle Community College and San Diego City College in their apprenticeship and online programs.
Presenters: Amy Sherman, Assistant Vice President for Policy and Strategic Alliances, Council for Adult and Experiental Learning, IL; Holly Moore, Executive Dean, South Seattle Community College - Georgetown Campus, WA; and Lisa Curtin, Executive Director of Military and Government Education Department, San Diego Community College District, CA

Seaview C
Institute for Food Safety + Eurofins: An Appetizing Public-Private Partnership
TRACK: Emerging Technologies: Partnerships for Training and Resilient Workforce
Florida State College at Jacksonville's Institute for Food Safety (IFS) is one of the first in the U.S., in which an academic institution has partnered with an on-campus commercial food testing facility, Eurofins, to provide training that specializes in food safety. The unique public-private collaboration prepares food safety technicians to meet the requirements of the Food Safety Modernization Act and respond to workforce training needs as companies recognize the rigor of the new federal regulations.
Presenter: Christal M. Albrecht, Campus President, Florida State College at Jacksonville, FL


MONDAY OCTOBER 22
11:00 AM – 12:00 PM

Shoreline A&B
Curriculum, Cohorts, Support and Navigation: Partnerships for Student Success
TRACK: Grant Outcomes, Deliverables and Sustainable Solutions    
The Workforce Development Council of Seattle-King County partners closely with regional Seattle-area community and technical colleges to deliver high quality services to youth and adult job seekers. In partnership with colleges, the WDC funds curriculum development, cohort based occupational classes, and support/career navigation services to help students access training that meets employer demands, complete training on time, and transition to work and/or more advanced training.
Presenters: Marlena Sessions, Chief Executive Officer and Dan Fey, Chief Operating Officer, Workforce Development Council Seattle-King County, WA

Harbor ABC
Accelerating Opportunity: Building Integrated Pathways in Kentucky
TRACK: Basic Skills and Student Success
The Accelerating Opportunity initiative seeks to change the way education is delivered to lower skilled adults by integrating basic skills with occupational training and providing intensive support for adult learners who are looking for success in high-skilled jobs. This session will highlight the infrastructure of Kentucky's I-BEST-like Accelerating Opportunity team teaching model and the experiences of the state team during the first year of the initiative.
Presenter: Harmony Little, Project Coordinator Accelerating Opportunity, Kentucky Community and Technical College System, KY

Regency D PLATINUM SPONSOR
Retraining America's Workforce to Meet Employment Demands
TRACK: Emerging Technologies: Partnerships for Training and Resilient Workforce
As the nation's unemployment rate remains high, a retrained workforce is essential to prepare people to successfully re-enter the workforce. In this session, join Pearson Workforce Education for an informative discussion on the importance of using effective real-time labor data and analysis, in order to guide curriculum design for training programs that match the skills in demand in local communities.
Presenter: Tom Darling, National Director of Workforce Education, Pearson Workforce Education, IN

Regency E 2011 JAMES JACOBS SCHOLARSHIP RECIPIENT
Noncredit and Credit Divisions in Community Colleges: The Dilemma of Multiple Organizational Identities: A Case Study
Track: Customized Contract Training and Continuing Education
Despite the importance of effective linkages between credit and noncredit divisions, significant barriers interfere with and detract from these units working together effectively. This presentation will address the question of how the multiple organizational identities of community colleges may complicate relationships between credit and noncredit divisions. Recommendations for fostering compatibility and collaboration between these units will be offered.
Presenter: Dianne Palter Gill, Dean of Corporate and Community Education, North Shore Community College, MA

Regency F
Recognizing High Quality Clean Energy Credentials
TRACK: Grant Outcomes, Deliverables and Sustainable Solutions
The rapid growth of the clean energy sector has led to a proliferation of workforce training, certificate, and certification programs. DOE is currently developing a process to recognize accredited, high-quality credentials, and will engage the audience in a discussion about what criteria should be considered in this recognition process. The discussion will touch on issues of instructional practice, knowledge or competency-based assessment ; clean energy technical content; quality assurance ; and employer recognition of credentials.
Presenter: Benjamin Goldstein, Workforce Development Coordinator, Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy, US Department of Energy, DC

Beacon A
Technology Makes Student Success Possible
TRACK: Basic Skills and Student Success
Learn how innovative use of technology has resulted in low attrition and high job placement over the past six years in a program that prepares medical professionals across a large geographical area. Hear how partnerships with multiple colleges and industry made it possible and see examples of the technology currently being used that has resulted in student success. Nicki Bly is the recipient of the WA 2012 E-Learning Award for Leadership and Innovation.
Presenter: Nicki Bly, Program Director of the Polysomnography Program, Highline Community College, WA

Seaview A
STAR-PATH: An Innovative Multi-Tiered Replicable, Scalable Student Support Model
TRACK: Basic Skills and Student Success
STAR-PATH (Successful, Talented Adults @ Rio - Practice, Analytics, Technology, and Help) is designed to help the unemployed, low level incumbent workers, and those pursuing basic skill improvements and/or a GED learn "soft skills," computer technology basics and study skills. STAR-PATH provides academic foundation competencies including math, reading and writing, developed with an assessment component for placement and wrap-around support services to better ensure completion, employment and success. This program also offers opportunities for accelerated learning.
Presenters: Jo Jorgenson, Dean of Instruction and Community Development; Michael Pattarozzi, Associate Dean of Instruction and Community Development; Mary F. Briden, Director TAACCCT/NISGTC Grant; and Dena Herrera, Project Coordinator STAR-PATH, Rio Salado College, AZ

Seaview B
MoHealthWINs: Today's Training for Today's Jobs
TRACK: Grant Outcomes, Deliverables and Sustainable Solutions
"MoHealthWINS” is the innovation network building a talent pipeline for Missouri's healthcare industry. A consortium of 13 Missouri community colleges received a $19,900,000 TAACCCT grant to train students for career pathways within the medical services industry. The grant will demonstrate strategies to accelerate program and pathway completion while providing training opportunities to over 3,500 individuals. The presentation will focus on strategies including stackable credentials, credit for prior learning, a healthcare portal and on-ramp "boot camps.
Presenter : Steve Long, Associate Vice Chancellor Workforce Solutions, St. Louis Community College, MO

Seaview C
Mobile Media Workforce and Employment in California
TRACK: Emerging Technologies: Partnerships for Training and Resilient Workforce
Mobile media is a rapidly emerging field within information and communications technologies. This presentation will summarize the findings of a workforce study of 400 mobile media firms in California, conducted by the Centers of Excellence of the California Community Colleges. Community college program data and recommendations to colleges on how they can address employer needs for a qualified workforce will be presented. Findings from real-time labor market information sources will also be shared.  
Presenters: John Carrese, Director San Francisco Bay Center of Excellence, City College of San Francisco; and Zhenya Lindstrom, Director Center of Excellence, San Bernardino Community College District, CA

MONDAY OCTOBER 22
1:30 – 2:30 PM

Shoreline A&B

CTE Leadership Certification Program
The California Community College Association for Occupation Education (CCCAOE) has developed a leadership certification program for CTE and EWD professionals. Leadership training modules will be offered at the fall and spring CCCAOE conferences and other events. Participants can earn certification in CTE or EWD or both. Learn more about this exciting program.
Presenter: Sidney Burks, Dean Business and Applied Technology, Chaffey College, CA

Harbor ABC
Aligning Education and Training with the Needs of the Local Economy
TRACK: Emerging Technologies: Partnerships for Training and Resilient Workforce
Education practitioners and policymakers grapple with ways to ensure that students are adequately prepared for college and careers. Using labor market data is an important step to ensuring that students receive the skills and credentials required by employers. In this session, participants will hear how Credentials that Work and Counseling to Careers utilize innovations in real-time and traditional labor market information to better align investments in education and training with the needs of the economy. Attendees will hearhow institutions are using data for curricular alignment, employer engagement and student counseling.
Presenters: Jeremy Kelley, Project Manager and Todd Weissman, Senior Project Manager, Jobs for the Future, MA

Regency D
The Credential Differential: The Public Returns to Increasing Credentials
TRACK: Grant Outcomes, Deliverables and Sustainable Solutions
Learn how to use a new online interactive tool to measure the public returns to the nation and each state to increasing postsecondary credential attainment. The Return on Investment Dashboard provides estimates of the personal, state and federal revenue returns to increasing the number of adults with postsecondary credentials. This tool provides concrete estimates of how much money is being left on the table by not increasing college participation and credential attainment.
Presenter: Vickie Choitz, Senior Policy Analyst, Center for Law and Social Policy, DC
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Regency E
CBJT Grant: Building a Successful Pipeline of Logistics Professionals for Florida
TRACK: Grant Outcomes, Deliverables and Sustainable Solutions
Florida State College at Jacksonville (FSCJ) was awarded a 3-year CBJT Grant through the Department of Labor to provide education and training in port operations, logistics and supply chain management. Attend this session to learn how FSCJ used strong support from business and industry partners to create a successful logistics pipeline from high school, to certificates, to AS in Logistics and Supply Chain Management, including the Professional Designation in Logistics and Supply Chain Management.
Presenters: Christal M. Albrecht, Campus President, Florida State College at Jacksonville; and Joanne Kazmierski, Manager of Community Outreach and Environmental Education, Jacksonville Port Authority , FL

Regency F
CTE Collaborative Grants Leverage Funding with Contract Education
TRACK: Grant Outcomes, Deliverables and Sustainable Solutions
Solano Community College's Water/Wastewater Program is experiencing exponential growth while filling the pipeline with skilled workers for Bay Area employers. Success is contributed to a unique funding model and strong partnerships with the Bay Area Consortium for Water/Wastewater Education. Participants will learn how to: develop a funding model with CTE grants and contract education; develop economic growth for the region with contract training programs; and strengthen community connections with local school districts.
Presenters: Deborah Mann, Director Workforce and Economic Development and Berta Lloyd, Coordinator Community Collaborative and Workforce Innovation Partnership Grants, Solano Community College, CA

Beacon A
Modeling, Simulation, and Gaming Camp Series: Creating Educational and Career Pathways for K12
TRACK: Continuing and Community Education
Modeling and Simulation is a thriving industry in Hampton Roads, a major port and home to the largest military installation. The presentation will explore the continuum of programming delivered through partnerships between the community college, universities, the school systems, industry, and the Workforce Investment Board designed to expose participants to educational and career pathways while transitioningthem from end-users to developers/programmers. Best practices, curriculum, partnerships, and funding opportunities will be shared.
Presenter: Johnna Coleman-Yates, Director of Workforce Services, Tidewater Community College, VA

Seaview A
Success at the Center: Leveraging Lessons from a Statewide Learning Network
TRACK: Basic Skills and Student Success
The Michigan Center for Student Success, in partnership with Jobs for the Future, recently completed a statewide study of challenges, opportunities and promising practices for serving low-skilled adults across the state based on high-leverage strategies from the original Breaking Through demonstration project. A panel of practitioners will discuss implications for aligning programs, accelerating learning, connecting with employers, providing support services, and increasing institutional capacity to serve low-skilled adults.
Presenters: Jenny Schanker, Associate Director, Michigan Center for Student Success, Michigan Community College Association; Debbie Gillespie, Director of Workforce Training, Lake Michigan College; George Waite, Director of Tassell M-TEC, Grand Rapids Community College; and Lauren Willey, Workforce and Continuing Education Administrator, Macomb Community College, MI

Seaview C
Day of Dialogue: An Innovative Strategy for Engagement in Student Success
TRACK: Basic Skills and Student Success
Los Angeles Trade and Technical College's Student Success Committee hosts "Day of Dialogue” events as a tool for engaging all campus constituents in self-reflection about key topics essential to student success and institutional effectiveness. Come to this session to learn about the model and examples of focused Days of Dialogue topics including: definition of student success, success outcomes, and critical competencies students need to succeed in college. These dialogue sessions utilize multiple interactive strategies including paired and group interactions. Dialogue strategies, facilitator tools, and activities utilized will be provided to participants.
Presenters: Marcy Drummond, Vice President of Institutional Effectiveness and Innovation and Co-Chair of the Student Success Committee and Jess Guerra, Vice Chair, Transportation Technologies Department and Co-Chair of the Student Success Committee, Los Angeles Trade-Technical College, CA


MONDAY OCTOBER 22
3:00 – 4:00 PM

Shoreline A&B
Peer Mentoring/Networking Helps Colleges Save Money in Starting New Programs
TRACK: Emerging Technologies: Partnerships for Training and Resilient Workforce
The Convergence Technology Center located at Collin College in Texas is a regional center funded by the National Science Foundation. The Center is the hub of a mesh network of colleges and educators across the country. In addition to providing professional development and curriculum resources, the Convergence College Network (CCN) provides a process for individuals to not only receive assistance but also gain experience in helping other instructors and colleges establish new programs. Come to this session to learn about the CCN, a collaborative network of peers available through quarterly online meetings, wiki's, social media venues and the blending of traditional and online professional development.
Presenters: Bill Saichek, Professor, Orange Coast College, CA

Regency D
Beyond Surveys: A Data Driven Strategy to Meet Employer Workforce Needs
TRACK: Grant Outcomes, Deliverables and Sustainable Solutions
Technological advances associated with innovation and greater efficiency are driving the need for a more highly skilled workforce. Strategic investments up-front can support emerging growth industries and ensure that businesses in these industries have the qualified workforce they need to drive economic recovery. Data that combined real-time needs with labor market projections were used to identify the industries in Ohio with the most growth opportunity. Responding systematically, industries successfully partnered to address their rapidly changing demand for high-skilled workers. During this session, learn how investments were made using state dollars as "seed funding” to support innovative industry-driven solutions that addressed both regional and statewide critical workforce shortages.
Presenters: Stacia Edwards, Director Global Stem Workforce Development, Battelle; and Nithya Govindasamy, Director Strategic Business Engagement, University System of Ohio, OH

Regency E
A Model for Funding Robust Workforce Development Programs
TRACK: Grant Outcomes, Deliverables and Sustainable Solutions
The session will highlight how federal, state, and local dollars have been integrated to deliver workforce programs. The Workforce Education Center at Mott Community College utilizes innovative approaches to bridge noncredit and credit learning and to provide support services based on national best practices. Details of the funds are outlined and how the outcomes achieved. When nominated as one of the Top Ten Aspen Community Colleges last year, Mott's efforts in workforce development were highlighted.
Presenters: Robert Matthews, Executive Dean of Career and Workforce Development and Judith Cawhorn, Strategic Fund Development, Mott Community College, MI

Regency F
How to "Continue" When Disaster Strikes!
TRACK: Continuing and Community Education
The August 2011 earthquake in Virginia rendered 30% of Germanna Community College's facilities unusable. The upheaval impacted students, faculty, and the community at large. The Workforce Department reopened in ten days, in full operation at a variety of ever-changing, borrowed,offsite locations throughout the region. Hear the innovative solutions used, some of which may surprise you, to implement successful workforce programs. Learn how GCC's Workforce processes changed for the better, since newfound efficiencies allow more nimble and flexible workforce services and solutions.
Presenters: Jeanne Wesley, Vice President for Workforce, Community, and Institutional Advancement , and Martha O'Keefe, Dean of Workforce and Professional Development, Germanna Community College, VA

Beacon A
LMI Smart Tools
TRACK: Grant Outcomes, Deliverables, and Sustainable Solutions
To address the skills gap, we need to help students achieve their career aspirations while meeting employer hiring needs. A major impediment is the lack of a common language for discussing skills. WSC has teamed with the SkillsNET Foundation to develop a common skills language. This session will describe that language and introduce new labor market information tools which are being used by community colleges, their students, and employers to close the skills gap. We will discuss how the tools are being used by Texas State Technical College and other organizations.
Presenters: Julian Alssid, Executive Director, Workforce Strategy Center, RI and Marc Anderberg, President and Chief Innovation Officer, SkillsNET Foundation DWA Research Institute

Beacon B
Grant Management for Project Directors
TRACK: Grant Outcomes, Deliverables and Sustainable Solutions
As a Project Director, you're the content expert. Learn the mysteries of grant management to identify red flags in administrative regulations and cost principles. Case studies illustrate the peril of believing that "ignorance is bliss". Allowable Costs, Administrative Regulations, as well as record retention and grant documentation are areas covered in this informative session.
Presenter: Wendi Gephart, Director of Grants and Contracts, Seattle Central Community College, WA

Seaview A
Pathways to Results: Improving Programs of Study for Diverse Student Populations
TRACK: Basic Skills and Student Success
Pathways to Results (PTR) is an equity-guided, outcome focused model used to continuously improve Programs of Study. The PTR process has been applied to issues related to awareness, recruitment, transition and completion outcomes for diverse learners. This presentation will include student and program outcome results from PTR sites, and early findings from research of the PTR initiative. Approaches adopted to overcome potential challenges in implementing a continuous improvement process will also be discussed.
Presenters: Ann Jones, Visiting Project Coordinator; Viveka Kudaligama, Graduate Research Assistant; and Cathy Kirby, Assistant Director of Office of Community College Research and Leadership, University of Illinois - Office of Community College Research and Leadership, IL

Seaview B
Innovation for Greater Efficiency and Effectiveness in Nursing Education
TRACK: Basic Skills and Student Success
Addressing our need for more nurses, this session will profile innovative educational approaches to meet the learning needs of a more extensive and diverse population. This emphasis will emphasize seamless academic progression, evaluation of clearly-defined competencies, use of simulation and assessment, and restructuring the role of faculty. These innovative approaches change the way faculty think about pre-licensure education and help to envision new models with measurable results in terms of learning, capacity, and access to the profession.
Presenters: Laurie Nagelsmith, Associate Dean, Excelsior College School of Nursing, NY; and Becky Klein-Collins, Director of Research, Council for Adult and Experiental Learning, IL

Seaview C
Apprenticing Readers for Substantial Gains in Comprehension and Increased Retention
TRACK: Basic Skills and Student Success
Reading a wide variety of texts is paramount for academic and workplace success. Not only does reading for the academic setting present challenges for students, but it also presents professional dilemmas for faculty who sense a disconnect between their assigned texts and their students' ability to understand, extrapolate, and test on these materials. Explore how reading like a field expert helps students fit into the workplace, articulate their subject matter, and think like their disciplinary peers.
Presenter: Michele Lesmeister, Faculty, Renton Technical College, WA

TUESDAY OCTOBER 23

Regency A
Understanding the Federal Budget
As policymakers have focused greater attention on addressing the federal debt, the budget process has taken on more and more importance. In recent years, the budget debate has not only shaped federal policy priorities, but is increasingly used as the vehicle for significant policy changes to key workforce programs such as the Workforce Investment Act (WIA) and the Pell Grant program. Unfortunately, the budget process is unfamiliar to most people and can be difficult to understand. This session will provide an easy to understand overview of the federal budget process, how key budget decisions, including sequestration, will likely impact workforce development programs, and how NCWE members can weigh in on key budget decisions.
Presenter: Rachel Gragg, Federal Policy Director, National Skills Coalition, DC

Regency BC
Innovative Business and Education Partnerships are Leading Change in Talent Development
Successful collaboration requires imagination, innovation, and trust building among willing leaders. Corporate Voices for Working Families is the leading national business membership organization shaping conversations and collaborations on public and corporate policy issues involving working families. The organization's workforce readiness portfolio reflects its conviction that employers must be active partners in preparing a robust talent pipeline of skilled workers, while helping Americans succeed in school, on the job and throughout life. This session will present a business perspective on innovative education delivery systems and partnerships that serve individuals as well as employers. Founded in Corporate Voices' Learn and Earn micro-business case series, the presentation will highlight characteristics of successful partnerships between businesses and education providers and will equip attendees with an understanding of the value proposition needed to engage employees.
Presenters: Peggy Walton, Senior Project Director for Workforce Readiness, Corporate Voices for Working Families and Cherie Phipps, Education Director, Western Association of Food Chains

Regency DEF
Working with Federal Agencies
Representatives from DOE and OVAE will be on hand to discuss new initiatives and strategies for working with their agencies. Each presenter will do anoverview of their agency. Participants will then be able to talk with each representative in a roundtable format for 20 minutes.
Presenters: Benjamin Goldstein, Workforce Development Coordinator, Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy, U.S. Department of Energy, DC and Christopher M. Coro, Education Program Specialist, Office of Vocational and Adult Education, U.S. Department of Education

 Regency A
Federal Workforce Policy – What's Happening, What's Next?
2012 has been a year of change and challenges for the nation's workforce system, and the coming year promises more of the same. This session will provide an overview of the current political landscape in Washington, an analysis of how workforce programs are likely to be impacted in this environment, and a discussion on how NCWE members can influence workforce policy debates at the federal level.
Presenter: Rachel Gragg, Federal Policy Director, National Skills Coalition and Vickie Choitz, Senior Policy Analyst, Center for Law and Social Policy, DC

 

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