INNOVATION IS BREWING!
Please fill out the form below to submit a proposal for the 2013 NCWE Annual Conference
Criteria for Proposal Selection:
â™¦ Consistency with one of the conference strands
â™¦ Clarity in describing purpose, objectives, outcomes, and content
â™¦ Strategies for audience engagement and learning
â™¦ Adherence to proposal guidelines and requirements
â™¦ Value of the session to the audience and profession
â™¦ Qualifications of the presenter(s)
After experiencing some significant decline during the recent recession, the manufacturing sector is re-creating itself through more technology, automation, and lean practices. Presenters will share innovative advanced manufacturing models for developing the skills of new employees entering the manufacturing workplace and for re-tooling the skills of incumbent employees as well as regional initiatives. Sessions will focus on the role of partnerships between industry and community colleges in conducting needs assessment and the necessary training to create a pipeline of skilled workers.
Grant Outcomes, Deliverables and Sustainable Solutions
Project managers of successful federally-funded projects will be given the opportunity to share strategies, program models and lessons learned for workforce education projects that emphasize networking partnerships for dissemination and the pursuit of expanded funding. Sessions will span the breadth of funding agencies such as the Departments of Education, Labor and Energy; the National Institute of Health and; the National Science Foundation. Presentations must have an assessed track record and be geared toward institutions looking for innovative practices to expand their credit and non-credit offerings.
Best Practices in Workforce and Economic Development
Educators and workforce professionals will share strategies and best practices regarding partnerships that result in tangible economic development in their region, including business retention, training for emerging technologies, and developing incumbent workers. Particular attention should be paid to forming and sustaining effective partnerships with business and industry. Proposals that address economic development in rural areas are encouraged.
Career Pathways, Integrated Career Pathways and the Completion Agenda
Impact of the completion agenda on career pathway development. Career pathway programs that ensure alignment with local industry needs or national certifications and lead to student success. Pathways that fit within the collegeâ€™s strategic goals and labor market demand. Integrated career pathways that include career-technical curriculum integrated with basic skills and bridge programs which keep students in the educational pipeline. Emphasis will be on presentations that incorporate data to explain and explore achievements.
Innovative Customized Training Initiatives for Business and Industry
Best practices, programs or partnerships that have resulted in innovative customized, contract training initiatives. Presentations should focus on training and services that will enhance learning opportunities, skill development and strategic plans resulting in increased employee productivity, enhanced customer relations and improved profitability.
Neither honoraria nor expenses will be paid to session presenters. All presenters are required to register and pay the presenter's conference registration fee.
Principal contacts will be notified of proposal status by May 17, 2013
Deadline for Proposal Submission: April 19, 2013 4p PDT