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Thursday Oct 26 - Session G
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SESSION G
THURSDAY OCTOBER 26
1:30 pm – 2:30 pm

 

Canyon A
Pathways and Pipelines - Collaborations that Work!
TRACK: Strategic Workforce Stakeholders and Partnerships

Utah has experienced tremendous economic growth and keeping the workforce pipeline full has been a challenge. Government, education and industry have collaborated to create pathways programs that target both the secondary students and those adults that are currently "underemployed". The Utah Aerospace Pathways Program was created at the request of the Boeing Corporation. The process and steps will be the focus of this presentation. Two more pathways have been replicated: Diesel Technician and Medical Innovations.

Presenter: Rick Bouillon, Associate Provost Workforce and Economic Development, Salt Lake Community College; Kimberlee Carlile, Pathways Program Manager, Governor's Office of Economic Development; and Melisa Stark, Employer Initiatives Program Manager, Utah Department of Workforce Services, UT

 

Alpine East
Building a Workforce for a Gigafactory
TRACK: Strategic Workforce Stakeholders and Partnerships

Truckee Meadows Community College and the Nevada Governor’s Office of Economic Development were presented with the challenge of how to meet the need for 2,400 trained workers for Panasonic’s workforce at the Tesla Gigafactory. The college mobilized to repackage its curriculum as a “menu” of options and created the Panasonic Preferred Pathway Program (P3), a 10-credit program for students to train for entry-level positions. The college also received support from the state for students.

Presenter: J. Kyle Dalpe, Interim Dean of Technical Sciences, Truckee Meadows Community College, NV

 

Alpine West
Building it So They Will Come; Sector Partnership: Focusing on Students and the Workforce
TRACK: Strategic Workforce Stakeholders and Partnerships

Program development often has minimal industry input and uses a "we will build it, they will come" model – but not in Central Ohio, where a strong industry-led partnership was created to focus on workforce training needs and industry competitiveness. Businesses, the two-year technical college, economic development agencies, other educational institutions, service agencies and other organizations, and the Ohio Association of Community Colleges all worked together to build a strong industry sector partnership for next-generation manufacturing.

Presenters: Lauri White, Vice President for Academic Affairs, Central Ohio Technical College and Nathan A. Strum, Director Economic Development, GROW Licking County, OH

 

Canyon B
Partnership for College and Career Readiness
TRACK: Strategic Workforce Stakeholders and Partnerships

Robert Turner High School and Alvin Community College teamed up to open a new innovative college and career high school in the Houston area. In this school of choice, students may pursue over 15 career certification pathways, participate in internships in the community, and earn college credits up to an associate’s degree by the time they graduate from high school. Students enjoy hands-on, highly relevant learning, and parents enjoy saving on the first two years of college.

Presenters: Christal M. Albrecht, President, and Akilah Martin, Director of College and Career Pathways, Alvin Community College; and Sheryl Von Ruff, Business Partner Community Liaison, Robert Turner College and Career High School, TX

 

Salon 1
TAACCCT Changing the Institution
TRACK: The Impact of Federal Grants on Community Colleges

The Michigan Coalition for Advanced Manufacturing (MCAM) grant has had a significant impact on our institution, from changing the college's student enterprise system, to changing articulation and transfer, data collection importance and practice and revolutionizing relationships with employer and our one-stop! Come and hear about our failures and successes. We hope to help you avoid some of the mistakes we made - although know that we have created a tsunami - and there is no turning back. Make it happen at your institution.

Presenters: David Lovell, Program Manager M-CAM Grant, Grand Rapids Community College and Amy Lebednick, Business Solutions Manager, West Michigan Works, MI

 

Salon 2
Barriers to Success - What Might be Missing
TRACK: Equity and Diversity in Workforce Development

Many low-income populations are challenged by programs that seem better designed to wash them out than support their successes. Increasingly, programs serving these populations offer their participants wrap-around supports and/or navigators, that help them resolve barriers to success, and see better results.  In this session, we will discuss obvious barriers to success and ways they are being addressed before turning our attention to more complex barriers that lurk below the surface and the challenges in the work to address them.

Presenter: John Kim, Executive Director, Seattle Jobs Initiative, WA

Salon 3
FSW and Hodges University: A Case Study in Adapting to Workforce Demands
TRACK: The Shifting Landscape of Workforce Education

One difficulty facing colleges in meeting local workforce training needs is reconciling program development with disparate and conflicting data, employer education demands, and available resources. This presentation discusses how this challenge was met through uniquely crafted research and practices at Florida SouthWestern State College and Hodges University. Effective regional workforce partnerships and implementation strategies will be shared with attendees so they can extend these results to their local workforce and share results they may have found in their practice.

Presenters: Tom Rath, Associate Dean of Business and Technology, Florida SouthWestern State College, FL

 

Seminar Theater
Workforce Development is a Team Sport
TRACK: Strategic Workforce Stakeholders and Partnerships

Clark State Community College and The Chamber of Greater Springfield will discuss how chambers can help community colleges reach their goals, better align with new and existing business needs, and discuss programs that have helped increase their partnership and teamwork. Finally, they will conclude with a discussion around how their dedication to the future workforce lead them to engage with ACT, and the process to become a Work Ready Community.

Presenters: Amy Donahoe, Director of Workforce Development, The Chamber of Greater Springfield and Jo Alice Blondin, President, Clark State Community College, OH

 

Canyon C
Three States, Three Models, Three Approaches
TRACK: The Impact of Federal Grants on Community Colleges

Ramping up proactive planning and integration partnerships between public workforce systems, higher education, and common industry/labor/workforce entities is challenging! Representatives from Massachusetts, Missouri and Kansas TAACCCT consortia discuss how they (1) developed regional, industry-aligned partnerships; (2) accessed and integrated labor market information and planning; and, (3) worked collaboratively with workforce, business, and industry partners to develop and sustain the systems and infrastructure that identify and respond to workforce needs.

Presenters: Dawn Busick-Drinkard, MoWINs Statewide Grant Director, Missouri Community College Association, MO; Kathleen Kirby, Statewide Project Director GPSTEM, Massosoit Community College, MA; and Debra Mikulka, KanTRAN Director, Washburn Tech University, KS

 

Topaz
More Options for More Success
TRACK: The Shifting Landscape of Workforce Education

This presentation will discuss how South Louisiana Community College's Adult Ed program offers multiple entry- and exit-points for our adult education students. By partnering with the Louisiana Workforce Commission and taking advantage of both Career Pathways and Corporate College at SLCC, our students can quickly earn both industry recognized certifications along with their high school equivalency. This, in turn, results in more financial stability for students and their families.

Presenter: Connor Chauveaux, Manager of Adult Basic Education, South Louisiana Community College, LA

 

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