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Wednesday September 26
8:00 am – Grand Ballroom

From Competing to Creating
Katrina Ling
Senior Global Practitioner
Blue Ocean Strategy Network

Community college educators often find themselves competing head-to-head with other education and workforce improvement offerings. Yet, many may find themselves unable to out-market or out-perform other suppliers of the education industry due to resource constraints. The fundamental concept and shift in strategic thinking that was first introduced in Blue Ocean Strategy, now in Blue Ocean Shift, demonstrates the power of creative value innovation – change the rules of the industry so you can offer unprecedented value.

SESSION A
9:15 am – 10:15 am

Waters Edge A
Transformative Partnerships – The Secret of our Success
TRACK: All Hands On Deck: Partnerships that Improve Program Design
Clark State Community College understands that the purpose and value of a degree lies outside the organization, with our employers, and not inside the college. Our degrees add value to our business partners, offering programs and curriculum designed for/by these customers in collaboration with faculty. Our employers are more committed to partnership in order to develop relevant curriculum. What is our secret sauce? Come to the presentation to learn tips and to create relevant curriculum that meets workforce needs for now and tomorrow.
Presenters: Aimee Belanger-Haas, Dean Business and Applied Technology and Jo Blondin, President, Clark State Community College, OH

Waters Edge B
Priming the Public Works Pipeline
TRACK: All Hands On Deck: Partnerships that Improve Program Design
Seven public works and transportation municipalities, one community college and twelve community non-profits created an amazing program to prepare the next generation of public works talent to work in infrastructure repair, water works, sanitation, waste water treatment, green infrastructure, parks and recreation for west Michigan and move to apprenticeships. We move people from poverty to great jobs.
Presenters: Julie Parks, Executive Director Workforce Training, and Jeff Byrd, Educational Training Specialist, Grand Rapids Community College; John Gorney, Public Works Director, City of Kentwood; and James Hurt, Public Works Director, City of Grand Rapids, MI

Waters Edge C SILVER SPONSOR
Competency Models Drive Competitiveness and Combat the Manufacturing Skills Gap
TRACK: Turning the Tide: The Future of Work and "New Collar Jobs"
Manufacturers are reevaluating traditional time-based training models in favor of career-relevant competency-based education. Tooling U-SME, an industry leader in manufacturing training and development, explores the skills gap, defines competency models, analyzes the need and benefits of competency modeling, explains the types of models and explores best practices.
Presenters: Denise Ball, Workforce Development Specialist and Sue Mueller, Workforce Development Specialist, Tooling U-SME, OH

Grand Salon A PLATINUM SPONSOR
The Impact of AI and Automation on Curriculum Development
TRACK: Turning the Tide: The Future of Work and "New Collar Jobs"
Featuring new and updated content for this year’s conference, this thought-provoking and interactive session presented by technologist and futurist Derrick Edwards discusses the waves of worker displacement and creation of new job opportunities caused by automation and artificial intelligence (AI), how various industries and jobs will be affected, the speed of displacement, and criteria for evaluating curriculum.
Presenter: Derrick Edwards, President and Chief Technology Officer, AGS Data Systems/G*Stars, WI

Grand Salon B CREDIT EXEMPLARY PROGRAM AWARD RECIPIENT
Beginning with the End in Mind: A Transformational HVAC-R Program Redesign
TRACK: All Hands On Deck: Partnerships that Improve Program Design
This workshop will highlight the initiatives aimed at increasing student success in the Heating, Ventilation, Air Conditioning and Refrigeration program at Lone Star College-North Harris, including program redesign, strengthening collaboration with employers, and increasing corporate partnerships. Accordingly, program enrollment has increased 42% and the number of degrees and certificates awarded have doubled. With the redesign, we are poised to inject 1,000 well-trained HVAC-R technicians into the field over the next five years.
Presenters: Michael Burns, Dean of Career and Applied Technology; Jim Nutt, Director of Career and Applied Technology; Randy Williams, Workforce Skilled Instructor for HVAC-R Technology; and Laura Yannuzzi, Vice President of Instruction, Lone Star College- North Harris, TX

Grand Salon C
Defining Career Pathways for 21st Century Careers
TRACK: Seeking the Perfect Wave for Job Success: When Training is Not Enough
HCC created a marketing campaign, targeting Houston workers, alumni, and employees asking them to identify the jobs they’ve held during their career. From this data, the college generated maps of the traditional and nontraditional career pathways for local industry sectors. The career pathways information is used to advise potential students during their career exploration discussions.
Presenters: Dawnica Jackson, Director of Client and Customer Relations and Terry Kidd, Dean Division of Extended Learning, Houston Community College, TX

Grand Salon G
Employer Partnerships and Active Collaboration
TRACK: All Hands On Deck: Partnerships that Improve Program Design
Successful employer partnerships require active collaboration between colleges and employers. Active collaboration means that colleges must create continuous feedback loops with employers. This interactive workshop introduces a dynamic approach to employer engagement. Research findings will support career pathways alignment and industry credentials with employer recruitment, hiring, and retention.
Presenters: Debra Mikulka, KanTRAIN Director and Christa Smith, KanTRAIN Research Analyst, Washburn University, KS

Marlin
Older Workers and Digital Literacy: Challenges and Opportunities for (Re)training
TRACK: Seeking the Perfect Wave for Job Success: When Training is Not Enough
Rapid digitalization of employment has fueled demand for adult education and training to improve digital skills. However, low digital literacy presents a potential barrier to success for older students pursuing further education. This presentation explores opportunities and challenges for community colleges (re)training adults 40+ for employment in the digital age.
Presenters: Phyllis A Cummins, Senior Research Scholar, Scripps Gerontology Center, Miami University of Ohio and Ronald Gordon, Dean Enrollment Services, Clark State Community College, OH

Coral
Taking Back the Immigration Narrative
TRACK: Harnessing the Power of a Diverse Crew: Why Diversity and Equity Matter
Learn research-based messaging and framing strategies to counter the prevailing narrative, as well as the latest immigration data and facts to refute myths and stereotypes. Afterwards, apply this knowledge in different scenarios through interactive group exercises and worksheets. In this way, you can better serve, empower and advocate for your immigrant students.
Presenter: Denzil Mohammed, Director Public Education Institute, The Immigrant Learning Center, MA

Dolphin
Workforce Development in the Global Economy
TRACK: All Hands On Deck: Partnerships that Improve Program Design
Bermuda, impacted by globalization and high unemployment in the native population, partnered with the U.S. State Department Fulbright program and Piedmont Virginia Community College to develop a National Workforce Development Plan, a strategic plan that adapts the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA) to the Bermudian economy and culture.
Presenters: Valerie Palamountain, Dean of Workforce Services, Piedmont Virginia Community College, VA; Judy Lowe-Teart, Career Development Manager and International Visitor Leadership Program Alumni, Bermuda Ministry of Education and Workforce Development; and Tawana Flood, Director Division of Professional and Career Education, Bermuda College

Tarpon
Challenges and Lessons from a Nine-College Consortium in Washington State
TRACK: All Hands On Deck: Partnerships that Improve Program Design
In this session, participants will learn of an innovative, collaborative educational partnership which opens a common community college experience to students across multiple colleges. Each college awards versions of the Homeland Security / Emergency Management degree based on common instruction delivered by experts at partner institutions.
Presenters: Ron May, Dean of Health and Technology, Pierce College; Amy Hatfield, Dean of Workforce Development and Basic Studies, and Steve Quinn, Advisor, Olympic College, WA

SESSION B
11:00 am – 12:00 pm

Waters Edge A
Generations in the Classroom and Workplace
TRACK: Harnessing the Power of a Diverse Crew: Why Diversity and Equity Matter
There are five generations in society today, and each of these age groups can be defined by the events during their formative years and the world in which they grew up. Learn how you as an instructor, student, employer or worker can get to know those around you for the most effective interactions and efficiency in the workplace.
Presenter: J. Kyle Dalpe, Dean of Technical Sciences, Truckee Meadows Community College, NV

Waters Edge B GOLD SPONSOR
How Stackable Credentials and Noncredit to Credit Can Work Together
TRACK: All Hands On Deck: Partnerships that Improve Program Design
Accelerate credit attainment and increase the likelihood of degree completion among students. We’ll review best practices for engaging employers and developing a stackable credential program, plus how to measure success. Session ends with a demonstration of how Ellucian solutions can enable your stackable credentials program and offer a superior student experience.
Presenters: Daragh Scaife, Vice President Product Management, and Marcia Daniel, Associate Vice President for Executive Engagement, Ellucian

Waters Edge C SILVER SPONSOR
2030: The Workplace Revolution
TRACK: Turning the Tide: The Future of Work and "New Collar Jobs"
The workplace is constantly evolving, with jobs going away and others being created. But every 30 years, a new wave fundamentally changes the workplace. Looking ahead to 2030, there is another wave that will crash the future of work in America. Rather than sit back and hope, now is the time to prepare for the coming reality of 2030. Don’t get washed out - ride the wave and come out on top!
Presenter: Josh Davies, Chief Executive Officer, The Center for Work Ethic Development, CO

Grand Salon A PLATINUM SPONSOR
Skip the Referendum: Accelerating Accessibility Through Private Funding
TRACK: Harnessing the Power of a Diverse Crew: Why Diversity and Equity Matter
In this session, participants will hear how Madison Area Technical College used labor market data to identify opportunity gaps in their region and generate over 14 million in private funding for a new campus to meet that need.
Presenters: Ali Zarrinnam, Director of Institutional Research and Effectiveness, Madison Area Technical College, WI and David Williams, Vice President Client Services, Emsi, ID

Grand Salon B
Turning the Tide with Blue Tech Careers in the "Blue Economy"
TRACK: Turning the Tide: The Future of Work and "New Collar Jobs"
Blue Technology and the Blue Economy is a growing industry sector, employing millions of people in exciting and innovative jobs. MiraCosta College is taking a lead in unique, accelerated work skills programs designed for exciting careers in "Blue Technology." Join us to learn how to support Blue Economy jobs throughout the U.S.
Presenter: Linda Kurokawa, Director Community Education and Workforce Development, MiraCosta Community College, CA

Grand Salon C
Building Bridges Between Noncredit and Credit Healthcare Pathways
TRACK: Seeking the Perfect Wave for Job Success: When Training is Not Enough
The session will discuss efforts to connect noncredit health professions programs with credit programs in New Jersey community colleges. We will discuss research findings on connecting noncredit and credit programs, and on implementing PLA for noncredit students. We will discuss a college’s experience establishing an Applied Associate degree in Allied Health where noncredit programs articulate.
Presenters: Michelle Van Noy, Associate Director, and Renee Edwards, Senior Researcher, Rutgers University Education and Employment Research Center; and Patrick Enright, Associate Vice President Workforce Development and Dean Professional Studies and Applied Sciences, County College of Morris, NJ

Grand Salon G
Aligning Pathway Programs with Student Needs and Employer Initiatives
TRACK: All Hands On Deck: Partnerships that Improve Program Design
Iowa's investment into workforce education has created unique opportunities to invest in pathway training programs aligned with business needs by establishing sector boards, develop training programs and create connections into business and the K-12 system.
Presenters: Carla Andorf, Director Skills to Employment; Amy Lasack, Senior Director Corporate Training; and Stephanie Bredman, Director Job Training/Legislative Relations, Kirkwood Community College, IA

Starfish
Coast to Coast, Employers are the MOST!
TRACK: All Hands On Deck: Partnerships that Improve Program Design
Building and maintaining relationships with industry partners can make or break the success of a program. Students' success depends on a community college's ability to create programs with relevant industry input and guidance. Come hear our panel discuss the secret to successful college/industry partnerships in Indiana, Michigan, and Tennessee.
Presenters: Matthew Cloud, Project Director/Faculty School of IT, Ivy Tech Community College, IN; Julie Parks, Executive Director Workforce Training and MI Technology Education Center, Grand Rapids Community College, MI; Elizabeth Fitch, Smyrna Campus Academic Dean, Motlow State Community College, AL; and Christian Lagarde, IMPACTcommunity Ambassador, California State University - Merlot SkillsCommons, CA

Marlin
Economic Outcomes of Iowa Community Colleges Completers and Leavers
TRACK: Seeking the Perfect Wave for Job Success: When Training is Not Enough
We explore educational outcomes of the students who traditionally are considered to be "unsuccessful" due to lack of graduation or transfer. By tracking such leavers to the workforce we are able to measure their economic outcomes and compare them to their "successful" peers, on as granular a level as program of enrollment.
Presenters: Vladimir Bassis, Lead Educational Program Consultant, Iowa Department of Education, and Kiyokazu Matsuyama, Labor Market Research Economist, Iowa Workforce Development, IA

Coral
Building Quality Workforce Programs through Partnerships: Follow-up Results from cᶟbc
TRACK: All Hands On Deck: Partnerships that Improve Program Design
This session presents strategies used by the Community College Consortium for Bioscience Credentials colleges to build and sustain academic-industry partnerships that facilitate high-quality workforce programs. Featured is St. Petersburg College’s collaboration with employers in the Biomedical Engineering Technology curriculum design, job placement, and student professionalization activities.
Presenters: Judith A. Alamprese, Principal Scientist, Abt Associates, MD and Giovanna Taylor, Program Director Allied Health Programs and Continuing Education, St. Petersburg College, FL

Dolphin
Promoting Equity and Diversity: Serving 50+ Job Seekers and Employers
TRACK: Harnessing the Power of a Diverse Crew: Why Diversity and Equity Matter
Age discrimination is hindering employment options for 50+ job seekers and limiting employer access to skilled talent, creating inequity and contributing to the skilled talent shortage. Back to Work 50+ provides strategies and processes for supporting this population and for addressing employer bias in order to establish a multi-generational workforce. Learn how to partner with AARP Foundation to bring the program to your area.
Presenters: Peggy Walton, Program Director, Back to Work 50+, Women's Economic Stability Initiative, American Association of Community Colleges and Lori Strauss, Manager Workforce Programs, AARP Foundation, DC

Tarpon
Poverty, Inequality and Education
TRACK: Harnessing the Power of a Diverse Crew: Why Diversity and Equity Matter
This workshop will offer hands on professional development and insight techniques that can be replicated at your campus for your faculty and staff or anyone who comes in direct contact with diverse student populations to help them create a more inclusive learning environment.
Presenter: Stacia Thompson, Program Director Business and Workforce Solutions, Gateway Technical College, WI

SESSION C
1:30 pm – 2:30 pm

Waters Edge A
STEM Partnership Increases Diversity in IT
TRACK: Harnessing the Power of a Diverse Crew: Why Diversity and Equity Matter Non-traditional low-income students - 45% women - start college at non-profit JVS, transition into the Health Information Technology Certificate Pathway at Bunker Hill Community College, prepare for multiple industry and Healthcare IT certifications, enhance their academic hands-on experience with internships and move directly into IT and Healthcare IT jobs with companies seeking diversity. Presenters: Barbara Garner, Vice President of Academic Services, Jewish Vocational Service and Guy Armand, Director of Community-Based Initiatives, Bunker Hill Community College, MA

Waters Edge B GOLD SPONSOR
The 8 Soft Skills That Employers Are Looking For
TRACK: Turning the Tide: The Future of Work and "New Collar Jobs"
Employers are tired of costly turnover and lackluster performance. They want employees to think critically, adapt to change, communicate clearly, handle criticism, etc. In this workshop, I will show you how to improve productivity, decrease turnover and effectively assess and teach the soft skills that employers are looking for.
Presenter: Art Janowiak III, Vice President of Sales and Marketing, Conover Company

Waters Edge C SILVER SPONSOR
Workforce Centers and Community Colleges: Building Effective Partnerships
TRACK: All Hands On Deck: Partnerships that Improve Program Design
Drawing from profiles of community college and workforce center collaborations in Colorado, Kansas, and Montana, this presentation will describe examples of effective partnership strategies and outcomes, as well as lessons learned. Participants will be asked to compare their partnership experiences with the examples provided and invited to share promising partnering practices with the group.
Presenters: Sandra Staklis, Senior Education Research Analyst, and Laura Rasmussen Foster, Director of Adult Education, RTI International, NC; and Christa Smith, Research Analyst, Washburn Tech University, KS

Grand Salon A 2017 JAMES JACOBS SCHOLARSHIP AWARD RECIPIENT
Charting a Path for Apprenticeship-Based Degrees
TRACK: All Hands On Deck: Partnerships that Improve Program Design
What factors influence a college's likelihood of creating an apprenticeship-based degree? What factors influence whether or not apprentices actually earn degrees, in degree-eligible programs? What can colleges do to promote degree completion among apprenticeship graduates? This session will share insights from dissertation research using data from college-affiliated apprenticeship programs and apprenticeship graduates in Washington State.
Presenter: Beth Arman, Doctoral Candidate, University of Maryland - Baltimore County, MD

Grand Salon B NONCREDIT EXEMPLARY PROGRAM AWARD RECIPIENT
Mobile Learning Labs – Paving New Pathways
TRACK: Harnessing the Power of a Diverse Crew: Why Diversity and Equity Matter
Addressing the need for skilled workers, Pueblo Community College has developed a solution focused on the adult learner through the development of Mobile Learning Labs providing flexible pathways and unique delivery methods. PCC has deployed 7 mobile labs to over 2,100 students and learned key lessons and a formula for success.
Presenters: Patricia Erjavec, President; Jennifer Sherman, Dean Business and Advanced Technology Division; and Amanda Corum Executive Director, Pueblo Corporate College, CO

Grand Salon C
Shipshape Collaboration Helps Special Populations Set Sights on Careers
TRACK: Harnessing the Power of a Diverse Crew: Why Diversity and Equity Matter
Look through the spyglass at two workforce trainings ― one for single moms experiencing intergenerational poverty and another for the homeless ― to learn how sustainable partnerships were created, what additional supports were needed and how successful outcomes found “gold” for all ― most importantly, confidence and self-reliance for newly minted college completers.
Presenters: Rick Bouillon, Associate Vice President, Workforce and Economic Development; Chuck Parker, Director, Workforce Training; Jennifer Saunders, Interim Dean, School of Health Sciences; and Karah Altman, Interim Assistant Vice President, Workforce Training and Continuing Education, Salt Lake Community College, UT

Grand Salon G
Realigning with the 21st Century Workforce
TRACK: All Hands On Deck: Partnerships that Improve Program Design
UAFS has teamed up with local business partners and K-12 school districts to build a pipeline to success for students. The program is part of a state-wide regional workforce initiative designed to close the skills gap currently seen by business and industry. The presentation will focus on innovative programming to engage the next generation in high-demand opportunities in the regional workforce.
Presenters: Amanda Seidenzahl, Director Regional Workforce Grants; Ken Warden, Dean College of Applied Science and Technology; and Ron Darbeau, Dean College of Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics, University of Arkansas - Fort Smith, AR

Starfish
More Jobs Faster: Hybrid Cohorts and Partnerships
TRACK: Turning the Tide: The Future of Work and "New Collar Jobs"
Lone Star College-North Harris has significantly increased student employability using training cohorts with hybrid classes and increased industry involvement. The Career & Applied Technology Division, made up of 7 programs, awards the largest number of stackable credit workforce certificates in the Lone Star College System. This interactive session will generate workable strategies for you.
Presenters: Michael Burns, Dean Career and Applied Technology Division and Jim Nutt, Director Career and Applied Technology Division, Lone Star College - North Harris, TX

Marlin
Advancing Work-Based Learning in Your Community
TRACK: Turning the Tide: The Future of Work and "New Collar Jobs"
Communities are facing skills gaps in industries that may not require a BA but do require some post-secondary education or training. Work-based learning activities help students plan career pathways and reach their career goals while creating a qualified workforce for businesses. Join us as we discuss implementation, share best practices and highlight tools and resources to use in your community.
Presenter: Stacey Pellegrino, Director of CTE Industry Scholars Program, Grant Associates, Inc., NY

Coral
Great Data for Great Decisions: CareerOneStop
TRACK: Harnessing the Power of a Diverse Crew: Why Diversity and Equity Matter
CareerOneStop (COS) provides free, online tools to help job seekers, students, businesses and career professionals. Sponsored by the U.S. Department of Labor, COS helps workforce professionals serve diverse populations, with specialty portals for ex-offenders, veterans, youth, older workers, workers with disabilities, and career changers.
Presenters: Bill McMahon, Content Manager and Kelly Tenner, Outreach Manager, CareerOneStop, MN

Dolphin
Using Collective Impact and Collaboration Essentials for System Change
TRACK: All Hands On Deck: Partnerships that Improve Program Design
The purpose of this session will be to inform the audience on the lessons learned from Washington's Medical Assistant Collaboration Project. Specifically, we will discuss the framework (collective impact and collaboration essentials) required to build consensus within a state system of colleges and its effort to create greater alignment in program efficiencies and outcomes across their health workforce programs.
Presenters: Dan Ferguson, Director Washington State Allied Health Center of Excellence, Yakima Valley College and Jennifer Johnston, Program Manager Healthcare Workforce and Transition Projects, Highline College, WA

Tarpon
Addressing Regional Skill Gaps Using Labor Market Analytics
TRACK: All Hands On Deck: Partnerships that Improve Program Design
Too often regional leaders of workforce development initiatives do not have access to labor market analysis that answers the questions needed to inform their strategic thinking and action. Also, they may not know how to extract the correct information. However, new innovative approaches and labor market analytics provide hard data with clear ‘value in use’. Come hear how leaders are using labor market analytics to drive actions that improve alignment of supply and demand at the regional level. The intent of this session is to hear from leaders who routinely use such strategic intelligence to drive workforce development planning and actions.
Presenters: Jo Alice Blondin, President, Clark State Community College, OH and Jim Shanahan, Shanahan Resources, Inc., FL

SESSION D
3:15 pm – 4:15 pm

Waters Edge A
Survival of the Workforce Fittest: Preparing for the Four Paths of Job Evolution in the 21st Century
TRACK: Seeking the Perfect Wave for Job Success: When Training is Not Enough
The session offers a framework for understanding the four different types of job evolution. As we detail, it’s not only the blue collar or non-college educated worker that will face job evolution in the coming decades; in fact, the framework posits that in the next wave of job evolution, a house painter may see less disruption than a physician. We also offer prescriptive workforce guidance.
Presenters: Scott Latham, Professor, Strategy and Beth Humberd, Professor, Organizational Behavior, UMass Lowell, MA

Waters Edge B
Leadership Development in Public Safety Certification Program (LDPS)
TRACK: All Hands On Deck: Partnerships that Improve Program Design
Through a collaboration of local public safety organizations, Polk State College was able to develop a three-time award winning program to address a method to train the next generation of leaders to be job-ready on day one. The LDPS Certification Program provides 160 hours of noncredit leadership training to those who are seeking advancement or who have been recently promoted to a supervisory position.
Presenters: Jamie Rowan, Program Manager and Garry Grafton, LDPS Program Specialist, Polk State College, FL

Waters Edge C
Washington State's Center of Excellence: Employer Engagement Model
TRACK: All Hands On Deck: Partnerships that Improve Program Design
Washington State’s Centers of Excellence are flagship institutions that build and sustain competitive advantages through statewide leadership. Each Center focuses on a targeted industry that drives the state’s economy and is built upon a reputation for fast, flexible, quality education and training programs. A targeted industry is identified as one that is strategic to the state's economic growth.
Presenters: Barbara Hins-Turner, Executive Director, Pacific Northwest Center of Excellence for Clean Energy, Centralia College; Dan Ferguson, Director Center of Excellence for Allied Health, Yakima Valley Community College; Mary Kaye Bredeson, Executive Director Center of Excellence for Aerospace and Advanced Manufacturing, Everett Community College; and Amy Hatfield, Dean Workforce and Basic Skills, Olympic College, WA

Grand Salon A
Designing and Developing Programs and Curriculum for Current and Future Careers
TRACK: Turning the Tide: The Future of Work and "New Collar Jobs"
What skills will students need for future careers and how do you know? Ivy Tech Community College is working closely with industry partners in numerous sectors to answer this and other workforce related questions. Using our highly innovative and newly developed interdisciplinary degree, we work with partner companies to customize degree outcomes to fit their current and future needs.
Presenters: Sue G. Smith, Vice President Advanced Manufacturing, Engineering, and Applied Science and Glen Roberson, Assistant Vice President, Dean of Ivy Institute, Ivy Tech Community College, IN

Grand Salon B
Dock Your Independence to Coast with Collaboration
TRACK: All Hands On Deck: Partnerships that Improve Program Design
Participants will learn key strategies to: "roll with the tide" to enhance collaboration; identify the right partners to "safeguard" their network of alliances; and recognize their collaborative style and how they will address conflicts to keep the "sharks at bay." The presenters will also address building a cooperative team and collaborative techniques to keep the "ship afloat" providing recommended tips and techniques.
Presenters: Ollie Mannino, Director of Corporate and Workforce Training and Joy Zincone, Career Pathways Coordinator, Pikes Peak Community College, CO

Grand Salon C
SNAP Employment and Training: Supporting Partnerships to Reach High-Barrier Populations
TRACK: Harnessing the Power of a Diverse Crew: Why Diversity and Equity Matter
The Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program Employment and Training (SNAP E&T) program has the potential to reach and support individuals facing significant barriers to improving their skills and securing good jobs. SNAP E&T’s flexibility to provide targeted employment and training services as well as robust supportive services makes it an effective tool for providers.
Presenter: Rachel Gragg, Senior Program Analyst, USDA- Food and Nutrition Service, DC

Grand Salon G
Guided Pathways Through Community College Baccalaureate
TRACK: All Hands On Deck: Partnerships that Improve Program Design
Guided pathways and apprenticeship are the focus of a great deal of national attention. This presentation will take guided pathways beyond traditional associates degrees demonstrate how these techniques can be applied to the community college baccalaureate. The presentation will also highlight the use of professional certificates and apprenticeship along the pathway.
Presenter: Holly Moore, Retired - Executive Dean Georgetown Campus, South Seattle College, WA

Starfish
Manufacturing Brave New Futures
TRACK: Turning the Tide: The Future of Work and "New Collar Jobs"
Educating status quo will not properly prepare a workforce for the Fourth Industrial Revolution. Stanley Kubrick correctly said, “Technology is, in many ways, more predictable than human behavior.” So, preparing for the future is a human issue. Leadership is required to prepare the platform for educating “New Collar Workers.”
Presenter: Darrel Kesler, Professor and Dean, Ivy Tech Community College, IN

Marlin
Unlocking Career Advancement for Immigrant Workers
TRACK: Seeking the Perfect Wave for Job Success: When Training is Not Enough
English language training has not been traditionally seen as workforce development, but it is key to unlocking career potential for immigrant workers, leading to improved soft skills and technology literacy. This session will explore innovative models designed to help workers move into middle-skill jobs and close the skills gap, including the Forum's retail-contextualized, blended English training.
Presenters: Jennie Murray, Director of Integration Programs and Dan Kosten, Policy and Advocacy Assistant Director for Skills and Workforce Development, National Immigration Forum, DC

Coral
A Learning Model for the “Age of Acceleration”
TRACK: Seeking the Perfect Wave for Job Success: When Training is Not Enough
Work is quickly moving toward an “every job is a tech job” state. This is certainly true for sectors experiencing growth in “mid-tech” and “new collar” jobs, but as technology pervades all aspects of work, facility with technical concepts and the ability to quickly adapt and learn independently will become an essential skill for more and more workers. Traditional learning models often fail to teach this most important skill. Students learn detailed, domain-specific skills when they should also be learning how to learn. LaunchCode’s educational model is an evolution in the direction of fully equipping learners for a career of learning. It relies on best practices for blended learning; rapid feedback from industry; mentor-driven, student-adaptive curriculum; and job-ready learning skills.
Presenter: Chris Bay, Vice President of Education, LaunchCode, MO

Dolphin
Striking a Balancing: Diverse Students, Workforce Demands, and Financial Literacy
TRACK: Harnessing the Power of a Diverse Crew: Why Diversity and Equity Matter
Highline College is the most diverse college in Washington state where ¾ of students identify as a person of color. Implementing innovative programming is critical when meeting the needs of all students including formally incarcerated, low-income, immigrants/refugees while remaining responsive to changes with public benefits and the local workforce.
Presenters: Loyal Allen Jr., Workforce Education Services Director and Mariela Barriga, Student Success Coordinator, Highline College, WA


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