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2020 Session B

WEDNESDAY OCTOBER 7
SESSION B
1:45 pm – 2:45 pm EDT

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TRACK 1
Creating Training Programs with Business Input and Buy-In
STRAND: Employer Engagement and Partnerships
Every short-term training program at Metropolitan Community College is built with business and career advancement in mind. Not only does business engage in our advisory boards, but they also “buy-in” and participate in our trainings by interacting with the trainees. When training and business align, beautiful things occur - business upskilling their existing workforce, they hire the trainees, and they turn into corporate clients of the college.
Presenters
Lyndsie Gibbs, Manager of Career Placement, Metropolitan Community College, NE
Tammy Green, Director of Workforce and IT Innovation - Career Skills and Adult Education, Metropolitan Community College, NE

TRACK 2
This is What Recovery Looks Like: Community College Advocacy During COVID-19
STRAND: Responding to COVID-19
As the entire country struggles to make sense of our new reality, community colleges are positioned to be at the forefront of the recovery. Elected representatives need to know about the outsized role that community colleges will play in the country’s recovery from COVID-19 in order to support and grow your work. Join us for a workshop where attendees will learn how to make champions of their representatives by sharing stories from the ground and connecting the dots about how your schools can impact the region’s recovery.
Presenters
Jessica Cardott, National Network Manager, National Skills Coalition, DC
Scott Alsobrooks, President, East Mississippi Community College, MS
Katie Spiker, Director of Government Affairs, National Skills Coalition, DC
Kate Kinder, Career Pathways and Skills Training Director, Portland Community College, OR

TRACK 3
Jobs Automation in the U.S.: How are We Preparing
STRAND: Emerging and Future Technologies
While concerns about job automation have been widely discussed, the potential magnitude of the impacts across age groups, and what colleges do to prepare workforce are still unclear. This presentation will provide estimated numbers and percentages of jobs at the risk of being automated by age group and industry. In addition, two of the programs from Ivy Tech Community College - Advanced Automation and Robotics Technology and Agriculture/Precision Ag will be described as practical examples.
Presenters
Takashi Yamashita, Associate Professor of Sociology, University of Maryland Baltimore County
Todd Roswarski, Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs, Ivy Tech Community College Lafayette, IN
Phyllis Cummins, Senior Research Scholar, Scripps Gerontology Center, Miami University, OH

TRACK 4
Structuring Work-Based Learning: How Is Your College Organized and Why?
STRAND: Work-Based Learning
Community colleges are increasing their capacity to support work-based learning by hiring staff, procuring new data systems, deepening industry and community partnerships, and better integrating student services and instruction. How is your college organizing these efforts to best support student success? If your college’s work-based learning services had to contract, how would you consolidate effectively? San Francisco Bay Area colleges engaged in a simple org chart mapping process and discussions about different models. Learn what they discovered, have the opportunity to use the template yourself, and connect and share learnings with others who attend this session.
Presenters
Beth Arman, Senior Dean Career and Community Partnership, Diablo Valley College, CA
Carrie Portis, Project Manager Regional Career and Job Placement Initiative, Bay Area Community College Consortium, CA

TRACK 5
Aligning Non-Credit Workforce Programs to Degree Programs in Community Colleges
STRAND: Expanding Pathways
Community colleges must rethink how to prepare students for work and further education, particularly in response to COVID-19 and renewed calls for ending systemic racism. Now, more than ever, there is a need to align and integrate non-credit workforce programs and credit-based degree programs to create more pathways to opportunity and a more equitable experience for students. This requires a new model for alignment and integration. Education Strategy Group will share new research on how to bridge these pathways. Learn about four types of approaches already underway to develop such pathways. Hear from institutions and systems leading this work. Gain practical tips and resources for institutions and states looking to get started or go further.
Presenters
Annie Phillips, Associate Director, Education Strategy Group
Christine Barrow, Dean Division of Sciences, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics, Prince George's Community College, MD
Donna Davis, Director Workforce Solutions, Kentucky Community and Technical College System, KY

TRACK 6
The Impact of AI and Automation on Curriculum Development
STRAND: Expanding Pathways
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, AGS Data Systems / AGS Prime / G*STARS, WI

TRACK 7
Reimaging Workforce Services in the Time of Corona
STRAND: Responding to COVID-19
Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, organizations have had to dig deep into their innovation reserves to figure out the best ways to continue delivering high-quality career services through new platforms and delivery models. Join Grant Associates to learn how we’ve converted out training to virtual content using an open-source learning management system, and share best practices and lessons learned for remote career advisement, online resume development, job matching, and remote interviewing.
Presenters
Chris Bernhardt, Senior Vice President of Training, Grant Associates, TX
Charmaine Bourbon, Vice President, Grant Associates, NY


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