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2020 Session F

2:00 pm – 3:00 pm EDT

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Launching Healthcare Careers with English Language Learners
STRAND: Expanding Pathways
WIOA requirements can be daunting. Meeting these requirements while serving the unique needs of English Language Learners and the structure of a grant funded IELCE/IET is a challenge, too. But it can be done! Join us to discuss the strategies Anne Arundel Community College used to design and implement a Central Sterile Processing for English Language Learners program, now serving its third cohort of students. This session highlights the program architecture that enabled strong English Language acquisition and employment outcomes for our first cohorts of students. Participants will identify tactics to maximize student recruitment efforts, deliver contextualized ELL instruction, maintain strong employer partnerships, and engage students in effective career readiness activities.
Owen Silverman Andrews, Instructional Specialist, English Language Learning, Anne Arundel Community College, MD
Hannah Hollamon, Success Coach, Anne Arundel Community College, MD
Steven Wagoner, English Language Learning Instructor, Anne Arundel Community College, MD
Tammy Valko, Program Coordinator, Anne Arundel Community College, MD

Do Not Waste A Crisis: PowerSkills™ for the New World
STRAND: Responding to COVID-19
The key to workforce agility during these precarious times is the mastery of soft skills or PowerSkills. Join us to discuss their importance to workforce productivity and an organization’s competitiveness in this day and age.
Michelle Eppler, Assistant Vice President Human Capital Lab and Dean of the College of Continuing Professional Education, Bellevue University, NE

The Impact of Technology on the Future of Learning at Community Colleges
STRAND: Emerging and Future Technologies
This presentation will explore the impact of technology on the future of learning at community colleges by describing findings from two recent research studies by the Urban Institute. The presentation will explore promising practices for learner success via online and technology-enhanced instruction, three types of supports that could make online learning more effective for students, and key knowledge gaps to address with further research.
Amanda Briggs, Research Associate, Urban Institute, DC
Theresa Anderson, Senior Research Associate, Urban Institute, DC

Launching and Landing Earn-and-Learn Programs
STRAND: Work-Based Learning
Whether your institution is new to earn-and-learn programming or you’re expanding programming into a new industry, there is a lot to learn and navigate. This discussion is rooted in establishing, maintaining, and growing workforce “pipelines,” while also providing big-picture approaches to earn-and-learn programming. You’ll leave equipped with replication guides for future action, tips and tricks for resource optimization, and skills for navigating institutional and external challenges.
Dave Cofer, Project Manager Employer Engagement and Experiential Learning, Columbus State Community College, OH
Larry McWherter, Retired Colonel Air Force/Ohio National Guard, OH
Kaylor Ramey, Outreach Program Coordinator IT Flexible Apprenticeship and Modern Manufacturing Work-Study Programs, Columbus State Community College, OH

Dual Credit Online, Simulated and F2F: Growing for Workforce Programs!
STRAND: Expanding Pathways
Engaging students in effective workforce dual credit requires focusing on programs, not just courses. Lone Star College is creating new roads to the workforce for a high school student by redesigning its workforce dual credit partnerships. This session will cover this redesign from ISD requests through to implementation, including updates in participants, processes, documents, and review. Audience members will be engaged (anonymously) to share lessons learned so that all may learn together.
Christina Todd, Chief of Staff Workforce Operations, Office of External and Employer Relations, Lone Star College, TX
Linda Head, Senior Associate Vice Chancellor, External and Employer Relations, Lone Star College, TX
Gerald Napoles, Vice Chancellor and Special Assistant to the Chancellor, Organization, Lone Star College, TX
Reginald Peters, Director Dual Credit, Organization, Lone Star College, TX

Opportunity is Knocking Virtually
STRAND: Responding to COVID-19
We are living in a virtual world where organizations are Zoom-ing around a little differently. While our online course management system NCCERconnect, Pearson eTexts, and training webinars have always been key players in our virtual training game, we’re making some serious moves to offer the most comprehensive and accessible training possible. Join this session to learn about our remote training and credentialing options, and how you can continue to build the workforce during these challenging times.
Ashleigh Potuznik, Workforce Development Senior Manager, NCCER, FL

TRACK 7 Great Data for Great Decisions
STRAND: Equity, Diversity, and Inclusivity
CareerOneStop (COS) provides free, online tools to help job seekers, students, businesses and career professionals. Sponsored by the U. S. Department of Labor, COS sees 1. 2 million users each month, accessing 5. 5 million-page views. COS uses the most authoritative, accurate and up to date information available for all our tools, so your customers can locate resources and services nationally and in their own local area.
Julie Remington, Content Specialist, CareerOneStop, MN
Kelly Tenner, Outreach Manager, CareerOneStop, MN

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