Institutional support to facilitate visioning, planning and program development - This initiative will provide institutional time for you along with professional consultants to vision and build your program
Professional development to enhance your skills – collaboration, leadership, teamwork, visioning, and strategic planning
A network of internal partners in career programs, sciences, basic skills – ESL, English and math, and student services
A network of external partners – employers, workforce development board, One Stops, and other community based organizations – to refer students to our programs and the college, provide additional student services that the college cannot offer, and employ our graduates
A draft strategic plan for your program by December 2011 which can inform your program review update due in fall 2011 and the comprehensive program review due in fall 2012
What’s in it for our programs and the college?
Improved Outcomes - the “Big O”! Improved completion, graduation, transfer and employment placement rates
Our programs will better respond to current and future workforce needs of the community and regional employers
Enhanced student support services and improved CTE programs leading to student success and employability
An integrated and collaborative approach by removing silos within the college
A systematic workforce vision positioning us for grants and other funds
A comprehensive workforce development system within the college and strong partners outside the college
What’s in it for our students?
Reduced time to program completion and graduation
Clearer goals, bridges and pathways leading to completion, graduation, transfer and employment
Enhanced student supports from orientation, career guidance, counseling, bridge courses, contextualized courses, graduation to employment
What’s in it for the community?
Better prepared residents for jobs in the region
A strong college partner for employers educating their future and current employees
Improved regional economic development with increased employability and higher employment