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CORPORATE COLLEGE AND REGIONAL COLLABORATION: RE-TOOLING THE WORKFORCE SEMCOG University Tuesday, July 27, 2010 1 Presented by Dr. George Swan III.

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1 CORPORATE COLLEGE AND REGIONAL COLLABORATION: RE-TOOLING THE WORKFORCE SEMCOG University Tuesday, July 27, Presented by Dr. George Swan III

2 OurMission and the Corporate College …to empower individuals, businesses, and communities to achieve their goals through excellent and accessible services, culturally diverse experiences, and globally competitive higher education and career advancement programs. The Corporate College at the Eastern Campus was established to serve as the centerpiece for workforce education, green, clean energy and sustainable programs, corporate services, and advanced technology 2

3 Collaboration Collaboration is a recursive process where two or more people or organizations work together in an intersection of common goals: sharing knowledge and learning building consensus an intellectual endeavor creative in nature 3

4 Essential Elements Transparency Reciprocity Accountability 4

5 Advancing Regional Collaboration WCCCD has taken an active role in promoting regional collaboration and partnerships to leverage public and private sector institutions, organizations, and organized labor to explore opportunities that support innovation and workforce transformation 5

6 Four Examples of Collaboration Regional Energy Efficiency Training Program Film Technician Program G.A.M. Partnership Advanced Manufacturing Technology 6

7 Regional Energy Efficiency Training Partnership $4.29 million U.S. DOL Grant Training and apprenticeships (Solar installers, energy auditors, energy retrofit recyclers, weatherization technicians, construction/de-construction and electricians) 340 Participants (240 unemployed and 100 incumbent workers) Three tiered progressive training leading to IBEW Local 58 and LIUNA Apprenticeships 7

8 Regional Energy Efficiency Training Program Partners Wayne County Community College District SER Metro-Detroit International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers (IBEW)-Local 58 Detroit Workforce Development Department (DWDD) Southeast Michigan Community Alliance (SEMCA) Detroiters Working for Environmental Justice (DWEJ) Detroit Electrical Joint Apprenticeship Training Center (DEJATC) Michigan Laborers Training & Apprenticeship Institute (MLTAI) National Electrical Contractors Association (NECA) Laborers International Union of North America (LIUNA) 8

9 Film Technician Training Program Hospitality, Retail, Management Apprenticeship Program (U.S. DOL Community-Based Jobs Training Grant) First public sector/labor/private sector education partnership recognized by the Michigan Film Commission Sixty persons to be trained in a one-year certificate program mentored by IATSE members with paid internships in film and film-related production companies 9

10 Film Technician Training Partners Michigan Film Commission Detroit Workforce Development Department Wayne County Community College District Goodwill Industries Detroit Film Office Wayne County Film Initiative International Alliance of Theatrical and Stage Employees (IATSE) 10

11 Gaming Animation & Motion Capture Memorandum of Understanding to address the significant need and opportunity for skilled workers trained for career opportunities in the emerging Gaming, Animation and Motion Capture Film Industry. Operate as a partnership to provide seamless comprehensive programs and services including technical training, internships, OJT experiences and permanent employment opportunities. 11

12 Gaming, Animation and Motion Capture (GAM)Training Partners Southeast Michigan Works Agency Consortium Michigan State University Wayne State University University of Michigan-Dearborn College for Creative Studies Henry Ford Community College Macomb Community College Michigan Film Office Wayne County Film Initiative Detroit Film Office Detroit Workforce Development Department Wonderstruck Studios With A Twist Pixofactor Armstrong White 12

13 Advanced Manufacturing Technology Advanced Manufacturing Lab implemented through SMC3 partnership CBJT grant GM/UAW/Applied Technology Systems Collaboration to bring new technologies to grow out the Advanced Technology Center 13

14 What is SMC3? The Southeast Michigan Community College Consortium is a regional collaboration comprised of nine community colleges in southeast Michigan. The consortium is committed to strengthening the workforce of the region by identifying needs, sharing resources, and developing collaborative training solutions to support economic development. This collaboration has resulted in the development of shared Centers of Expertise and curricula focused on innovative Advanced Manufacturing and Alternative Energy education. 14

15 Advanced Manufacturing Partners Southeast Michigan Community College Consortium Henry Ford Community College Macomb Community College Monroe Community College Mott Community College Oakland Community College Schoolcraft College St. Clair County Community College Washtenaw Community College Wayne County Community College District Applied Technology Systems/General Motors/UAW 15

16 Collaboration is… Challenging Difficult Constant Time-Consuming 16

17 and… worth the investment !!! 17


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