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1 Erasing the Lines Between Credit/Non-Credit in Workforce Education CUNY Kingsborough Community College Babette Audant, Executive Director, Center for Economic and Workforce Development Alissa Levine, Director of Programs, Center for Economic and Workforce Development

2 Welcome Overview of KCCs Model Case Study

3 Building Pathways to Student Success CEWD: a Presidential Initiative founded in 2007 charged with supporting workforce and economic development in Brooklyn and the metro region Strategy: partner with OCE, KCC and CUNY entities; use existing resources and models to deliver change Entrepreneurial and multi-scale

4 Examples of Accelerated Learning at KCC Credit/Non-credit Pre-training Seminar Integrated Occupational Training Contextualized CUNY Language Immersion Program Employer Partnerships

5 KCCs Credit/Non-Credit Model Goal: create training pipelines to support career pathways and degree attainment Occupational Training programs built out of existing credit courses Taught by credit faculty and held to the same standards Credit banking Credit-bearing certificates Youth training programs Continuing Education/CEWD dual registration

6 Benefits Benefits to Workforce programs College level standards for workforce participants Benefits to Degree programs Provided important feedback about employer needs and labor market demands

7 Examples of Implementation at KCC US DOL Project Welcome CYAP (CEO) CYAP Green (NYSDOL) Coney Island PW (City Council/SBS) Project Rise (CEO) CUNY CareerPATH

8 Pre-training Seminar Goal: develop workplace readiness, study and life skills Evolution CYAP (CUNY Young Adult Training Program) Bridge Training SIF/CEO Project Rise pre-internship and farm/food connection CUNY Career PATH Seminar adapted for adult learners Career/college map Professional profile Presentation skills Develop modules for credit programs

9 Integrated Occupational Training Goal: address reading, writing and math remediation needs Based on Youth Training Model CUNY Career PATH: credit articulation, integration and evaluation come together Foodservice, Hospitality integrated with math remediation; Community Health Worker training integrated with intensive writing support

10 Contextualized CUNY Language Immersion Program (CLIP) Content-based English language program contextualized for high growth industry sectors Expands capacity of CLIP program at KCC and throughout CUNY Model established for future contextualization

11 Employer Partnerships: R.O.C. Restaurant Opportunities Center CHOW (Colors Hospitality Opportunities for Workers) KCC – ROC Partnership CUNY CareerPATH and ROC

12 Learners/Populations Served Program TypeAverage AgeGender BreakdownDemographic Averages Adult Learners38 Years Old56% Female 44% Male African American: 45% Caucasian: 12% Hispanic/Latino: 23% Asian: 4% Other/Not Reported: 11% Young Adults21 Years Old56% Female 44% Male African American: 60% Caucasian: 4% Hispanic/Latino: 23% Asian: 0 Other/Not Reported: 13%

13 Number who have applied and enrolled as a result of banking credits Program TypeCompleted TrainingEmployedEnrolled in College Adult Learners*65%50%8% Young Adults65%62%29% * CUNY CareerPATH outcomes (not included in table) include enrollment in college and degree attainment, and/or employment

14 Community Health Worker (CHW) CASE STUDY Applying an existing model to a new sector CHW is writing intensive Courses were designed to lead to Associates and Bachelors degrees, and Masters – not directly to work Retrain workforce staff Expand job development to health sector

15 Collaboration Introducing the ways of Workforce Education to faculty Managing Expectations Scheduling Real time access to employer feedback and labor market information Mediating Logistical Issues Introducing Workforce staff to the ways of Faculty Introduction to Labor Rules Scheduling issues

16 Challenges Securing Resources Financial Issues

17 Solutions Implemented Address communication issues: Developed progress report for faculty and basic skills instructors to share electronically Plan meetings far in advance around faculty schedules Continuously identify technical assistance needs

18 Articulation Agreement Transcript Letter with Transcript Strategies for taking steps towards erasing the lines between credit and non-credit

19 Transcript Kingsborough Community College Center for Economic and Workforce Development C UNY CareerPATH ModuleGradeCredits Earned Content Module: 1. TAH 1 2. TAH TAH TAH 90 CERTIFICATIONS: NRAEF Customer Service NRAEF Servsafe Alcohol Total: Official Transcript Student Name: ____________________________ Student ID #: __________________________ Training: Food and Beverage Service Certification Training Program ______________________________ ____ ______________________________________________ CUNY CareerPATH Program Director Date Chairperson, Department of Tourism and Hospitality Date


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