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1 Transforming Adult Education in Indiana Through Adult Career Pathways Marie Mackintosh Director of Education and Training Programs

2 Overview The Challenge Workforce Development and Adult Education Regional Approach Bridging the Gap: Adult Education, GED+ and Career Pathways GED+ Programs, Implementation, Microgrants NCPN 10/13-14/11

3 CarnevaleGeorgetown University 2018: 55% of jobs will require post-secondary ed (middle skills attainment) Bureau of Labor StatisticsOut of Workforce (2009) 35% of all high school dropouts 10% of college graduates David LeonhardtNYT 1954: 96% of men worked 2011: approximately 80% Educational Demand Nationally

4 Education, UI and Earnings

5 Indiana Adult Education Needs Source: Indiana Chamber of Commerce, 2008

6 Gap Analysis Target: – 500K+ adults without HS diploma/GED –20K HS dropouts each year Limited delivery capacity in adult education Employer demand for middle skills attainment Need for integration among partners for comprehensive service delivery to clients NCPN 10/13-14/11

7 Comprehensive Regional Approach NCPN 10/13-14/11

8 Adult Education Partnerships Higher Education Ivy Tech Community College Vincennes University Other Postsecondary Institutions Employment & Training Indiana Department of Workforce Development WorkOne Offices Volunteer Groups Community-based Literacy Organizations Other Partnerships Local Education Agencies Business & Industry Adult Education Programs

9 Workforce Development and Adult Education DWD became the eligible agency for Adult Education effective April 1, 2011 Focusing on increasing capacity, efficient delivery, and employment and retention Increased emphasis on occupational certifications and post-secondary transitions NCPN 10/13-14/11

10 Workforce Development At a Glance One Stop (WorkOne) services include improving skills through Occupational Training Services provided include: Career counseling; case management; delivery of assessments; skills evaluation; workshops/computer classes; resume development; career planning; occupational training; job attainment 12 Economic Growth Regions; 11 for delivery of adult education 27 Full Service Centers; 65 Express Centers Newly designed Training Provider Policy: Newly established Customer Flow Policy: NCPN 10/13-14/11

11 Bridging the Gap: Indiana Adult Career Pathways A framework that connects adult education programs, occupational training programs, post secondary institutions, and employers – Each step prepares students for the next level of work and education through contextualized learning and concurrent training. – Each credential in a pathway should build on the previous credential so that students who earn them are increasing both career and earning opportunities. – Credentials are industry recognized and achieved through the passage of a standardized skill assessment NCPN 10/13-14/11

12 Adult Career Pathways in Indiana Five industry sectors (career clusters) were chosen Healthcare Information Technology Business Administration Advanced Manufacturing Transportation, Distribution, Logistics NCPN 10/13-14/11

13 Adult Career Pathways in Indiana Focuses on long-term solutions with short- term objectives Offers a model that is both flexible and adaptable to local/regional needs Requires significant employer and community engagement at the local level NCPN 10/13-14/11

14 Implementation: 3-year plan DWD narrowed down DOEs secondary career pathways work to five sectors (clusters) DWD researched 15 entry-level certifications (3 per sector) and offered a framework for developing bridge programs Adult education consortia are responsible for developing adult career pathways based on the certifications The consortia are expected to roll out 5 new pathways each academic year. NCPN 10/13-14/11

15 Implementation Matrix Required elements of the implementation matrix: – Program Design – Curriculum and Instruction – Implementation Strategy – Employer Partnerships – Supportive Services – Accountability – Sustainability – Recommended Pathway Continuation NCPN 10/13-14/11

16 GED+ Programs Focused on entry-level positions that are the first step in a career ladder Industry recognized certifications in growing occupations and industries Individuals must pass an objective, verified assessment prior to earning the certification Ideally learners would earn the certifications concurrently to working toward their GED NCPN 10/13-14/11

17 Example – Certified Nursing Aide NCPN 10/13-14/11

18 Certification Framework: Healthcare OccupationAverage Wages Outlook LT / ST* Certification Prior Learning Credits at Ivy Tech** Certified Nurse Aid$23, % /3.5% Approved State Certification HLHS 107 CNA Preparation Pharmacy Technician $26, % /3.7% Certified Pharmacy Technician (CPhT) PHAR 101 Pharm Tech I; PHAR 201 Pharm Tech II; PHAR 202 Pharmacy Technician Experiential Seminar Emergency Medical Technician $28, %/ 1.1% State Certification PARM 102 Emergency Medical Technician-Basic Training Medical Coder$29, %/ 3.0% American Academy of Professional Coders - Certified Professional Coder (CPC) MEAS 137 Medical Insurance & Basic Coding w/ Computer Applications NCPN 10/13-14/11

19 Certification Framework: Information Technology OccupationAverage Wages Outlook LT / ST* Certification Prior Learning Credits at Ivy Tech** Computer Support Specialist $38,2007.7% / 2.7%COMP TIA A+ CINT 210 PC Technology Essentials; (requires passing A+ PC Essentials exam) CINT 211 IT Technician (requires passing A+ IT Technician exam) Electronics Installers/ Repairers $40, %/ 5.8% Electronics Systems Professional (ESPA) Electronic Systems Technician (EST) N/A NCPN 10/13-14/11

20 Certification Framework: Business OccupationAverage Wages Outlook LT / ST* Certification Prior Learning Credits at Ivy Tech** Bookkeeper$31,0008.7% / 2.5% American Institute of Professional Bookkeeping (AIPB) Bookkeeper ACCT 101 Financial Accounting I; ACCT 106 Payroll Accounting Tax Preparer$29,6773.0% / 3.1%IRS Certification Admin. Assistant$28, %/ 1.6% Internet and Computing Core Certification (IC3) Not available at this time. NCPN 10/13-14/11

21 Certification Framework: Advanced Manufacturing OccupationAverage Wages Outlook LT / ST* Certification Prior Learning Credits at Ivy Tech** Production Worker$36,0004.6% / 7.1% Manufacturing Skills Standards Council (MSSC) – Certified Production Technician ADMF 101 Key Principles of Advanced Manufacturing AND ADMF 102 Technology in Advanced Manufacturing Entry Welder$31, % / 2.4% American Welding Society (AWS) – Sense Certification WELD 209 Welding Certification CNC Operator$31,0007.3% / 4.0% National Institute for Metalworking Skills (NIMS) – CNC Operator Level 1 Not available at this time. NCPN 10/13-14/11

22 Certification Framework: Transportation, Distribution, Logistics OccupationAverage Wages Outlook LT / ST* Certification Prior Learning Credits at Ivy Tech** Truck Driver, Heavy and Tractor-Trailer $37, %/ 6.3% Class A CDL N/A Laborers and Material Movers $23,382.2% / 4.1% Manufacturing Skills Standards Council (MSSC) Certified Logistics Associate (CLA) N/A Automotive Service Technician (Diesel Tech/Hybrid Tech) $22, %/ 0.0% Automotive Service Excellence (ASE) Certification AUTC credits apply depending on the ASE exams passed NCPN 10/13-14/11

23 Implementation: Year 1 Each region had to implement 5 GED+ programs by September 6, 2011 Learning Outcomes offered to consortia to ensure consistency $2.5M in WIA Title I discretionary vouchers made available to pay tuition for GED+ program for clients dual enrolled in adult education and WorkOne services. NCPN 10/13-14/11

24 Microgrants Offered up to $12,000 per GED+ program, per consortium, for program development Eligible Costs: – Stipends for curriculum development – Instructor salary – Materials or small equipment – Administrative overhead such as facilities or equipment rental To date, 23 microgrants have been issued to 8 regions as seed money NCPN 10/13-14/11

25 Emerging Innovative Practices Adult Education and Occupational Training co-location Unique intake and screening processes Online Instruction opportunities Coupling OJT training with GED+ program NCPN 10/13-14/11

26 Contact Information Marie Mackintosh, Director of Education and Training Programs Monica Markovich, Program Manager NCPN 10/13-14/11


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