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1 WV Simulated Workplace
Presented by Donna Burge-Tetrick, Ph.D.

2 Facts Every Educational Stakeholder Should Know
Approximately 70% of US jobs don’t require a four-year degree. Two-Thirds of the fastest-growing occupations over the next decade are projected in health services/support, computer technology and construction industry. (- Bureau of Labor Statistics)

3 Facts Every Educational Stakeholder Should Know
Experts project 20.5 million job openings by 2020. About one-third will require technical skills, an associate’s degree or industry credential. All will require work ready skills that can be mastered through career and technical education training programs.

4 Facts Every WV Educator
Needs to Know WV CTE offers 88 Career Pathways with 53 Specializations endorsed with a State and/or National Certification Students enrolled in a WV CTE Program have a: 96% Graduation Rate 96% Placement Rate 54 % going directly in the workforce 42 % continuing their education in a post-secondary educational setting

5 ½ of those who graduate are underemployed
Workforce Dilemma Student Cohort – 100 70% college bound 30% Workforce with HS Diploma or less After one semester or one year 30% drop-out – 60% workforce Before Graduation % Drop-out – 70-80% workforce College Graduates % earn degrees ½ of those who graduate are underemployed Source: National Research Center for Career and Technical Education Source: WV Higher Education Policy Commission

6 Facts Every Educational Stakeholder Should Know
Average WV college student loan debt is $26,227. WV ranks 17th in the nation in college debt 64% of West Virginians has college debt

7 So… How do we plan to address these needs?

8 What is the Goal of Simulated Workplace?
To transform the culture of CTE by creating high quality business and industry learning environments.

9 How will Simulated Workplace change current instruction?
Simulated Workplace does not change instruction, it enhances what CTE instructors are already doing well.

10 How does Simulated Workplace enhance instruction?
Simulated Workplace is simply a new way of documenting student knowledge and skill sets within an authentic work setting, while replicating proper business and industry processes and procedures.

11 What makes Simulated Workplace different?
It is an opportunity for students to master the skill sets and attributes necessary for gainful employment. Students enter an educational environment that emulates the workplace and answers the often heard question, “Why do I have to learn this?” It is an opportunity for students to be accountable for their learning, collect evidence of content mastery, and to earn recognition for their achievements. It develops a formal and purposeful relationship between education and business/industry.

12 What are the expectations of a Simulated Workplace environment?
Training Programs will: 1. Utilize time clocks or some other form of formal attendance recording process; 2. Adhere to the county/schools Random Drug Testing Policy; 3. Randomly Drug Test a minimum of 40% of students; 4. Conduct an application / interview process for enrolling students; 5. Develop a company name and procedures / protocol manual; 6. Ensure all students receive some form of safety training;

13 What are the expectations of a Simulated Workplace environment?
Training Programs will: 7. Submit Quarterly and Annual reports developed by students and instructor; 8. Establish work teams and an organizational system with students rotating across teams; 9. Ensure all instructors and students have computer access; *Institutional Education sites – Ensure at least all instructors have computer access 10. Participate in Business and Industry yearly onsite evaluations; 11. Utilize a portfolio system for students to document learning, credentials earned, projects completed, etc.; and 12. Celebrate end of the year accomplishments.

14 How will each Training Program be evaluated?
Financial 30% Business Processes Learning & Growth 25% Customer 15% 1. Program Retention/Completers 1. Attendance (Time Clock or a formal attendance recording process) 1. Academic Growth (WIN or Key Train – ACT WorkKeys®) 1. Business/Industry Perception (Industry-Based Program Appraisal Rubric) 2. Percent of State CTE Standards Met 2. Drug Testing (Random Testing of 40%) 2. Student Portfolio (Electronic or Paper- based) 2. Service Learning Projects (Projects assisting and/or benefiting the community) 3. Industry Recognized and/or Industry Stackable Credentials or Educate WV Average Score 3. Professionalism (Discipline – Policy 4373) 3. Safety Training (Training applicable to individual training programs) 3. Communication Skills (Job Application, Interview, & Performance Evaluations)

15 Industry-Based Program Appraisal Overview
Training programs will be evaluated by outside business and industry inspectors and be rated similar to a Health Department rating. - Those training programs who rate high will receive a West Virginia Industry Endorsement (good for two years) - Those training programs who rate low will be placed on a plan of improvement and will be eligible for another visit after corrects have been implemented

16 Visit the Simulated Workplace website for additional information.


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