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1 Meeting the Workforce Challenge with Proven Results Best Practices for ECP Regional Partnerships Presented by: Dr. Janet Greer, Director of CTAE, Troup County Schools Ginger Booton, CTAE Coordinator, West GA RESA

2 Workforce Challenge in West GA Area How do we prepare the emerging workforce?

3 KIA is coming to Troup County 20k+ jobs 10k real jobs

4 High Wage, High Growth, High Demand Jobs in West GA High Tech Manufacturing- robotics, industrial maintenance, machining, electronics Computer Engineering & Systems Analysis Special Education, Elementary Education, and Secondary Education Business- small and medium size companies Health Fields – Nursing

5 Tech Prep…ECP Tech Prep…ECP under Technical College Model Job Shadowing Teacher training Summer Educator Academy Teachers in Industry Articulation Dual Enrollment Choices

6 “Closing The Achievement Gap for All Students” P. Davenport and G. Anderson

7 GA Education Career Partnership Vision To provide students with information, guidance, and resources to make informed career choices that will lead them through their best career pathway. Mission To strengthen the link between secondary and postsecondary education and to maximize the successful seamless transition of students from one educational level to another, with the goal of ensuring increased student academic, career and technical achievement. To ensure that every student will be prepared to advance to a successful career and understand the benefits of lifelong learning.

8 GA Education Career Partnership Goals Produce graduates who are ready for college level studies and/or direct entry into a high skill, high wage and/or high demand work force. Provide guidance to local systems in developing appropriate career pathways to increase and improve opportunities for students. Involve and engage business and industry through establishment of a local business council for the purpose of providing resources and support for secondary Career Technical Education and engaging students in workforce development. Assist in the development and implementation of a more effective seamless transition process.

9 Education Career Partnership Aligned Goals and Objectives


11 Workforce Pipeline Must Be Full Pipeline must meet skills required in the workforce

12 Community Concern Community Concern Workforce Investment Board Goals Develop the Workforce Pipeline Engage At Risk and Out of School Youth Increase Life Long Learning Remove Barriers to Work Align Workforce to Economic Development

13 Regional Workforce Regional Workforce Single most important factor in determining a company’s success or failure. Important for : New Industry Recruiting Existing Industry Retention and Expansion

14 Why a Regional Approach?

15 Carrollton 50 Mile radius Where will the workforce come from?

16 Regional Professional Development Opportunities

17 Our Schools Contain the Emerging Workforce! Must have a clear plan for meeting the challenge Solid academics Career, Technical, and Agricultural Education Community Partners We cannot do it alone!

18 EQ 2 How do we prioritize our work and put it all together? How do we help our students “Put it all together” for a productive future? Regional Education Career Partnerships

19 Troup County School System Strategic Plan Goal Team 5 TCSS Strategic Directive 5 Continue to develop educational programs that prepare every student for post-secondary educational opportunities, work, and participation in a diverse technological society.

20 Troup County CTAE Driven by TCSS Strategic Goals CSIP Annual Measurable Objectives Report data to Balanced Score Card Strategic Plan for Sustainable Development in Troup County, Georgia (Georgia Tech Study, 2008) Workforce Development Assessment Community Partnerships

21 CTAE Framework Director at Central Office CTAE Supervisors on each campus Also serve as Assistant Principals HS Generally do not make AYP (math sub groups) Enormous community pressure & concern Workforce development is much bigger than WGTC & dual enrollment Chamber involved, local government Need quickly emerged to make our efforts regional

22 Priorities for FY09 District Advisory Committee Career Pathways GA Work Ready RAMP FIRST Robotics Integrate math & science

23 Perkins Indicators Academic Attainment- Mathematics Non- traditional participation Student Graduation Rates

24 Perkins IV Requirement Secondary workforce development

25 Governor Perdue’s Charge… Communities Encouraged to Work Together to Improve Employee Talent, Grow Strategic Industries

26 Workforce Investment Board Task Force Recommendations Leverage the existing connection between business and education communities to ensure that present and future industry skill requirements are known and adopted by the education community. Graduates have the skills and qualities needed by employers. Create a linkage among the economic development, employer and education communities to ensure that the education community attracts and generates the number of potential workers required by employers. Support and enhance efforts to build a culture that values a basic education, lifelong learning and work.

27 GA Work Ready We need a workforce development system that links workforce development and education together and aligns to the economic needs of the state, its regions and local communities” (Gov. Perdue, Feb. 2006) Governor’s Office of Economic Development Troup County is a Work Ready Community Tested high school seniors (550+) in 2008 91% (521) Work Ready 11 platinum, 117 gold, 253 silver, 140 bronze GAPS training is available Go for the Gold mentality Need community buy-in; awareness rep now in place

28 Work Ready Testing Plan Test YAP students in fall Test seniors during GHSGT week Work Ready pins for graduates Honor chords for platinum & gold graduates Recognize levels in graduation programs

29 RAMP Remote Advanced Manufacturing Project Smaller versions of KIA training equipment Remote Support from Moultrie Technical College Introduction to Robotics, PLCs, electronics, JISM, etc.

30 Robotics Current Team at Long Cane Middle School Development of Middle & High School Teams across district Summer training at Carnegie Mellon Community Funding and Knowledge Support

31 Pathway Rollout… Learning Focus Curriculum Resources Training

32 West GA Technical College Articulation Dual Enrollment Joint Enrollment COMPASS/ASSET testing Recruitment

33 Regional Model of ECP Regional Model of ECP Assisted Us in Workforce Challenges CTAE Supervisors’ & Directors’ Consortia Chamber- Career Focus, GA Work Ready, Excellence in Education LEC (LaGrange Employer Committee)- Job Fair/Career Expo CTAE (Career Technical & Agricultural Education) Advisory Committees CTSOs (Career Technical Student Organizations) Advanced Automotive Manufacturing Initiative Robotics Teams Job Shadowing Elementary & Middle School Career Days Career Connections Courses @ Middle Schools: IGPs, GCIS Work-Based Learning WGTC- Dual enrollment, articulation, test prep Columbus State University- pre-engineering State University of West GA- Teacher prep LaGrange College- Nursing

34 Why RESA? Academic Support & Training ETC Technical Support & Training Professional Learning, TAP program Dedicated person to pull it all together regionally Contacts across the region and state Pipeline to superintendents

35 Whew… Is that all? Many CTAE directors have other duties and responsibilities We know the WHAT.

36 When? Now. Yesterday. Did you know? Tomorrow may be too late.

37 Who? Passion Energy Community Connection Business & Industry Knowledge Big Picture Person Live outside the box Willing to learn and grow professionally Willing to teach and grow others

38 Questions Concerns Discussions for Implementation

39 Presenter Information Dr. Janet T. Greer Director of CTAE Troup County Schools 100 North Davis Road LaGrange, GA 30240 706-883-1544 ex 181 706-302-9911 (cell) Ginger Booton CTAE Coordinator West GA RESA 99 Brown School Drive Grantville, GA 706-845-2070 ext. 235 706-302-0362 (cell)

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