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The Future of Employability and Living Wage The Role of the Community College Presented to the Minnesota Futurists 22 August 2009 By Lorna Sherman.

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1 The Future of Employability and Living Wage The Role of the Community College Presented to the Minnesota Futurists 22 August 2009 By Lorna Sherman

2 Introduction Community colleges important role Provide certificates, diplomas and associate degrees to fill jobs in the middle labor market Middle-skill jobs –Require some training or education beyond high school, but less than a 4 year degree –Yet will pay family supporting wages

3 Introduction Community colleges –Enroll 45% of college students –Only about 50% of those succeed Minnesota –29 community colleges (10 in metro area) Program examples –Veterinary tech., physical therapy assistant, dental hygienist, environmental science, protection technician, health care services, and replacement for impending retirements of large # of auto repair, welding and electrical power maintenances, construction

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5 sed&Rendition=primary Minnesota Department of Education Career Fields, Clusters and Pathways

6 Strategy, Planning and Accountability Building evidence about employment opportunities based on career fields, clusters and pathways Distribute data sheets

7 Cost of Living – Minnesota 2006 data

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10 Community College Represents An affordable, accessible route to those students who have faced significant barriers to success

11 Open Enrollment Serves an essential function To those who have attained a diploma but not on track for college level courses.

12 Under Achievement Is related to both –The individual –The institution

13 MCTC Vision Minneapolis Community and Technical College has a lofty vision - to be an institution that transforms its community by educating students who are globally aware, engaged citizens, skillful at their work, and lifelong learners - and sets high expectations for student and organizational achievement.

14 MCTC Fast Facts vs. 64%

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21 Question What factors influenced your college success?

22 Creating a Future of Learning Education in a rapidly changing world Education likely to take place outside traditional institutions

23 Creating a Future of Learning Shifting to a culture of creation

24 Creating a Future of Learning Learners will need guides who will take a fundamentally different role than the present teacher/educator Significant cross-cultural intelligence for citizenship and economic leadership

25 Exploring the Forces Shaping Our World Knowledge –Technology produces new kinds of data –Advances in neuroscience –Other medical advances like replacement of body parts Economics –Tools and knowledge of how to produce custom goods

26 Exploring the Forces Shaping Our World Society –A sense of community and shared world –Global society –Social networking Organization –New generation of connected innovative people Self –Alter your mind and body in ways we never imagined

27 2019Scan.pdf?attredirects=0 Future Jobs for Associate Degree

28 Conclusion If the Community College program were more successful, it would help build human capital, narrow disparities by race and income and grow a more robust and diverse American middle class.

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