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Transportation Grants Focus Group November 9 th 2012.

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1 Transportation Grants Focus Group November 9 th 2012

2 Meet the DOE/NSF Grants Chuck SwaimCo-Principal Investigator Kelly SchwendemanCo-Principal Investigator Alan CrouchCo-Principal Investigator Roger BeckProgram Advocate George Flowers (retiring 12/12) Professor, Engineering Melissa GayGrant Compliance Manager Pam McGintySupport Manager

3 Transportation Focus Group History Purpose Membership DOE & NSF grant leadership transition Member companies

4 Grant Status US Department of Energy 3 year grant addressing leading-edge electric drive vehicle technologies Develop 5 courses based on industry R&D projections (FY 2008) Grant period: Dec 2009 – Dec 2012 – Extension granted until Dec-2013 Supported the Chancellor’s Environmental Sustainability Task Force Career Studies Certificate – Approved 3 year grant addressing leading-edge electric drive vehicle technologies Develop 5 courses based on industry R&D projections (FY 2008) Grant period: Dec 2009 – Dec 2012 – Extension granted until Dec-2013 Supported the Chancellor’s Environmental Sustainability Task Force Career Studies Certificate – Approved

5 Grant Status National Science Foundation 3 year grant addressing second round of advanced automotive technologies Develop 3 courses based on industry R&D projections (FY 2010) Partners: City College of San Francisco (CCSF) Southside Virginia Community College (SVCC) Grant period: Aug 2011 – Aug 2014 Supports college Chancellor’s Achieve 2015 Goal 3 year grant addressing second round of advanced automotive technologies Develop 3 courses based on industry R&D projections (FY 2010) Partners: City College of San Francisco (CCSF) Southside Virginia Community College (SVCC) Grant period: Aug 2011 – Aug 2014 Supports college Chancellor’s Achieve 2015 Goal

6 Course Status Course AUTxxx NameGrant TypeGrant Requirements Completed 230Hybrid/Alternative FuelDOEDevelopment complete Conducted on-campus instruction 3 times 253Electric VehiclesDOEDevelopment complete 254Plug-in HybridsDOEDevelopment complete Conducted on-campus instruction 3 times 256Fuel Cell Electric VehiclesDOEFinal phase of development First on-campus instruction - Spring ‘13 243Control ElectronicsDOE NSF Final phase of development First on-campus instruction - Spring ‘13 245ElectronicsNSFDevelopment complete 195Safety ControlNSFDevelopment complete Pilot on-campus instruction Spring ‘13 295Guidance Control SystemsNSFUnder development Course descriptions:

7 Course & Program Promotion To-date Community and Student Outreach Community outreach – Richmond Electric Vehicle Initiative Support Richmond Electric Vehicle car club Educate community about EV usage and charging station infrastructure Support local business associations on EV and charging station topics Use college marketing process to reach potential students – Target students (current and alumni) who have completed key courses – , post-cards for class enrollment alerts – Post to social media sites (Face Book, Linked IN, Twitter) notices about class registrations and pertinent information Plan to engage key trade media outlets – Develop relationship with key trade journals for posting news about EV and EV training through the college – Input from Transportation Grants Focus Group requested

8 Course & Program Promotion To-date Automotive Industry Outreach Automotive Marketplace – Refined working relationship with automotive aftermarket repair chains, franchises and independents. – Conducted on-going face-to-face meetings regarding JSRCC courses and activities which promote Electric and Hybrid Vehicle Technology Career Studies Certificate. Trade Associations – Co-chair Electrical & HVAC sub-committee Automotive Maintenance and Repair Association, Technical Advisory Committee. – Attend annual conference for Automotive Training Managers Council Standards Contributions – Assisted with the creation of hybrid and electric vehicle Uniform Inspection and Communication Standards (UICS)

9 TGFG Discussion Topic 1 – Consumer Need What are your customers’ demands for hybrid vehicle service? General Maintenance: brakes, tires, alignments, etc. High voltage battery service Electronic component repair or service Hybrid HVAC service: high voltage air conditioning compressors Final drive service: hydraulic or electric transmission

10 TGFG Discussion Topic 2 – Technician Needs Define target group for students. Where do they exist in industry? – Dealership – Aftermarket general repair facilities – Transmission repair facilities – Specialty repair facilities How can students and corporations be incented to seek out training? Is Credit or Non-Credit Module best for these students? – Traditional on-campus or through Community College Workforce Alliance

11 TGFG Discussion Topic 3 – Course Delivery What should be the priority of course subject matter and availability? What delivery method works best? – Traditional instructional method Onsite instructor lead class and lab Online instructor class and face-to-face lab Online virtual instructor class and lab – Other options On-the-job training, coaching and mentoring Video learning, YouTube Self-paced, e-learning

12 Proposal: Market Survey Survey: Hybrid Vehicle Technology – Instructional development input – Course delivery method Focus group members submit survey to their organization Survey results collected by JSRCC and shared with focus group members. Use survey results for course content development and delivery

13 Next Steps Survey completed and returned to JSRCC by 11/30/2012 Survey results presented to TGFC by 1/11/2013 Next Focus Group Meeting – TBD


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