Presentation on theme: "COLLEGE WOMEN’S PROGRAMS COUNCIL OUR STORY GOALS RANGE OF SERVICES SURVEY STATS LONGTERM IMPACT."— Presentation transcript:
COLLEGE WOMEN’S PROGRAMS COUNCIL OUR STORY GOALS RANGE OF SERVICES SURVEY STATS LONGTERM IMPACT
Brief Herstory of CWPC Birth - 1975 Purpose - to foster the development & continuance of WP in the CTC system; to share information about funding for implementation of WP on each campus Changes - reflect the evolution of women’s programs and the women’s movement in the state; roots in the displaced homemaker network & Perkins Applied Technology ; WorkFirst, Workforce Investment Act & Rural Development Future - Flexibility, Collaboration, Expansion
GOALS of CWPC To assure educational settings are free of sex bias and stereotyping To promote equal access to education without regard to ability, race, gender, or national origin To assure for each college the effective management & staffing of Women’s Programs commensurate with each college’s population & needs.
MEMBERSHIP of CWPC Open to any person working to further Women’s Programs at the community and technical colleges in Washington State. Community-based organizations, four year institutions, public and private. State agency liaisons - SBCTC, HECB, OSPI, WTECB, ESD, DSHS. Federal agency liaisons - WB/DOL.
OUTCOMES EXAMPLES Life Skills/Women’s Programs at the Institute for Extended Learning in Spokane has a 22-year service record where 4,556 women were served intensively, 325 women completed the Women In Non-traditional Settings course, 2,170 women enrolled in credit-generating college classes and 1,145 became employed. At Skagit Valley College, former displaced homemaker students have enrolled in 938 FTEs since 1993. At Bellevue Community College, 227 women completed intensive career transition courses through the Women’s Center in 2000-2001. During a telephone survey of a sample of 55 course graduates conducted six months following their completion of a class, 89% of the participants had enrolled in further training or obtained jobs & 98% reported the program was helpful in career and educational goal clarification. At Pierce College, 126 women enrolled in career transitions program conducted by Women’s Programs in the 1999-2001period; where 90% completed the programs, 54% enrolled in training/education and 35% obtained employment.
LONG TERM IMPACT OF WOMEN’S PROGRAMS BRIDGE TO ECONOMIC SECURITY Return on State Investment -HECB- 1994 Research DHP Outcomes 59% employed – of which 54.5% in fulltime employment; top 3 occupations - professional jobs, skilled trades & health careers 34% enrolled in education/training – of which 48% were to receive their associate degrees, 27% voc/tech certificate, 16% baccalaureate & 3.4% master’s degree 7% other – resumed homemaking, looking for employment, resolving chronic health problems or waiting to enter college ACCESS TO EDUCATION FOR SPECIAL POPULATIONS