Presentation on theme: "Dr. Carole Goldsmith Vice Chancellor WHCCD. Capital Investments The C6 Consortium, representing 11 Central California community colleges committed to."— Presentation transcript:
Capital Investments The C6 Consortium, representing 11 Central California community colleges committed to change, is working together to lead reform efforts that will change educational practice and policies in California.
Central Valley Region Only California consortium to be funded Nearly $20 for the Valley over 3 years (4 years) Focus on: Employer need Ag/Manufacturing – All the trades that support manufacturing - Electrical, welding, mechanic Health care – Psych Tech, LVN-to-RN upgrade, Psych Tech-to-RN, and other allied health Alternative Energy – Solar Technician, Hybrid Tech, Retro-fit, Clean energy
Capital Investments Students who earn a California Community College degree or certificate nearly double their earnings within 3 years Associate degree holders earn 33% more than those with a high school degree only For associate degree holders, the unemployment rate is 30% lower than those with only a high school diploma
Cerro Coso = Health COS = Health, Ag and Manufacturing Fresno City College = Health Care Reedley = Agriculture, Manufacturing, Welding LVN/RN, ACE Bakersfield = Health Care Alternative Clean Energy Porterville = Psych Tech Merced = Health, Ag and Manufacturing San Joaquin Delta = Psych Tech WHC Coalinga = Health, Ag and Manufacturing Alternative Clean Energy WHC Lemoore = Health Care TOTAL = 3,069
1. Design an Integrated Program 2. Enact Cohort Enrollment 3. Implement Block Schedules 4. Compress Classroom Instruction 5. Embed Remediation 6. Increase Transparency, Accountability and Labor Market Relevance 7. Transformative Technology 8. Innovative Student Support Services
Capital Investments West Hills – Overall coordination of RED Teams RED Teams – Faculty, Administration and employers Reedley – Lead for Agriculture Manufacturing Fresno City – Lead for Health Care WHC Coalinga – Lead for Alternative Energy Bakersfield – Basic Skills Embedding Year 1 – Planning, curriculum redesign, open source, cohort/individual data collection system development
Capital Investments Align multiple resources with C6 project Better use of technology to support students Common centralized diagnostic assessments Develop alternative basic skills curriculum Prescriptive student approach ◦ Require student assessments ◦ Require students to participate in support resources ◦ Address basic skills deficiencies while in CTE ◦ Provide students with full time block schedules Improved Instructional Delivery + Completion = Employment
Our Big Bet Depends Upon Faculty Faculty are working together across disciplines. Faculty are working with employers in new ways…mutually beneficial Educators will to offer their knowledge for the benefit of all--for free or low cost (e.g. Creative Common licenses). A faculty that can create a open textbook from existing free open content, matching or bettering the publisher versions. The proliferation of computer technologies offering low costs websites, collaboration software, databases (repositories), and document processing Expansion of print-on-demand providers. Authors and educators embracing computer technologies.
“Coming together is a beginning. Keeping together is progress. Working together is success.” ~ Henry Ford
20millionminds Employer Partners Can Make this a Huge Win….
Become engaged in the dialogue at your local college…tell us what you really think! ◦ OER Textbooks… ◦ Regional and state certifications Allow students to serve as interns (paid or unpaid…they are looking for the experience) Then…hire an intern!
Capital Investments www.westhillscollege.com C6 Consortium http://www.westhillscollege.com/district/about /partnerships/c6/taaccct/