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Innovative Partnerships Meeting Industry Demands Marla Uliana, Modesto Junior College (MJC) Robert Pimentel, West Hills Community College (WHCC)

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1 Innovative Partnerships Meeting Industry Demands Marla Uliana, Modesto Junior College (MJC) Robert Pimentel, West Hills Community College (WHCC)

2 Presentation Goals  Project Funding  Justification for Project  Project Outline  Project Challenges  The Partnerships  Results & Impact  Future Partnerships  Q & A

3 Braided Funding Funding Sources  2011 Industry Driven Regional Collaborative Grant  Stanislaus County WIB  California Department of Corrections & Rehabilitation  TAACCCT Grant - C6 Project

4 C6 Structure Strategy Guiding Principles 1. Integrated Program Design 2. Cohort Enrollment 3. Block Schedule Implementation 4. Compressed Classroom Instruction 5. Embedded Remediation 6. Increased Transparency, Accountability & Labor Market relevance 7. Transformative technology 8. Innovative Student Support Services

5 Project Justification Industry Demand - Stockton Prison Health Care Facility  Expecting to hire over 400 positions  Transfers & New Hires  40% = 160 positions at $56,000 annual salary Increased Capacity at Delta College  CDCR Contract goal of 216 certified Psych Techs Source: Stockton Workforce Analysis (Sept 2010)

6 Project Outline IDRC Grant Objectives  Pre-requisite courses at MJC  Human Anatomy & Physiology  Medical Terminology  Human Development  Introduction to Psychology  Transfer up to 60 students to SJDC  Feasibility Study to determine need to create new program at MJC

7 Project Outline Cohort 1  Transferred as planned  Delta College at capacity Cohort 2  Distance Ed Agreement with West Hills  Revised Pre-requisite program  Live at WHC, received at MJC

8 Partnerships  MJC & SJDC  MJC & Stanislaus WIB  SJDC & Stanislaus WIB  WHCC & Stanislaus WIB  MJC & WHCC  Workforce Development/Contract Ed Units  Allied Health Instructional Units

9 Partnerships Rapid Response Additional Assistance funds  Cohort 1  $300,000 for 35 students  Cohort 2  $300,000 for 18 students  Both trainings are 12 months, running January-December

10 Outreach, Screening and Selection Outreach  Newspaper article  Advertisements  Recruitment to MJC LVN students  WIB partners and WIA enrolled participants Initial Screening  Hot line to screen for minimum requirements  18 years or older, with HSD/GED  Valid Driver’s License  Pass background/drug/TB tests  Pass physical exam

11 Outreach, Screening and Selection Orientation  Overview of AW/WIA services  MJC enrollment process  Delta/West Hills program summary,  CDCR & California Association of Psych Tech’s PT employment overview  AW eligibility requirements Assessments  WorkKeys & MJC/West Hills Placement Exams

12 Outreach, Screening and Selection Eligibility and Suitability  Review WIA requirements and participation plans (child care, trans, etc)  Research occupation, industry and CDCR Psych Tech demands  Essay describing fit for occupation and program success plans Selection Evaluation-Ranking  Review applicant participation plans and essays  Develop clusters based on priority to Veterans and Dislocated Worker status  Complete random selection of final participants (including alternate list) Program Services  Enroll into WIA funding program and refer for college enrollment  Require drug test  Request approval for financial assistance (mileage, child care)

13 Lessons Learned  Monthly student program meetings  College Math/English assessments should be taken simultaneously with WorkKeys  Obtain partnership-developed timeline schedule (background clearances, immunizations, etc)  Outreach-publish news article at initial phase  Communicate immunization requirements to applicants at Orientation  Obtain copy of HSD/GED and college transcripts before program enrollment

14 Results & Impact Cohort 1  26/36 students transferred to SJDC  1 failed/2 dropped voluntarily  23 students successfully completed  17 employed in CDCR facilities  4 employed elsewhere in healthcare  2 awaiting Board exam results

15 Results & Impact Cohort 2  18 students enrolled  2 students dropped  Currently in final semester  Perfect Attendance Strengthened Distance Ed capability and partnerships  Established model for project extension Feasibility Study Results

16 Results & Impact Cohort Learning “A group of people banded together or treated as a group.”  We learn better when we study as part of a group  We create active, interactive, dynamic setting  We build community, foster creativity, build leadership skills, and encourage greater success

17 Project Challenges MJC-WHCC Project Challenges  Enlisting Allied Health Faculty from Both Colleges  DE Equipment Purchases  Qualifying Local Faculty as WHCC Instructors  Sharing Local Clinical Sites  Student Eligibility

18 Future Partnerships  Structure in place for future projects  Established collaborative relationships

19 Questions?


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