Presentation on theme: "1 Bridges to Opportunities Workforce Development for English Language Learners Conference LaGuardia Community College Career Pathways 101 By Dr. Ricardo."— Presentation transcript:
1 Bridges to Opportunities Workforce Development for English Language Learners Conference LaGuardia Community College Career Pathways 101 By Dr. Ricardo A. Estrada
2 Defining Pathways A set of connected courses and programs which enables students to combine school and work and advance overtime to better jobs and higher levels of education and training, including four-year degrees. Dr. Davis Jenkins, UIC Career Pathways Primer and planning guide
3 A Practitioner’s Definition A clearly and structured set of academic bridges, courses and programs that articulated prepared students to meet the basic and technical skills and/or credentials needed to successfully enter to an specific level of an industry’s career ladder and to advance within it. Dr. Ricardo A. Estrada Program Director Instituto del Progreso Latino
4 Essential Components of an Effective Career Pathway Partnership / Collaborations. Defined Career Ladder ( skills needed and compensation). Bridges ( literacy, career, technical, degree ). Articulations. ( credit, teaching, resources, employers ). Contextualized curriculum. Project based assessments. Academic and none academic Support services. Financial aid available to participants
9 NEED ASSESSMENT In Chicago, Latinos (25% of the population)* are virtually invisible at the LPN or RN level (less than 1%)*. Primary reasons behinds those numbers are low literacy levels, low English proficiency, and personal and family employment barriers. In order to move Latinos out of, what are for them, dead-end jobs, “Carreras En Salud” must begin their work with Latinos at the Certified Nurse Assistant skill Level. * Data source: Census’ Current Population Survey, 2000
10 ESL Health Context IDPL/HPVEC VESL CNA context IDPL CNA HPVEC Pre LPN A ENG 99 – MATH-PC2 Pre LPN B ENG 100 – MATH PC! LPN Wright College RN schools 16 weeks 12 months EKG, Phlebotomy “Carreras en Salud” Model Prepared by Dr. Ricardo A. Estrada, Project Coordinator 16 weeks BIO 226, Math 118 ENG 101, PSY weeks ENG Grade level Pre LPN-A or CNA ENG Grade level 8-10, CNA 16 weeks ESL Grade level 6th GED, Compass test PCT NCLEX-PN NCLEX_RN $9-12 $14-16 $20-27$32-36
11 More Information?? Institute for The Latin Progress Ricardo A. Estrada, MBA, Ed.D.