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COLLEGE TRANSITION INITIATIVE West Virginia Career & Technical Conference July 25, 2014.

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1 COLLEGE TRANSITION INITIATIVE West Virginia Career & Technical Conference July 25, 2014

2 Original Vision WV Legislature provided an opportunity for the “middle” group of students to access college courses during high school –Focus was on First Generation College going students –Eligible students with minimum 2.2 GPA –Students that were in skill pathway or career technical student Initially, each Community and Technical College received approximately $33,000 per year to fund two (2) cohorts of 20 students per Community College

3 New Vision Partner with Career and Technical Centers Expose and prepare Junior and Senior students for career pathways tied to regional economic needs and to Community and Technical College Programs of Study Offer a 1 hour College Transition course instead of a 3 hour course Uniform syllabi, textbooks, and learning objectives, but with Flexible delivery methods

4 Partnering Transition Coordinator will work directly with CTE Director or Administrators Tuition and books are free to student/paid for by Legislative funds (Students do not keep books) Career Centers determine students/classes that will participate Students are registered and admitted as a Community and Technical College Student 15 hours of instruction are required for the 1 hour course

5 Becoming a Successful College Student means Learning to manage time Effectively applying personal learning styles Utilizing proven test taking strategies Building a professional resume and cover letter Practicing successful interviewing techniques Early / Accurate FAFSA and college application completion

6 WV College Transition Coordinators BlueRidge CTC: Brenda Neal BridgeValley CTC: Linda Sutton Connie Fox Eastern CTC: Pam Shrader ext.243 Mountwest CTC: Megan Russell New River CTC: Amy DeSonia Pierpont CTC: Linda Cronin Southern CTC: Steven Lacek WV Northern: Fred Oelschlager WVU Parkersburg: Amy Dennis

7 WV Schools Ben Franklin C&TC Braxton Co HS Brooke HS Cabell Midland Calhoun Co HS Cameron HS Capital HS Clay County HS Hampshire HS Hedgesville HS Hope Christian Huntington HS James Rumsey Technical Institute JD Rockefeller Center John Marshall HS Kenneth Honey Rubenstein Center Liberty HS Lincoln County HS Martinsburg HS Mid-Ohio Valley Technical Center Middle College – Wheeling Middle College - Weirton Mt. View/MCTC McDowell Co C&TC Mount Olive Correctional Center Nicholas Co C&TC

8 WV Schools Petersburg HS Point Pleasant HS Preston HS Putnam County C&TC Ritchie County HS Riverside HS Riverview HS Roane County HS Sissonville HS South Charleston HS Spring Valley HS St. Albans HS Tucker County HS Valley HS Wahama HS Westside HS Wheeling Park HS Williamstown HS Wood County Technical Center Wyoming East HS

9 Student Participation

10 Here’s a sneak peak For 2014/2015: Ben Franklin Career & Technical Center Carver Career & Technical Center Fayette Institute of Technology Kenneth Honey Rubenstein Center JD Rockefeller Center James Rumsey Technical Center Mid Ohio Valley Technical Center Wood County Technical Center Continue to offer the course in high schools

11 How is it Working Now? “ I never thought about going to college until the College Transition program. My teacher showed me even I could do it. She also showed me what I needed to do to get admitted, get financial aid and continued to help me during my college years. I just graduated with my 2 year degree.

12 Where are we located?


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