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1 The Kentucky Bridges to Opportunity: Career Pathways Initiative NN2 Cincinnati October, 2007 Shauna King-SimmsCarolyn O’Daniel Director, College and Career TransitionsDean of Allied Health and Nursing Kentucky Community & Technical College SystemJefferson Community & Technical College KCTCS Career Pathways Webpage:

2 Kentucky Snapshot KCTCS - one of nine postsecondary institutions coordinated by CPE along with adult education - a centralized system of 16 colleges and 65 campuses with over 86,000 students governed by KCTCS Board of Regents - over 50,000 students in courses with an online component, ranging from web-enhanced to totally online 120 KY Adult Education Providers – KYAE housed in CPE Secondary Career and Technical ed provided through KDE (175 school districts) and OCTE (55 ATC’s)

3 Career Pathways: The KCTCS Vision Not a program but a systemic framework An economic development process - the synergy created when best practices and resources are aligned to target an employment sector critical to a regional labor market Strengthen connections to business Provide academic credentials and increased educational opportunities for individuals A strategic tool for Mission Integration, institutional and instructional transformation

4 Mission Integration …is what Mission Integration Does [John Colburn – Ford Foundation] All students will enter the workplace Separation of institutional missions (workforce, academic, remediation, student affairs and categorical programs) promotes silos

5 Mission Integration …is what Mission Integration Does [John Colburn – Ford Foundation] Public policy reinforces these silos; and changes in public policy can improve mission integration Students starting in one mission area transfer seamlessly to another Learning is flexible and targeted

6 Career Pathways: A Synergy of Promising Practices (AKA The Whole is Greater than the Sum of Its Parts)  Increased entry/exit points (embedded certificates and new degrees)  New courses (modularized and fractional credit)  Remedial bridges  Secondary alignment  Articulation with 4 year  Customized and short term training interventions (creditizing)  Integrated work experience and industry-based credentials  Career counseling  Improved assessments  Non-traditional delivery (time, place, technology)  Other

7  Employers engaged / contributing / work experience  Academic framework – credentials  Remedial and secondary bridge  Transfer to 4 year  Short term customized interventions  Supportive services/career counseling Career Pathways: Operationalizing (Essential Elements)

8 Kentucky’s Mission Integration Quotient A tool assessing the status of: Employer Engagement Partner Engagement Student Support Services Integration Instructional Transformation Continuous Improvement Sustainability

9 Career Pathways: Lessons Learned Every college starts in a different place, builds upon different strengths and progresses at a different rate Redesign of curriculum and delivery methods (internal issues) as challenging as employer and agency partnership development (external issues) Conversations between colleges (academic faculty) and employers were elevated to a new level

10 Career Pathways: Lessons Learned (2) Workforce development staff facilitate and support while reinventing their role and relationships Be prepared to align pathways with corresponding secondary efforts (Perkins, Tech Prep, High Schools that Work, etc.) Colleges initially look to adult ed providers for more flexible and targeted remediation – engage dev ed Additional technical assistance and resources needed to engage college faculty in curriculum design and redesign

11 Shoring Up The Secondary Pipeline: KDE/OCTE/KCTCS curriculum alignment initiative Using CCTI Curriculum Template Perkins Funded Six sectors currently being addressed  Construction  Education  Health Science  Information Technology  Manufacturing  STEM Joint Faculty Teams to:  Identity pathways in sector  Align secondary and post secondary curricula  Identify dual credit opportunities

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13 And Career Pathways Make Economic Sense: Kentucky’s Projected ROI (July 2004 – August 2007) At least 22 Pathways (to date)  Allied Health (14)  Advanced Manufacturing (3)  Construction (2)  Transportation (1)  Business (2) KY WINS (Workforce Training Incentive Funds) commitment of $6.2M Projected project revenue of $2M Cash and in kind contributions of $10.7M

14 Kentucky Career Pathways Outcomes to date: Approximately 5,333 students served Fall’04 to Spring’07 Career Pathways students earned 573 credentials since July, 2004  155 Associate Degrees  91 Diplomas  327 Certificates Career Pathways students had a higher retention rate than the KCTCS student population from Fall 2005 to Fall 2006  Career Pathways Students 71%  KCTCS population 46%

15 NorthStar Lead Partners Lincoln Trail Area Development District

16 Case Study: NorthStar Career Pathways Project Building Complex Partnerships Health Care Providers – 63 businesses Local Workforce Investment Board – 25 members Lincoln Trail Area P-16 Council – 30 members Postsecondary Partners – 4 institutions

17 Collaborative Examples Mobile Labs Facility & equipment sponsorship. Leveraging public relations Faculty re-assignment program. Program expansion. Referral services New One-stop Articulation Agreements

18 Challenges Shared governance - communication Local politics Internal politics of institution Maintaining positive focus Finding the “win-win” scenario for all Low income & educational attainment

19 Jefferson Community and Technical College 2 Case Managers First-Year Experience 1-Year Carrolton PN/ADN Bridge Jewish Hospital Grow-Your-Own On the Drawing Board: - Part-Time Track - PM/Week-end Track - Specialty Certificates

20 Planned Outcomes Exit Points Legend: Under prepared Adult Learners Health Careers Pathway Jefferson Community and Technical College Proposal Secondary (CCTI)

21 CNA Median Salary $24,297 Planned Outcomes Exit Points Legend: First Year Experience Case Management Under prepared Adult Learners MNA Certification Traditional PN Program Allied Health Career Pathways Health Careers Pathway Jefferson Community and Technical College Proposal Secondary (CCTI)

22 CNA Median Salary $24,297 Specialty Certificates Planned Outcomes Exit Points Legend: First Year Experience Case Management Under prepared Adult Learners MNA Certification Traditional PN Program Allied Health Career Pathways Health Careers Pathway Jefferson Community and Technical College Proposal 1-Year PN Program at Carrollton Secondary (CCTI) Planned Outcomes Exit Points Both a Planned Outcome & an Exit Point Legend:

23 CNA Median Salary $24,297 LPN Median Salary $36,904 Specialty Certificates Planned Outcomes Exit Points Both a Planned Outcome & an Exit Point Legend: First Year Experience Case Management Under prepared Adult Learners MNA Certification Traditional PN Program Allied Health Career Pathways Health Careers Pathway Jefferson Community and Technical College Proposal 1-Year PN Program at Carrollton LPN’s in The Workforce Secondary (CCTI)

24 CNA Median Salary $24,297 LPN Median Salary $36,904 RN Median Salary $44,500 Specialty Certificates PN-ADN Bridge Program at Downtown Campus Part Time Option Week-end & Evening Or Day Planned Outcomes Exit Points Both a Planned Outcome & an Exit Point Legend: with Licensure Under prepared Adult Learners MNA Certification Traditional PN Program with Licensure Allied Health Career Pathways Health Careers Pathway Jefferson Community and Technical College Proposal 1-Year PN Program at Carrollton LPN’s in The Workforce Secondary (CCTI) First Year Experience Case Management

25 CNA Median Salary $24,297 LPN Median Salary $36,904 RN Median Salary $44,500 Specialty Certificates PN-ADN Bridge Program at Downtown Campus Part Time Option Week-end & Evening Or Day Planned Outcomes Exit Points Both a Planned Outcome & an Exit Point Legend: with Licensure Under prepared Adult Learners MNA Certification Traditional PN Program with Licensure Norton Scholars` Jewish Hospital Grow Your Own Allied Health Career Pathways IUON Students Health Careers Pathway Jefferson Community and Technical College Proposal 1-Year PN Program at Carrollton LPN’s in The Workforce Secondary (CCTI) First Year Experience Case Management

26 CNA Median Salary $24,297 LPN Median Salary $36,904 RN Median Salary $44,500 Specialty Certificates PN-ADN Bridge Program at Downtown Campus Part Time Option Week-end & Evening Or Day Specialty Certificates BSN or MSN at Partnering University Planned Outcomes Exit Points Both a Planned Outcome & an Exit Point Legend: with Licensure Under prepared Adult Learners MNA Certification Traditional PN Program with Licensure Norton Scholars` Jewish Hospital Grow Your Own Allied Health Career Pathways IUON Students Health Careers Pathway Jefferson Community and Technical College Proposal DAG Year PN Program at Carrollton LPN’s in The Workforce Secondary (CCTI) First Year Experience Case Management

27 Dr. Keith Bird 5 Ss to Success Strategic Systemic Synergistic Sustainable Scalable

28 Dr.. Keith Bird Kentucky’s Journey to Educational Attainment and Economic Success “Random Acts of Progress” “Best Practices” “Strategic Systems”


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