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1 Right Skills Now: Bridge to Employment National Implementation of the NAM-Endorsed Skills Certification System

2 Introductions and Proposal Partners

3 Proposal Development Team  Mid-South Community College Dr. Glen Fenter, President Dr. Sunny Morris, Liaison for Special Projects  The Manufacturing Institute Jennifer McNelly, President Brent Weil, Senior Director for Education and Workforce 3

4 Proposal Context and Project Description

5 The Skills Gap in Manufacturing  82% of manufacturers report a moderate-to- serious skills gap in skilled production.  74% of manufacturers report that this skills gap has negatively impacted their company’s ability to expand operations.  69% of manufacturers expect the skills shortage in skilled production to worsen in the next 3-5 years. Deloite & The Manufacturing Institute,

6 Manufacturers Need New Workforce Strategies Top sources for new employees 6 6

7 PROVIDING COMPETENCY-BASED, CUSTOMIZED EDUCATION AND TRAINING FOR THE MANUFACTURING WORKFORCE…TODAY AND TOMORROW 7

8 Project Construct & Management

9 9 Management Structure

10 Roles and Responsibilities  Mid-South Community College (Lead and Project Manager) Consortium Applicant Fiscal Agent Data Collection and Reporting Participant Tracking (Seedco) Evaluation (SCATE) 10

11 Roles and Responsibilities  Community College Partners Pathway Identification Skills Certification Curriculum Alignment Professional Development College Capacity Building Internship/OJT (grant funds may not pay direct wages) Student Outreach Data Entry for Participant Tracking ROI - Participant 11

12 Roles and Responsibilities  The Manufacturing Institute (Technical Assistance & Implementation) National Partner – Industry Sector Lead Technical Assistance  Implementation Support  Best Practices  ROI (Support) 12

13 Roles and Responsibilities  The Manufacturing Institute Tools & Resources Job Connection with US Manufacturing Pipeline Right Skills Now Model Student Engagement – Dream It, Do It NTER Learning Exchange Research Support and National Efforts (Jobs Council – Goal – NAS - NGA) Prior Learning Assessment (CAEL) 13

14 Pathways and Certifications

15 Baseline Co-Grantee Expectations  All co-grantees will use the National Career Readiness Certificate as the baseline credential for workplace readiness  Grantees will choose one or more pathways and implement one or more technical certifications  Grantees will choose a traditional or accelerated pathway (Right Skills Now), or a combination 15

16 National Career Readiness Certificate  Administered by ACT  Three components: applied math, reading, using information  Results in bronze, silver, gold, platinum certifications (silver is usually baseline for entry level)  ACT has online content known as KeyTrain; this is not a requirement for the Right Skills Now proposal  Some states have different branding – key is the ACT credential 16

17 Production Worker  Skilled Maintenance Program  Manufacturing Skills Standard Council (MSSC)  Certified Production Technician: Safety Quality Practices & Measurement Manufacturing Processes & Production Maintenance Awareness 17

18 Machining  National Institute of Metalworking Skills (NIMS)  Machining Level I Measurement, Materials & Safety Job Planning, Benchwork & Layout Manual Milling Skills I Turning Operations: Turning Chucking Skills Grinding Skills I Drill Press Skills I CNC Turning: Programming Setup & Operations CNC Milling: Programming Setup & Operations CNC Turning: Operations CNC Milling: Operations 18

19 Welding  American Welding Society  Certified Welder 19

20 Engineering  Society of Manufacturing Engineers (SME)  Building to Certified Manufacturing Technologist (CMfgT) Certification or Certified Manufacturing Engineering (CMfgE) Certification  (Or other foundational certifications including components of the CPT) 20

21 Fast Track to Jobs (Optional Model)  Fast-Tracked, For-Credit Career Training  Industry Credentials with Value in the Workplace  Internships/Preference for Employment  Pathways to Advancement and Degrees 21

22 1 semester + internship Measurement, Materials and Safety Job Planning, Benchwork and Layout CNC Operator- Turning Level 1 CNC Operator- Milling Level 1 1 semester + internship Measurement, Materials and Safety Job Planning, Benchwork and Layout CNC Operator- Turning Level 1 CNC Operator- Milling Level 1 Associate of Applied Science (Machine Tool Technology AAS) 2+2 Bachelor of Science Job! Right Skills Now Model

23 Proposal Development

24 Timeline & Co-Grantee Requirements  Co-Grantee Template Due April 18  Consortium Agreement Signed by college president by April 23  Employer Partner Letter & Workforce System Partner Letter Will be sent to colleges by April 4 to collect signatures Due April 23 24

25 Co-Grantee Template  Basic Information College information & contact Elements of SCS in place Pathways to be built with grant funds 25

26 Co-Grantee Template  Impact & Partnerships TAA-impacted workers Employer partners WIB/One-Stop center partners Real-time local data Links to TAACCCT Round 1 grants Articulation partners State or local innovations to leverage 26

27 Co-Grantee Template  Narrative Brief description of the project One paragraph per pathway 27

28 Co-Grantee Template  Projected Outcomes Total unique participants Total completing TAACCCT-funded program of study Total completing credit hours Total retained in program of study Total completing credit hours Total earning credentials Total enrolled in further education Total employed Total retained in employment Total receiving wage increase 28

29 Co-Grantee Template  Q&A on Template and Outcome Measures 29

30 Partnership Agreements  Consortium Agreement Will spell out roles, responsibility, budget framework, reimbursement agreements  Employer partner letter Standard letter with multiple signature lines  Workforce system partner letter Standard letter with multiple signature lines 30

31 Budget & Allowable Activities

32 Draft College Budget  Colleges will have $250,000 budget over 3 years covering: Personnel $40,800/year Travel Contractual Equipment/Supplies Other – professional development, certification costs, and other miscellaneous expenses  Flexibility on budget parameters 32

33 Allowable Expenses & Grant Activities  It is expected colleges will expend funds on: Project management Intake and data entry (using Seedco tracking system) Employer convening & engagement Curriculum review & gap analysis Curriculum development (minimum needed to fill gaps) Alignment of coursework & programs of study Alignment in for-credit tracks Certification accreditation & testing facilities Faculty certification expenses & release time Minimal equipment expenses as may be needed to fill gaps Job development, placement & follow-up 33

34 Unallowable Expenses  Unallowable expenditures include: Tuition payments, books & fees Direct wage payments Certification test costs  These are generally included in tuition/lab fees 34

35 Discussion & Next Steps

36 Contacts Brent Weil w: c: e: Sunny Morris w: c: e: 36


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