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1 Illinois Career Pathways: Accelerating Opportunity Jennifer K. Foster, Associate Vice President for Adult Education and Workforce Development - AO Lead Brian Durham, Senior Director for Academic Affairs & Career and Technical Education - AO Coordinator Illinois Community College Board October 8,

2 Completion Agenda "We will provide the support necessary for you to complete college and meet a new goal: by 2020, America will once again have the highest proportion of college graduates in the world.” --President Barack Obama, February 24, 2009

3 – Illinois Governor’s Goal – P-20 Council Goal “Our goal: to increase the proportion of adults in Illinois with high-quality degrees and credentials to 60% by the year 2025.” --P-20 Council website Completion Agenda

4 Career Pathways Focused Adult Education Strategic Vision for Adult Education Bridge Programs Accelerating Opportunity Illinois Career & Academic Preparation System Career & Technical Education Programs of Study Pathways to Results Illinois Pathways Initiative Veteran’s Initiatives Data Complete College America Longitudinal Data System Performance Funding Industry Recognized Credentials Transfer GECC Credential ECE Credentialing Workgroup Bridging the Gap Dual Credit Expansion and Enhancement Grants Workforce Workforce / Education Strategic Plan Workforce Data Quality Initiative Workforce Innovation Fund WIOA

5 Adult Education Strategic Vision for Adult Education – Adult Education’s Strategic Plan – Creating Career Pathways for all Adult Learners Bridge Programs – ABE to CTE programs to prepare students for credit CTE – Support Services, Contextualized Instruction, Career Development – A part of every adult education program in Illinois Accelerating Opportunity – I-Best Model Like – Integrated Instruction – Transitions Academy Illinois Career & Academic Preparation System – Illinois Expansion of AO project – Adult Education/Career & Technical Education Partnership – Jointly Funded (AEFL & CTE)

6 AO/ICAPS Expanded the use of the model to 25 Colleges Expansion of Professional Development – Transitions Academy – Beginning, Intermediate, and Advanced Training Focusing on how to increase the number of participants and the credentials Marketing Efforts – Videos – Compendium of the Programs Incentivize integrated and bridge models in funding formula

7 Career & Technical Education Programs of Study (POS)– – Articulated Curriculum – Required by Perkins – Foundational Piece of a Career Pathway System Pathways to Results – Continuous Quality Improvement Program – Data Driven / Equity Focused CQI Illinois Pathways Initiative – Programs of Study / Career Pathways Focus – STEM Learning Exchanges – Race to the Top – Pathways to Prosperity Participation Veteran’s Initiatives – Prior Learning Assessment – Bridge Credentialing

8 Data and Accountability Complete College America (CCA) – Illinois is a founding member of the CCA Alliance of States with Illinois education agencies unanimously endorsing the CCA initiative in early – Measuring Completion Progress Longitudinal Data – In progress – Incorporates 6 other state agency data repositories. Performance Funding – Policy Lever -- Adult Education part of the metric – ICCS PBF is a continuous improvement model. It utilizes a formula that focuses on community colleges competing only against themselves. Industry Recognized Credentials – Long a part of the program applications – ICCB just beginning to tackle this on the data side – Integral part of a Career Pathway System

9 Transfer GECC Credential – ICCB recently passed rules that provides a credential for completion of general education at a community college Early Childhood Education Credentialing Workgroup – ICCB and the Governor’s Office working on a strategy to connect industry credentials to certificate programs Bridging the Gap – Curriculum Alignment Grants in 23 colleges in FY Dual Credit Expansion and Enhancement Grants – Designed to increase the number of secondary students engaging in early college credit models. – Revised the rules to allow flexibility for Early College Models.

10 Workforce Workforce Strategic Plan – A strategic plan for workforce that includes CTE and Adult Education – Kicking off now Workforce Data Quality Initiative (WDQI) – An initiative aimed at connecting Workforce Data with Longitudinal Education data through the Longitudinal Data System Workforce Innovation Fund (WIF) – The ICCB is providing a revised manufacturing contextualized curriculum and professional development to regional WIF partners. Workforce Innovation and Opportunity ACT – Reauthorization of WIA – Strong Career Pathways Focus – Focus of the ICCB Workforce Division

11 Phase I: Strategic Vision for the System – Business and Industry – Adult Education – Career and Technical Education – Community Education Phase II: Unified Business Strategy Partnering with WIA-Title I WIOA and the Unified State Plan Strategic Plan for Workforce Education

12 Career Pathways Focused Adult Education Strategic Vision for Adult Education Bridge Programs Accelerating Opportunity Illinois Career & Academic Pathways Career & Technical Education Programs of Study Pathways to Results Illinois Pathways Initiative Veteran’s Initiatives Data Complete College America Longitudinal Data System Performance Funding Industry Recognized Credentials Transfer GECC Credential ECE Credentialing Workgroup Bridging the Gap Dual Credit Expansion and Enhancement Grants Workforce Workforce / Education Strategic Plan Workforce Data Quality Initiative Workforce Innovation Fund WIOA

13 Career Pathways Focused Adult Education Strategic Vision for Adult Education Bridge Programs Accelerating Opportunity Illinois Career & Academic Pathways Career & Technical Education Programs of Study Pathways to Results Illinois Pathways Initiative Veteran’s Initiatives Data Complete College America Longitudinal Data System Performance Funding Industry Recognized Credentials Transfer GECC Credential ECE Credentialing Workgroup Bridging the Gap Dual Credit Expansion and Enhancement Grants Workforce Workforce / Education Strategic Plan Workforce Data Quality Initiative Workforce Innovation Fund WIOA

14 Career Pathways Focused Adult Education Strategic Vision for Adult Education Bridge Programs Accelerating Opportunity Illinois Career & Academic Pathways Career & Technical Education Programs of Study Pathways to Results Illinois Pathways Initiative Veteran’s Initiatives Data Complete College America Longitudinal Data System Performance Funding Industry Recognized Credentials Transfer GECC Credential ECE Credentialing Workgroup Bridging the Gap Dual Credit Expansion and Enhancement Grants Workforce Workforce / Education Strategic Plan Workforce Data Quality Initiative Workforce Innovation Fund WIOA

15 25 colleges are participating in Illinois’ Integrated Career and Academic Pathway System/Accelerating Opportunity (ICAPS/AO Over 40 integrated pathways are available to students The Transitions Academy is Illinois’ process to scale up and support ICAPS/AO implementation Professional Development and Technical Assistance to the colleges ICAPS/AO Video and Logo Internal and External Partnerships AO / ICAPS Accomplishments

16 Local partnerships with business and industry and local WIA partners Integrating ICAPS/AO throughout the college Internal Policy changes that open access to academic programs for all students Curriculum review and revision to better meet employer demand Review of college calendars and scheduling that better meet student and work demands Tuition Waivers Braided Funding Team Teaching Support Classes On-going review of curriculum, support classes, and supportive services Student Orientations in to ICAPS/AO Review of financial aid processes, including academic and financial student holds Breaking downs silos; treating all students as college students Use of Transitions’ Specialists/Career Navigators Student Cohorts Student retention, completion, and employment AO / ICAPS Accomplishments

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