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1 7 th Annual STEM Conference at East Tennessee State University May 28 & 29, 2013 Millennium Centre Johnson City, Tennessee

2 Bridging the Gap: The Pivotal Role of Community Colleges and Career and Technical Centers in STEM Education Panel Discussion

3 Dean Blevins, Director (423) 543-0070

4 TTC Programs Automotive Technology Business Systems Technology Computer Information Technology Diesel Powered Equipment Technology Electricity & Electronics HVAC/Refrigeration Millwright Skills Pipefitting & Plumbing Practical Nursing

5 TTC Programs (cont.) Certified Nursing Assistant Welding TBR On-Line Degree Programs (RODP) Dietary Manager Food Safety Nutrition BST Career Skills OSHA Healthcare Dosage Calc, Dementia Care, Med Term and Electronic Health Records

6 Dual Enrollment Opportunities (traditional on-ground and on-line offerings to H S students) Carter County, Elizabethton City, Sullivan County & Johnson County Schools Partnering with the Niswonger Foundation IC3 Grant to expand to 16 upper east Tennessee School Systems CNA Health Sciences LPN Trends & Issues Dosage Calculations for Nurses Medical Terminology

7 Dual Enrollment (cont.) Culinary Arts Courses ( TTC Dietary Management Program ) Management of Foodservice Sanitation & Food Safety Business Systems Technology Courses Computer Information Systems Courses Career and Technical Education Courses Career Skills Work Habits, Communication Skills, Workplace Effectiveness, Business Etiquette & Job Search Welding Applied Technology (hybrid on-line & on-ground) Thermodynamics, Fluid Mechanics, Electro-mechanics & Mechanics

8 Work Keys Career Readiness Certificates (CRC) Taught within the Technology Foundations Program Locating Information Reading and Writing (Technical Focus) Mathematics Applied Technology Bronze, Silver, Gold and Platinum Levels of Completion

9 Applied Technology Instructional Areas Thermodynamics Fluid Mechanics Electro-Mechanics Mechanics Traditional On-Ground and On-Line for Adult Students Traditional On-Ground, On-Line for Dual Enrolled and Hybrid for high school students Dual Credit – both H.S. & TTC Additional Credit at ETSU toward a BS in Engineering Technology High School students must complete an assessment at ETSU for course ENTC 2310 – Electrical Principles (4 credit hours) A 30 minute Introductory Course offered to the STEM Academy for 6 th, 7 th & 8 th grades

10 Eastman Chemical Company Field Mechanic Training Program Welding, Millwright and Pipefitting & Plumbing Skill Sets Includes CRC – Gold and/or Platinum Level Locating Information, Reading & Writing, Mathematics and Applied Technology Upon Completion of TTC Training Program, ECC places a student in Trainee Assignment (co-op) for 1 Year ECC Gives the Student a “First Look” for Permanent Hire Status

11 STEM Talent Gap- The Underrepresented Demand for STEM Professionals is expected to add more than One Million new STEM jobs to the U.S. workforce by 2020 Population shifts in the U.S. are translating into more women and minorities entering the workforce, however these growing worker populations are severely underrepresented in STEM fields Women fill close to one-half of all jobs in the US, but they hold less than 25% of STEM jobs Only half as many non-Hispanic Black or Hispanic workers have STEM jobs relative to their overall representation in the U.S. workforce

12 Strategies for Preparing Under- represented students for STEM Careers Carl D. Perkins Career and Technical Education Improvement Act of 2006 (Perkins IV) Public Law 109-27 Performance MeasuresMin/Actual 5A1 Participation Non-traditional Training10.46/11.6% 5A2 Completion Non-traditional Training45.75/73.0% Technical Coordinator – Responsible for recruiting non- traditional students into training programs Funding to teach Applied Technology course as dual enrollment

13 TTC Elizabethton STEM Initiatives for the future $16M new campus opening January 2014 80,000 new square feet of state-of-the art instructional facilities utilizing the latest technologies Green Energy in Electricity & Electronics Simulation Labs in Health Sciences Working with ETSU College of Business and Technology Will offer a Solar/Green/renewable energy workshop Exploring Innovative Methodology for Expanding STEM Education to Secondary Education Systems in Elizabethton and Carter County Utilization of the old Arney Street Campus Expanding TTC offerings to the 5 County upper Northeast Tennessee Region

14 TTC State-wide Initiatives Impacting STEM Tennessee Council on Career and Technical Education Council serves in an advisory capacity to the Tennessee Board of Education, Tennessee Board of Regents, the Governor and the General Assembly on Career and Technical Ed issues Researching possibilities of recommending Tennessee becoming a “Work-Keys state” Legislation passed the General Assembly awaiting Governor Haslam’s signature to change the name of the 27 Tennessee Technology Centers to the Tennessee Colleges of Applied Technology

15 Other State-wide Workforce Initiatives Impacting STEM Skills for Jobs Act-Passed General Assembly- Public Chapter 88 SB618 by Sen. Tate/HB566 by Rep. Love The “Skills for Jobs Act” requires an annual report by the Tennessee Higher Education Commission regarding state workforce needs projections and credential production. Report will be provided to the Education Committees and the House Business and Utilities Committee and the Senate Commerce and Labor Committee and the Governor by January 15th of each year, beginning January 2014.

16 Other State-wide Workforce Initiatives Impacting STEM Labor Education Alignment Program (LEAP)- Passed General Assembly and Awaiting Governor’s signature SB1330 by Norris/HB1276 by Rep. McCormick The legislation establishes the Labor Education Alignment Program (LEAP) to establish a statewide coordinated alignment of workforce needs and educational training programs. Elements of LEAP include: A-Allowing students to apply combined occupational training and academic experience toward attaining post-secondary credentials needed for employment in high-technology industries in the state that are transferable to other institutions.

17 LEAP Legislation (Cont.) B- Authorizing technology centers and community colleges to establish LEAP programs. C-Assigning THEC the responsibility of coordinating the development of LEAP programs. D-establishing the “workforce advanced training fund” that can receive annual appropriations to ECD for the fund to “cover the costs associated with the establishment of the labor education alignment program.”

18 LEAP Legislation (Cont.) E-requiring November 1 of each year the department of economic and community development shall submit a report to the higher education commission and the department of labor and workforce development on any workforce needs within existing and prospective businesses or industries in this state, including any areas of specialization within a vocation, identified by the department to be necessary to attract, develop, and retain high-skill or high-technology businesses and industries in this state. F-requiring in Jan. 2016 THEC submit reports on LEAP program results and job placement information. Effective date of Section 10 (ECD report) is immediate. Rest of legislation is effective January 1, 2014

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