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1 J. F. Drake State Technical College Workforce Development A primary resource for developing the 21 st century workforce of north Alabama

2 Draft July 13, 2007 Who Attends Drake State Average age 28, full-time worker, with family – trending toward younger, less engaged students Motivated seekers of higher income, more satisfying jobs, and greater realization of personal potential Increasing number of individuals who recognize the relevance, value, and reward of technical careers

3 Draft July 13, 2007 Recent Contribution to the Local Workforce Last five years: 1,000 Drake graduates entered local workforce as technicians These graduates generated over $1 million in income ploughed back into the local economy Several have assumed leadership positions and/or continued their education at the next level

4 Draft July 13, 2007 Careers Supported by Drake Programs Information and Communication Technologies Manufacturing and Engineering Technologies Healthcare and Bioscience Technologies Personal Care and Hospitality Services Technologies

5 Draft July 13, 2007 Information and Communication Technologies Accounting Technology Office Systems Technology (automated record- keeping systems, office graphics, Microsoft Office software) Graphic Communications Technology Information Systems Technology (object- oriented programming, web page development, technical support certifications, database design and administration) Communication Systems Technology (CISCO Academy, wireless communications, local and wide area networks) Management and Supervision (new 2009) Entrepreneurial Incubation (new )

6 Draft July 13, 2007 Manufacturing and Engineering Technologies Industrial Systems Technology (industrial maintenance, manufacturing, industrial automation) Engineering Graphics Technology Machine Tool Technology Welding Technology Energy Management Technology (HVAC, power distribution, facilities maintenance) Automotive Technology

7 Draft July 13, 2007 Health Care and Bioscience Technologies Practical Nursing Medical Assisting (Aug 2008) Nurse Assistant Massage Therapy (Jan 2008) Bioscience Technology (Aug 2008)

8 Draft July 13, 2007 Personal Care and Hospitality Services Technologies Barbering Technology Cosmetology Technology Esthetics / Skin Care Technology (Aug 2008 ) Nail Technology ( Aug 2008) Culinary Arts (Aug 2007) Hospitality Services (Aug 2007)

9 Draft July 13, 2007 Work-Site Education Partnerships to enhance quality of education and training and secure a higher level of readiness for entry-level positions Apprenticeships Internships Cooperative Education Faculty Externships

10 Draft July 13, 2007 The Future Local economy expansion BRAC Aerospace Biotechnology National recognition for quality of life in north Alabama Baby-boomer retirements 10-fold increase in demand for technical program graduates within next 8-10 years

11 Draft July 13, 2007 We Need You We’re looking for partners who will join us in an aggressive recruiting and workforce development campaign to meet the approaching volume demand for new technology workers (Scholarships, apprenticeships, internships, presentations, plant tours, and recruiting support)

12 Draft July 13, 2007 Our Pledge We’ll bring you qualified workers with skill sets whose standards are set by you and whose capabilities you will know before hiring them We’ll provide 3 rd party assessment and certification of these skills through the Alabama Careers initiative and national industry certification and accrediting bodies


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