Presentation on theme: "C AREER D EVELOPMENT IN THE 21 ST C ENTURY N ON -T RADITIONAL P ATHWAYS TO I N -D EMAND C AREERS : A D ISCUSSION OF P ATHWAY N AVIGATORS IN OUR C OMMUNITY."— Presentation transcript:
C AREER D EVELOPMENT IN THE 21 ST C ENTURY N ON -T RADITIONAL P ATHWAYS TO I N -D EMAND C AREERS : A D ISCUSSION OF P ATHWAY N AVIGATORS IN OUR C OMMUNITY C OLLEGES June 19 th, 2014
The Panel Kent Farver, Community College Bureau Chief, Iowa Department of Education Lori Card, Pathway Navigator, DMACC Kelsey Hollen, Pathway Navigator, SWCC Molly Larsen, Pathway Navigator, IVCC Mialisa Wright, KPACE Navigator, KCC Mike Williams, Education Consultant, Iowa Department of Education 2
History of PACE and GAP 3 GAP – Funding that helps to cover, or fill the gap for short term, non-credit training that Federal dollars cannot cover. State Code 260 I GAP Code language was passed into law during the 2012 session PACE - Pathways for Academic Career & Employment / State Code 260 H PACE Code language was passed into law during the 2012 session Funding/state appropriation for GAP was made available during the 2013 session and PACE was made available for the 2014 session. GAP approved programs and PACE information on our webpage. PACE and GAP are administered by the 15 Community Colleges in Iowa
Targeted Populations Who are the targeted populations? Individuals included in target populations are those individuals who meet one or more of the following: Are deemed by definition to be low skilled. Earn incomes at or below 250 percent of the federal poverty level. Are unemployed. Are underemployed. Are dislocated workers. 4
GAP Funding/Eligibility 5 GAP can provide funding to community colleges for need-based tuition assistance to applicants to enable completion of continuing education certificate training programs for in-demand occupations. GAP funding is based on financial need 1.Based on the applicant’s family income for the twelve months prior to the date of application, and is based on financial need. 2.The applicant’s family size. 3.The applicant’s county of residence.
GAP Funding/Eligibility 6 Also, an applicant must also have a demonstrated capacity to achieve the following outcomes: The ability to complete an eligible certificate program. The ability to enter a postsecondary certificate, diploma, or degree program for credit. The ability to gain full-time employment. The ability to maintain full-time employment over time.
Iowa Jobs and Worker Skills 7
Pathways for Academic Career & Employment 8 What can PACE do? Provide funding to community colleges to develop projects that will lead to: Gainful, quality, in-state employment for targeted populations by providing them with both effective academic and employment training to ensure gainful employment and customized support services. To create a student pipeline between the Community Colleges to their local employers.
GAP & PACE Pipeline 9 What does the “pipeline” look like? GAP Tuition Assistance or Financial Aid for non- credit/short term training programs PACE
Community College Perspective Strategies and Experiences… Many on and off ramps Local autonomy for program development 10
Program Sharing K-PACE Des Moines Area Community College Southwestern Iowa Community College Iowa Valley Community College 11
Success Stories!!! 12
Discussion GAP and PACE programs are available by contacting the Community College in your area Questions/Comments? 13