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1 A Model for Success in Adult Transitions STAR PATHWAYS: Presented in partnership with: Literacy West NY, the Allegany County Employment & Training Center, Sheriffs Office, Department of Probation and the Cattaraugus /Allegany Workforce Investment Board.

2 What is a Career Pathway O A series of connected education and training strategies and support services that enable individuals to secure industry relevant certification and obtain employment within an occupational area and to advance to higher levels of future education and employment in that area. U.S. Department of Education memo April 2012 http://www2.ed.gov/about/offices/list/ovae/ten-attachment.pdf

3 Creating Career Pathways How we got started What does it look like Our Career Pathway Model Maximizing Resources & Partner Services Identifying Partnerships Challenges Triumphs

4 How We Got Started Eight demonstration sites throughout the country were selected for the Points of Entry: Guiding Adults to Education and Career Success Project. Funding for this project has been provided by: The Open Society Foundations work to build vibrant and tolerant societies whose governments are accountable and open to the participation of all people.

5 O The Open Society Foundations work to build vibrant and tolerant societies whose governments are accountable and open to the participation of all people.

6 I. Career Pathways O Academic skills O Job training II. Personal Growth-Behavior Change O Understand yourself O Improve your awareness O Set your goals O Work on your attitude O Develop your skills O Believe in yourself and your potential O Begin with the end in mind Project Focus Areas

7 III. Partnerships O To strengthen and expand beyond what currently exists IV. Sustainability O To strengthen and expand beyond what currently exists O Look at diversified and leveraged funding O Ongoing professional development O Development and implementation of local and state policies Project Focus Areas

8 O Literacy West NY O Alfred State College O Adult Educational Opportunity Center O Allegany County Employment & Training Center O Cattaraugus/ Allegany Workforce Investment Board O Allegany County Sheriffs Office O Allegany County Probation Department EducationWorkforce Law Enforcement CORE PARTNERS

9 O Services are Student Centered O Quality Services O Mimic the Workplace Setting O Reflect a Post Secondary Schedule O Adequate Supports O Partner Commitment O Service Coordination O Unduplicated Services Delivery O Make it Sustainable Our Considerations

10 The Population Adults O Ages 16 and older, out of school O Incarcerated & scheduled for release O On Probation O Eligible for Pre Trial Release O Low Risk Offenders O No Level 2 & 3 Sex Offenders O Low Level Learners

11 The Process STUDENT Intake/ Assessment Support Services Cognitive Behavior Academics Career Academies Job Readiness Employment

12 Intake, Assessment & Referrals Intake Interview O Intake Forms O Family Needs Assessment O Goal Setting O TABE Pre Test Referrals O Allegany County Department of Probation O Allegany County Sheriffs Office & Jail O Local Magistrates O County Court Judges O Allegany County Department of Social Services O Allegany County Employment & Training Center Intake/ Assessment

13 Support S ervices Intensive Case Management Services & Coordination O Remove Barriers O Basic Needs O Home O Family O Health Career Planning & Advisement O 1:1 Career Counseling O Learning Styles O Career Interest Inventory O Research & Exploration Support Services

14 O ABE/GED O Managed Enrollment O Contextualized Lessons O Classes 90 Min. Blocks O 30 hours per week O 12 week blocks O Health, Financial & Community Literacy O Stackable Credentials O Post Secondary O OSHA Certifications O College Courses O Articulation Agreements O Enrollment Assistance Academics

15 Our Pathways Design O Four Pathways based on GLE O 3.0-5.9 O 6.0-8.9 O 9.0-12.9, no high school credential O 12.9, with high school credential O Structure O 12 week sessions O 90 minute classes O Managed Enrollment

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17 O Thinking for a Change O Eligibility O 6.0 GLE and Abov e O 14 Weeks O 3 hours per week O Conducted by Allegany County Probation & Allegany County Sheriffs Departments Cognitive Behavior

18 Thinking for a Change Skills O Cognitive Self-Change - Paying attention to the thoughts and feelings that go on inside of us to avoid the kinds of thoughts and feelings that lead us to trouble O Social Skills – Behaviors or abilities we use in situations that involve other people O Problem Solving Skills – Skills to help us make better choices National Institute of Corrections

19 Career Clusters Introduction Demand Occupations Finding Your Path Career Pathways Overview Construction Heavy Equipment Manufacturing Career Academy Classes Contextualized Lessons All day College Campus Experiences Job Shadow Opportunities Exploration OSHA Certifications (General Industry & Construction) National Work Readiness Credential ServSafe Certification CNC Manufacturing NCCER Estimating Math I & Machine Tool & Welding Math I (College Credit) Stackable Credentials Career Academies

20 O Portfolio Preparation O Resume O Job Search O Application Preparation O Online Applications O National Work Readiness Credential O Mock Interviews O Service Learning O Classroom Rules to mimic workplace O Prime Objective Job Readiness

21 O Enrollment in One Stop Services O Job Shadow O On the Job Training O Transitional Jobs Program O Placement Assistance Employment

22 Maximizing Community Resources

23 Contributing Partners o Adult Educational Opportunity Center o Alfred State College o Allegany Arc o Allegany County o Department of Social Services o Employment & Training Center o Probation Department o Sheriffs Office o Youth Bureau o Allegany Transit o Cattaraugus/Allegany Workforce Investment Board o Cattaraugus Allegany BOCES o Community Organizations o ACCORD Corporation (Community Action) o Allegany County Alcohol & Substance Abuse o Cornell Cooperative Extension o Everywoman Opportunity Center o Southern Tier Library Services o Community foundations, private donors & services o Jamestown Community College o Southern Tier Traveling Teacher o Wyoming County Community Action – Action Angels

24 Identifying Partners O Support Services O Education O Employment O Business

25 Supportive Service Partnerships O Community Action Agency O Health Department O Library System O Counseling Services O Mental Health O Substance Abuse O Public Transit O Social Services O Medical O Churches O Food Pantries O Hair Stylists O Community Clothing Closets

26 Education Providers O Community Based Organizations O Literacy Volunteers O BOCES O Community Colleges O Private & SUNY Colleges

27 Blending Educational Funding Streams O ALE – 16 and older, Below 5 th grade level; 50% 0-3.9 GLE O WIA Title I – OSY 16-21 year olds, skills deficient O WIA Title II – 16 and older skills deficient, no HSED O EPE – 21 and older no HSED O Allegany County Youth Bureau – OSY 16-21 year olds O Allegany County United Way – Adults & OSY O Full-Time Equivalent (FTE) – College Prep O Open Society Foundation – LL 6-8.9 GLE, probation, formerly incarcerated, pre-trial release O Private Donations & Foundations – Unrestricted

28 Partner Funding Streams O Shared Resources O EPE – 21 years and older, no HSED O WIA Title I – Adult Training Funds O TANF – Transitional Jobs Program O Other – provided by partner organizations

29 Employment & Business O One Stops O CBOs O Businesses O Chambers of Commerce

30 Data Tracking O Driven by Funding Source O Match students to funding eligibility O Coordinate Services O Outcomes Focused O Reporting to match funding sources and partners

31 Challenges O Maximize the Funding Streams across the systems O Student History & Bias O Transportation O Generational Poverty O Building additional Partnerships to promote Student Success in and outside the classroom

32 Our Triumphs

33 Our Students Success Stories

34 REFERRAL LWNY Intake/Case Management Mandated to Services No HSD Family Needs Transportation Assistance Intake/Case Management Mandated to Services No HSD Family Needs Transportation Assistance Pathway 2 Jan - Apr Pathway 2 Jan - Apr TABE Pre-Assessment Reading 5.9 Math 6.3 TABE Pre-Assessment Reading 5.9 Math 6.3 RF Probation Pre-Trial Release Probation Pre-Trial Release Incarceration Felony Burglary Incarceration Felony Burglary Instruction Reading Math Writing Instruction Reading Math Writing Career & Job Readiness Career Awareness Job Readiness Training ASC Career Fair Career Counseling Career & Job Readiness Career Awareness Job Readiness Training ASC Career Fair Career Counseling Thinking for a Change TABE Post- Assessment Reading 9 Math 11.2 TABE Post- Assessment Reading 9 Math 11.2 Pathway 3 Apr-May Pathway 3 Apr-May Instruction Reading Math Writing Instruction Reading Math Writing Career Pathways Career Counseling Career Pathways Career Counseling Referral to BOCES High School Equivalency Diploma Program Referral to BOCES High School Equivalency Diploma Program Employed Full-Time Employed Full-Time Enrolled High School Equivalency Diploma Program Enrolled High School Equivalency Diploma Program Financial Literacy Health Literacy Financial Literacy Health Literacy Case Management Case Management Brief Background RF is 26 years old and father of one elementary school child. He spent his childhood in and out of foster care due to child abuse in the home. RF dropped out of school in the 11 th grade. In December 2011, he was arrested for felony burglary, larceny and possession of stolen property with his father in December 2011. Prior to this incident he had no previous criminal record and worked for a local construction company. Pre Trial Release

35 Additional Resources O Adult Career Pathways Training & Support Center O http://www.acp-sc.org/ http://www.acp-sc.org/ O Workforce3one.org O https://learnwork.workforce3one.org/ https://learnwork.workforce3one.org/ O Jobs for the Future O The Promise of Career Pathways Systems Change O http://www.jff.org/sites/default/files/CareerPathways_JFF_Paper_06 0112.pdf http://www.jff.org/sites/default/files/CareerPathways_JFF_Paper_06 0112.pdf O U.S. Department of Labor - Toolkit O http://www.workforceinfodb.org/PDF/CareerPathwaysToolkit2011.pdf http://www.workforceinfodb.org/PDF/CareerPathwaysToolkit2011.pdf

36 Our Contact Information Lisa Lee & Jeremy Donlon Literacy West NY, Inc. 585-268-5213 llee@lwny.org jdonlon@lwny.org Reita Lynch Allegany County Employment & Training Center 585-268-9441 LynchR@alleganyco.com Christopher Ivers Allegany County Sheriffs Office 585-268-9200 Iverscp@alleganyco.com Iverscp@alleganyco.com Christine Morsman Allegany County Probation Department 585-268-9451 MorsmaCM@alleganyco.com Michele Lichy Catt/All Workforce Investment Board 716-806-0060 mlichy@cawfny.com


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