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1 The Forsyth Career Pathways Consortium 1 Partners + Planning + CTE Experiences = A Quality Workforce: North Carolinas Model The Forsyth Career Pathways Consortium Bernie Yevin, Dean of Business & Information Technologies Leonard Kiser, Dean of Engineering Technologies Susan Q. Phelps, Ph.D., Dean of Educational Forsyth Technical Community College And, Bruce Sherman, Director, Career & Technical Education Shirley Bynum, Ph.D., Director, Career & Technical Education Cheryl Cox, School-to-Career Winston-Salem/Forsyth County Schools And, Rodessa Mitchell, VP, Education & Workforce Greater Winston-Salem Chamber of Commerce

2 SESSION AGENDA: Who We Are & Why Were Here What We Plan to Accomplish Where & When of our Actions How We Build to SURVIVE! The Forsyth Career Pathways Consortium 2

3 Who We Are: 81 Public Schools (50,225) 1 Community College (12,000) 4 Senior Universities (Public & Private) Major Employment Shift: From Tobacco to Healthcare/IT/Biotechnology Why Were Here: To Describe Developing Partnerships for Students Seamless Transition into the Community College The Forsyth Career Pathways Consortium 3

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5 5 A Little History: In 1991, we began our first documented efforts to establish a Seamless Education Partnership which is now engrained in to our daily activities. Establishment of a joint position of School-to- Career Coordinator which has served as a model for our state. Active participation of Chamber in Education: Chamber formed… The Construction Trades Council Education Business Council, STEM Education/Workforce Committee, Education Issues Subcommittee

6 The Forsyth Career Pathways Consortium 6 Documented service to 18,000 high school students in past years Over 600 Career & College Promise students annually Site visits for high school students to our campuses Career Fair for 1,700 Forsyth & Stokes County High School students Deans join forces to send the message and deliver programs to the students A Little More History…..

7 AND, A LITTLE MORE HISTORY….. Articulation was in place between the High Schools and the Community College but students under- enrolled The Forsyth Career Pathways Consortium 7

8 Enhance Counselors knowledge of Career Pathways Improve career counseling of high school students Develop mechanism so employers share directly with students employment opportunities in our community Demonstrate Career Ladder opportunities for students – grades 9-16 Earn stackable credentials along the way The Forsyth Career Pathways Consortium 8 Project Objectives:

9 The Forsyth Career Pathways Consortium 9 What We Did! Large and Small Construction Companies Winston-Salem Forsyth County Schools Forsyth Technical Community College Employers of Note: Truliant Federal Credit Union Wake Forest Baptist Hospital Caterpillar Cook Medical Windsor Commercial

10 The Forsyth Career Pathways Consortium 10 THE FUNCTIONAL COMMITTEE MODEL – AN EXAMPLE: Focus: Identify all local Construction-related training programs Focus: Develop a Promotional Plan Plan our 4th Construction Trades Fair for Spring 2015

11 COMMITTEES ACTIONS The Forsyth Career Pathways Consortium 11 The Promotional Plan Had Four Goals: Plan and conduct a meeting with counselors Refine a presentation for students & parents Hold student and parents meetings to show testimonial video of employers in the field and have employers present when possible Host Career Fair, Tech Briefing, Business Before Hours & Business After Hours

12 Meeting conducted by Employers – Construction Trades Special Counselors Meeting CTE Teachers Annual Meeting - October No Parent Left Behind Meeting - August Annual WSFCS Counselors Meeting - January Explain the links that exist between public schools and community college training programs Career & College Promise Pathways The Forsyth Career Pathways Consortium 12

13 The Forsyth Career Pathways Consortium 13 How We Evaluate, System-Build & Survive Program Design: Reach a diverse groups of students to break down stereotypical (and inaccurate) beliefs about industry sectors Analyze data to evaluate enrollment impact Enlighten students and parents to career opportunities Testimonials: The Greatest Strength

14 The Forsyth Career Pathways Consortium 14 Councils continue to meet monthly at the Chamber New council members sought through existing Chamber members Recruitment of parents for representation on the Councils Data-driven analysis for strategic planning Career fairs and events How We Build & Survive?

15 CHANGES AND MOVING FORWARD: Presentation was tweaked by the 85 Counselors Visits to High Schools and Middle Schools began Digital Resources: Websites – Forsyth Tech, The WS Chamber, & WSFCS Videos – Robot Run, Construction Trades, Finance Academy Planning for Career Fair began The Forsyth Career Pathways Consortium 15

16 EXAMPLE: CONSTRUCTION TRADES FAIR The entire College participated – every program was involved for two days 48 employers had displays and presented to 1,500 high school students Chamber helped organize the employers and extra volunteers Students explored hands-on activities and vendor displays The Forsyth Career Pathways Consortium 16

17 Construction Trades Council continues to meet monthly and we are now working on our fifth fair to be held spring 2015 Members stay committed to presentations in classrooms as guest speakers Partnerships emerging with the John F. Kennedy High School Construction Academy as well as the development of other new academies 17 The Forsyth Career Pathways Consortium

18 STEM EDUCATION & WORKFORCE The Forsyth Career Pathways Consortium 18

19 EDUCATION BUSINESS COUNCIL The Forsyth Career Pathways Consortium 19

20 ACADEMIES Finance Academy: West, 2002 & East, 2005 Forsyth Tech, WSFCS & 28 employers and 50+ Internships Hospitality and Tourism Academy: Carver HS, 2009 Biotech Academy: Atkins HS, 2005 Pre-Engineering Technologies: Atkins, HS 2005 Computer/ Information Systems Technology: Atkins HS, 2005 The Forsyth Career Pathways Consortium 20

21 Forsyth Tech, WSFCS, Chamber, & Employers: Early College of Forsyth in 2008 Stokes Early College 2009 Forsyth Middle College in 2004 After School Programs – Communities in Schools, Inc., in 2005 The Forsyth Career Pathways Consortium 21

22 Articulation Curriculum Models for Grades 9 – 14 A systematic seamless transition from high school to college that maximizes use of resources and minimizes content duplication Local articulation agreement built on statewide Articulation Agreement and the College Tech Prep course of study Approved high school courses will be granted advanced (introduction) credit hours at the college 22 The Forsyth Career Pathways Consortium

23 Education Partnershi p Team Meetings Team comprised of administrators from: Forsyth Tech Winston Salem Forsyth County Schools Purpose: Approve and manage all joint activities ( presently 19) 23 The Forsyth Career Pathways Consortium

24 College Transfer Pathways: Eligibility High School Juniors and Seniors Demonstrate college readiness on approved assessment or placement test 3.0 GPA Career Technical Education Pathways: Eligibility High School Juniors and Seniors 3.0 GPA The Forsyth Career Pathways Consortium

25 SURVIVING Our Recommendations: Contract with objective, external professionals Start with the end in sight (backmap) Build an system thats fluid, dynamic, tailored to your needs Meet monthly Dont fear data & implications Use data for continuous improvement Utilize human capital and your employers Use technology, explore possibilities When something doesnt work, STOP! When something does work, CELEBRATE! The Forsyth Career Pathways Consortium 25

26 26 Its Your Turn: Questions? Comments! Thank You!! The Forsyth Career Pathways Consortium

27 27 Rodessa Mitchell Vice President, Education & Workforce Development The Forsyth Career Pathways Consortium Bruce Sherman Director, Career & Technical Education Ext Shirley Bynum, PhD. Director, Career & Technical Education Ext Cheryl Cox School to Career Coordinator Susan Phelps, PhD. Dean of Educational Partnerships Bernie Yevin Dean of Business & Information Technologies Leonard Kiser Dean of Engineering Technologies


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