Project Lead the Way and A New Paradigm for Community Colleges Ron Way Dean Emeritus El Camino College
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Project Lead the Way and A New Paradigm for Community Colleges Ron Way Dean Emeritus El Camino College firstname.lastname@example.org
What is the Problem? The shortage of engineers and technicians is growing. The candidate pool is shrinking. Traditional pathways to higher education CTE programs are failing.
Are we training the engineers and technicians we need? There are currently 1.3 million engineering/engineering technology jobs available in the U.S. without trained people to fill them. According to the Federal Government we will need 15 million engineers and technology workers by 2020.
What are we doing about it? Robotics and automation training. New Engineering Technology program based on PLTW curricula. Partnering with K12 Schools to offer robotics & PLTW.
Why Robotics? It’s fun. Competitions: Lego League, VEX, FIRST It’s relevant. Robotics integrates computers, manufacturing, electronics and automation.
2003 Hawthorne Engineering Academy (CPA) 2004 Attempt to match PLTW to existing courses 2005 Developed 5 college level PLTW courses 2006 Joined PLTW Post-Secondary program 2006 Began offering Saturday PLTW courses 2007 Began offering weekday PLTW courses PLTW @ ECC Program Progression
2007 SB-70 “Quickstart” Grant to replicate model 2007 to 2009, sponsored 7 high schools – Faculty training – Start-up costs – Mentor program – More than 1,000 high school students enrolled in PLTW courses in the South Bay PLTW @ ECC Program Progression
2008 ETEC Program Approval Submitted – Two A.S. degree options – Two certificate options 2008 Eight HS Articulation Agreements 2008-2010 CTE I, CTE II, CTE III Collaborative Grants 2009/2010 Implemented bussing plan (bring HS students to ECC in the afternoon) (Chevron funded) 2010 Added two new high schools (Chevron funded) 2010 Total high school student enrollment tops 1,400. PLTW Program Progression
Traditional = high school teacher, high school course – Can lead to college credit through articulation agreements Concurrent = high school student receives college credit upon completion of course on high school campus Apportionment sharing Fall 2007 thru Spring 2009 No apportionment sharing Fall 2009 to present Fall 2010 at ECC = 600 concurrent, 800 traditional Traditional vs. Concurrent Enrollment
Concurrent enrollment requires compliance and ISA’s Instructional Service Agreements (ISA’s) Courses must be publicized and open to the public High school teacher must meet CC minimum quals At ECC, teachers are hired, but paid by high school CC course outline must exist and be followed CC in control of instruction Students must re-enroll each semester Concurrent Enrollment Challenges
Tech Prep and Articulation Tech Prep Supporting Role High School to CC Articulation Process CC to CSU Articulation Programs of Study (Perkins IV)
Industry Advisory Committee Tech Prep Advisory Committee Engineers mentor classes and students Northrop Grumman Foundation Grants Chevron support through PLTW Inc. PLTW Industry Support
Dr. Stephanie Rodriguez, Dean Industry and Technology Division (310) 660-3593 ext.3600 email@example.com Karen Hess Tech Prep Coordinator (310) 660-3593 ext. 3782 firstname.lastname@example.org Ron Way, Dean Emeritus (310) 660-3593 ext. 3623 email@example.com For Additional Information