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Convocation January 2006
Student Enrollment History
  • PCCs student FTE enrollment 1994 - 1998.

PCCs Mission Vision
  • Mission Polk Community College is a
    quality-driven educational institution providing
    degree, career and lifelong learning programs
    within an environment of excellence and
    commitment to student success.
  • Vision Polk Community College will be a world
    class college and Floridas leader in workforce

Student Enrollment History
  • PCCs student FTE enrollment since 1998.

Hurricane Induced Loss
Credit Non-Credit Enrollment
  • The number of students attending PCC classes was
    again close to a total of 20,000 in 2004/05.

Student Enrollment History
  • Unduplicated student headcount since 1998.

Hurricane Induced Loss
Increasing Minority Enrollment
  • Hispanic enrollment doubled since 1998.

The Dual Enrollment Explosion
  • In 2004/05 Almost 10 of Credit Enrollment.

Expanding the Nursing Program
  • Serving the medical needs of the community.

Annual Program Completions
Almost 25,000 students graduated since 1964.
Student Success - AA Degree
  • Student success performance after transfer

Improving Student Access
  • Increased access thru improved financial aid.

Improving Student Access
  • Supporting access via Talent Search Grant.

Improving Student Access
  • Student support by the PCC Foundation

PCC Salaries 1997-2005
Keeping salaries ahead of CPI increase

Improvements in Employee Benefits
  • Eliminating the requirement to use vacation days
    for part of the Christmas New Years holiday.
  • Extending Employee Education benefits to
    permanent part-time employees
  • Establishing a 401A plan to defer taxes at
  • Creating a Sick Leave Pool
  • Creating the PCC Pride newsletter
  • Conducting climate surveys on a recurring basis
    to identify areas in which we need improvements

State Funding Per FTE
2005 Annual Board Retreat
  • Seven Hot Topics in 2005/06
  • Leadership
  • Services to Students
  • Legislative Agenda
  • Enrollment Growth
  • New Facilities
  • Marketing the Brand
  • Institutional Relationships

Success in Economic Development
  • Polk Community College has partnered with
    economic development councils (CFDC, LEDC, East
    Polk Committee of 100) and Polk Works to create
    more high-wage and high-skill jobs.

Quick Response Training Program
  • QRT is a Workforce Florida, Inc. initiative to
    fund training costs for new and expanding
    business creating high-quality jobs. With PCC as
    a partner, 14 companies were approved between
    1998 and 2005 for QRT incentive grants ranging
    from 17,850 to 311,640 (total of 1,765,281) to
    create over 2,000 new jobs in Polk County.

Companies Approved for Grant
  • GEICO 1998
  • Pepperidge Farm 1998
  • Keymark 1998
  • Maxpak 1999
  • Mid State Truss 1999
  • Pepperidge Farm 2000
  • Lockheed Martin 2002
  • Minute Maid 2003
  • Ford Motor Company 2003
  • Pepperidge Farm 2004
  • Rotanis 2005
  • Lockheed Martin 2005
  • Southern Wine and Spirits 2005
  • Technology Research Consultants, Inc. 2005

Leadership in High Skill/High Wage Initiative
  • Higher paying jobs can improve the quality of
    life however, Polk County has a shortage of
    educated workers with the skills needed to
    attract high skill/high employers.
  • In 1998 PCC tackled that problem and continues to
    work with Polk Vision, Polk Works, public
    schools, chambers of commerce, and economic
    development groups. Here are some of the

New HS/HW Training Programs
  • Occupational Therapy Assistant Program (1998)
    Secured a State Grant.
  • Network Engineering Technology (1998)Secured
    State funds to start this NET degree program.
  • A/Cisco Certification Program (1999) Secured
    State funds to expand the NET program by creating
    an A and Cisco program track.
  • CISCO Academy Program (1999-2000) CISCO-PCC
    partnership. PCC trained teachers to lead
    academies in area high schools to interest more
    high school students in IT careers.

New HS/HW Training (Cont.)
  • IT Camp for Teachers (2000) The Florida High Tech
    Corridor Council joined with PCC to offer this
    seminar to Polk County high school teachers.
  • Wireless Systems Technology Program (2003) The
    Florida High Tech Corridor Council provided
    100,000 to help PCC create this program. The
    curriculum will be shared with other community
  • Respiratory Care Program (2005) The Legislature
    provided a Jobs for Floridas Future Grant of
    561,303 to enable PCC Lakeland to train
    Respiratory Care Assistants for our hospitals.

Workforce Guarantee
  • PCC guarantees that the graduates of our AS
    programs and Certificate programs will possess
    the industry-standard competencies necessary to
    pass certification exams or within the first six
    months of graduation PCC will provide a limited
    amount of additional training at no charge to the
    student or employer.

Welfare to Work Initiatives in Partnership with
Polk Works
  • Polk Works Support Grant (1998) Staff for
    learning assessment centers at Lakeland Winter
    Haven one-stop centers.
  • Step-up Challenge Grant (2000) Provided call
    center training for WIA clients.
  • Customer Care/Work and Learn (2002) Provided
    customer service training for WIA clients.

Incumbent Worker Training Partnerships with
PolkWorks and the State Workforce Board
Information Technology Training Certification
Grant (2001) Participating Employers
  • BCI Engineers and Scientists, Inc.
  • Badcock Corporation
  • Central Florida Development Council
  • City of Eagle Lake
  • City of Lakeland
  • Lakeland Ledger
  • Micro Business Solutions
  • Next Gen Technologies
  • Pepperidge Farm
  • Polk County School Board
  • Polk County Sheriffs Office
  • Publix
  • Watkins

50 participants trained and certified
Incumbent Worker Training (Cont.)
Targeted Industry Sector IT Training Grant (2002)
Participating Companies
  • Data Integrity Services, Inc.
  • IMC
  • MCI
  • Pepperidge Farm
  • Publix
  • Seal-Krete, Inc.
  • U. S. Agri-Chemicals
  • U H Caretaking, Inc.
  • Watkins
  • American Bank and Trust
  • Ametek
  • Badcock Corporation
  • Bunch and Associates
  • Cargill
  • CF Industries
  • Choice Communications Inc.
  • Colorado Boxed Beef
  • Computer Data Network Partners

Skills Upgrade Challenge Grant (2002) - Provided
insurance licensure training for 810 GEICO
Incumbent Worker Training (Cont.)
  • Best Employment Solutions in Training BEST
    (2005) 371,000
  • A partnership with Polk Works to provide high
    skill training for manufacturing workers in
    existing industries.
  • Child Care Training Grant (2001) 103,678
  • A DCF grant provided state mandated training for
    child-care workers in Polk County. This is a
    high demand and essential occupation, but not
    high wage.

Innovative Programs To Stimulate Economic And
Educational Progress
  • Fifty-three business leaders met with President
    Durrence in the summer of 2001 to identify
    strategies for PCC to advance economic
    development and to create the highly educated,
    skilled workforce needed in Polk County

PCC Collegiate High School Created
  • A Tech-Prep Demonstration Grant (2001) of
    500,000 enabled PCC to create a pilot-project
    in the form of a collegiate high school in
    partnership with the Polk County School Board and
    Lakeland High School to transition high school
    students into high skill post-secondary career
    and technical programs in August 2002. PCC
    became the second Florida community college to
    operate a high school.

Collegiate High School (Cont.)
  • PCC Collegiate High School pilot transitioned to
    charter status under PCC control in August 2004.
  • Fifty 2005 graduates had an average of 40 credit
    hours of college credit, and three received their
    Associate of Arts Degree as well as the high
    school diploma.
  • In the 2005 Science FCAT exam for 11th graders,
    PCC Collegiate High School juniors had the 12th
    highest numerical average among the 532 Florida
    high schools, which was higher than any Polk high
    school other than the IB program.

PCC Corporate College Created
  • Business leaders asked PCC to provide high
    quality leadership and personnel training as well
    as technical skills training that could be
    quickly accessed to meet the specific needs of
    local business and industry.
  • In 2002 business leaders assisted PCC in
    transforming the former continuing education
    program into the Corporate College. It provides
    leadership and technical training to enable local
    business and industry achieve greater success in
    an increasingly competitive global economy.

Corporate College (Cont.)
  • The Corporate College in 2003 received a
    congressionally authorized FIPSE grant with the
    assistance of Congressman Adam Putnam to support
    implementation of new training programs.
  • A Cargill Foundation Grant (2003) facilitated
    curriculum and program development and marketing
    for the Corporate College.
  • A Department of Labor Grant (2005) will support
    the full implementation of the Roadmap to Success
    program to train supervisors and managers.

Corporate College (Cont.)
  • The Verizon Foundation Grant (2004) provided
    matching funds to enable the Small Business
    Training Consortium (SBTC) partners to attend
    Corporate College training programs.
  • Ford Motor Company contracted (2004) with the PCC
    Corporate College to provide a Skills Enhancement
    Program in their Polk County facility for United
    Auto Workers employees.

Assist the Public School System to Meet
Teacher/Personnel Needs
  • PARADE/Greenhouse Program (2002)
  • Enabled up to 60 Paraprofessionals annually to
    earn an Associates degree credit to meet new
    State requirements.
  • Progress Energy Foundation Grant (2003)
  • Provided financial support to create the Polk
    County Teacher/Educator Partnership and provide
    supplemental professional development to Polk
    County educators and administrators through the
    Corporate College.

Assist Public School System (Cont.)
  • Voluntary Pre-Kindergarten (2005) 38,000
  • A grant to establish PCC as the agency
    determining the eligibility of potential VPK
    providers as well as monitoring performance of
    established VPK providers.
  • Educator Preparation Institutes (2005)
  • A State-approved partnership with the Polk
    County Schools to provide an alternate teacher
    certification process. More than 50
    non-certified teachers are enrolled.

Shortage of Registered Nurses Addressed
  • A Partnership for Success (2003) 1,322,025
  • An agreement with LRMC, WHH, Heart of Florida,
    Bartow Memorial, and LWMC to support a 40
    enrollment increase in the PCC Nursing Program.
    Watson Clinic also provided funding.
  • Nursing Lab in Lakeland (2005)
  • A SUCCEED Florida grant of 427,500 will
    increase enrollment in the RN program, assist
    more Licensed Practical Nurses to become RNs, and
    help create a Paramedic-RN Bridge program.

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