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Title: Dr. Keith Bird

  • Dr. Keith Bird
  • Kentucky Community and Technical College System
  • June 25, 2009

  • National dialogue of the role community colleges
    and Career Pathways play in workforce and
    economic development
  • Institutional transformation and innovation
  • Internal and external alignment is critical
  • Kentuckys Implementation of Career Pathways
  • From random acts of collaboration to strategic

  • Foundations Focus on the Role of CC and the
    Importance of Business Engagement and Credentials
  • Gates
  • Lumina
  • Ford
  • Mott, etc.
  • Strategies For Postsecondary Success in
    Educational Attainment (Working Adults and
    Non-traditional Students)
  • Importance of attainment
  • Demand of labor market for skills and
  • Role of CC for students with no/little PS and
    younger non-traditional students who face
    barriers in traditional programs increase
    access and new delivery strategies

  • The National Governors Association
    Evidence-Based Education Policy for Tough Budget
    Times How states can use community colleges to
    spur economic growth.
  • Fifty percent of high school graduates begin
    their postsecondary career in a community college
    while 65 percent of adults start at a community
    college. How community colleges can (and do) help
    the nation increase postsecondary attendance and
    completion for all students and increase the
    quality and relevance of courses offered at these

  • Washington State Tipping Point Research (2005)
  • Community Colleges Impact and Function within
    the American Economy
  • Tony Carnevale, Georgetown Center on Education
    and the Workforce
  • Pathways to Boosting the Earnings of Low-Income
    Students by Increasing their Educational
  • Hudson Institute

  • Tough Choices or Tough Times (National Center on
    Education and the Economy)
  • The Future of Middle-Skill Jobs (Brookings
  • From Bolognas Qualification and Tuning
    Methodology to Luminas Tuning USA
  • The American National Standards Institute
  • New international standard for accreditation
  • National Association of Manufacturers
  • Manufacturing Skills Certification System (NCRC
    core foundation to specific manufacturing skills
  • ARRA Access and Completion

  • February 09 President Obama identified skills as
    a key component of economic recovery and called
    for a commitment to at least one year of training
    past high school.
  • April 09 We need a fundamental rethinking of
    our job training, vocational education, and
    community college programsto create a
    comprehensive policy that addresses our
    comprehensive challenges.
  • May 09 Career pathway programs are clear
    sequences of coursework and credentials, each
    leading to a better job in a particular field,
    such as healthcare, law enforcement and clean
    energy. (proposed new Career Pathways Innovation

  • Career Pathways A Framework for Institutional
    Transformation and Student Success...Solving the
    Career Pathways Puzzle
  • A presentation by NCWE to the AACC National
    Convention, April 2009
  • Charting A Path An Exploration of the Statewide
    Career Pathway Efforts in Arkansas, Kentucky,
    Oregon, Washington and Wisconsin
  • Seattle Jobs Initiative, May 2009
  • College and Career Transitions Initiative
    League for Innovation

  • Blueprint for American Prosperity Americas
    Community Colleges A Federal Policy to Expand
    Opportunity and Promote Economic Prosperity
    (Brookings Policy Brief May 2009)
  • Americas Challenge
  • Limitations of Existing Federal Policy
  • A New Federal policy new goals/performance
    measurement system/student data systems
  • double support/stimulate innovation

  • Goals
  • Accelerated learning and student success to meet
    business/labor market needs
  • New models of business engagement
  • Create a system of multi-level industry based
    certifications/credentials (DACUM/Delphi)
  • Commitment to sector-based Career Pathway
    Frameworks and Focus on Pipeline and Career
  • Competencies Matter Modularization (chunking
  • Fractional credit
  • Student Mastery/Formative and Summative
  • Award college credit for business training
  • Eliminate silos External and Internal

December 2006 - May 2007 302 Business
Industry Leaders 17 Sessions Across the
  • Goal
  • KCTCS will re-engineer its workforce education
    and training divisions to be more responsive to
    the needs of business and industry
  • Focus areas
  • Commitment to a Career Pathway Sector Strategy
  • Foster KCTCS collaboration across agencies and
    institutions, with focus on industry sectors
  • Healthcare
  • Transportation
  • Energy
  • Environmental jobs

  • Career Pathways industry-driven, sector-based
  • Business/sector partnerships
  • Siemens mechatronics/multi-skilled technician
  • Advanced Automotive Manufacturing-AMTEC
  • Coal industry
  • Horse industry (NARA)
  • Healthcare industry
  • Finance
  • Utilities
  • Public Workforce system (WIBs/One Stops)
  • P-20/Pipeline Strategies
  • STEM
  • Economic Development
  • Bluegrass State Skills Corporation
  • Dept. of Innovation and Commercialization

  • 24/7, open entry, self paced modules
  • Providing credit for prior learning
  • Modules short units of instruction
  • Award academic credit
  • Stackable for credentials
  • All modules will lead to a credential
  • Competency based
  • Quality assurance for course modules
  • Peer review process
  • Based on quality rubrics and standards
  • Employer centered competencies
  • Toyota and Automotive Collaborative (AMTEC)

  • Collaborative approach
  • Education and Workforce Development Cabinet
  • Council on Postsecondary Education (CPE)
  • Local WIBs
  • Universities
  • KCTCS ARRA Objectives
  • Coordinate with local WIBs (Career Transition
  • Leverage existing and create new career pathways
  • Focus on competency based, industry driven
  • Streamline admission and financial aid processes
  • Maximize use of KCTCS Online

Implementation Progress
  • Developed White Paper for Gov.s Kentucky at Work
  • Held state and regional forums for priority
  • Identified over 120 short-term, accelerated,
    high-demand/wage career certificates
  • Worked with state and local WIBS to respond to
    Dislocated Worker, Adult and Youth Programs
  • Identified Career Transitions Coordinator at each

Implementation Progress
  • Developing proposals for state recovery funds
    with the public universities in the areas of
  • College Readiness
  • STEM
  • E-Health
  • Technology/Networking
  • Energy
  • Homeland Security
  • Provide weekly updates on collaborative efforts
    with key stakeholders
  • Developing competitive grants in High Growth and
    Emerging Industry Sectors (with priority to
    health and energy related industries

  • A new national movement
  • But what are they and why
  • are they so important within the
  • context of innovation and alignment
  • Pipeline CP
  • Re-Entry CP
  • CCTI
  • A new way of doing business!

A systemic framework for developing a series of
connected instructional strategies, with
integrated work experience, and support services
that enables students to combine school and work
and advance over time to better jobs and higher
levels of education and training. Career
pathways are targeted to regional labor markets,
focused on employment sectors, and provide a
framework for workforce development by
integrating the programs and resources of
community colleges and other education providers,
workforce agencies and social service providers.
Manufacturing Careers Pathway
Manufacturing Engineering Technology degree with
Associated Certificates
  • Manufacturing
  • Engineering Technology Core Requirements
  • (10 courses and 2 labs)
  • Electrical Circuits
  • Statics and Strengths of Materials
  • Intro to CAD
  • Manufacturing Processes
  • Intro to Business
  • Co-op Education
  • Production Mgt
  • Manufacturing Capstone
  • Intro to Quality Systems
  • Statistics for Quality I
  • General Education Requirements
  • (10 courses)
  • Intro to College
  • Writing I II
  • College Algebra
  • Trigonometry
  • Calculus I OR Elementary Calculus
  • Basic Public Speaking OR Intro to Interpersonal
  • General Physics OR Applied Physics
  • General Psychology
  • Heritage / Humanities elective
  • Elective Courses (6 -8 credit hours for
    completion of degree)
  • Electives can be chosen from a wide variety of
  • OR
  • Electives may be chosen is a particular
    sequence to earn an additional certificate
  • Additional Certificates
  • Earned within the AAS degree by taking elective
  • Can also be earned independent of the AAS degree
  • Electronics Tester
  • 2 courses with 2 labs in
  • Electrical circuits
  • Robotics and Automation Helper
  • 3 courses with 2 labs in
  • Electrical circuits
  • Fluid Power
  • Exploratory Machining
  • 2 courses in
  • Machine Tool
  • Quality Control
  • 7 courses (2 electives) in

EMBEDDED CERTIFICATES Are earned with the General
Education and Technical Core Courses within the
AAS degree Can also be earned independent of the
AAS degree
  • Integrated Manufacturing Technologies Certificate
  • (6 courses with 2 labs)
  • Electrical Circuits
  • Intro to CAD
  • Manufacturing Processes
  • College Algebra
  • Trigonometry
  • Statics and Strengths of Materials
  • Manufacturing Operations Certificate
  • (6 courses)
  • Basic Public Speaking OR Intro to Interpersonal
  • Intro to Business
  • Production Mgt
  • Intro to Quality Systems
  • College Algebra
  • Statistics for Quality I

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  • Not a program, but a systemic framework for a new
    way of doing business
  • A strategic tool for institutional and
    instructional transformation
  • Mission integration
  • Policy and funding levers (WIBs)
  • Create a pipeline of skilled workers within a
  • P-20 framework
  • An economic development tool focused on industry

  • A tool to strengthen and formalize connections to
  • A tool to enhance community strategic
    partnerships, with particular focus on the public
    workforce investment system and adult education
  • An upward mobility tool for individuals
  • An accountability tool

  • All students will enter the workplace
  • Separation of institutional missions in
    workforce, academic, remediation, student affairs
    and categorical programs promotes silos with
    impact on student and employer (and societys
  • Public policy reinforces these silos and changes
    in public policy can improve mission integration

  • 22 Pathways (to date)
  • Allied Health (14)
  • Advanced Manufacturing (3)
  • Construction (2)
  • Transportation (1)
  • Business (2)
  • KY WINS (Workforce Training Incentive Funds)
    commitment of 6.1M
  • Projected project revenue of 2M
  • Cash and in kind contributions of 9M

  • Approximately 7,133 students served Fall 2004 to
    Spring 2008
  • Career Pathways students earned 3,659 credentials
    since July, 2004
  • 907 Associate Degrees
  • 487 Diplomas
  • 2,265 Certificates
  • Career Pathway students had a higher retention
    rate than the KCTCS student population from Fall
    2006 to Fall 2007
  • Career Pathways Students 73
  • KCTCS population 51

  • Strategic
  • Systemic
  • Synergistic
  • Sustainable
  • Scalable
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