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A Pathway to the Maryland STEM Workforce Program. Dr. Michael T. Wood President, Capitol College Dr. Tara E. Ebersole STEM Liaison, Community College of Baltimore County Adam Trice Director of Foundation Relations, Capitol College. Presentation Overview. Introduction (10 minute)

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A pathway to the maryland stem workforce program

A Pathway to the Maryland STEM Workforce Program

Dr. Michael T. Wood

President, Capitol College

Dr. Tara E. Ebersole

STEM Liaison, Community College of Baltimore County

Adam Trice

Director of Foundation Relations, Capitol College

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Presentation overview

Presentation Overview

  • Introduction (10 minute)

    • Learn and Earn Process – Dr. Wood

    • Intro to Capitol College – Dr. Wood

    • Intro to CCBC- Dr. Ebersole

  • Blue Print (20 minutes)

    • Design Description - Dr. Ebersole

    • Student Services - Dr. Ebersole

    • Target Audience - Dr. Ebersole

    • Partnerships – Adam Trice

    • Implementation and proposed outcomes – Adam Trice

  • Sustainability (10 minutes)

    • Initial Success – Adam Trice

    • Vision for the future –Adam Trice

    • Questions and Answers (10 minutes)

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Learn and earn

Learn and Earn

Design Overview

  • Our design was in response to the design challenge offered by the Gates Foundation and TIES to develop programs that facilitate aligned and financially supported credentialed education and work experiences, for low-income young adults to engage pathways to possibility and achieve post-secondary success.

  • Our objective was to implement a program driven by industry and coordinated among the P-20 elements of the educational spectrum, that fulfills the requirements for people to enter and rise in the cyber workforce. Such requirements include skills and knowledge, practical work experience, and security clearances.

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Learn and Earn

Design Overview (continued)

  • Launched in three disciplinary areas, biotechnology, cyber security, and Engineering,

  • Driven by industry needs, because these are some of the biggest pressure points on the workforce pipeline in Maryland.

  • Over 30,000 jobs are expected to come to Maryland through BRAC realignments to Fort Meade and Aberdeen, and the Cyber Command headquartered at Ft. Meade.

  • The model developed from this design strategy can then be scaled and expanded to the other regions of Maryland and their specific primary industry sectors.

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Learn and Earn

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Intro to capitol college

Intro to Capitol College

Maryland’s only independent college focused on Engineering, computer science, information technology and business, is one of only seven, not-for-profit, four-year higher education institutions in the state to be recognized as a Center of Academic Excellence (CAE) in Information Assurance (IA), offering programs that are jointly recognized by the National Security Agency (NSA) and the Department of Homeland Security (DHS).

Mission

The mission of Capitol College is to provide practical education in: Engineering, computer science, information technology and business that prepares individuals for professional careers and affords them the opportunity to thrive in a changing world.

Located in Laurel, Maryland (midway between Washington, DC, and Baltimore), our college is in close proximity to many government agencies and organizations focused on IA and cyber security including NSA and Fort Meade.

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Intro to Capitol College

By the numbers:

1,100 students …and growing!

14: average class size

20 years: average faculty experience

Teens to early 60s – age range of students

57% Maryland residents

31% African-American

20% Women

Degree Programs:

Engineering: Astronautical, Computer, Electrical, Software

Engineering Technology: Computer, Electronics, Telecommunications

Computer Sciences: Computer Science, Software and Internet Applications

Information Technology: Information Assurance; Internet Engineering

Business: Business Administration, Management of Information Technology, Information and Telecommunications Systems Management

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Introduction to the community college of baltimore county

Introduction to the Community College of Baltimore County

  • Multi-campus suburban in Central Maryland

  • Enrolls approximately 74,000 students each year: over 30,00 credit students and over 40,000 non-credit students

  • Represents 2/3 of all county residents attending an undergraduate institution

  • Offers more than 50 different associate degrees and more than 100 certificate programs

  • Enrolls a student population that closely mirrors Baltimore County’s rich diversity

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What are your stem priorities

What are your STEM Priorities?

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Our priorities our blueprint

Our Priorities: Our Blueprint

  • “Connecting the STEM dots”

  • Focusing on workforce development

  • Creating a model to be used through out Maryland

    • Integrating with BRAC and Maryland state needs

    • Considering the full gamut of the educational pipeline to incorporate community colleges

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Baltimore county stem network

Baltimore County STEM Network

BCPS

(104,000 students)

CCBC

(74,000 students)

4-year colleges and universities

STEM Workforce – Local and Regional Businesses

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Strategies included

Strategies included:

  • Student services

  • Flexible learning options

  • Professional linkages

    Some are areas in which community colleges excel, other are areas in which 4-year colleges excel. Therefore, partnerships are essential.

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Student services

Student Services

  • Outreach – to improve recruitment

    • CCBC’s emerging Society of STEM Scholars

    • Capitol College’s Innovation and Leadership Institute and Center for Space Science Education and Public Outreach

  • Mentorship and career guidance – to improve retention

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Comparison to doe study

Comparison to DoE Study

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Flexible learning options

Flexible Learning Options

  • Embedded Certifications: modularized , “chunks” for students to use as launching pads for careers

  • Alternative learning

    • Accelerated Learning: 10, 7, and 5 –week formatted courses

    • Non-traditional learning: WEED (Weekend, Evening, and Distance courses)

      These are strengths for both CCBC and Capitol College and ensure a good partnership.

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Professional linkages

Professional Linkages

Security Clearances

  • Important the DC/MD area for defense industry

  • Resource – Project SCOPE (Security Clearance Overview and Preparation) for K-12 students developed by the Fort Meade Alliance (BRAC)

    STEM research center

  • Pedagogical tools to improve students skills

  • Improve retention and completion by having students engaged in actual STEM research

    Internships

  • Both paid and unpaid

  • Supported by clearinghouse initiated by the Maryland Business Roundtable (MBRT)

    Student Enrichment Programming

  • CCBC offers: math competitions, STEM seminars, career panels, etc.

  • Capitol College offers: Career Day, Jump Start Junior Expo, Emerging STEM Leaders Program, Developing STEM Leaders Program

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Our blueprint target audiences

Our Blueprint: Target Audiences

  • High school students in Dual enrollment and PEP

  • Traditionally-aged, first time college students

  • Adult learners seeking credentials with emphasis on displaced workers

  • Underserved and underrepresented populations

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Our blueprint partnerships

Our Blueprint: Partnerships

Why partnerships are important:

Original Learn and Earn design requirement: Consortium comprised of the following:

  • 2-year colleges

  • 4-year colleges (public and private)

  • Industry Partners

    Goal: Establish a coalition of two-year colleges, four-year (private and pubic universities), businesses, government, and community organizations that will help make Maryland the national leader in PreK-20 STEM education.

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Our Blueprint: Partnerships

Our Academic Partners:

Partners:

Lead Institution:

  • The Community College of Baltimore County

    Other community Colleges:

  • Anne Arundel Community College

  • Prince George’s Community College

    Private Four- Year Institution:

  • Capitol College

    State four-Year Institution:

    University of Maryland College Park

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Our Blueprint: Partnerships

Partners (Continued)

Statewide businesses:

  • Lockheed Martin

  • Northrop Grumman

  • ManTech

  • SAIC

    Regional businesses

  • (Two smaller firms in the supply chain for cyber, aerospace, biotech);

    A Learn & Earn Partner

  • TIES

  • Maryland State Department of Education (MSDE)

  • Maryland Higher Education Commission (MHEC)

  • Maryland Department of Labor, Licensing, and Regulation (MDLLR)

  • National Skills Coalition

  • BRAC Higher /Education Investment Fund

  • Maryland Independent College and University Association (MICUA)

  • Greater Baltimore Committee (GBC)

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Our Blueprint: Partnerships

Why industry partnerships are important:

1. Provide curricular consultation:

  • White Papers

  • Curricula infusion

    2. In-kind subject matter expertise, resources besides just potential funding

  • Guest speakers/presenters (education and public outreach)

  • Subject matter experts

  • Adjunct faculty opportunities

  • Events (Career Days)

  • Internships

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Our blueprint partnerships4

Our Blueprint: Partnerships

Capitol College Model

  • The Corporate Partners Program: established to provide an opportunity for companies and organizations to build a close relationship with the college and openly demonstrate their support. Our partners are given special access to students, faculty, staff, facilities, academic programs, and professional services.

  • Enable us to provide our partners with students who are innovative and have practical applied knowledge, and are able to “hit the ground running” upon graduation.

  • At Capitol College, we're so sure you'll get a job offer within 90 days of commencement, we offer what no other college will - a job guarantee for our undergraduate students.

  • In May 2011, approximately 88% of our graduating class had secured jobs upon graduation.

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Our blueprint partnerships5

Our Blueprint: Partnerships

Baltimore County STEM Alliance Model

Mission:The BCSA will collaborate with the public and private sectors, higher education and the Central Maryland employment community to improve STEM workforce development through innovative programming, increased number of students in the STEM pipeline, and professional development for faculty and teachers.

Role:

  • Provide vision and leadership

  • Coordinate, Collaborate and Communicate

  • Track and measure efforts and results

  • Build sustainable model

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Our blueprint proposed outcomes

Our Blueprint: Proposed Outcomes

  • Establish a STEM coalition

  • Increase STEM graduates

  • Increase number of underrepresented populations

  • Provide world-class education in biotech, cyber security, and engineering

  • Improve STEM pipeline for these disciplines

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Establish a stem coalition

Establish a STEM Coalition


Increase stem graduates

Increase STEM Graduates

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Increase number of underrepresented populations

Increase Number of Underrepresented Populations


Provide world class education in biotech cyber security and engineering

Provide World-Class Education in Biotech, Cyber Security, and Engineering


Improve stem pipeline for these disciplines

Improve STEM Pipeline for These Disciplines

  • Ensure core curriculum within academic programs is in-line with skills needed to enter the workforce

  • Higher Ed institutes will need to secure partnerships with business and government in order to help with college to career placement and transition

  • Streamline processes that improve college to career placement (e.g. interview process, screening, security clearances, on-the-job training, etc.)

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Initial success partial funding

Initial Success (Partial Funding)

  • Partial Funding

  • Seeking funding to support components of the blueprint design

    (Private and public foundations, industry partners)

  • Formal Solicitations

    (State and Federal grant opportunities)

  • Continuing to build partnerships for future opportunities

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Vision for the future

Vision for the Future

  • Baltimore County STEM Alliance

  • NSF Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics Talent Expansion Program (STEP) – CCBC and Capitol College partnership grant (applied September 2011)

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Questions and answers

Questions and Answers

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Contact information

Contact Information

  • Dr. Michael Wood, [email protected]

    301.369. 3622

  • Dr. Tara Ebersole, [email protected]

  • Adam Trice, [email protected]

    301.396.2800

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