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Sustainability & Entrepreneurial Education for a Global Workforce. NorthWest Arkansas Community College Dr. Becky Paneitz Dr. Susan Holmes Dr. Donna Wood. Serving the Workforce of NW Arkansas. Regional population of 385,000 13% Hispanic population Fortune 500 companies

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sustainability entrepreneurial education for a global workforce

Sustainability & Entrepreneurial Education for a Global Workforce

NorthWest Arkansas Community College

Dr. Becky Paneitz

Dr. Susan Holmes

Dr. Donna Wood

serving the workforce of nw arkansas
Serving the Workforce of NW Arkansas
  • Regional population of 385,000
  • 13% Hispanic population
  • Fortune 500 companies
  • (Wal-Mart, J.B. Hunt, & Tyson Foods)
  • 16,000+ served in 2007
    • 95% of all students stay in region
  • Fall 2008 Semester:
    • 18th consecutive record fall enrollment
    • 7,298 credit students; 63,331 SSCH
    • 1,000+ workforce development
    • 1,100 adult/community education
serving a global workforce
Serving a Global Workforce
  • Critical Regional Industries*
    • Manufacturing
    • Government
    • Retail trade
    • Health care & social assistance
    • Transportation & warehousing
    • Construction
    • Management & professional/technical services

*Source: Gap Analysis Regional Overview

(in partnership with ADHE & AATYC)

serving a global workforce1
Serving a Global Workforce
  • Top Community Needs
    • Training for veterans, women, minorities
    • Support for small business
    • Education & industry partnerships
    • “Hands on” learning opportunities
    • Collaborative engagement
    • “Green” leadership
    • Entrepreneurial education
    • Training & support for critical regional industries

And the journey begins…

timeline
Timeline
  • Fall 2006
    • Brought together regional stakeholders
    • Presented idea for “Entrepreneurial Center”
    • Feedback: broaden our vision/scope
  • February 2007
    • $4M challenge grant proposal developed and presented to Walton Family Foundation
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Timeline
  • April 2007
    • $4M challenge grant awarded
  • May 2007
    • $1.8M matching gift from Jack Shewmaker
  • Fall 2007
    • Updated NWACC’s Master Plan
    • Conducted stakeholder surveys & focus groups
    • Stakeholder feedback used to develop

preliminary program plan

toward a global business development center
Toward a Global Business Development Center
  • Used competitive process to select WD&D as project architect (also designed Shewmaker Center for Workforce Development in November 2006)
  • Formed a “Users Group” of internal stakeholders to meet with architect to design the building
  • Planning process evolved as a result of stakeholder feedback, industry partnerships, & donor support
  • Talks with Stribling Packaging and Wal-Mart resulted in addition of sustainability curriculum to GBDC
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Toward a Global Business Development Center

  • NWACC leased ground to NWACC Foundation
  • Foundation secured commercial loan with Arvest Bank
  • RFQ issued to potential contractors in Summer 2008; Flintco selected September 2008
  • Completed design is a 40,000 sq. ft. $8M project
  • The Global Business Development Center will be a regional hub for entrepreneurial activities
  • Four GBDC institutes will serve & strengthen northwest Arkansas regional community
preliminary program planning
Preliminary Program Planning
  • Entrepreneurial Studies Institute
  • Retail Institute
  • Transportation and Logistics Institute
  • Stribling Sustainability Institute
  • John & Emily Douglas Learning Resource Center
  • Horace & Jeretta Hardwick Hospitality Center
  • Randy & Valorie Lawson SIFE Center
  • University Partnership Center
serving a global workforce2
Serving a Global Workforce
  • Our vision for the GBDC
    • Strengthen national initiatives to develop

entrepreneurs

    • Create more sustainable business and industries
    • Strengthen the nation’s ability to compete in a

global economy

The Global Business Development Center

Opens January 2010

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