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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


Sustainability entrepreneurial education for a global workforce

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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