Promoting Regional Collaboration in a Competitive Institutional Environment. Higher Learning Commission 2011 Annual Conference Dr. George Swan III and Michelle Mueller. Collaboration. A recursive process where two or more people or organizations work together in an intersection of common goals
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Promoting Regional Collaboration in a Competitive Institutional Environment
Higher Learning Commission 2011 Annual Conference
Dr. George Swan III and Michelle Mueller
Excerpted from July 27, 2010 SEMCOG University Presentation on Regional Collaboration: Re-Tooling the Workforce
(Source: NEI Regional Collaboration Best Practices Talent, Workforce Development Task Force Report, August 2010)
“Some community colleges, such as those involved in the Momentum Southern Mississippi project and the Community College Consortium in southeast Michigan have come to terms with this challenge in new and creative ways…”
Source: Strategic Workforce development as a catalyst for Economic Growth: Lessons and Insights from the Field and Implications for the Future of WIA, Report by Public Policy Associates, W.E. Upjohn Institute for Employment Research, University of California at San Diego/Extension, and Berkeley Policy Associates, March 31, 2010, p 14.
Source: Strategic Workforce development as a catalyst for Economic Growth: Lessons and Insights from the Field and Implications for the Future of WIA, March 31, 2010
Consortium Member Regions
“…an affiliation among public community colleges…for the purpose of improving communication, coordination and cooperation in responding to emerging economic and workforce development needs in southeast Michigan”
A U.S. Department of Labor Community-Based Job Training Grant (CBJT) was awarded in December 2006 to develop Regional Centers of Expertise in Advanced Manufacturing and Alternate Energy Technologies.
A steering committee to coordinate issues of governance and collaboration along with a grants committee to provide oversight for the CBJT initiative were established for the SMC3.
Nine Community Colleges in SE Michigan - from Ann Arbor to Port Huron, from Monroe to Flint – formed a collaboration to educate and train workers in skills ...www.michiganskillstoday.org/ - Cached
Feb 12, 2010 ... The Michigan Community College Association provides leadership on issues ... including: the Southeast Michigan Community College Consortium, ...www.mcca.org/news_details.cfm?rowID...– Cached
Aug 6, 2009 ... Grant partners include the Southeast Michigan Community College Consortium, Southeast Michigan Wired, Monroe Public Schools, Southeast ...www.monroeccc.edu/news/weldinggrant-cohort.htm
“The training is supported by the Community Jobs Training (CBJT) Grant operated by the Southeast Michigan Community College Consortium (SMC3),” says Yeh. ...www.eng.wayne.edu/news.php?id=1635–
In partnership with the Southeast Michigan Community College Consortium, the Procurement Technical Assistance Center (PTAC) of Schoolcraft College is ...www.aptac-us.org/new/Govt_Contracting/training.php - Cached - Similar
Michigan’s largest public utility has a problem and seeks a collaborative response.
(With the opportunity to do the same for other state energy providers)
Survey of best practices conducted for the New Economy Initiative Talent/Workforce Development Task Force, August, 2010