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A Regional Collaboration: Advancing College and Career Readiness. Highlands Workforce Development and Education Upper Cumberland Region. Presenters. Ashley Allison, Putnam County Academic Career Coach Terri Douglas, White County Academic Career Coach

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A regional collaboration advancing college and career readiness

A Regional Collaboration: Advancing College and Career Readiness

Highlands Workforce Development and Education

Upper Cumberland Region


Presenters
Presenters Readiness

Ashley Allison, Putnam County Academic Career Coach

Terri Douglas, White County Academic Career Coach

Katie Ory, Putnam County Academic Career Coach

Myra West, TCAT-Livingston Director

Lillian Hartgrove, Workforce Development and Education Vice President


Session agenda
Session Agenda Readiness

Highlands Workforce Development and Education Overview

Program Formation and Effective Collaborations

Development of Steps in the Process

Identification of Chosen Pathways

Establishment of Seamless Pathways

Development of Academic Career Coach “Model”

Academic Career Coach Activities

Engagement and Communication Strategies

Gauging Effectiveness

Next Steps


Lillian hartgrove

Lillian Hartgrove Readiness

Highlands Workforce Development and Education Overview

Program Formation and Effective Collaborations


Highlands workforce development and education
Highlands Workforce Development and Education Readiness

Sub-set of the Upper Cumberland Region


Program genesis
Program Genesis Readiness

  • Steering Committee

    • Chair, TTU President Emeritus

    • Committee Members: Employers, K-12 and Higher Ed

  • Drop out study

    • Assessment by Districts and Steering Committee

    • Goals established

  • Sub-committees formed

  • Sub-Committee Chair and members identified


Goals
Goals Readiness


Annual 8 th grade career fair
Annual 8 Readinessth Grade Career Fair


Parental engagement in the workplace
Parental Engagement in the Workplace Readiness

  • Oreck

  • Federal Mogul

  • Parker Seal

  • CRMC

  • Flowserve

  • Tutco

  • INOAC

  • Eaton

  • Livingston Regional

  • Hutchinson


Business and industry speakers
Business and Industry Speakers Readiness

  • After Care Program

    • All Job Types

    • Career Journey

    • Importance of Staying in School

  • TN Scholars

    • All 8th grade students

    • 9th graders and parents

  • Over 50 Speakers

  • 4 School Districts


Building collaborative partnerships
Building Collaborative Partnerships Readiness

  • Through Goals Established and Achieved

    • Annual 8th grade career fair

    • Parental Engagement in the Workplace

    • Speakers Program

    • TN Scholars

  • Sub-committees formed for each goal

    • Led by industry leader and/or education partner

    • Strategy and Task Plan Developed

  • Strong foundation formed leading to Pathways to Prosperity


Major partners
Major Partners Readiness


Dr myra west

Dr. Myra West Readiness

Process Development

Identification and Establishment of Chosen Pathways

and

Academic Career Coach Model


Employer involvement matching needs with career clusters
Employer Involvement ReadinessMatching Needs with Career Clusters

  • Who do you include and how do you get a response?

  • What are the needs of employers in your area?

  • What types of information to you need to collect?

  • How to choose a Pathway based on the needs?


Identifying seamless pathways
Identifying Seamless Pathways Readiness

  • Department of Labor and Workforce Data

  • Selected Advanced Manufacturing and Health Care

  • Local manufacturing and health care professionals surveyed

    • Skill needs, gaps, education level, job availability by type

    • Review of current curriculum and recommend changes

    • Report gaps to Department of Education


Employer survey
Employer Survey Readiness


Curriculum development and feedback
Curriculum Development and Feedback Readiness

  • Advisory Committees

    • Reviews Competencies and Skills

    • Recommends

  • Employer Follow Up

    • Suggestions for Improvements

    • Identifies the Skill Gaps


Seamless pathways and articulations
Seamless Pathways and Articulations Readiness

SUSTAINABLE

Industry Engagement

Secondary &Postsecondary Alignment

Community Awareness

RELEVANT

Career Awareness(Grades 7-14)

Work Based Learning(grades 7-14)

Early Postsecondary Opportunities(Grades 9-12)

Stackable Credential(Grades 9+)


Implementing pathways academic career coach model
Implementing Pathways: Academic Career Coach Model Readiness

  • Steering Committee Decisions:

    • How do we implement chosen pathways?

    • How many people do we need?

    • Where do we begin (grade level)?

    • How do we fund it?

    • How do we measure success?

  • Dedicated Resources:

    • New position created

    • Academic Career Coach: 5 total

    • Jackson 1, Overton 1, Putnam 2 and White 1


Academic career coach job summary
Academic Career Coach Job Summary Readiness

The Academic/Career Coach position is designed to empower students to make informed career decisions and educational pathways, which lead to success both in education and in the workforce. The Coach helps students define career aspirations and determines the various pathways of study that will lead to the achievement of their educational and career goals with emphasis on the defined pathways.


Academic career coach primary job functions
Academic Career Coach Primary Job Functions Readiness

  • Collaborates with Guidance Counselors and CTE Personnel in providing education and career assessment interpretation to students and parents, specifically as it relates to the established pathways.

  • Works in collaboration with Guidance Counselor and CTE personnel to coordinate a variety of events and programs (career tours, student placement and follow up, teacher and counselor in-services, etc.) for the purpose of supporting the smooth transition between the various education tiers (middle, high school and postsecondary).

  • Maintains liaisons with post-secondary institutions, employers, community leaders and organizations for the purpose of building resources and expanding educational and career pathway opportunities for students.

  • Facilitates/assists students (beginning in 7th grade to postsecondary education) in developing an educational pathway, which will lead to a successful career path. Works closely with Guidance Counselors and CTE personnel in each of the schools and spends in-depth time with each student as education and career path decisions are made for the established pathways.


Academic career coach model
Academic Career Coach Model Readiness

  • Begins with Middle School Students

    • 7th through 12th grade

    • Post-Secondary Education Certification or AA/AS

    • Job Placement

  • Funding Mechanism:

    • Perkins Reserve Grant

    • LEA Sustaining

  • Directors of Schools Comments: Position impact far greater than expected


Katie ory

Katie Ory Readiness

Academic Career Coach

Middle School Activities


7th grade
7th Grade Readiness

Find the students interests – www.planningyourdreams.org

Expose students to viable careers

Mapping

Mini-job descriptions

Guest speakers

Jr. TN Scholars program

Career Exploration Modules


8 th grade career exploration
8 Readinessth Grade Career Exploration

Career Exposure

Speakers

Jr. TN Scholars

Added:

Academic/Career Coaching

Special Focused Mini-fairs

Highlands Spring Career Fair

Industry Tasks

Transitions


8th grade tasks
8th Grade Tasks Readiness


Terri douglas

Terri Douglas Readiness

Academic Career Coach

High School Activities


9 th grade
9 Readinessth grade

  • Freshmen transition courses

    • Career Speakers

    • Career unit focusing on personalized career research


10 th 12 th grade
10 Readinessth – 12th grade

Career speakers

Field trips through CTE courses



12 th grade
12 Readinessth grade

  • Work-Based Learning

    • Based on Program of Study selection


Future work
Future Work Readiness

Interview Boot Camp


Ashley allison

Ashley Allison Readiness

Engagement and Communication Strategies

and

Gauging Effectiveness


Communication
Communication Readiness

  • Individual schools

  • District/System wide

  • Regional


Community engagement
Community Engagement Readiness

Advisory Boards

Manufacturing Associations

Society for Human Resource Chapter

Existing Industry Committees

Chamber of Commerce

Economic Development Organization

Civic Clubs and Church Organizations


Gauging effectiveness
Gauging Effectiveness Readiness

  • 7th grade to post-secondary

    and/or job placement

  • Initial ideas versus

    current reality

  • CTE clusters

  • Future modifications


Highlands s pathways to prosperity
Highlands’s Pathways to Prosperity Readiness

  • Advance students readiness for college and career

  • Aligns with Governor’s Drive to 55 and the TN Promise


District next steps and considerations
District Next Steps and Considerations Readiness

What will it take to implement a similar strategy or model in your district?

Who will lead the effort?

Do you have an intermediary organization who can?

Do you have industries approaching you to do this?

Do you have most of the elements in place now?

What is at stake if you do not?


Questions
Questions? Readiness


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