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COLLEGE WOMEN’S PROGRAMS COUNCIL. OUR STORY GOALS RANGE OF SERVICES SURVEY STATS LONGTERM IMPACT. Brief Herstory of CWPC. Birth - 1975

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college women s programs council

COLLEGE WOMEN’S PROGRAMS COUNCIL

OUR STORY

GOALS

RANGE OF SERVICES

SURVEY STATS

LONGTERM IMPACT

brief herstory of cwpc
Brief Herstory of CWPC
  • Birth - 1975
  • Purpose - to foster the development & continuance of WP in the CTC system; to share information about funding for implementation of WP on each campus
  • Changes - reflect the evolution of women’s programs and the women’s movement in the state; roots in the displaced homemaker network & Perkins Applied Technology ; WorkFirst, Workforce Investment Act & Rural Development
  • Future - Flexibility, Collaboration, Expansion
goals of cwpc
GOALS of CWPC
  • To assure educational settings are free of sex bias and stereotyping
  • To promote equal access to education without regard to ability, race, gender, or national origin
  • To assure for each college the effective management & staffing of Women’s Programs commensurate with each college’s population & needs.
membership of cwpc
MEMBERSHIP of CWPC
  • Open to any person working to further Women’s Programs at the community and technical colleges in Washington State.
  • Community-based organizations, four year institutions, public and private.
  • State agency liaisons - SBCTC, HECB, OSPI, WTECB, ESD, DSHS.
  • Federal agency liaisons - WB/DOL .
continuum of women s programs services
Continuum of Women’s Programs Services
  • Access
  • Barrier Removal
  • Retention
  • Placement
  • Student Success
  • Comprehensive Services
outcomes examples
OUTCOMES EXAMPLES
  • Life Skills/Women’s Programs at the Institute for Extended Learning in Spokane has a 22-year service record where 4,556 women were served intensively, 325 women completed the Women In Non-traditional Settings course, 2,170 women enrolled in credit-generating college classes and 1,145 became employed.
  • At Skagit Valley College, former displaced homemaker students have enrolled in 938 FTEs since 1993.
  • At Bellevue Community College, 227 women completed intensive career transition courses through the Women’s Center in 2000-2001. During a telephone survey of a sample of 55 course graduates conducted six months following their completion of a class, 89% of the participants had enrolled in further training or obtained jobs & 98% reported the program was helpful in career and educational goal clarification.
  • At Pierce College, 126 women enrolled in career transitions program conducted by Women’s Programs in the 1999-2001period; where 90% completed the programs, 54% enrolled in training/education and 35% obtained employment.
long term impact of women s programs
LONG TERM IMPACT OF WOMEN’S PROGRAMS
  • BRIDGE TO ECONOMIC SECURITY
  • Return on State Investment -HECB- 1994 Research DHP Outcomes

59% employed – of which 54.5% in fulltime employment; top 3 occupations - professional jobs, skilled trades & health careers

34% enrolled in education/training – of which 48% were to receive their associate degrees, 27% voc/tech certificate, 16% baccalaureate & 3.4% master’s degree

7% other – resumed homemaking, looking for employment, resolving chronic health problems or waiting to enter college

  • ACCESS TO EDUCATION FOR SPECIAL POPULATIONS
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