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DOL Grants. October 3, 2011 Vincent Accardi National Instruments. Agenda. Brief description of program Reasons for job loss and high unemployment Training the workforce for the future Anatomy of a partnership for success Sample programs and relationships. Retraining Grants.

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Dol grants

DOL Grants

October 3, 2011

Vincent Accardi

National Instruments


Agenda

Agenda

  • Brief description of program

  • Reasons for job loss and high unemployment

  • Training the workforce for the future

  • Anatomy of a partnership for success

  • Sample programs and relationships


Retraining grants

Retraining Grants

  • Geared toward 2 year colleges

  • Requires the delivery of complete programs (1 to 2 years+)

  • For retraining of existing workforce, DoL

  • Targeted to areas affected by offshoring

  • Programs for technologies and the economy of the future


Program requirements

Program requirements

  • Need to provide:

    • Value

    • Measurable results

    • Remote/distance education components

    • Public domain curriculum

    • Flexible and redefinable

  • Just being brick and mortar is not sufficient!!!


Reasons for loss of jobs

Reasons for loss of jobs

  • Industrial investment in old technologies

  • Tax incentives or lack of tax policy causing off-shoring

  • Lack of technical workforce


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Investment in Rustbelt Technology

Brookings:

Responding to Manufacturing Job Loss:


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2010 TOP STATUTORY CORPORATE INCOME TAX RATES

Country

Australia

Austria

Belgium

Canada

Chile

Czech Republic

Denmark

Finland

France

Germany

Greece

Hungary

Iceland

Ireland

Italy

Japan

Korea

Luxembourg

Mexico

Netherlands

New Zealand

Norway

Poland

Portugal

Slovak Republic

Spain

Sweden

Switzerland

Turkey

United Kingdom

United States

Central Government

30.0

25.0

33.0

18.0

17.0

19.0

25.0

26.0

34.43

15.83

24.0

19.0

15.0

12.5

27.5

30.0

22.0

21.84

30.0

25.5

30.0

28.0

19.0

25.0

19.0

30.0

26.3

8.5

20.0

28.0

35.0

Combined

30.00

25.00

33.99

29.52

17.00

19.00

25.00

26.00

34.43

30.18

24.00

19.00

15.00

12.50

27.50

39.54

24.20

28.59

30.00

25.50

30.00

28.00

19.00

26.50

19.00

30.00

26.30

21.17

20.00

28.00

39.21

SOURCE: OECD Tax Database, “2010 Top Statutory Rate Table,” table II.1,

www.oecd.org/dataoecd/26/56/33717459.xls (accessed February 8, 2011).


Need for engineers

Need for Engineers

NSF Indicators 2002

http://nsf.gov/statistics/seind02/c2/fig02-25.htm


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Source:

http://www.time.com/time/interactive/0,31813,2048601,00.html


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Source:

http://www.mindfully.org/Technology/2003/Singularity-Bell1may03.htm


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Avoid teaching for technologies

at this stage

Teach for technologies

at this stage

From Geoffrey Moore’s analogy of “Crossing the Chasm” 


Anatomy of a partnership

Anatomy of a Partnership

  • National Instruments uses an Alliance Partner to do all hardware, software, and curriculum development

  • National Instruments and our Alliance Partner will aid in preparation of the grant request with the collaboration of the Community College

  • Commitment will be essential


Anatomy of a partnership cont

Anatomy of a Partnership (cont.)

  • College required to form relationships with local industries affected (National Instruments will assist)

  • Grant submitted by College

  • Work performed and monitored by National Instruments, with a complete solution delivery by Alliance Member

  • Training of staff done at the local college

  • Full support provided for 1 full cycle

  • College will need to do continuing STEM outreach, 1+1, and other community efforts


Automated test certificate

Automated Test Certificate

  • Digital and analog circuits

  • Basic programming techniques

  • Electronics and mixed signals

  • Instrumentation, VI, and measurement techniques

  • Power electronics

  • Signals and systems

  • Communications techniques, JTAG, and digital vector testing

  • Advanced programming techniques with automated test executives

  • Best business practices and etiquette

  • Integrated internship/ capstone


Mechatronics controls robotics certificate

Mechatronics, Controls, Robotics Certificate

  • Digital and analog circuits

  • Basic programming techniques

  • Power electronics

  • Electronics and mixed signals

  • Instrumentation, VI, and measurement techniques

  • Sensor and actuators

  • Motion and vision control

  • Real time and FPGA programming techniques

  • Basic and advanced controls

  • Robotics

  • Best business practices and etiquette

  • Internship/Capstone


Critical content

Critical content

  • Commitment of 3-4 employers from industry for advisory board and potential employment

  • Intern coordinator

  • Letters from existing employers on value

  • Outreach (Lego League, 1+1, STEM)

  • Information from local CC Grant persons regarding loss of jobs (offshoring/other) and job growth areas


Project

Project

  • Need

  • Curriculum and labs

  • Goals and metrics

  • Delivery techniques

  • Sustainability

  • Project management and expertise


Partners

Partners

  • Moodleroom.com

  • Guardianmfg.com

  • Quanzer.com

  • Emona.com.au


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