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  1. Transportation Grants Focus Group November 9th 2012

  2. Meet the DOE/NSF Grants Team@reynolds.edu

  3. Transportation Focus Group • History • Purpose • Membership • DOE & NSF grant leadership transition • Member companies

  4. Grant StatusUS Department of Energy • 3 year grant addressing leading-edge electric drive vehicle technologies • Develop 5 courses based on industry R&D projections (FY 2008) • Grant period: Dec 2009 – Dec 2012 – Extension granted until Dec-2013 • Supported the Chancellor’s Environmental Sustainability Task Force • Career Studies Certificate – Approved

  5. Grant StatusNational Science Foundation • 3 year grant addressing second round of advanced automotive technologies • Develop 3 courses based on industry R&D projections (FY 2010) • Partners: • City College of San Francisco (CCSF) • Southside Virginia Community College (SVCC) • Grant period: Aug 2011 – Aug 2014 • Supports college Chancellor’s Achieve 2015 Goal


  6. Course Status Course descriptions: www.reynolds.edu/curriculum/courses/

  7. Course & Program Promotion To-dateCommunity and Student Outreach • Community outreach • Richmond Electric Vehicle Initiative • Support Richmond Electric Vehicle car club • Educate community about EV usage and charging station infrastructure • Support local business associations on EV and charging station topics • Use college marketing process to reach potential students • Target students (current and alumni) who have completed key courses • Email, post-cards for class enrollment alerts • Post to social media sites (Face Book, Linked IN, Twitter) notices about class registrations and pertinent information • Plan to engage key trade media outlets • Develop relationship with key trade journals for posting news about EV and EV training through the college • Input from Transportation Grants Focus Group requested

  8. Course & Program Promotion To-dateAutomotive Industry Outreach • Automotive Marketplace • Refined working relationship with automotive aftermarket repair chains, franchisesand independents. • Conducted on-going face-to-face meetings regarding JSRCC courses and activities which promote Electric and Hybrid Vehicle Technology Career Studies Certificate. • Trade Associations • Co-chair Electrical & HVAC sub-committee Automotive Maintenance and Repair Association, Technical Advisory Committee. • Attend annual conference for Automotive Training Managers Council • Standards Contributions • Assisted with the creation of hybrid and electric vehicle Uniform Inspection and Communication Standards (UICS)

  9. TGFG DiscussionTopic 1 – Consumer Need What are your customers’ demands for hybrid vehicle service? • General Maintenance: brakes, tires, alignments, etc. • High voltage battery service • Electronic component repair or service • Hybrid HVAC service: high voltage air conditioning compressors • Final drive service: hydraulic or electric transmission

  10. TGFG DiscussionTopic 2 – Technician Needs • Define target group for students. • Where do they exist in industry? • Dealership • Aftermarket general repair facilities • Transmission repair facilities • Specialty repair facilities • How can students and corporations be incented to seek out training? • Is Credit or Non-Credit Module best for these students? • Traditional on-campus or through Community College Workforce Alliance

  11. TGFG DiscussionTopic 3 – Course Delivery • What should be the priority of course subject matter and availability? • What delivery method works best? • Traditional instructional method • Onsite instructor lead class and lab • Online instructor class and face-to-face lab • Online virtual instructor class and lab • Other options • On-the-job training, coaching and mentoring • Video learning, YouTube • Self-paced, e-learning

  12. Proposal: Market Survey • Survey: Hybrid Vehicle Technology • Instructional development input • Course delivery method • Focus group members submit survey to their organization • Survey results collected by JSRCC and shared with focus group members. • Use survey results for course content development and delivery

  13. Next Steps • Survey completed and returned to JSRCC by 11/30/2012 • Survey results presented to TGFC by 1/11/2013 • Next Focus Group Meeting • TBD