MN Webinar for Health Sciences. Minneapolis Career & Technical Education Consortium Update Tuesday, March 10, 2009 2:15-3:15 pm Dan Olson Interim Chair. Mpls CTE Consortium Background. Minneapolis Community & Technical College (MCTC) – Karen Hynick
Minneapolis Career & Technical Education
Tuesday, March 10, 2009
Minneapolis Community & Technical College (MCTC) – Karen Hynick
Minneapolis Public Schools (MPS) – Wendie Palazzo
Convene Consortium Members to develop Vision, Mission and Strategic Plans
Center for Strategic Information Technology & Security
Children’s Hospitals & Clinics
City of Minneapolis
Inflammatory Bowel Disease Society
Minneapolis Community & Technical College
Minneapolis Public Schools
Minnesota Center for Engineering & Manufacturing Excellence
Minnesota Dept of Employment & Economic Development
Minnesota Hospital Association
Nico Products, Inc.
People for Pride in Living
Secondary & Post-Secondary Responsible Parties
Organizational structure, roles & responsibilities – Under development
How is your Consortium Structured?
Goal 1: Design Program of Study in Health Sciences
Goal 2: Effectively utilize employer, community & education partnerships
Goal 3: Improve service to special populations
Goal 4: Provide a continuum of services to facilitate student transitions
Goal 5: Sustain the new consortium structure of secondary & post-secondary institutions
Gap between High School graduate knowledge and college-ready knowledge
1 in 5 jobs in the Metro are in healthcare or related field
Much of healthcare workforce comes from outside of Mpls into the city
No official Program of Study for Health Sciences in Mpls.
What does the ideal future look like for thriving CTE students at MPS, MCTC and into their health careers?
Research other models
Make the case (Dev Business Model)
Identify Leaders to move forward
Identify barriers and solutions
Opportunities, ideally beginning in elementary school, for students to explore a variety of careers before deciding on a career pathway
Integration of academics with applied learning around a particular topic (e.g., a disease) that allows a variety of academic subjects to be connected
Emphasis on rigorous academics, especially in STEM
A core curriculum (using nationally developed curriculum) regarding health care
Opportunities for a continuum of work-based learning experiences including worksite visits, job shadows, summer STEP UP jobs, year-round STEP UP jobs, internships, apprenticeships, etc.
Opportunities to take college classes while in high school (concurrent enrollment, PSEO, etc.)
A clear pathway from the K-12 and ABE/incumbent worker systems to 2- and 4-year colleges that build on high school coursework and allow for easy transfer from 2- to 4-year colleges
HOSA chapter integrated into program
Understanding of impact of culture on ways of looking at health and wellness
K-12 Life Planning
Basic college prep curriculum with extra health courses
College Transition Programs
Jump Start for all eligible 9-12 student
Goal: Prepared and Diverse Health Care workforce
For adult learners:
What are the compelling reasons or business case for this program?
What is the current state of health careers programs?
What is the vision or desired state for a health career program?
What can we build on to achieve the vision?
What are the barriers to achieving vision?
Designed to be generic for MPS courses
Submitted to Minnesota Dept of Education 3/1/09
Preliminary feedback: Possibility of having 3 pathways – Therapeutics, Support Services and Informatics
How similar/different was the process in Mpls to yours?
How similar/different is your consortium stucture?
What is your greatest challenge at this time?