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  1. The Genesis of an Accelerated Skilled-Based Program Debra Kerrigan, BSCE, M.Ed. Dean Workforce Training & Continuing Education Dunwoody College of Technology, Minneapolis MN

  2. Networking, Collaborations and Partnerships

  3. Manufacturing Workforce Shortage

  4. Reasons for the shortage……. X

  5. SHORTAGE OF SKILLED WORKERS RELATING TO MANUFACTURING • Right Skills Now • Program Requirements: • CNC Operator skills • Fast track • Paid Internship • Industry Certification • Stackable credentials • Credit – Financial Aid eligible

  6. STRATEGIC PARTNERS • RSN (Right Skills Now) • Initial round table discussion • Manufacturing Institute • ACT (American College Testing) • National Institute of Metalworking Skills (NIMS) • NAM (National Association of Manufacturers • Member of the Jobs Council • Dunwoody College of Technology (Private Nonprofit) • South Central College (Public) • DEED (Department of Employment & Economic Development) • MN Workforce Agencies

  7. Right Skills Now –CNC Operator Engage  Develop  Implement  Measure

  8. DEVELOPMENT Colleges collaborate to align learning outcomes with industry expectations.

  9. Dunwoody College of Technology

  10. STACKABLE CREDENTIALS

  11. IMPLEMENTATION Recruitment, assessment and enrollment process for the pilot program.

  12. AWARENESS AND FUTURE IMPLEMENTATION • Manufacturing Institute now manages the implementation of Right Skills Now at additional colleges www.rightskillsnow.org • Curriculum and application for implementation can be found at;www.themanufacturinginstitute.org

  13. MEASURING RESULTS Student Evaluations & Industry Evaluations Dunwoody College – Cohort #1 Started in January 2012 with 20 students • Average starting salary = $15.90 per hour

  14. MEASURING RESULTS Student Evaluations & Industry Evaluations Dunwoody College – Cohort #2 Started in August 2012 with 18 students • Average starting salary = $15.67 per hour

  15. Key Principles of Right Skills Now Programs • Communication & Collaboration drives success • Fast-Tracked for Credit Career Training • Industry Credentials with Value in the Workplace • Pathways to Advancement and Degrees

  16. Questions Thank you!