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The Community College’s Role in Iowa’s Future Workforce? A GOOD PLACE TO START & the “Secret of Life”
Successful People Start at a Community College. A Few Graduates You “Might” Know... • H. Ross Perot • Thomas Donovan, CEO Chicago Bd of Trade • Arthur Goldberg, Supreme Court Justice • Billy Crystal & Sandy Duncan • Calvin Klein & Jackie Robinson • Jim Lehrer & Pete Rozelle • Joan Lunden & Tom Hanks • Walt Disney, More… and my personal favorite.
At Iowa’s Community Colleges“Our Mission = Your Success” • “Student Success” = “quality” • “AGGRESSIVELY help students not fail” • Respond to Community Needs, YOUR needs! • Most programs are directed by advisory committee of business and industry representatives. • Be willing to transform where and when necessary • Be innovative - “there is no box anymore” • The question we ask each other every day?*
A Few Facts about Iowa Community Colleges • Enrollment hit 63,809 credit students in Fall 1999 • 93% were Iowans • 346,068 was the unduplicated headcount in non-credit classes in 1999 • In Fall 1999 Community Colleges enrolled more new Freshmen than the Regents and Private Colleges combined • In the ’90’s, state funding for community colleges increased 20.8%, as compared to 49.6% for Regents and 41.6% for Private Colleges • Since 1990 Community Colleges have grown by 20,000 Iowa residents while Regents grew by 1000 and Private Colleges by 1100 Iowa residents
Six Fundamental Competencies that Learners Will Need in the 21st Century • 1. Problem Solving • 2. Teamwork • 3. Interpersonal Skills • 4. Creativity • 5. Project Management • 6. Systems Perspective
Embracing Change: The 21st Century Community College Hans K. Meeder
Community Colleges -- Uniquely Positioned in the Knowledge Supply Chain • 1600 community colleges nationwide. • 10.5 million students enrolled. • Average student age is 29. • Close links to employers, students and local community.
Who uses the Community College? • Emerging Workers -- 22 years and younger. • Transitional Workers -- changing careers or re-entering the market
Community College Clients • Entrepreneurial Workers -- small & medium-size business operators. • Incumbent Workers -- remaining competitive through continuous learning.
Distribution of Students Enrolled in Non-Credit Courses in Community Colleges by Level of Educational Attainment, 1999 Bachelor's degree 18% Master's degree and higher 10% Certificate/ Associates degree 21% High school or less 51%
Skills 2000 Employee Skill Profile There is a often a mismatch between skill profiles desired by the companies and the skills that exist in today’s labor pool Entry level job requirements will continue to increase for nearly all jobs surveyed
Skills 2000 Employee Skill Profile An increasing share of jobs require education beyond a high school diploma and less than a baccalaureate degree The level of technology skills is increasing in all jobs -- and will continue to increase
Skills 2000 Employee Skill Profile Nearly all jobs will require some proficiency in computer technology In addition to technical skills, workers must have highly developed skills in writing, communication, presentation, and workplace habits such as teamwork and problem-solving
Skills 2000 All these skills are or can be taught at your local community college – we are waiting for you.
“Never, ever, think outside the box” Iowa’s Community Colleges: Thinking and Acting Outside the Box!!!
Credit Classes Continuing Education Corporate training Certificates Custom Seminars College credit in High School ESL/Command Spanish Value of Gen. Ed.? How do we get you what you want?
“Hi, I’m from the government and I’m here to help you.” Iowa Department of Economic Development Programs Working Through Community Colleges
Workforce Development Fund 260E Diversion 260F Small Business New Jobs Repayments (old program) Interest Workforce Development Fund • 260F • Iowa Jobs Training Program • Apprenticeship College Business Network Department Sponsored Business Network Department Sponsored Apprenticeship Targeted Industries Training Program up to Innovative Skills Training Program
Workforce Development Fund Iowa Jobs Training (260F) Small business took a real “hit” this yearin state supported employee training Program Description: To assist Iowa Businesses to retrain currently employed workers. Target Audience: Existing business [very helpful to small business] Allocation: FY 2001: 7,000,000 FY 2002: 4,000,000
Workforce Development Fund Iowa Jobs Training (260F) Performance Measures: Number of projects funded through 260F. • 1996 123 $1.5 million 6,377 employees • 1997 154 $2.0 million 7,164 employees • 1998 186 $2.7 million 8,810 employees • 1999 232 $3.6 million 7,744 employees • 2000 391 $6.7 million 16,912 employees
Workforce Development Fund Apprenticeship Program Purpose: Provides financial assistance for Bureau of Apprenticeship and Training (BAT) approved apprenticeship programs.* Performance Measures: Number of individuals who participated in apprenticeship training. 1997 2,329 1998 2,389 1999 2,640 2000 2,073
Workforce Development Fund Community College Business Network Training Program Purpose: Provides financial assistance for training delivered to business networks and industry groups with common training needs.
Industrial New Jobs Training Program (260E) Program Description: Fosters the creation of new jobs in Iowa by helping lower the cost of establishing or expanding the workforce Target Audience: Industrial companies expanding in or relocating in Iowa.
Industrial New Jobs Training Program (260E) Performance Measures: Number of jobs created. • 1996 5,369 • 1997 11,547 • 1998 9,698 • 1999 6,549 • 2000 6,961
Industrial New Jobs Training Program (260E) Performance Measures: Value of 260E bonds issued and number of 260E projects. • 1996 $ 13.3 million 78 • 1997 $ 43.3 million 138 • 1998 $ 38.6 million 133 • 1999 $ 30.9 million 80 • 2000 $ 32.4 million 90
Accelerated Career Education (ACE,PIAP) Program Purpose: Provide financial assistance for capital expenditures for business driven education programs delivered by Iowa’s community colleges. Appropriation: Not a general fund appropriation. Funding source: Rebuild Iowa Infrastructure Account Performance Measures: Number of new students enrolled through ACE. Performance Measures: • Wages of students following completion. • Number of students who complete the program and who enter jobs with sponsoring employers. Allocation: FY 2001: 6,000,000 FY 2002: 3,000,000
Accelerated Career Education Program (ACE) (260G) • Program Description:To provide operating funds to community colleges for accelerated career education programs. The goal of the program is to provide increased capacity for business driven education programs. • Target Audience: Business and potential workers • Performance Measures: • Number of new students enrolled through ACE. • Performance Measures: • Wages of students following completion. • Number of students who complete the program and who enter jobs with sponsoring employers. • Allocation: • FY 2001: 5,300,000 • FY 2002: 2,500,000
Certified School-to-Career Program Program Description: The program enables students to receive specialized classroom training while gaining valuable workplace experience with an Iowa employer. The business pays wages to the student for working and puts additional funds into an account to help pay for the student’s formal post- secondary training. Target Audience: High school students
National Education Association Survey of State LegislatorsJuly 24, 2001 • “...good higher-education system can serve as an ‘engine of economic development’ by training people for high paying jobs and attracting industry.” • “…two year colleges are more adept at tailoring themselves to the needs of business and industry.” • “Two-year colleges also adapt more quickly to changing priorities.”
We CAN do it all – We need your input and your Legislative Support. Without your help it’s tough to help you.
Our Role & How You Can Help • FIRST: Make your needs known to your community college [Advisory committees, Continuing Education and Economic Development staff, the President, etc]. • SECOND: Remember that a strong community college can help everyone more—all ships rise. Be as concerned about the general health of your community college as about your specific program concern. [260G example] • THIRD: Make your voice heard by your legislators, the Governor and in Des Moines… We can serve you best as a partner…
“The Secret of Life” “The ‘secret of life’ is there ain’t no secret and you don’t get your money back.”