Teacher Academy Opening Session June 7, 2010
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Nothing you do for children is ever wasted.  ---  Garrison Keillor
Danville/Boyle County Chamber of Commerce Workforce Development Committee <ul><li>Goal/Purpose: </li></ul><ul><li>To ident...
<ul><li>Results of   2006 BGADD survey   of manufacturing employers: </li></ul><ul><li>deficiencies of current employees :...
<ul><li>June 2007 Focus Panel   of local employers: </li></ul><ul><li>One of the causal factors identified was a </li></ul...
<ul><li>“ What are the top three  challenges   facing   Kentucky </li></ul><ul><li>over the next five years?” </li></ul><u...
“ In the Eye of the Storm: Confronting Kentucky’s Looming Workforce Crisis” Findings from CEO Dialogue Sessions conducted ...
<ul><li>“ What are the top three  economic   development  </li></ul><ul><li>issues   facing Kentucky?” </li></ul><ul><li>L...
<ul><li>The future workforce is here, and it is ill-prepared. </li></ul><ul><li>---  Are They Really Ready to Work? Employ...
“ The illiterate of the 21st century  will  not  be those who cannot read and write  –  but those who  cannot learn,  unle...
Teacher Academy Goals  *  To increase educator awareness of career  opportunities and required skills of  jobs among local...
Danville/Boyle County Chamber of Commerce Workforce Development Committee Teacher Academy <ul><li>During  your visits to b...
Danville/Boyle County Chamber of Commerce Workforce Development Committee Teacher Academy <ul><li>During  your visits to b...
Danville/Boyle County Chamber of Commerce Workforce Development Committee Teacher Academy <ul><li>During  your visits to b...
Danville/Boyle County Chamber of Commerce Workforce Development Committee Teacher Academy <ul><li>During  your visits to b...
Danville/Boyle County Chamber of Commerce Workforce Development Committee Teacher Academy <ul><li>After  the Teacher Acade...
Danville/Boyle County Chamber of Commerce Workforce Development Committee Teacher Academy <ul><li>After  the Teacher Acade...
Danville/Boyle County Chamber of Commerce Workforce Development Committee Teacher Academy <ul><li>After  the Teacher Acade...
Danville/Boyle County Chamber of Commerce Workforce Development Committee Teacher Academy <ul><li>After  the Teacher Acade...
<ul><li>“Coming together is a beginning. </li></ul><ul><li>Keeping together is progress. </li></ul><ul><li>Working togethe...
Let’s take a break Table 4 Gail Jackson Ryan Beard Amy Bradshaw Thea Long Linda Maxwell Stephanie Miracle Kim Singleton Sh...
It’s lunch time! Table 4 Gail Jackson Ryan Beard Amy Bradshaw Thea Long Linda Maxwell Stephanie Miracle Kim Singleton Shau...
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The Danville/Boyle County Chamber of Commerce held its 2010 Teacher Academy June 7-9. This is the opening presentation explaining the program.

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  • I am certain that all of the teachers present recognize these scenes from your own classroom experience: - polite students, always eager to learn and participate, - lots of quality one-on-one time with each student, and - students who always get along together and work effectively with minimal supervision and direction. No?
  • Then what about these images? - a mountain of tests to grade, forms to fill out, and reports to do, - that dull throbbing headache at the end of the week (or the end of the day!), or - the “why am I still doing this?” question that you ask yourself.
  • Or the urge to go somewhere alone and just scream until you feel better!
  • Or the urge to climb the walls – or go over the wall and escape!
  • In spite of all of those urges, you show up each day to do a difficult – and very important job! You contribute not only to the education and social development of your students, but also to the economic development of the community, the region, and the state. For all that you do, on behalf of the Chamber of Commerce, the Workforce Development Committee, and the businesses participating in the Teacher Academy, I offer you a sincere “Thank YOU”.
  • The Workforce Development Committee of the Chamber of Commerce was created in 2007 after the Chamber’s Board of Directors identified workforce development as one of the areas in which the Chamber should focus its efforts. The goal or purpose of the committee was defined in this way.
  • The Bluegrass Area Development District seeks to address the needs of the 17 counties in Central Kentucky. BGADD with the Workforce Investment Board surveyed manufacturing employers in the region in 2006 about job skills deficiencies that they were experiencing among their current employees and among applicants for jobs. The survey respondents were 141 of the 446 manufacturing companies with 500 or fewer employees – and represented 47% of the total employment of those companies with less than 500 employees In June of last year, the results of the survey were presented to employers in the four counties surrounding Danville. The participating companies confirmed their experience to be essentially the same as the results of the survey. The Focus Panel of local employers were also asked for ideas for solutions. One of the themes that emerged within the selected solutions was that “workforce development requires collaboration”.
  • A number of recent state and national studies and reports, have reached similar conclusions about the job readiness of high school and post-secondary graduates. This one by The Conference Board concluded, “The future workforce is here – and it is ill-prepared.” Many of the reports have also reached similar conclusions that “greater communication and collaboration between the business sector and educators” are needed to address the problem.
  • Danville/Boyle County Chamber of Commerce 2010 Teachers Academy

    1. 1. Teacher Academy Opening Session June 7, 2010
    2. 9. Nothing you do for children is ever wasted. --- Garrison Keillor
    3. 10. Danville/Boyle County Chamber of Commerce Workforce Development Committee <ul><li>Goal/Purpose: </li></ul><ul><li>To identify the factors that enable and inhibit </li></ul><ul><li>an adequately skilled labor force </li></ul><ul><li>to support economic growth </li></ul><ul><li>in Danville and Boyle County </li></ul><ul><li>and to identify strategies to address those factors. </li></ul>
    4. 11. <ul><li>Results of 2006 BGADD survey of manufacturing employers: </li></ul><ul><li>deficiencies of current employees : </li></ul><ul><li>- Verbal communications </li></ul><ul><li>- Team leadership/supervisory skills </li></ul><ul><li>- Critical thinking skills </li></ul><ul><li>- Advanced computer skills </li></ul><ul><li>- Teamwork </li></ul><ul><li>and deficiencies among job applicants : </li></ul><ul><li>- Undesirable attitude/conduct </li></ul><ul><li>- Undependable </li></ul><ul><li>- Unacceptable drug test </li></ul><ul><li>- Lack of pertinent experience </li></ul><ul><li>- Criminal record </li></ul><ul><li>June 14, 2007 Focus Panel of Boyle, Garrard, Lincoln, and Mercer employers confirmed the survey results as applicable in this region </li></ul>
    5. 12. <ul><li>June 2007 Focus Panel of local employers: </li></ul><ul><li>One of the causal factors identified was a </li></ul><ul><li>“ disconnect between education and business.” </li></ul>The skills needed in the workplace What students learn in school
    6. 13. <ul><li>“ What are the top three challenges facing Kentucky </li></ul><ul><li>over the next five years?” </li></ul><ul><li>Locating qualified employee applicants 38% </li></ul><ul><li>Increasing healthcare costs 32% </li></ul><ul><li>Ensuring the KY educational system is effective </li></ul><ul><li>and affordable 23% </li></ul><ul><li>Managing the wave of retiring baby boomers 17% </li></ul><ul><li>Growth of the industrial base 15% </li></ul><ul><li>Attracting new companies to the Commonwealth 14% </li></ul><ul><li>Recruitment of technically-trained employees 13% </li></ul>“ In the Eye of the Storm: Confronting Kentucky’s Looming Workforce Crisis” Findings from CEO Dialogue Sessions conducted by KCTCS in 2007
    7. 14. “ In the Eye of the Storm: Confronting Kentucky’s Looming Workforce Crisis” Findings from CEO Dialogue Sessions conducted by KCTCS in 2007 <ul><li>“ What are the top three challenges facing the region’s </li></ul><ul><li>business and industry over the next three years?” </li></ul><ul><li>Lack of a sufficient pool of qualified workers 50% </li></ul><ul><li>Availability of technically-skilled employees 32% </li></ul><ul><li>Escalating health care costs 30% </li></ul><ul><li>Global competition, particularly from China 17% </li></ul><ul><li>Improving the skills of current employees 13% </li></ul>
    8. 15. <ul><li>“ What are the top three economic development </li></ul><ul><li>issues facing Kentucky?” </li></ul><ul><li>Lack of a sufficient pool of qualified workers 50% </li></ul><ul><li>Availability of technically-skilled employees 32% </li></ul><ul><li>Escalating health care costs 30% </li></ul><ul><li>Global competition, particularly from China 17% </li></ul><ul><li>Improving the skills of current employees 13% </li></ul>“ In the Eye of the Storm: Confronting Kentucky’s Looming Workforce Crisis” Findings from CEO Dialogue Sessions conducted by KCTCS in 2007
    9. 16. <ul><li>The future workforce is here, and it is ill-prepared. </li></ul><ul><li>--- Are They Really Ready to Work? Employers’ Perspectives on the Basic </li></ul><ul><li>Knowledge and Skills of New Entrants of the 21 st Century Workforce; </li></ul><ul><li>report on survey by The Conference Board and SHRM </li></ul><ul><li>“ It is clear from the report that greater communication and collaboration between the business sector and educators is critical to ensure that young people are prepared to enter the workplace of the 21 st century.” </li></ul><ul><li>--- Richard Cavanaugh, </li></ul><ul><li>President and CEO, </li></ul><ul><li>The Conference Board </li></ul>
    10. 17. “ The illiterate of the 21st century will not be those who cannot read and write – but those who cannot learn, unlearn, and re-learn.” ---- Alvin Toffler, futurist Danville/Boyle County Chamber of Commerce Workforce Development Committee Teacher Academy
    11. 18. Teacher Academy Goals * To increase educator awareness of career opportunities and required skills of jobs among local businesses and industries; * To provide educators with “real world” examples of the application of academic content and soft skills taught in schools; and * To begin to build collaborative relationships among school systems and the business community.
    12. 19. Danville/Boyle County Chamber of Commerce Workforce Development Committee Teacher Academy <ul><li>During your visits to business sites: </li></ul><ul><li>follow all company rules regarding safety and visitors; </li></ul><ul><li>ask questions that are related to jobs, job requirements, </li></ul><ul><li>employer expectations, and education requirements; </li></ul><ul><li>identify the non-manufacturing and/or professional </li></ul><ul><li>career opportunities within the company; </li></ul><ul><li>observe the skills/knowledge needed in order to learn the jobs that you observe; and </li></ul><ul><li>collect examples of ‘real world’ applications of academic subjects you teach. </li></ul>
    13. 20. Danville/Boyle County Chamber of Commerce Workforce Development Committee Teacher Academy <ul><li>During your visits to business sites: </li></ul><ul><li>follow all company rules regarding safety and visitors; </li></ul><ul><li>ask questions that are related to jobs, job requirements, </li></ul><ul><li>employer expectations, and education requirements; </li></ul><ul><li>identify the non-manufacturing and/or professional </li></ul><ul><li>career opportunities within the company; </li></ul><ul><li>observe the skills/knowledge needed in order to learn the jobs that you observe; and </li></ul><ul><li>collect examples of ‘real world’ applications of academic subjects you teach. </li></ul>
    14. 21. Danville/Boyle County Chamber of Commerce Workforce Development Committee Teacher Academy <ul><li>During your visits to business sites: </li></ul><ul><li>follow all company rules regarding safety and visitors; </li></ul><ul><li>ask questions that are related to jobs, job requirements, </li></ul><ul><li>employer expectations, and education requirements; </li></ul><ul><li>identify the non-manufacturing and/or professional </li></ul><ul><li>career opportunities within the company; </li></ul><ul><li>observe the skills/knowledge needed in order to learn the jobs that you observe; and </li></ul><ul><li>collect examples of ‘real world’ applications of academic subjects you teach. </li></ul>
    15. 22. Danville/Boyle County Chamber of Commerce Workforce Development Committee Teacher Academy <ul><li>During your visits to business sites: </li></ul><ul><li>follow all company rules regarding safety and visitors; </li></ul><ul><li>ask questions that are related to jobs, job requirements, </li></ul><ul><li>employer expectations, and education requirements; </li></ul><ul><li>identify the non-manufacturing and/or professional </li></ul><ul><li>career opportunities within the company; </li></ul><ul><li>observe the skills/knowledge needed in order to learn the jobs that you observe; and </li></ul><ul><li>collect examples of ‘real world’ applications of academic subjects you teach. </li></ul>
    16. 23. Danville/Boyle County Chamber of Commerce Workforce Development Committee Teacher Academy <ul><li>After the Teacher Academy: </li></ul><ul><li>utilize what you have learned, the examples you have collected, and the business contacts that you have made during the program in your classrooms during the 2009-2010 school year, </li></ul><ul><li>provide a report on the experience to your school’s principal, site based council and/or school board, and </li></ul><ul><li>respond to the follow up request by the Workforce Development Committee approximately six months after the Teacher Academy on how the experience has influenced instruction. </li></ul>
    17. 24. Danville/Boyle County Chamber of Commerce Workforce Development Committee Teacher Academy <ul><li>After the Teacher Academy: </li></ul><ul><li>utilize what you have learned, the examples you have collected, and the business contacts that you have made during the program in your classrooms during the 2009-2010 school year, </li></ul><ul><li>provide a report on the experience to your school’s principal, site based council and/or school board, and </li></ul><ul><li>respond to the follow up request by the Workforce Development Committee approximately six months after the Teacher Academy on how the experience has influenced instruction. </li></ul>
    18. 25. Danville/Boyle County Chamber of Commerce Workforce Development Committee Teacher Academy <ul><li>After the Teacher Academy: </li></ul><ul><li>utilize what you have learned, the examples you have collected, and the business contacts that you have made during the program in your classrooms during the 2009-2010 school year, </li></ul><ul><li>provide a report on the experience to your school’s principal, site based council and/or school board, and </li></ul><ul><li>respond to the follow up request by the Workforce Development Committee approximately six months after the Teacher Academy on how the experience has influenced instruction. </li></ul>
    19. 26. Danville/Boyle County Chamber of Commerce Workforce Development Committee Teacher Academy <ul><li>After the Teacher Academy: </li></ul><ul><li>utilize what you have learned, the examples you have collected, and the business contacts that you have made during the program in your classrooms during the 2009-2010 school year, </li></ul><ul><li>provide a report on the experience to your school’s principal, site based council and/or school board, and </li></ul><ul><li>respond to the follow up request by the Workforce Development Committee approximately six months after the Teacher Academy on how the experience has influenced instruction. </li></ul>
    20. 27. <ul><li>“Coming together is a beginning. </li></ul><ul><li>Keeping together is progress. </li></ul><ul><li>Working together is success.” </li></ul><ul><li>---- Henry Ford </li></ul>
    21. 28. Let’s take a break Table 4 Gail Jackson Ryan Beard Amy Bradshaw Thea Long Linda Maxwell Stephanie Miracle Kim Singleton Shauna Sinkhorn Julia Snellen Candi Campbell Table 3 Sean Cain Jean Abney Bret Baierlein Chris Davis Connie Howerton Cecile Napier Megan Ralston Michael Spears Richard Terry Michelle Thompson Amy Isola Dana Frondal Table 2 Joey Harris Steve Rinehart Roger Hartner Rob Kremer J. D. Smith Sandra Smock Barbara Terry Mike Tetirick Amy Tracy Angie Lamere Table 1 Keith Lile Ann Carter Ryan Adams Janette Beard Victoria Brushway Ashley Collier Michelle Feistritzer Lee Alan Roher Laura Willis Susan Wysong David Edwards
    22. 29. It’s lunch time! Table 4 Gail Jackson Ryan Beard Amy Bradshaw Thea Long Linda Maxwell Stephanie Miracle Kim Singleton Shauna Sinkhorn Julia Snellen Table 3 Jennifer Kinslow Jean Abney Bret Baierlein Chris Davis Connie Howerton Cecile Napier Megan Ralston Michael Spears Richard Terry Michelle Thompson Table 2 B. J. Sullivan Roger Hartner J. D. Smith Sandra Smock Barbara Terry Mike Tetirick Barbara Terry Amy Tracy Laura Willis Table 1 Ennis Tillman Ryan Adams Janette Beard Victoria Brushway Ashley Collier Michelle Feistritzer Lee Alan Roher Laura Willis Susan Wysong

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