Rethinking Your Clients: Credit and Non-Credit Collaboration

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Rethinking Your Clients: Credit and Non-Credit Collaboration

  1. 1. Rethinking Your Clients: Credit and Non-Credit Collaboration is a Win-Win for All Presenters: Dick Bickerstaff Carla Gantz Columbus State Community College
  2. 2. Introductions <ul><li>Dick Bickerstaff, Chair, Engineering Technologies </li></ul><ul><li>Carla Gantz, Training and Performance Consultant, Business and Industry Department </li></ul>
  3. 3. About Columbus State Community College <ul><li>Columbus State Community College has been dedicated to meeting the educational needs of our community for more than 40 years. </li></ul><ul><li>The College has grown from an initial enrollment of 67 students in 1963, to its current thriving campus of more than 23,000 students. </li></ul>
  4. 5. About Columbus State Community College <ul><li>Our Community Education and Workforce Development division offers contract training and consulting, continuing education classes, licensure courses and personal enrichment courses. </li></ul><ul><li>Columbus State's Career & Technical Programs division offers two-year career programs in more than 55 areas of business, health, public service, human service, and engineering technologies. </li></ul>
  5. 7. About Columbus State Community College <ul><li>Our small, friendly downtown campus is conveniently located near downtown Columbus, on 80 acres of beautifully landscaped grounds. </li></ul><ul><li>In addition to the main campus, Columbus State operates 9 Off-Campus Centers in the suburban neighborhoods </li></ul>
  6. 8. Need is Clear <ul><li>One common view of Columbus State to our Business and Industry Partners and Clients is essential </li></ul>
  7. 9. Symptoms <ul><li>Multiple calls on J.V.S., High School, Company, Industry </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Three competing quotes for Spanish training: all from Columbus State </li></ul></ul><ul><li>No single point of contact at college </li></ul><ul><li>Lack of someone who knows how the pieces of the puzzle fit together </li></ul><ul><li>Management Support – no mechanism </li></ul><ul><li>Faculty/Curriculum – perceived inflexible </li></ul>
  8. 10. The Answer <ul><li>Collaboration </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Success Stories of how the combination of capabilities of two departments aided in making Columbus State seamless and successful in winning quotes </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Championed by Provost </li></ul><ul><li>Champions within College Departments </li></ul>
  9. 11. Success Stories <ul><li>Department Collaboration </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Tosoh – Innovative curriculum combination </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Diamond Innovations – Targeted selection of new hires, credit machining class </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Superior Die, Tool and Machine – Apprenticeship programming </li></ul></ul>
  10. 12. Success Stories <ul><li>Students/Faculty </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Comtex – would have never been found </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Horton Emergency Vehicles – motivated student </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>The Gap – motivated employee </li></ul></ul>
  11. 13. Success Stories <ul><li>Business and Industry Department </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Rimrock – non-credit class </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Anheuser Busch – 2 year technician program, curriculum </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Honda – pilot intern project </li></ul></ul>
  12. 14. Success Stories <ul><li>Special Projects: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>DOL Grant for IST Lab </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Lean Manufacturing Summit </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Manufacturing Consortium </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Future NSF Grant </li></ul></ul>
  13. 15. Success Stories <ul><li>Companies </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Tosoh – innovative programming </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Diamond Innovations – Targeted Selection of new hires, technical programming </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Superior Die and Tool – apprenticeship programming </li></ul></ul>
  14. 16. Things to Note: <ul><li>Business and Industry have training needs: Columbus State has solutions </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Look past the credit/non-credit discussion </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Identify client’s needs, know you have the answer </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Identify appropriate college source after meeting </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Don’t overlook experts at college </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Don’t overlook college course content </li></ul></ul>
  15. 17. Challenges <ul><li>Faculty entrenched in own world </li></ul><ul><li>Thinking outside the box for collaborating </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Chemical Operator Program </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Solutions may already be available, just need buy-in </li></ul><ul><li>Single source expertise </li></ul>
  16. 18. WIN-WIN <ul><li>Forging a relationship where everyone wins! </li></ul><ul><li>Providing the best possible experience for our customers – the students and the workforce! </li></ul><ul><li>Allows for new opportunities to grow and serve our community! </li></ul><ul><li>And Make Money! </li></ul>
  17. 19. Questions??
  18. 20. Thank You <ul><li>Dick Bickerstaff, Chair, Engineering Technologies </li></ul><ul><li>Columbus State Community College </li></ul><ul><li>550 E. Spring St. </li></ul><ul><li>Columbus, Ohio 43215 </li></ul><ul><li>614-287-2677 </li></ul><ul><li>[email_address] </li></ul><ul><li>Carla Gantz, Training and Performance Consultant </li></ul><ul><li>Columbus State Community College </li></ul><ul><li>550 E. Spring St. </li></ul><ul><li>Columbus, Ohio 43215 </li></ul><ul><li>614-287-5492 </li></ul><ul><li>[email_address] </li></ul>

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