10-10-04 05 Fred Haynes: Green Tech CertificatePresentation Transcript
OREGON GREEN TECHCERTIFICATE Creating Economic Opportunity for Rural People and Places
New Oregon Trails … Striving for economic competitiveness through collaboration, innovation and talent development! A new level of partnership and collaboration between the workforce system, local elected officials, education and more.
Oregon Top 11 Occupations: Carpenters(4,025)home weatherization, energy efficiency construction
What is the Green Technician Certificate? A one year certificate to be offered by seven TOC/OWA colleges and two non-TOC/OWA colleges A foundation-building certificate that will prepare entry level employees with the foundation skills needed in a variety of industries that are associated with or support green jobs.
What is the Green Technician Certificate? Specifically designed to meet the unique needs of rural Oregon: Smaller Companies Occupations may have only one or two local job openings Basic technical skills easily transfer
OUR WORKING DEFINITION: We define the green economy as economic activity related to reducing the use of fossil fuels, decreasing pollution and greenhouse gas emissions, increasing the efficiency of energy usage, recycling materials, and developing and adopting renewable sources of energy.
Why This Effort Now?
Rural Oregon holds the greatest long term potential for green industry due to the vast resource base – land, wind, biomass, geothermal, etc.;
Rural green industries typically have small employment bases;
Because of small employment bases – transferrable skills are ideal; and
Because in order to truly take advantage of “green economic opportunity” we must build a system for training workers.
Individuals who complete the one-year Green Tech Certificate will: be multi-skill, systems thinkers and problem-solvers. be prepared for a broad array of green occupations across a variety of diverse industries have a fundamental understanding of sustainability, green technologies, process improvements, elimination of waste, and an overview of various careers in green tech.
Individuals who complete the one-year Green Tech Certificate will: be able to demonstrate the applied reading and workplace math skills needed on-the-job possess workplace skills employers need: critical thinking, problem solving, team work, etc. possess a unique set of entry-level electrical, mechanical, and heating/cooling systems skills be taught through the lens of green energy and energy efficiency have skills that will allow graduates to learn quickly on the job and be prepared for success in advanced programs of study.
Oregon Will . . .
Have a demonstrable workforce ready to meet the needs of green and greening industries;
Utilize these new certified workers in efforts to attract and support expanding opportunities;
Be better placed to compete for opportunities;
Current business and industry will have a pool of trained workers ready to support new efforts.
ANTICIPATED OUTCOMES 120 certificates a year for the first 2 years Statewide Certificate – approved for use by any Oregon Community College Transferrable / articulated credits that can lead to career pathways and other certifications Target Industry Definition Common Scope / Vision
STEM Connections Direct STEM Connections: Increased math and science Applied math and science Connections to 2 year AAS degrees –Pathway Certificate to: Mechatronics - LBCC 2 terms of Applied Physics Wind Turbine Technician – CGCC High degree of math requirement
Participating Colleges Blue Mountain Central Oregon Clatsop Columbia Gorge Southwestern Tillamook Bay Treasure Valley Umpqua (Lead) Mentoring College Linn-Benton
Green Certificate Overview Oregon Green Tech Certificate (45 Credits) All courses to be taught through the “lens” of Green Energy/Energy Efficiency Statewide Core Credits Local Electives
First Term GTC1 Sustainability 101 (3 Credits) GTC2 Industrial Safety (2 Credits) GTC3 Mechanical Systems (3 Credits) GTC4 Electrical Systems Troubleshooting (2 Credits) GTC5 Applied Math/Shop Math (2 Credits)
Second Term GTC6 Building Systems (2 Credits) GTC7 Electrical Systems Troubleshooting II (3 Credits) GTC8 Fluid Power (2 Credits) GTC9 HVACR Systems Operations (3 Credits) GTC10 Communication Skills (2 Credits)
Third Term GTC11 Preventive Maintenance/Energy Conservation (2 Credits) GTC12 Control Systems (3 Credits) GTC13 Heating Systems (2 Credits) GTC14 Local Applications for Alternative Energy (3 Credits) GTC15 Human Relations/Customer Service in Business (3 Credits)
Possible Electives GTC16 Renewable Energy Systems GTC17 Introduction to Ethanol Fuel GTC18 Introduction to Biodiesel Fuel GTC19 Introduction to Hybrid Electric Vehicles GTC20 Introduction to Biomass Energy GTC21 PV Design and Installation
Possible Electives GTC22 Basic Photovoltaics and Photovoltaic Site Assessment Training GTC23 Intermediate Photovoltaics GTC24 Advanced Photovoltaics Installation GTC25 Solar Domestic Hot Water and Space Heating Systems GTC26 Solar Water Installation GTC27 Solar Water Site Assessment GTC28 Energy Management GTC29 Sustainable Home Design Other???
Challenges! What is Green?
The What by Oregon Increasing energy efficiency Producing renewable energy Preventing, reducing, or mitigating environmental degradation Cleaning up and restoring the natural environment Providing education, consulting, policy promotion, accreditation, trading and offsets, or similar services support the above categories
Challenges Continued! Total Package Curriculum Development Training Placement Limited Dollars Short Timelines
Challenges Continued! Geographical Distribution Colleges Students Employers Limited Capacity of the Rural Colleges Administrative Resources Faculty Resources Existing Program Capacity Limited Programs to Build Upon
Challenges Continued! Instructional Delivery Ongoing Program Sustainability Maintaining the Consortium
Instructional Delivery Model Blended e-learning or a Hybrid delivery Internet delivery with Intelitek Learnmate Authoring tools of Learnmate to edit and modify Authoring to develop and deliver new courses Podcasts Intense hands-on labs at multiple sites across the state with Intelitek equipment Teamed colleges by geography
Collaborating Partners Mentoring Colleges WIA Service Providers CCWD Labor NW Technical Products Intelitek Employers Green Council
Structure & Process Grant Advisory Committee Overall guidance for the project Representatives Business and Industry Community College Labor WIA representatives.
Leadership/Steering Committee Meets monthly with the project consultant Quarterly meetings with the overall grant advisory committee which will include business and industry and labor representation.
Steering Committee Roles Consortium By-Laws Program Submission Process Overall Grant Objectives
Steering / Leadership Committee Members Pete Bober – Umpqua Community College, Lead College Representative Kris Latimer - TOC/OWA, Representing LWIB/Grant Recipient Kristin Wilkin - Clatsop Community College Fred Haynes – LBCC One additional TOC/OWA WIA IB Director
Program Design Committee Working closely with the projectconsultant to accomplish the following tasks: Determination of Core Content and Elective Courses Reviews of Existing Courses Development of Program and Course Outcomes Determine Delivery Method
Targeting, Outreach and Recruitment Work with the project consultant on the development of targeting and outreach recruitment Materials Development of tools and information for Worksource Partners to utilize for training enrollment and job placement.
Labor Market Information / Industry Advisory Board Committee Secure Labor Market Information Form Advisory Board Colleges will recommend individuals to participate on this committee Representative may be from the college or from business/industry.
Roles Defined Spring 2010
Contracts to Colleges Spring 2010
Project Teams Assigned Spring 2010
Develop Course Outcomes Spring/Summer 2010
Core Curriculum Identified Spring/Summer 2010
Local Curriculum Identified Spring/Summer 2010
Program Approval Process Summer/Fall 2010
Core Curriculum Developed Fall 2010
Local Curriculum Developed Fall 2010
Instruction Commences Winter 2010
Students Complete Program On-Going
Students in Jobs (hopefully) On-Going
Program Closeout Winter 2012
Progress to Date Secured Consultant Curriculum Committee Identified Core Competencies Identified Delivery Model Reviewing Curriculum Platform Creating “Consortium” Beginning the Approval Process UCC Other Districts State Approval
Next Steps Notice of Impact Labor Market Report Secure Local Approval Develop Consortium Begin Recruitment State Approval Process Begin First Cohort
For Additional Information Kris Latimer CEO TOC/OWA firstname.lastname@example.org 541.928.0241 x219 www.tocowa.org Pete Bober Dir. SBDC/Workforce UCC email@example.com 541.440.4673 www.umpqua.edu