E-Learning: A Statewide Workforce Development Model Presented by Virginia Community College System and Education To Go (ed2go)
Assistant Vice Chancellor, Virginia Community College Systems, Workforce Development Services
Director for Partner Development, Education To Go (ed2go)
E-Learning and Workforce Development in Virginia
Reality and Importance of Online Learning
Partnering with Education To Go (ed2go)
The VCCS Model
VCCS Fast Facts
23 colleges on 40 campuses located throughout the state
262,444 students attending Virginia’s Community Colleges this year in credit courses and 247,000 non credit students
18,400 The number of degrees, diplomas and certificates earned last year at Virginia’s Community Colleges.
$ 3.80 The return on investment for every dollar spent at Virginia’s Community Colleges.
VCCS Fast Facts
VCCS is the primary provider of workforce-related noncredit education in Virginia.
VCCS offered 3,334 individual workforce-related noncredit courses, provided customized training programs to 5,000 employers, and served 3,000 in FY 2008-09.
8.6 to 1 The benefit/cost ratio of customized and open enrollment workforce courses and programs at Virginia's Community Colleges.
VCCS Training Goals
VCCS makes a significant contribution to statewide economic development by supporting noncredit training in some of Virginia’s fastest growing occupations in 2 major ways:
by providing short-term noncredit training that is occupations specific, in high demand, and is accessible in both in the classroom and online formats
by increasing the overall skill level of all workforce students who attend training regardless of occupation, and thereby the productivity, of Virginia’s workforce
What’s Different About VCCS
Statewide Workforce Development System
Recognizes Importance of Noncredit Courses and Programs in WFD
Active coordination with WIB’s
Target Areas– 6 regions
Setting the Stage
Why is e-learning via online courses and programs important?
Who is the audience?
Why are students choosing to learn online?
What is the demand?
Why should we offer online noncredit?
Why is Online Education Important?
50% of all 2 year colleges offer noncredit online courses and programs
Non-credit is the fastest growing area of online instruction
Public 2 and 4 year institutions are leading the online revolution.
Overall online instruction surged 12.9% in one year when overall enrollment was 1.2% (2007-2008)
3.9 million students ( 1 in 5 ) took at least one online class in FY2008
Who are our online non credit students ?
Full and part workers
Seeking skills upgrades for job security
Entry and advanced skills for new jobs
Many already have associates or baccalaureate degrees
Don’t need or want to come to campus
Voters who help sustain all of our efforts
Providing Online Training
Helps meet mission and goals colleges, WIB’s, agencies
Provides the ‘virtual’ campus students and employers want
Alleviates constraints on facilities caused by increasing demands for short and long term training
Provides access for increased numbers of unemployed in current economic downturn
Helps expand visibility and outreach in the community
Establishes an ‘outside’ revenue source with no upfront costs for development or delivery for colleges
Provides a new and growing revenue stream for colleges hard hit by budget cutbacks
Meets demand for skilled workers in occupation specific training
Education To Go
ed2go is the largest provider of online non credit courses and career training programs for the adult education and training market.
300+ Instructor Facilitated Courses
100+ Career Training Programs
Offered Through Reseller Partnerships
Colleges and Universities in the U.S. and Canada
Work Force Development ed2go Courses and Career Training Programs address workforce development needs on three levels. Pre-employment and Basic Workplace Skills Professional Workplace Career Training Programs . Incumbent Worker Training, Re-training, and Certification
Unique ed2go Online Offerings
Instructor Facilitated Courses
Career Training Programs
Hosted branded sites ; seamless interface and control
Expanded offering ; 300+ courses and 130+ career programs
Risk-free ; no upfront investment, no capital equipment
Flexible access ; anytime-anywhere asynchronous format
Proven success ; 1800+ partners and 1.4M students served
15,000-29,000 students per month (IFC courses)
500-800 students per month (Career Training Programs)
FY 08/09 = 240,000 IFC students
FY 08/09 = 8350 CTP students
Education To Go
New sessions start every month
Expert instructors manage every class
Classmates that form a community-of-interest
Written in a conversational style
Applied / hands-on ‘learn-by-doing’ model
Lively discussion areas for feedback and answers
Affordable and accessible
Unique Instructor Facilitated Courses
Performing Comprehensive Building Assessments
Certified Indoor Air Quality Manager (CIAQM)
Certified Indoor Environmentalist (CIE)
Certified Green Supply Chain Professional
Senior Certified Sustainability Professional
Principles of Green Buildings
Most Popular Programs : Career Training Programs New! Sustainable Energy and Going Green
Medical Coding & Billing
Freight Broker Training
Why Students Choose Ed2Go:
Work at own Pace
Quality content and instruction
Up to date materials
Interaction between instructor & students
Binghamton University (NY)
Boston (MA) Center for Adult Education
Broward CC (FL)
California Polytechnic State University
California State University, Los Angeles
California State University - East Bay
Chicago (IL) State University
Columbia University Teachers College (NY)
CC of Allegheny County (PA)
CC of Denver
CC of Philadelphia
Cuyahoga CC (Cleveland)
College of DuPage (IL)
Florida CC at Jacksonville
Forsyth Technical CC (NC)
George Mason University
Indiana University - Purdue University
Macomb College (Warren, MI)
Miami Dade (FL) College
Ohio State University
Northern VA CC
Palo Alto (CA) Adult School
Portland CC (OR)
Rutgers State University (NJ)
Seattle Central CC
University of Georgia
University of Houston
University of Tennessee
University of Texas
Washtenaw CC (MI)
22 VCCS Community Colleges
California Workforce Association
1800 + Partners 1,800
Third-party content providers used by colleges to provide online training.
How is the quality of the non-credit online courses measured?
What resources does Workforce need to make online courses more successful? Marketing Support Online Vendor Add’l Software Other Dvlprs Agreemnts Vendors
How are online programs marketed?
Key Ingredients for Success
Commitment from top decision makers
Easy Access for Students and Program Staff
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Online Training (Non Credit)
Southside Virginia Commnity College offers several non-credit, online programs to enrich your life, broaden your knowledge and enhance your workforce skills.
• EDUCATION TO GO In partnership with "Education to Go," we offer non-credit adult continuing education courses that cover many interests. These instructor-facilitated online courses are informative, fun, convenient, highly interactive and affordable. Click here to learn more.
• ONLINE WORKFORCE DEVELOPMENT Anywhere, anytime learning! Programs are designed in cooperation with Gatlin Education Services to provide the workforce skills necessary to acquire professional caliber positions for many in-demand occupations. Click here to learn more.