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    • Creating Adult Career Pathways Through a Noncredit Model Presented by Amy H. MastDirector of Continuing Education and Workforce Development 2011 UPCEA Career and Economic Development Forum
    • The University of Akron Wayne College2  Regional Campus of The University of Akron  Located approximately 30 miles southwest of Akron in Orrville, OH  Serves 2500 credit students annually  Serves 3000 noncredit students or users of services  Offers a number of Associate degrees and Certificate programs  First two-year’s of coursework for bachelor’s degrees 2011 UPCEA Career and Economic Development Forum
    • The Office of Continuing Education and Workforce Development3 Open Enrollment Business and Industry Assessment and Training Certification Center Career and Certification Leadership Certification Test Center – Programs • ACT Certification Center Computer Training Team and Workforce • Castle Worldwide Professional Development Sales and Customer Service • ISO-Quality Online Classes and Lean , Six Sigma and • LaserGrade Programs Quality Productivity • Certiport Training • Kryterion Ethics and Compliance • Pearson Vue Talent Management SHL, PreVisor and PAN 2011 UPCEA Career and Economic Development Forum
    • Session Outline4  Understanding one approach in developing adult career pathway programs  Current programs under adult career pathways  Providing credit toward an associate degree  Working with third party curriculum  Success and challenges with local one-stops  Career guidance for adults  Funding tuition  Recruiting students 2011 UPCEA Career and Economic Development Forum
    • Need for a Noncredit Model5  Many adults, especially those dislocated from long-time employment, not ready for college  Many adults who do attempt – are placed in developmental programs and “drop out” than “pass out”  Most adults don’t have two or more years to attend college on a full-time basis to be retrained, especially initially  Provides more flexibility, credit approval is lengthy  A new direction for Office of Continuing Education and Workforce Development – open enrollment programs  State initiative called Ohio Skills Bank – Stackable Certificates  Last but not least, the economic meltdown of 2008 2011 UPCEA Career and Economic Development Forum
    • Adult Markets for Career Pathways6  High School Dropouts  High School Completers with No College  College Noncompleters  Foreign-Born U.S. Residents  Returning Veterans  Ex-Offenders  Dislocated Workers Source: Adult Career Pathways, Richard Hinckley and Dan Hull, 2007 CORD 2011 UPCEA Career and Economic Development Forum
    • Selecting Career Pathways7  A favorable employment outlook both across U.S. and in your state - https://ohiomeansjobs.com/omj/ http://online.onetcenter.org/  Tied to some type of nationally recognized certification, so the credential is portable  Articulate programs into credit toward associate degrees if possible  Earnings are over $10.00 per hr. – preferably between $11.00 and $13.00 per hr.  Completion less than one year 2011 UPCEA Career and Economic Development Forum
    • Career Training Programs8 Health Care  Cardiographic Technician (ECG) and Phlebotomy Training Program 1. National Healthcareer Association (NHA) Certified Phlebotomy Technician (CPT) 2. Certified Cardiographic Technician (CCT)  Clinical Medical Assistant National Center for Competency (NCCT) Testing exam for Medical Assisting 2011 UPCEA Career and Economic Development Forum
    • Career Training Programs9  Pharmacy Technician Certification Preparation Pharmacy Technician Certification Board Examination (PTCB) Examination or The Institute for the Certification of Pharmacy Technicians (ExCPT) Examination  Health Information Technology Professional The Certified Health Informatics Systems Professional (CHISP) Exam 2011 UPCEA Career and Economic Development Forum
    • Career Training Programs10 Health and Fitness  Personal Trainer Certification Preparation National Council on Strength and Fitness Personal Trainer Program Certification (NCSF-CPT) Animal Care  Veterinary Aide and Pet Care 2011 UPCEA Career and Economic Development Forum
    • Career Training Programs11 Office Administration  Legal Office Administrative Professional  Small Business Accounting Certificate Information Technology  Web Design Certificate  Network Security Professional CompTIA Security+ Exam 2011 UPCEA Career and Economic Development Forum
    • Scheduling Adult Career Programs12 Once per week optimal  Clinical Medical Assistant Training Program All day Saturdays in fall/winter Two nights per week in spring/summer  ECG and Phlebotomy Training Program All day Saturdays – winter/spring 2011 UPCEA Career and Economic Development Forum
    • Scheduling Adult Career Programs13  Pharmacy Technician Certification Preparation Personal Trainer Certification Preparation, Veterinary Aide and Pet Care Legal Office Administration One evening per week – fall session and winter/spring session  Small Business Accounting Certificate Part I – Bookkeeping two nights per week for six weeks Part II – QuickBooks four, all day 2011 UPCEA Career and Economic Development Forum
    • Scheduling Adult Career Programs14 Information Technology Programs  Health Information Technology Professional – online  Network Security Professional – hybrid class, 40 hours of classroom and 15 hours online.  Web Design Certificate – six separate classes, one or two all day sessions 2011 UPCEA Career and Economic Development Forum
    • Earning Credit - TEA15 Technical Experience Assessment Program (TEA) Students may be able to earn up to 24 credit hours for introductory-level technical courses in our associate degree programs through the TEA program. The exact amount of credit will depend upon the student’s major area of study and, of course, his/her experience. 2011 UPCEA Career and Economic Development Forum
    • Earning Credit16  Meet with TEA coordinator to discuss specifics:  which courses are available  what type of experiences must be documented to receive credit  cost, timetable, etc.  Examine content for courses and whether experiences or prior learning match the "learning outcomes" for the course(s).  If there is a likely match - may enroll in the Technical Experience Assessment Portfolio Preparation (TEAPP) course. 2011 UPCEA Career and Economic Development Forum
    • TEAPP Course17  TEAPP is a noncredit course conducted through the Office of Continuing Education and Workforce Development.  Class meets one night a week for 8 weeks.  The class provides step-by-step guidance and instruction on assembling relevant experience into a logical, standardized format-the Portfolio-for review by faculty in the subject area.  Students may develop one portfolio, or multiple portfolios simultaneously (if pursuing credit in multiple courses).  Students may develop portfolios in the future without having to repeat the TEAPP course! 2011 UPCEA Career and Economic Development Forum
    • Fees and Costs18  TEAPP Course $80.00 tuition for Continuing Education Course  Faculty Review Fee - $55.00 per portfolio reviewed  Alternative Credit Award - $15.00 per credit hour (typical 3-hr. class = $45) 2011 UPCEA Career and Economic Development Forum
    • Earning Credit – Articulation Agreements19 Associate of Technical Studies – Statewide The Associate of Technical Studies permits students to combine various courses from two or more of the colleges existing programs with other University credits, with credits earned at other postsecondary institutions, and/or with training received throughout other educational enterprises. 2011 UPCEA Career and Economic Development Forum
    • Earning Credit – Articulation Agreements20 Associate Degrees granted by Career Pathway Programs UA Wayne College  Business Management  Small Business Technology Accounting Program  Computer and Business  Network Security Technology Professional  Health Care Office  Health Information Management Technology Professional  Exercise Technology  Personal Trainer Certification Preparation 2011 UPCEA Career and Economic Development Forum
    • Third Party Curriculum21 Health Care Providers  MRxI and Kushan Education - www.mrxicorp.com www.kushanllc.com  Boston Reed College - www.bostonreed.com 2011 UPCEA Career and Economic Development Forum
    • Third Party Curriculum22 Information Technology  American Society of Health Informatics Managers, Inc. - www.ashim.org Personal Trainer Certification Preparation  National Council on Strength and Fitness - www.ncsf.org 2011 UPCEA Career and Economic Development Forum
    • Third Party Curriculum23 Pros Cons  No upfront costs for  May have a lower curriculum development operating margin  Equipment is provided  Involve 3rd party in  Assistance with handling student externships complaints  Assistance with finding  Administrative time instructors  Can’t always get a hold  Offer payment plans of them immediately 2011 UPCEA Career and Economic Development Forum
    • Working with Local One-Stops24  Every One-Stop has different criteria for funding training – most frustrating  Know your local One-Stop providers  We have representation on one of the WIB boards  Be involved as much as possible, so you know the opportunities  Understand the difference between funding streams, WIA, TANF, TAA, etc. 2011 UPCEA Career and Economic Development Forum
    • Career Guidance25 Need to provide adults with career guidance  Beginning Career Exploration Workshops  3-hours in length  Nominal charge – reimbursed if registering for a career training program  Use instrument called CareerScope® http://www.vri.org/ 2011 UPCEA Career and Economic Development Forum
    • CareerScope®26  A career assessment and reporting system from Vocational Research Institute (VRI)  More than 40 years of experience developing world-class assessment programs, VRI has designed a self-administered system that measures both aptitude and interest through valid and reliable assessment tasks. The results are instrumental in helping an individual begin the career or educational planning process. 2011 UPCEA Career and Economic Development Forum
    • CareerScope®27  Interest inventory helps to target key areas of interest. The Interest Inventory measures and identifies a users attraction to careers that correspond to the U.S. Department of Labors Interest Areas. These areas are: Artistic Lead/Influence Accommodating Plants/Animals Scientific Humanitarian Mechanical Protective Selling Business Detail Industrial Physical Forming  The results from the Interest Inventory are compiled into a comprehensive Individual Profile Analysis (IPA). The IPA objectively identifies each evaluees most significant interest area preferences. This analysis is unique to VRI assessment products. 2011 UPCEA Career and Economic Development Forum
    • CareerScope®28  Critical aptitudes measured by CareerScope®. The aptitudes measured by CareerScope® are the most critical for todays high growth and high replacement rate occupations, as well as for the emerging careers of the 21st century. The aptitudes measured are: Clerical Perception Verbal Aptitude Form Perception Spatial Aptitude Numerical Aptitude General Learning Ability  CareerScope® can even incorporate physical performance scores including motor coordination, finger dexterity and manual dexterity. 2011 UPCEA Career and Economic Development Forum
    • CareerScope®29  Designed to meet the evaluees needs. CareerScope® is easy to use and information is presented in a friendly interactive format. The multimedia introduction, CS Intro, provides a brief introduction to the CareerScope® Interest and Aptitude assessment. Evaluees quickly develop a sense of confidence in completing their assessment tasks.  Self-administered tasks take 60 minutes or less to complete. CareerScope® is self-administered and each evaluee works on a different workstation. This enables evaluees to work at their own pace and comfort level. The entire assessment process takes only 60 minutes or less to complete.  Helpful tools guide people with all levels of computer experience. Even people with limited computer experience are quickly "up and running" on CareerScope®. All that is required is minimal proficiency with a mouse and a fourth grade reading level. There is even a mouse practice utility for those new to using one or in need of a refresher. 2011 UPCEA Career and Economic Development Forum
    • CareerScope®30  CareerScopes Assessment Profile provides the evaluee with career recommendations. These are based on the results of the completed assessment tasks. Written in clear, concise language, the profile also explains the standards on which the recommendations are based. Recommendations can be presented in the following formats:  Guide for Occupational Exploration and the Dictionary of Occupational Titles  O*NET occupational database  Department of Educations Career Cluster/Pathway system 2011 UPCEA Career and Economic Development Forum
    • Funding Tuition31  One-Stop – WIA, TAA, TANF  State grants  Bureau of Vocational Rehabilitation  Veteran’s Administration  Payment Plan – internal and third party may offer payment options  Locate local banks in your area that provide Sallie Mae loans  Combine credit classes and noncredit so they can use Federal Financial Aid 2011 UPCEA Career and Economic Development Forum
    • Recruiting ACP Students32  Already on campus  One-Stops  Libraries  Classified advertisements  Profiling current students – GIS and target marketing to similar populations  Job Fairs  Email marketing – Constant Contact  Mailing lists  Credit class schedule mailer 2011 UPCEA Career and Economic Development Forum
    • Questions?33 Contact Information: Amy Mast Director of Continuing Education and Workforce Development The University of Akron Wayne College 1901 Smucker Road Orrville, OH 44667 330-684-8982 amast1@uakron.edu www.wayne.uakron.edu/ce 2011 UPCEA Career and Economic Development Forum