PA Economic Development Association 2013 Spring Conference Presentation


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PA Economic Development Association 2013 Spring Conference Presentation

  1. 1. Filling the TechnicalEducation PipelineApril 30, 2013
  2. 2. Panel2Gerald WitmerAdministrative DirectorAaron CostenbaderMarketing ManagerDr. Anna WeitzPresident
  3. 3. Careers in 2 Years: Why?Business retention interviews with 100+ Greater Readingcompanies:– 47% identified the lack of necessary skill sets– 26% identified the lack of technical skills as their hiringchallenges3
  4. 4. Careers in 2 Years: Why?2011 Survey:–44% of PA manufacturers have open jobs due to a mismatch betweenthe skills that job seekers have and those required by the job thecompany has open (Source: Central Penn Business Journal)Facts:–24 of the 30 fastest-growing occupations require education beyondhigh school—including those with technical training certifications (Source:Bureau of Labor & Statistics)–By 2018, 47 million job openings are projected and one-third of themwill require an associates degree or certificate (Source: Harvard experts)4
  5. 5. Careers in 2 Years: Why?5
  6. 6. Governor’s Manufacturing Advisory Council:Recommendations• Talent and Workforce Data:– 82% of manufacturers report a serious or moderate skills gap intheir employees– 74% of manufacturers report that the skills gap has negativelyimpacted their company’s ability to expand– 25% of manufacturing workers are 55+– 7,639 PA manufacturing job openings (June 2012)6
  7. 7. • Highlights:– Develop an “Adopt a School” Program– Industry-led standardization of skill needs and curriculum– Better connect job seekers with job openings– Expand and better support CTE– Support proven strategies to increase workforce pipeline– Create measures and support systems for educators and schooldistricts7Governor’s Manufacturing Advisory Council:Recommendations
  8. 8. Careers in 2 Years: How• Collaboration– Reading Area Community College– Career and Technology schools:o Berks Career and Technology Centero Reading Muhlenberg Career and Technology Center– Business community8
  9. 9. Careers in 2 Years: How• Welder: $40,000• Electrician: $43,053• Draftsman: $35,000• Machinists: $38,118• Welding Technology: $43,000• Mechatronics Engineering Technology: $49,0009
  10. 10. Careers in 2 Years: How• Robotics & Automation Technology:– Robotics Technology: $27,000– Automation Technology: $70,000• Precision Machining and Machine Shop Technology:– Precision Machining: $46,000– Precision Machining Technology: $36,000• Machine Shop: $39,000• Electronics Technology: $49,000• Information Technology: $56,00010
  11. 11. Careers in 2 Years: How11
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  16. 16. RMCTC: Overview• Part Time CTC located in Reading, PA• Serve 1,200 on ½ day system• 30 Career & Technical Education Programs– Engineering & Automation Technology– Health-Dental Occupations• Supported by the Reading and Muhlenberg SchoolDistricts16
  17. 17. RMCTC: Overview• 54% Male, 46% Female• 72% Latino, 18% Caucasian, 10% African-American• 85% Economically Disadvantaged• 42% Poverty• Transient Population17
  18. 18. Career and Technology Education in PA:Job Ready PA• Program Accreditation• Statewide Curriculum– Program of Study (POS)• Teacher Certification• Student Certification• Articulation Agreements (SOAR)• Dual Enrollment (Tech Academy)• Student Engagement18
  19. 19. Strategic PlanGoal / KPI06-07(Baseline)07-08 08-09 09-10 10-11 11-12 12-13 13-14(Goal)Students receiving thePennsylvania SkillsCertificate (NOCTI)will increase by 5% peryear33.6% 41.2% 51.8% 55.6% 71.7% 77.8% 61%Students performing at theproficient or advancedlevel on the PSSA willincrease 2% per yearReading31.2%Math14.3%Reading29.8%Math16.9%Reading33.7%Math22.4%Reading30.6%Math18.4%Reading32.8%Math24.3%Reading33.7%Math28.7%Reading43.2%Math26.3%Students completing aprogram of study willincrease by 3% per year(earn job title / earnPSC / graduate)25% 37% 41% 44% 65% 63% 43%Student membership inCTSO’s will increase by3% per year51% 61% 63% 68% 66% 72% 69%Students attendingpost-secondaryprograms of study willincrease by 2% per year32% 37% 46% 37% 39% 48% 44%
  20. 20. Careers in 2 Years and RMCTC• Programs…– Machine Shop Technology– Welding & Metal Fabrication– Electronics & Communication Technology– Computerized Drafting Technology– Engineering & Automation Technology (2014-2015)• Industry-driven• Teenage-friendly technology20
  21. 21. Technical Academy21
  22. 22. Technical Academy: Student Entrance Requirements• Grades 10 or 11• 3.0 overall GPA• PSSA Math Proficiency• PSSA Reading Proficiency• Students must complete a college prep academicsequence throughout high school• Successfully complete RACC placement testing prior totaking the final three courses on the RACC campus22
  23. 23. Technical Academy: Get a Jump on College• The Technical Academy Provides:– Pathway for developing advanced skills and college creditstoward an associate and/or bachelor’s degree while still in highschool, at no cost!– Students may earn up to 18 credits. The college credits earnedwhile at the CTC will be tuition-free.– All credits earned are completed courses on a college transcript—establishing the transferability of these courses.23
  24. 24. • The Technical Academy Provides:– Tuition for the final courses taken on the RACC campus may besubsidized by the CTC and is dependent on state and federalfunding.– Multiple points of entry and exit– Opportunity to earn recognized industry certifications andprepare for jobs that are in high demand.24Technical Academy: Get a Jump on College
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  27. 27. • Science and Technology Programs• Non-credit certificates• Production Technology Certificate- Production Assembler/Machine Operator• AMIST 1 Certificate- Entry Level Maintenance Mechanic• AMIST 2 Certificate- Maintenance Technician• AMIST 3 Certificate- Robotics- Automation Technician• AMIST 4 Certificate- Mechatronics Technician• Building Analyst Certificate- Renewable Energy Auditor• CNC Machine Operator- Computer Controlled Machine Operator• Solar PV Installer Certificate- Renewable Energy Technician• Solar Thermal Installer Certificate- Renewable Energy Technician• Wastewater Treatment Plant Operator- PA Department of EnvironmentalProtection Treatment Plant Operator Certificate27Reading Area Community College:Stackable Credentials
  28. 28. • Science and Technology Programs• Credit certificates– Nanoscience Technology• Career Track Associate Degrees– Nanoscience Technology– Machine Tool Technology– Mechatronics Engineering Technology– Technology Studies28Reading Area Community College:Stackable Credentials
  29. 29. • Degree Transfer Baccalaureate Agreements• Nanoscience:– Millersville University– Penn State Berks• Mechatronics:– Penn State Berks– Purdue University Calumet– California State University of PA29Reading Area Community College:Stackable Credentials
  30. 30. 30Questions?
  31. 31. Greater Reading Economic Partnership(610)376.4237Pamela@GreaterReading.comAaron@GreaterReading.comThank You!