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YCC Parent Information Night
July 28, 2015
Partnering to prepare students for college,
career, and a lifetime of citizensh...
Agenda
• Overview
• Why YCC/STEM?
• Career Pathways
• Program Goals
• Program Design/Components
• Parent/Student Expectati...
Program Overview
BUSINESSES
Why STEM?
cience
echnology
ngineering
ath
“A major roadblock to
expansion of the high-
tech sector in
Massachusetts is the...
Why the Sense of Urgency?
Number of Healthcare job openings for every recent graduate holding
a related associate’s or bac...
Number of IT/Computer Science job openings for every recent
graduate holding a related associate’s degree or certificate.
...
Number of IT/Computer Science job openings for every recent graduate
with a related bachelor’s degree
Source: DEGREES OF U...
Integrated Career Pathway
Healthcare
• FUN FACT: About a third of the
Brockton area’s workforce is in
healthcare
• Registered Nurse:
– Average annua...
Healthcare
Advanced Manufacturing/Engineering
Machinists
• The number of Brockton area jobs has increased
by 20.8% over last 5 years
...
IT/Computer Science
• Computer Programmers
− Median annual salary of
$76,000 per year
− 78% have Bachelor’s degree
or high...
Employer Engagement
• Curriculum Development
• Career Exploration: Guest Speakers, Field Trips
• Mentoring/Job Shadowing
•...
Creating a Sense of Urgency
• 35% of Massachusetts HS graduates
attending public colleges must take
at least 1 remedial co...
Program Goals
• Increase college retention/graduation rate
• Increase number of “underrepresented”
students entering high-...
Program Design
• Team teaching
• Cohort model
• Thematic/contextualized learning
• Interdisciplinary structure
• Course se...
Program Components
• Integrated career and academic learning
• Employer involvement
• Individualized academic and career
c...
Student Expectations
• Take recommended elective courses
designed for chosen pathway
• Attend some after school events
• C...
Parent/Family Expectations
• Support student’s career development
• Ensure adequate time and space to focus on
school assi...
Evaluations
1. United States Department of
Labor/Mathematica Policy Research
2. Massachusetts Institute for College and
Ca...
Contact Information
Andy Martin
YCC Program Coordinator
Brockton Area Workforce Investment Board (BAWIB)
508-584-3234 x10
...
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Youth CareerConnect Parent Night

  1. 1. YCC Parent Information Night July 28, 2015 Partnering to prepare students for college, career, and a lifetime of citizenship
  2. 2. Agenda • Overview • Why YCC/STEM? • Career Pathways • Program Goals • Program Design/Components • Parent/Student Expectations • Questions and Answers
  3. 3. Program Overview BUSINESSES
  4. 4. Why STEM? cience echnology ngineering ath “A major roadblock to expansion of the high- tech sector in Massachusetts is the talent shortage. We have the jobs to fill, but not the people to fill them.” - Massachusetts CEO
  5. 5. Why the Sense of Urgency? Number of Healthcare job openings for every recent graduate holding a related associate’s or bachelor’s degree Source: DEGREES OF URGENCY: Why Massachusetts Needs More College Graduates Massachusetts Department of Higher Education, October 2014
  6. 6. Number of IT/Computer Science job openings for every recent graduate holding a related associate’s degree or certificate. Source: DEGREES OF URGENCY: Why Massachusetts Needs More College Graduates Massachusetts Department of Higher Education, October 2014 Why the Sense of Urgency?
  7. 7. Number of IT/Computer Science job openings for every recent graduate with a related bachelor’s degree Source: DEGREES OF URGENCY: Why Massachusetts Needs More College Graduates Massachusetts Department of Higher Education, October 2014 Why the Sense of Urgency?
  8. 8. Integrated Career Pathway
  9. 9. Healthcare • FUN FACT: About a third of the Brockton area’s workforce is in healthcare • Registered Nurse: – Average annual salary: $83,000 – 66% have Associate’s degree – 22% in MA are age 55+ • Diagnostic Medical Sonographer: – Average annual salary: $84,000 – 47% have Associate’s degree – 47% increase over next decade • Respiratory Therapist − Average annual salary: $67,000 − 83% have Associate’s degree − 20% growth over next decade
  10. 10. Healthcare
  11. 11. Advanced Manufacturing/Engineering Machinists • The number of Brockton area jobs has increased by 20.8% over last 5 years – Statewide: 7.1% • Median hourly wage: $21.09 • Requires postsecondary certificate/on-the-job training Engineering Technicians • Median hourly wage: $24.81 • Requires Associate’s Degree
  12. 12. IT/Computer Science • Computer Programmers − Median annual salary of $76,000 per year − 78% have Bachelor’s degree or higher • Web Developer − Median annual salary of $63,000 per year − 43% have a Bachelor’s degree or higher • Computer Systems Analyst − Median annual salary of $81,000 per year − 41% have an Associate’s degree or higher
  13. 13. Employer Engagement • Curriculum Development • Career Exploration: Guest Speakers, Field Trips • Mentoring/Job Shadowing • Internships/Work-Based Learning
  14. 14. Creating a Sense of Urgency • 35% of Massachusetts HS graduates attending public colleges must take at least 1 remedial course • 70% of jobs in MA will require a college education by 2020
  15. 15. Program Goals • Increase college retention/graduation rate • Increase number of “underrepresented” students entering high-demand careers in STEM • Increase lifetime earnings of completers • Make the system sustainable, scalable
  16. 16. Program Design • Team teaching • Cohort model • Thematic/contextualized learning • Interdisciplinary structure • Course sequence • Project-based learning
  17. 17. Program Components • Integrated career and academic learning • Employer involvement • Individualized academic and career counseling • Technology enhancements – Laptops – 3D Printers • Dual enrollment
  18. 18. Student Expectations • Take recommended elective courses designed for chosen pathway • Attend some after school events • Continuously develop your Individual Development Plan (IDP) • Challenge yourself: be college-ready by 11th grade • Be a role model and leader
  19. 19. Parent/Family Expectations • Support student’s career development • Ensure adequate time and space to focus on school assignments • Monitor student’s progress • Be engaged with faculty and guidance • Communicate student’s learning needs • Make sure student gets enough sleep • Allow the STUDENT to decide on their future
  20. 20. Evaluations 1. United States Department of Labor/Mathematica Policy Research 2. Massachusetts Institute for College and Career Readiness (MICCR)
  21. 21. Contact Information Andy Martin YCC Program Coordinator Brockton Area Workforce Investment Board (BAWIB) 508-584-3234 x10 amartin@bawib.org Laurie Silva Director of Development and Grant Management Brockton Public Schools 508-894-4564 laurieasilva@bpsma.org Robert Perkins Associate Principal for Curriculum and Instruction Brockton High School 508-894-4537 robertoperkins@bpsma.org

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