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  1. 1. Education & Training Assets Inventory & Alignment Project August 2003 Funded, in part by Tulsa Community College & Tulsa Technology Center, in partnership with Workforce Tulsa.
  2. 2. Agenda August 15, 2003 <ul><li>Discuss Status of Project </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Bid Process & Timeline </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>RFP </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Review & Approval (see 1.B.) </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Contract </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Launch Project </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Board & Committee Review & Approval </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Steering Committee </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Outreach </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Finance </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Executive </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Full Board </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><li>Discuss Scope of Work, Timeline & Deliverables </li></ul><ul><li>Other Issues & Next Steps </li></ul>
  3. 3. Education & Training Assets Inventory Alignment Project <ul><li>As a result of the Regional Labor Market Study, we are implementing an Education & Training Assets Inventory & Alignment Project. </li></ul><ul><li>The project will result in a web-based search engine tool that will allow the public better access to: </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Educational Pathways (K-16) </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Program alignment within and between E & T institutions </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Information about existing articulation & cooperative agreements between institutions </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><li>The project will encourage institutions to pursue curriculum enhancements , resulting in better prepared graduates , based on direct input from business & industry. </li></ul>
  4. 4. Education & Training Assets Inventory & Alignment Project <ul><li>WDG Regional Labor Market Study Recommendation </li></ul><ul><li>“ Much of the area resident’s desired training could be achieved through seamless cooperative agreements among the area's technology centers, community colleges and universities offering two-year Associates Degree Programs, along with stand-alone programs offered via the technology centers (certificate and non-certificate) and through adult continuing education (credit and non-credit).” </li></ul><ul><li>“ These programs must be developed through advisory committees consisting of the area's leading employers .” </li></ul>
  5. 5. Three Levels of Employer Input for Workforce Skills <ul><li>1 st Level – Broadly Defined Career Paths </li></ul><ul><li>2 nd Level – Prioritized Occupations within Career Paths </li></ul><ul><li>3 rd Level – Prioritized Skill Sets within Occupations </li></ul>
  6. 6. Education & Training Program Assets Inventory & Alignment <ul><li>Employer Input </li></ul><ul><li>Career Paths </li></ul><ul><li>Demand Occupations </li></ul><ul><li>Skill Requirements </li></ul>Educational Pathways <ul><li>All Information By: </li></ul><ul><li>Industry Sector </li></ul><ul><li>Company Size </li></ul>JOBS w/ Local Employers K-12 Programs Career Tech Systems Community Colleges Public & Private Universities
  7. 7. Tulsa’s Education & Training Search Engine Degree, Occupation, Institution Type in Key Word Search: For those interested in learning more about the Tulsa Region’s Education & Training Assets Co-funded by Tulsa Technology Center & Tulsa Community College, in association with Workforce Tulsa.
  8. 8. Results: Educational Pathways Leading to the Workplace 4-Yr. Degree Granting Institutions Two-Yr. Institutions and/or Technical Training High School Professional Level Advanced Level Associate Entry Level Associate ( or the Military as an option) Education Workplace Employment Opportunities at Local Companies
  9. 9. Definitions <ul><li>Articulation Agreement – When institutions agree to accept specified courses as equivalent, and give credit for coursework completed at another institution In other words, two institutions of higher education agree to a standard curriculum content between their institutions. </li></ul><ul><li>Cooperative Agreement – The coordination of course content, skills and competencies of particular programs between a vocational technical education institution and a post-secondary education institution. This results in translating vocational training into college credit * . </li></ul>* State law currently allows for a maximum of 30 hours credit under a cooperative agreement.
  10. 10. The Anatomy of a Cooperative & an Articulation Agreement Identify Complimentary Programs Identify Institutional Champions Exchange Detailed Information Agree to Timeline Develop Document for Institutional Approval Obtain Board of Regents Approval <ul><li>Follow-up & Maintain Agreement </li></ul><ul><li>Publicity & Marketing </li></ul><ul><li>Student Recruiting </li></ul><ul><li>Student Retention </li></ul><ul><li>Key Contacts at Institutions </li></ul><ul><li>On-going Program Assessment </li></ul>
  11. 11. Proposed Action Steps <ul><li>Develop concept design template. </li></ul><ul><li>Draft proof of concept model for IT/Telecom industry with COEITT. </li></ul><ul><li>Identify targeted industry sectors. </li></ul><ul><li>Review COEITT’s inventory of existing degree programs by institution. </li></ul><ul><li>Inventory existing “as-is” articulation/cooperative agreements. </li></ul><ul><li>Identify critical success factors for aligned/ articulated educational programs/institutions. </li></ul><ul><li>Identify work/school supports (i.e. scholarships, loans, programs, etc.) </li></ul><ul><li>Identify organizational stakeholders by sector, including all levels of education (K-16), community organizations, professional organizations, etc. </li></ul><ul><li>Identify institutional internal champions. </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Carol Messer, Tulsa Community College </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Ron Russell, Tulsa Tech </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Ron Cooper, COEITT </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Steve Gilbert, Workforce Tulsa </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Joe Wooten, Workforce Tulsa </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Jim Atkinson, Consultant </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Pattie Pouncil, Central Tech </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Dale Young, OSU, Okmulgee </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Hugh McCrabb, Oklahoma Regents </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Toby Titsworth/Diane Hampton, Northeast Tech </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Janet Cooper, State Career Tech </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Don Ruby, NSU </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>OSU, Tulsa </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>OU, Tulsa </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Indian Capitol Tech, Muskogee </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Bruce Garrison, RSU </li></ul></ul>
  12. 12. Proposed Action Steps <ul><li>Develop concept design template. </li></ul><ul><li>Draft proof of concept model for IT/Telecom industry with COEITT. </li></ul><ul><li>Identify targeted industry sectors. </li></ul><ul><li>Review COEITT’s inventory of existing degree programs by institution. </li></ul><ul><li>Inventory existing “as-is” articulation/cooperative agreements. </li></ul><ul><li>Identify critical success factors for aligned/ articulated educational programs/institutions. </li></ul><ul><li>Identify work/school supports (i.e. scholarships, loans, programs, etc.) </li></ul><ul><li>Identify organizational stakeholders by sector, including all levels of education (K-16), community organizations, professional organizations, etc. </li></ul><ul><li>Identify institutional internal champions. </li></ul>
  13. 13. Project Scope & Outcomes <ul><li>Phase I (October 2003 – January 2004) </li></ul><ul><li>Complete inventory of existing degrees, articulation agreements and cooperative agreements for the region. </li></ul><ul><li>Align educational offerings with industry sectors. </li></ul><ul><li>Identify key contacts & champions for each program by institution. </li></ul><ul><li>Obtain buy-in and support of institutional leadership and the State Board of Regents. </li></ul><ul><li>Develop & deploy web-based search engine for use by students and the general public. Including the ability to search by program, occupation, degree, institution, etc… </li></ul><ul><li>Phase II (January 2004-June 2004) </li></ul><ul><li>Launch marketing effort to promote this tool to the public. </li></ul><ul><li>Engage businesses in partnership with educational institutions. </li></ul>
  14. 14. Project Timeline & Budget <ul><li>Hire Project Manager & Consultant via RFP & Taskforce </li></ul><ul><li>Hire Website & Database Developer </li></ul><ul><li>Budget is $43,830 (Carl Perkins) </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Project Milestones/Deliverables </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Project Management & Implementation $20,000 </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Conduct “as-is” inventory (degrees, cooperative/articulation agreements) </li></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Industry Sector Alignment </li></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Identify & Engage Key Institutional Contacts </li></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Engage Board of Regents </li></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Final Report Preparation </li></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Design & Deploy Database & Website $20,000 </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Public Awareness of System $3,830 </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><li>Project will launch in October 2003 and will be completed by January 2004. </li></ul>
  15. 15. 10 County Regional Labor Market Study Findings <ul><li>Contributing to this favorable labor recruiting is a large number of students enrolled in and graduating from the area’s post-secondary educational institutions. The area has six technology centers and four two-year schools that graduate 2,800 students annually and eight four-year institutions that graduate 4,800 annually and one medical college. </li></ul><ul><li>42% of the area’s employed (208,400) are interested in training for enhanced career opportunities and job advancement. Leading training preferences include computer, financial/insurance, and medical related occupations. </li></ul><ul><li>43% of the area’s non-employed residents (20,613) interested in working are interested in receiving training in a variety of fields. Those fields of most interest are: financial services, computer science, and education. </li></ul><ul><li>Customized and general training programs are offered through the region’s post-secondary institutions and technical centers. Employers are very satisfied in the cooperation they receive from all of the area’s training institutions. They also are very satisfied with the quality of the graduating students from these institutions. </li></ul><ul><li>Post-secondary school programs would be needed to coordinate with the technical and office operational needs. A greater technology focus is needed at the region’s institutions  </li></ul>
  16. 16. 10 County Regional Labor Market Study Findings <ul><li>Much of the area resident’s desired training could be achieved through seamless cooperative agreements among the area's technology centers, community colleges and universities offering two-year Associates Degree Programs, along with stand-alone programs offered via the technology centers (certificate and non-certificate) and through adult continuing education (credit and non-credit). These programs must be developed through advisory committees consisting of the area's leading employers. </li></ul><ul><li>The area’s universities are needed to lead the area’s advancement and growth. In particular, a greater focus on business administration, research and technology directed courses (e.g., the natural sciences, medicine, information technology, engineering, multimedia and mathematics), and greater university technology transfer is needed through undergraduate and graduate courses. More courses in engineering (electrical and software in particular) are needed. Also, more courses and programs in information technology are needed to meet the challenge of regional industry. Growth would be enhanced if one or more of the area’s universities transformed into a major research facility. Much of the nation’s future technology growth will be in metropolitan areas with recognized research institutions. </li></ul><ul><li>A greater emphasis is needed on enrolling students in and graduating students from training programs in advanced manufacturing skills including machine trades and manufacturing technology. </li></ul>
  17. 17. 10 County Regional Labor Market Study Recommendations <ul><li>Expanded marketing is urged to attract more mid-sized to large “high-end” (i.e., 250 to 1,000 employees) administrative and financial support centers within the insurance, financial services, business services, healthcare, and communications business sectors. Expanded general and high-level courses related to these industries is urged for consideration at the area’s four-year institutions and two-year colleges to support the economic growth. Emphasize the presence of the call center workforce and the labor from the downsizing at companies such as Williams Communications and WorldCom in the marketing message. Depending upon the nature of the operation, manufacturing distribution facilities of this scale should also be targeted. </li></ul><ul><li>Technology intensive professional operations including engineering, software development, and diversified technology intensive operations are recommended as another focus of the region’s business recruiting and development efforts. However, success of this effort depends upon development of more technology centered programs at the region’s universities, colleges and technical centers </li></ul><ul><li>The University of Tulsa, OU-Tulsa, or OSU-Tulsa are urged to consider development into a premier research institution emphasizing the sciences or engineering . As a minimum, expansion of the engineering program is urged to include more programs and graduate studies. An expansion of business programs is also urged. </li></ul><ul><li>It is urged that area universities strengthen their programs in general business, finance, accounting and multi-media (including communications and information technology interface). </li></ul><ul><li>An immediate expansion of evening undergraduate and graduate business programs at local universities is recommended. Courses in computer software, programming, network administration, insurance and finance basics should be included. </li></ul>
  18. 18. 10 County Regional Labor Market Study Recommendations <ul><li>Efforts should be taken to expand Internet and distance learning courses throughout the region, including high schools and private homes. These distance-learning courses can be for credit or for non-credit. These courses must be of the highest quality. Consideration may be made to include courses and programs offered in other states and exported elsewhere, such as Texas (through the Texas State Technology Centers). </li></ul><ul><li>Adult basic skills programs should be considered for presentation on regional cable networks. </li></ul><ul><li>It is important to improve the image of vocational-technical education for students who are not college bound. The area’s technology centers are urged to continue their business and technology focused training. They are urged to expand machine trades programs by making concerted efforts with industry consortia and the Chamber to attract more students into manufacturing technologies. Similarly, technical and occupational programs at TCC should be expanded. Concerted efforts also need to be made to attract students into these programs. </li></ul><ul><li>Educational programs on career opportunities particularly in the skilled trades and technical fields need to begin as early in the educational process as possible, such as fifth or sixth grade. A marketing program should be developed that is aimed at middle and high school students and their parents that stresses the benefits of manufacturing and technical, non-four year college careers. </li></ul>
  19. 19. 10 County Regional Labor Market Study Recommendations <ul><li>It’s recommended that at least one guidance counselor at each of the area’s high schools be devoted to educating students on manufacturing and technology related programs available at the technical centers and at Tulsa Community College. Guidance counselors as well as teachers need to be educated in the financial benefits and the career alternatives of vocational and technical careers. If they are fully aware of the opportunities in technical fields, they can provide knowledgeable direction to students. </li></ul><ul><li>If there are budgetary restrictions to development of a complete career and educational guidance counseling program at area high schools, it is urged that the technology centers or Tulsa Community College develop a counseling program for the area public schools and provide contracted outsourcing services to the school districts. </li></ul><ul><li>It is urged that manufacturing and office support co-op and internship programs with local educators and businesses be expanded and emphasized, including summer programs. </li></ul><ul><li>An expansion of existing manufacturing apprenticeship programs at area companies is urged. </li></ul>
  20. 20. Recommendations <ul><li>Approve Contracts </li></ul><ul><ul><li>New Media Worx for website maintenance & updates, December 1, 2002 – June 30, 2003 for $17,000. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>FixMyDatabase.com for dislocated worker and youth offender database design & development for $20,000. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Dr. Jim Atkinson for project management & consulting services related to the employment & training assets inventory web-based search engine tool for $20,000. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>New Media Worx for database and website design for the employment & training assets inventory web-based search engine tool for $20,000. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Wadley-Donovan Group for follow-up presentations & industry sector reports from the Regional Labor Market Study for $3,800 plus travel and lodging expenses. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Polonchek Consulting Services for survey design and facilitator services for the Manufacturing Employer’s Roundtable not to exceed $2,500. </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Create Task Force to review and make recommendations related to the following proposals: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>TouchPoll Tulsa for dislocated worker market research kiosk for Promenade Re-employment Assistance Center. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Dr. Tom Pipal for implementation, marketing and consulting services related to implementing the OkSkills.net system. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Nation Job web-based job matching system. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>EmployOn for web-based job search engine. </li></ul></ul>
  21. 21. Presentation Outline <ul><li>Background/Context – LMS Recommendations </li></ul><ul><li>Project Overview </li></ul><ul><li>Scope of Work </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Project Mgt. with Oversight Committee </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Web Design </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Initial Marketing </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Template for on-going Updating & Maintenance </li></ul></ul><ul><li>RFP Requirements </li></ul><ul><li>Timeline (RFP/bid submission, bid review, contract negotiation & award. WIB Approval September 25 th , contract start date October 1 st . </li></ul>

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