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USHE's Role in Career and Technical Education


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Given by Assistant Commissioner of Academic Affairs Blair Carruth at the joint meeting of the Board of Regents and Institutional Boards of Trustees 07-30-2015, at Southern Utah University

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USHE's Role in Career and Technical Education

  1. 1. USHE’s Role in CTE Joint Working Meeting for Regents and Trustees July 30, 2015 Blair Carruth Assistant Commissioner for Academic Affairs Utah System of Higher Education
  2. 2. Federal Perkins Act Definition of CTE CAREER AND TECHNICAL EDUCATION.—The term ‘career and technical education’ means organized educational activities that— ‘‘(A) offer a sequence of courses that— ‘‘(i) provides individuals with coherent and rigorous content aligned with challenging academic standards and relevant technical knowledge and skills needed to prepare for further education and careers in current or emerging professions; ‘‘(ii) provides technical skill proficiency, an industry-recognized credential, a certificate, or an associate degree; and ‘‘(iii) may include prerequisite courses (other than a remedial course) that meet the requirements of this subparagraph; and ‘‘(B) include competency-based applied learning that contributes to the academic knowledge, higher-order reasoning and problem-solving skills, work attitudes, general employability skills, technical skills, and occupation-specific skills, and knowledge of all aspects of an industry, including entrepreneurship, of an individual.
  3. 3. Utah Code CTE Definition Utah Code Annotated 53B-1-101.5. Definitions. As used in this title: (1) "Board" means the State Board of Regents established in Section 53B-1-103. (2) "Career and technical education" means organized educational programs offering sequences of courses or skill sets directly related to preparing individuals for paid or unpaid employment in current or emerging occupations that generally do not require a baccalaureate or advanced degree.
  4. 4. USHE Institutions with a CTE Role • Utah State University • Weber State University • Southern Utah University • Snow College • Dixie State University • Utah Valley University • Salt Lake Community College
  5. 5. Institutional CTE Directors USU- Bruce Miller, Russell Goodrich WSU- Julie Snowball SUU- Eric Freden Snow- Mike Medley DSU- Victor Hasfurther UVU- Kim Chiu SLCC- Rick Bouillon
  6. 6. Regional CTE Coordination Councils USHE, UCAT, School Districts Bear River- USU Unitah Basin- USU Wasatch Front North- WSU Wasatch Front South- SLCC Mountainland- UVU Central- Snow Southeast- USUE Southwest- SUU, DSU
  7. 7. Post-secondary CTE Student FTE Distribution by Institution
  8. 8. Typical CTE Credentials Awarded by USHE Institutions Certificates of Proficiency Two types Awarded under authority of the institution Approved by SBR, eligible for financial aid Certificates of Completion Associate of Applied Science Degrees
  9. 9. Carnevale’s Report on Certificates Carefully targeted certificates of less than one year can have economic value Certificates can make people more employable Certificates add value to degrees- 6% wage premium for associate’s degree, 3% wage premium for bachelor’s degrees Information taken from Certificates: Gateway to Gainful Employment and College Degrees Carnevale, Rose, and Hansen, Georgetown University Center on Education and the Workforce, July 2012.
  10. 10. CTE Prepares People for Middle Jobs Taken from Career and Technical Education: Five Ways That Pay Along the Way to the B.A., Carnevale, Jayasundera, & Hanson, Georgetown University Public Policy Institute, September 2012
  11. 11. Educational Attainment for Workforce Preparation is Shifting Taken from Career and Technical Education: Five Ways That Pay Along the Way to the B.A., Carnevale, Jayasundera, & Hanson, Georgetown University Public Policy Institute, September 2012
  12. 12. USHE Institutions have Developed more than 80 New CTE Certificates Over the last several years, USHE CTE directors and others have: • Assessed current CTE offerings in the region • Submitted a regional plan to the state offices at the USHE, the Utah State Office of Education, and the Utah College of Applied Technology • Identified certificates and other programs that could be offered in high‐demand, high wage occupations and that are important to the region • Identified how these credentials will stack to additional certificates, associate’s degrees, or other programs • Identified ways these programs, or portions thereof, might be provided for delivery in high schools through concurrent enrollment • Developed an implementation plan • Created more than 80 new CTE certificates
  13. 13. A current USHE study is examining the some college, no degree category. Information from the U.S. Census Bureau’s American Community Survey Public Use Microdata Sample allows us to break this category into two groups: • Some college, but less than one year of college • One or more years of college, no degree The following two charts provide earnings information within these categories
  14. 14. Utah Estimated Lifetime Earning by Education Attainment Level Full-time Workers (35+ hours a week) as percent of HS Graduate Lifetime Earnings 74% 100% 108% 112% 120% 160% 218% 0% 50% 100% 150% 200% 250% Less than HS HS Grad Some college, but less than 1 year 1 or more years of college credit, no degree Associate's degree Bachelor's degree Grad or Prof Degree
  15. 15. Utah Median Incomes by Select Education Attainment and Age for Full-time Workers $28,000 $38,000 $42,000 $45,000 $47,500 $0 $10,000 $20,000 $30,000 $40,000 $50,000 Less than HS HS Grad Some college, but less than 1 year 1 or more years of college credit, no degree Associate's degree 25 to 34 35 to 44 45 to 54 55 to 64
  16. 16. USHE Utah Wages Information Dashboard Located at information Uses DWS, USHE and UDA Data Has some limitations but is a good indicator of wage data for USHE graduates Example of 5th year following graduation for graduates from all USHE institutions Credential 75th Percentile Median 25th Percentile Cert > 1 yr $ 42,417 $ 28,673 $ 21,041 Cert 1-2 yrs $ 49,312 $ 34,543 $ 24,060 Associate Degree $ 58,137 $ 42,220 $ 28,664
  17. 17. Current Legislative Items • CTE Performance Audit- August 28, 2014 Request from the Education Task Force • CTE Study and Board- HB 0337S02 from the 2015 Legislative Session • Joint agency request to 2016 Legislature to Support Aerospace and Defense Entry-level Workforce Development
  18. 18. Transfer Study Between USHE and UCAT A study is currently being planned by USHE and UCAT to examine: • Students who transfer from UCAT to USHE and use their UCAT certificate to earn a USHE credential • Data matching to begin Fall 2015 with preliminary results in early 2016
  19. 19. FY16 Perkins Funding Distribution by USOE (Fiscal Agent) Total Grant Funds for Utah 12,501,001 – Adm 5% 625,050 – State Leadership 10% 1,250,100 – Districts and Post-secondary 85% 10,625,851 • Minus Reserve 112 (c) 400,000 • Net to districts and post-secondary 10,225,851 • Secondary 60% 6,135,511 • Post-secondary 40% 4,090,340 – UCAT 583,211 – USHE 3,507,129
  20. 20. FY16 Perkins Funding to USHE Institutions • SLCC 1,250,893 • UVU 885,461 • WSU 685,272 • DSU 229,813 • Snow 123,585 • USU 117,567 • SUU 111,782 • USUE 102,756 • Total 3,507,129
  21. 21. Funding Formulas State Level Based on state per-capita income and population in three age cohorts (15-19,20-24, and 25-65) Post-secondary Based on participants in CTE courses who fall into any of the following three groups: PELL grant recipients Students who receive assistance from BIA Students who receive assistance from DWS
  22. 22. Perkins Accountability • Technical Skill Attainment • Completers • Retention • Employment • Non-traditional Participation • Non-traditional Completion
  23. 23. CTE Maintenance of Effort (2015 USHE Data Book, Tab D Table 9) Institution Actual Expenditures* 2010-11 Actual Expenditures* 2011-12 Actual Expenditures* 2012-13 Previous 3 Year Average Actual Expenditures* 2013-14 % Change in Expenditures from 2012-13 2013-14 MOE Comparison % of Expenditures to Previous 3 year Average UU - - - - - - - USU $4,696,620 $9,037,740 $11,819,448 $8,517,936 $8,966,260 -24% 105% WSU $10,396,591 $10,784,621 $11,346,164 $10,842,459 $13,167,876 16% 121% SUU $2,786,182 $3,359,589 $3,342,156 $3,162,642 $3,163,981 -5% 100% SNOW $4,011,339 $3,260,010 $3,597,826 $3,623,058 $3,469,873 -4% 96% DSU $2,842,126 $2,639,031 $2,870,727 $2,783,961 $3,616,050 26% 130% UVU $20,175,623 $20,971,551 $19,975,631 $20,374,268 $21,895,974 10% 107% SLCC $26,186,227 $26,438,106 $26,662,523 $26,428,952 $26,666,797 0% 101% Total $44,908,481 $50,052,542 $52,951,952 $49,304,325 $54,280,014 2.5% 110.1% *Represents direct expenses. Expenditure data taken from USHE Data Book Tab I Table 7.