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Assisting in the Development and Implementation of Pathways Programs: Focus on Technology and Cybersecurity Education

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  1. 1. ASSISTING IN THE DEVELOPMENT AND IMPLEMENTATION OF PATHWAYS PROGRAMS: FOCUS ON TECHNOLOGY & CYBERSECURITY EDUCATION By: Professor Alexander O. Akpodiete (JD, PMP, Sec+) Presentation at the 28th Annual AFACCT Conference, at Anne Arundel Community College. Thursday, January 11, 2018
  2. 2. PRESENTER INFORMATION Alexander O. Akpodiete, JD, PMP, Sec+ Instructional Specialist Frederick Community College Continuing Education/Workforce Development - Business & Technology 200 Monroe Avenue, Frederick MD 21701 aakpodiete@frederick.edu 240.629-7920
  3. 3. EXECUTIVE SUMMARY • Over the last decade, there has been a dearth of qualified Americans to fill vacancies in Information Technology and Cybersecurity. As a result, employers bring foreign workers into the U.S. under the H-1B temporary visa program because There are no American workers with the technical skill levels for many jobs. Businesses rely heavily on temporary visa programs.
  4. 4. EXECUTIVE SUMMARY - CONTINUED • Various programs have been created to help ameliorate this problem. The American Promise grant was designed to ameliorate this problem. Over $111 million in America’s Promise grants have been given to 23 regional workforce partnerships in 28 states. It is a four-year job-driven grant powered by US Department of Labor Employment and Training Administration (DOLETA) that provides tuition-free education and training that prepares participants for jobs in industries that currently utilize the H-1B temporary visa program to meet industry workforce need.
  5. 5. EXECUTIVE SUMMARY - CONTINUED • Community Colleges are well poised to handle this issue and furnish the necessary education and training that is necessary to provide employment in this industry because of the following attributes: short- term, intensive training, employer focused/tailored because more in tune with the needs of Community and job market; programs Include project-based learning, job preparation, job search and placement supports with help of employer partners; smaller classrooms; shorter curriculum and utilize “growth mindset”; adult focused, and more willing to use Competency Based Education – CBE.
  6. 6. AGEND A What attendees will learn from this session Introduction The H1B Dilemma What is America Promise Why Community Colleges? FCC Example Questions
  7. 7. WHAT ATTENDEES WILL GAIN • Availability of grants for Continuing Education and Workforce Development in IT. • How to seek out funding for programs at their school. • Curriculum development, including avenues for collaboration with certification agencies and training providers.
  8. 8. INTRODUCTION Over the last decade, there has been a dearth of qualified Americans to fill vacancies in Information Technology and Cybersecurity.
  9. 9. INTRODUCTION – CONT. Various programs including the American Promise Grant, Maryland Tech Connect and Cyber Pathways Across Maryland have been created to help ameliorate this problem.
  10. 10. INTRODUCTION - 3 Community Colleges are well poised to handle this issue and furnish the required education and training needed to provide employment in this industry.
  11. 11. THE HIB DILEMMA • Employers bring foreign workers into the U.S. under the H-1B temporary visa program because There are no American workers with the technical skill levels for many jobs. • Businesses rely heavily on temporary visa programs.
  12. 12. WHAT IS AMERICA PROMISE • Over $111 million in America’s Promise grants to 23 regional workforce partnerships in 28 states. • Four-year job-driven grant powered by US Department of Labor Employment and Training Administration (DOLETA). • Provides tuition-free education and training that prepares participants for jobs in industries that currently utilize the H-1B temporary visa program to meet industry workforce need.
  13. 13. CAPITAL REGION COLLABORATIVE Objectives are job placement for individuals encountering barriers and long term tracking and support.
  14. 14. WHY COMMUNITY COLLEGES? • Short-term, intensive training, employer focused/tailored because more in tune with the needs of Community and job market. • Includes project-based learning, job preparation, job search and placement supports with help of employer partners. • Grant-funded – Tuition, fees, books, software and exam vouchers are usually included.
  15. 15. WHY COMMUNITY COLLEGES? – CONT. • Smaller classrooms. • Shorter curriculum and utilize “growth mindset”. • Adult focused, and more wiling to use Competency Based Education – CBE. • Since 2009, the Obama administration invested more than $70 billion dollars in support of community colleges including over $66 billion in over 19 million Pell
  16. 16. FCC EXAMPLE – TECH CONNECT IntroductionIntroduction
  17. 17. WHAT IS FCC TECH CONNECT? An accelerated, intensive IT-focused education program funded by America’s Promise, a Department of Labor grant  Grant period: Jan 2017 – Dec 2020  Program goal: provide IT project-based learning, job preparation and tracking and job placement support for individuals encountering barriers Four program tracks:  Network Technician (132 hours)  IT User Support Specialist (114 hours)  Health Information Technology & Management Systems (166 hours)  Cloud Practitioner – currently in development Classes are grant-funded, with all expenses covered (including textbooks and test vouchers)
  18. 18. NETWORK ENGINEERING Training Details The Cisco Certified Network Associate (CCNA) curriculum in this program is a gateway to entry-level networking jobs and will prepare you to take the Cisco CCENT (Cisco Certified Entry Networking Technician) and CCNA Routing and Switching certification exams to earn the designation CCNA. Potential career pathways include: network technician, support engineer, network administrator, network designer, network engineer, and more.
  19. 19. IT USER SUPPORT SPECIALIST Training Details Prepare for a career in computer user support by learning how to install and troubleshoot operating systems, configure software applications, install and repair hardware, set up networks, and provide end-user customer support. This program track also prepares you for CompTIA A+ certification and provides two CompTIA A+ certification exam vouchers upon program completion to make it easier to certify. Potential career pathways include: computer support specialist, computer applications specialist, PC technician, help desk specialist, software trainer.
  20. 20. HEALTH INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY & MANAGEMENT SYSTEMS HTM Curriculum Aligned to the Certified Associate in Healthcare Information and Management Systems (CAHIMS) certification Administered by the Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society (HIMSS) Designed for emerging professionals and a pathway for careers in health IT
  21. 21. CLOUD PRACTITIONER Training Details – under development This gives the student a general background in cloud computing with an entry level industry certification that does not expire. This program track also prepares you for CompTIA Cloud Essentials certification and provides CompTIA Cloud Essentials certification exam voucher upon program completion to make it easier to certify. Students also go through the AWS Certified Cloud Practitioner training and provides them the knowledge and skills necessary to effectively demonstrate an overall understanding of the AWS Cloud. This is a pre-requisite to the high in demand AWS Solutions Architect Associate, which requires some years of experience in Cloud Computing. This is a new certification that Amazon came up with last year because of the need for entry level cloud staff. Students also get a voucher for the exam. Potential career pathways include: Business Development staff that sell cloud services, Technical ​Sales Specialist, Business ​Analyst.
  22. 22. SCHEDULE/STRUCTURE • Evenings & Weekends – varies based on track • Hybrid, Online, and Face-2-Face • Shorter duration – no more than 100 hours • Includes hours of workplace readiness training
  23. 23. ELIGIBILITY FOR GRANT Adults with an inclination and aptitude to excel in IT and one of the following: • High School degree/GED • Veterans of the Armed Services • Unemployed or Under Employed • Some College but not Currently Enrolled or Relevant Work/Life Experience • Incumbent workers screened for eligibility Note: Additional assessment/prerequisites apply based upon training track of interest.
  24. 24. WORKPLACE EXCELLENCE Training Details Workplace is the Excellence Series? A flexible curriculum that offers ten modules designed to help people understand and deliver what employers really want today. Each module teaches the employer’s perspective, practical skills, and the “bottom line” on a key topic so participants can increase their company and career success. 30 hours that will help you “land jobs faster, stay longer, and succeed sooner”
  25. 25. REFERENCES/DEFINITIONS • https://www.dol.gov/newsroom/releases/eta/ eta20161117 • https://washingtonmonthly.com/magazine/se ptemberoctober-2017/the-twelve-most- innovative-colleges-for-adult-learners/ • https://:doleta.gov/taaccct/
  26. 26. QUESTIONS?

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