A Career Pathway to Tech Sector Employment and Education
The Story of


A Career Pathway to Tech Sector Employment and Education
The Story of


A Career Pathway to Tech Sector Employment and Education
The Story of


A Career Pathway to Tech Sector Employment and Education

                       Richard Sebastian
        ...
The Story of


       A Career Pathway to Tech Sector Employment and Education

Randy Stamper                 Richard Seba...
What’s the Big Idea?
What’s the Big Idea?

Create a new educational program that
incorporates 21 st Century Skills into a
traditional GED curri...
Aneesh Chopra
Aneesh Chopra


Virginia Secretary of Technology
Aneesh Chopra


Virginia Secretary of Technology
Aneesh Chopra


Virginia Secretary of Technology
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Aneesh Chopra


Virginia Secretary of Technology
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     “Identify p...
Aneesh Chopra


 Virginia Secretary of Technology
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      “Id...
Aneesh Chopra


 Virginia Secretary of Technology
                     hief Tech nology
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Lebanon, VA
Lebanon, VA
Southwest Technology Development Center
Lebanon, VA
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PARTNERSHIPS
PARTNERSHIPS

Southwest VA Regional Adult Ed
PARTNERSHIPS

Southwest VA Regional Adult Ed
SouthWest VA Community College
PARTNERSHIPS

 Southwest VA Regional Adult Ed
 SouthWest VA Community College
Office of Adult Education & Literacy
PARTNERSHIPS

 Southwest VA Regional Adult Ed
 SouthWest VA Community College
Office of Adult Education & Literacy
   Univ...
PARTNERSHIPS

 Southwest VA Regional Adult Ed
  SouthWest VA Community College
Office of Adult Education & Literacy
   Uni...
PlugGED In   Curriculum
GED-CRC




PlugGED In   Curriculum
GED-CRC
     Professional Soft Skills




PlugGED In   Curriculum
GED-CRC
     Professional Soft Skills

    DIGITAL LITERACY




PlugGED In   Curriculum
GED-CRC
     Professional Soft Skills

    DIGITAL LITERACY
    21ST CENTURY



PlugGED In   Curriculum
GED-CRC
GED-CRC
GED credential
GED-CRC
 GED credential
Career Readiness Certificate
GED-CRC
 GED credential
Career Readiness Certificate

Math & Writing
Professional
Professional
              of Highly Effective
  “7 Habits         People”
Professional
              of Highly Effective
  “7 Habits         People”

 Workplace/communication
 skills
Professional
              of Highly Effective
  “7 Habits         People”

 Workplace/communication
 skills
 Business eti...
DIGITAL LITERACY
DIGITAL LITERACY
      Microsoft IT Academy
       MS Digital Literacy
                IC3
            Help Desk*
     MS ...
Capstone Project
 Teamwork/Collaboration
  Communication Skills
  Creativity/Innovation
         Research
 Applied Technol...
Additional activities

  Kick-off with Sen. Webb
       Formal dinner
          Job fair
     SVCC campus visits
Capstone ...
FUNDING
FUNDING
Productivity Investment Fund
                     $127,00
FUNDING
Productivity Investment Fund
                     $127,00
 Chancellor’s E-learning Enhancement &
 Development Fund...
FUNDING
Productivity Investment Fund
                     $127,00
 Chancellor’s E-learning Enhancement &
 Development Fund...
FUNDING
Productivity Investment Fund
                     $127,00
 Chancellor’s E-learning Enhancement &
 Development Fund...
FUNDING   (in-kind)
FUNDING           (in-kind)

MS IT Academy licenses
                         CIT
FUNDING                (in-kind)

MS IT Academy licenses
                               CIT
 Southwest Technology Developm...
FUNDING                (in-kind)

MS IT Academy licenses
                               CIT
 Southwest Technology Developm...
FUNDING                (in-kind)

MS IT Academy licenses
                               CIT
 Southwest Technology Developm...
RESULTS
      17
students enrolled
    Feb 2009
RESULTS
           17
     students enrolled
         Feb 2009

            9
students completed program
         July 2009
RESULTS
RESULTS
            9
      GEDs & CRCs
(1 bronze/3 silver/5 gold)
RESULTS
            9
      GEDs & CRCs
(1 bronze/3 silver/5 gold)

            4
     IC3 certificates
 (5 passed 1 or 2 e...
RESULTS
RESULTS
           7
students enrolled at SVCC
      (Fall 2009)
RESULTS
           7
students enrolled at SVCC
      (Fall 2009)

           7
students received Alcoa
     scholarships
RESULTS
            9
students earned 24 college
          credits
RESULTS
              9
students earned 24 college
          credits



    Completed class portfolio
RESULTS
              9
students earned 24 college
          credits

        Business attire

    Completed class portfol...
RESULTS
              9
students earned 24 college
          credits

          Business attire
 Interview at Northrop Gru...
Class of 2009
So, what did you learn?
EVALUATION
EVALUATION
Classroom Observation
EVALUATION
Classroom Observation
       Interviews
EVALUATION
 Classroom Observation
         Interviews
Focus groups
EVALUATION
 Classroom Observation
         Interviews
Focus groups
      Artifact analysis
EVALUATION
 Classroom Observation
         Interviews
Focus groups
      Artifact analysis
           Case studies
EVALUATION
EVALUATION
Difficulty creating an integrated curriculum
-Training issue
-Class took on a “test prep” environment
-Tension b...
EVALUATION
 Difficulty creating an integrated curriculum
 -Training issue
 -Class took on a “test prep” environment
 -Tensi...
EVALUATION
Successes
Program manager successfully created safety nets for students who
 dropped out
Consistent student rep...
Capstone project
  Capstone presentation
      July 23, 2009
Future plans
Future plans
    Two additional PlugGED In classes funded
     -Lebanon, VA
    -Dickenson County, VA
    Pilot program in...
Future plans
Future plans


•
    Questions?
Image sources
Image sources

Wall Plug Wire: http://www.flickr.com/photos/gatobito/3219725951/ Siddhartha
Phrenology: http://www.flickr.co...
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  • PluggedIn VA: Workforce Services Committee

    1. 1. A Career Pathway to Tech Sector Employment and Education
    2. 2. The Story of A Career Pathway to Tech Sector Employment and Education
    3. 3. The Story of A Career Pathway to Tech Sector Employment and Education
    4. 4. The Story of A Career Pathway to Tech Sector Employment and Education Richard Sebastian Virginia Literacy Institute Virginia Commonwealth University Richmond, Virginia
    5. 5. The Story of A Career Pathway to Tech Sector Employment and Education Randy Stamper Richard Sebastian VA Department of Education Virginia Literacy Institute Office of Adult Education & Virginia Commonwealth University Literacy Richmond, Virginia Richmond, Virginia
    6. 6. What’s the Big Idea?
    7. 7. What’s the Big Idea? Create a new educational program that incorporates 21 st Century Skills into a traditional GED curriculum to help adult high school non-completers quickly develop the technology and workplace skills they need to succeed in a fast-paced, global economy.
    8. 8. Aneesh Chopra
    9. 9. Aneesh Chopra Virginia Secretary of Technology
    10. 10. Aneesh Chopra Virginia Secretary of Technology
    11. 11. Aneesh Chopra Virginia Secretary of Technology hief Tech nology White H ouse C (
    12. 12. Aneesh Chopra Virginia Secretary of Technology hief Tech nology White H ouse C ( “Identify potential entrepreneurs”
    13. 13. Aneesh Chopra Virginia Secretary of Technology hief Tech nology White H ouse C ( “Identify potential entrepreneurs” “Create new tech assessment”
    14. 14. Aneesh Chopra Virginia Secretary of Technology hief Tech nology White H ouse C ( “Identify potential entrepreneurs” “Create new tech assessment” “Fill available tech sector jobs at Northrop Grumman & CGI, Inc.”
    15. 15. Lebanon, VA
    16. 16. Lebanon, VA Southwest Technology Development Center
    17. 17. Lebanon, VA Southwest Technology Development Center North rop Gr umm an
    18. 18. Lebanon, VA Southwest Technology Development Center CG I, Inc . North r op Gr umm an
    19. 19. Lebanon, VA Southwest Technology Development Center CG I, Inc . on c ati North E du r op Gr u lt umm Ad an n al e gio estR uthw So
    20. 20. PARTNERSHIPS
    21. 21. PARTNERSHIPS Southwest VA Regional Adult Ed
    22. 22. PARTNERSHIPS Southwest VA Regional Adult Ed SouthWest VA Community College
    23. 23. PARTNERSHIPS Southwest VA Regional Adult Ed SouthWest VA Community College Office of Adult Education & Literacy
    24. 24. PARTNERSHIPS Southwest VA Regional Adult Ed SouthWest VA Community College Office of Adult Education & Literacy University of VirginiA at Wise
    25. 25. PARTNERSHIPS Southwest VA Regional Adult Ed SouthWest VA Community College Office of Adult Education & Literacy University of VirginiA at Wise Center for Innovative Technology
    26. 26. PlugGED In Curriculum
    27. 27. GED-CRC PlugGED In Curriculum
    28. 28. GED-CRC Professional Soft Skills PlugGED In Curriculum
    29. 29. GED-CRC Professional Soft Skills DIGITAL LITERACY PlugGED In Curriculum
    30. 30. GED-CRC Professional Soft Skills DIGITAL LITERACY 21ST CENTURY PlugGED In Curriculum
    31. 31. GED-CRC
    32. 32. GED-CRC GED credential
    33. 33. GED-CRC GED credential Career Readiness Certificate
    34. 34. GED-CRC GED credential Career Readiness Certificate Math & Writing
    35. 35. Professional
    36. 36. Professional of Highly Effective “7 Habits People”
    37. 37. Professional of Highly Effective “7 Habits People” Workplace/communication skills
    38. 38. Professional of Highly Effective “7 Habits People” Workplace/communication skills Business etiquette
    39. 39. DIGITAL LITERACY
    40. 40. DIGITAL LITERACY Microsoft IT Academy MS Digital Literacy IC3 Help Desk* MS Certified Application Specialist (Word/PowerPoint/Excel/Outlook)
    41. 41. Capstone Project Teamwork/Collaboration Communication Skills Creativity/Innovation Research Applied Technology Skills 21ST CENTURY
    42. 42. Additional activities Kick-off with Sen. Webb Formal dinner Job fair SVCC campus visits Capstone project presentation Graduation event
    43. 43. FUNDING
    44. 44. FUNDING Productivity Investment Fund $127,00
    45. 45. FUNDING Productivity Investment Fund $127,00 Chancellor’s E-learning Enhancement & Development Fund (CEED) $54,546
    46. 46. FUNDING Productivity Investment Fund $127,00 Chancellor’s E-learning Enhancement & Development Fund (CEED) $54,546 VA Department of Education $48,338
    47. 47. FUNDING Productivity Investment Fund $127,00 Chancellor’s E-learning Enhancement & Development Fund (CEED) $54,546 VA Department of Education $48,338 $229,884
    48. 48. FUNDING (in-kind)
    49. 49. FUNDING (in-kind) MS IT Academy licenses CIT
    50. 50. FUNDING (in-kind) MS IT Academy licenses CIT Southwest Technology Development Center UVA at
    51. 51. FUNDING (in-kind) MS IT Academy licenses CIT Southwest Technology Development Center UVA at Media & PR Charter Media, etc.
    52. 52. FUNDING (in-kind) MS IT Academy licenses CIT Southwest Technology Development Center UVA at Media & PR Charter Media, etc. Incentives Local businesses
    53. 53. RESULTS 17 students enrolled Feb 2009
    54. 54. RESULTS 17 students enrolled Feb 2009 9 students completed program July 2009
    55. 55. RESULTS
    56. 56. RESULTS 9 GEDs & CRCs (1 bronze/3 silver/5 gold)
    57. 57. RESULTS 9 GEDs & CRCs (1 bronze/3 silver/5 gold) 4 IC3 certificates (5 passed 1 or 2 exams)
    58. 58. RESULTS
    59. 59. RESULTS 7 students enrolled at SVCC (Fall 2009)
    60. 60. RESULTS 7 students enrolled at SVCC (Fall 2009) 7 students received Alcoa scholarships
    61. 61. RESULTS 9 students earned 24 college credits
    62. 62. RESULTS 9 students earned 24 college credits Completed class portfolio
    63. 63. RESULTS 9 students earned 24 college credits Business attire Completed class portfolio
    64. 64. RESULTS 9 students earned 24 college credits Business attire Interview at Northrop Grumman* Completed class portfolio
    65. 65. Class of 2009
    66. 66. So, what did you learn?
    67. 67. EVALUATION
    68. 68. EVALUATION Classroom Observation
    69. 69. EVALUATION Classroom Observation Interviews
    70. 70. EVALUATION Classroom Observation Interviews Focus groups
    71. 71. EVALUATION Classroom Observation Interviews Focus groups Artifact analysis
    72. 72. EVALUATION Classroom Observation Interviews Focus groups Artifact analysis Case studies
    73. 73. EVALUATION
    74. 74. EVALUATION Difficulty creating an integrated curriculum -Training issue -Class took on a “test prep” environment -Tension between certification focus & designers’ desire for integration & authentic workplace engagement -Class lacked programmatic coherence between Tues class & Wed/Thur class
    75. 75. EVALUATION Difficulty creating an integrated curriculum -Training issue -Class took on a “test prep” environment -Tension between certification focus & designers’ desire for integration & authentic workplace engagement -Class lacked programmatic coherence between Tues class & Wed/Thur class Focus on discrete skills rather than conceptual frameworks -Curricular materials used (MS, IC3) were not integrated -Instructors lacked integration experience/training
    76. 76. EVALUATION Successes Program manager successfully created safety nets for students who dropped out Consistent student reports of increase in self-efficacy & self-esteem Capstone project became an agent of change for instructors & students
    77. 77. Capstone project Capstone presentation July 23, 2009
    78. 78. Future plans
    79. 79. Future plans Two additional PlugGED In classes funded -Lebanon, VA -Dickenson County, VA Pilot program in Southeastern KY -Health care -Mining Mountain Empire C.C. ARRA grant -3 cohorts -Green jobs/weatherization Session on PlugGED In at AERA 2010 •
    80. 80. Future plans
    81. 81. Future plans • Questions?
    82. 82. Image sources
    83. 83. Image sources Wall Plug Wire: http://www.flickr.com/photos/gatobito/3219725951/ Siddhartha Phrenology: http://www.flickr.com/photos/60584010@N00/3131238763/ jwebb202 Boat Close-up: http://www.flickr.com/photos/nnova/2180787997/ Nicolas Nova Wedding Handshake: http://www.flickr.com/photos/freakapotimus/376157228/ freakapotimus Powerstrip Wires: http://www.flickr.com/photos/restlessglobetrotter/2661016046/sizes/ l/ Jason Rogers Pencil Test: http://www.flickr.com/photos/mammal/178262435/ mammal Beinvenidos: http://www.flickr.com/photos/xctmx/183068542/ National Acrobat Antique PC: http://www.flickr.com/photos/befuddledsenses/493303882 Mess of Pottage Chart: http://www.flickr.com/photos/joodles/3215664122/ Jude Hill Roll of Bills: http://www.flickr.com/photos/amagill/3367543296/ AMagill Speed Knots: http://www.flickr.com/photos/chrisspurgeon/287134812 Chris Spurgeon Seattle Woman: http://www.flickr.com/photos/seattlemunicipalarchives/3882187210/ Seattle Municipal Archives Those Who Get It: http://www.flickr.com/photos/dullhunk/4027443168/ dullhunk Colored Cubes: http://www.flickr.com/photos/generated/509789392/ jared Moon: http://www.flickr.com/photos/tryburn/ Todd Ryburn

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