ADVANCED TECHNOLOGY PROGRAM by delontewest

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									ADVANCED TECHNOLOGY
      PROGRAM
A MODEL OF INNOVATION &
     COLLABORATION
THE VISION
          Rep. Hubert price,
           Jr. Convinced the
           state legislature to
           support a pilot
           project at OCC to
           train welfare
           recipients in high
           skill areas
    STATE APPROPRIATIONS
     FOR TRAINING
 95-96: $100,000
 96-97: $150,000
 97-98: $12,500,000
     PROGRAM GOALS
   Gain full-time employment in high paying jobs
   Total self-sufficiency
   Pursue continuing education
   Skilled workforce
   Teaching companies about living wages &
    barriers to work
   Enrich the college curriculum
KEY COMPONENTS TO THE
       MODEL


 Career opportunities
 Industry partnerships
 Community task force
         Criteria for CAREER
          OPPORTUNITIES

 Entry level wage of $20,000 + with
  comprehensive benefits package
 Opportunities for advancement
 Documented local labor demand
 Initial training can be completed in six
  months
     PROGRAM TRAINING
           TRACKS
   Information Technology
     • SYSTEMS
        ADMINISTRATOR
     • PRODUCTIVITY
        SOFTWARE
     • COBOL
        PROGRAMMING
   Machine Tool Technology
     • CNC
     • ROBOTIC ASSEMBLY
    INDUSTRY
       PARTNERS
 EDS
 KELLY
 XEROX
 FANUC ROBOTICS
 DECO TECHNOLOGIES
            COMPANY
          RESPONSIBILITY
                               Paid internships
   Advisory role
                               Manager Training
   Curriculum
    development                On-the-job
                                mentoring
   Corporate Culture
    instruction                Continued training
   Selection of trainees      Ambassador for
                                program
   Job offers
    GETTING THE RIGHT PEOPLE
       INVOLVED UP FRONT
   Local                    Child Care Agency
    Leader/Legislator        Community Based
   Workforce                 Organizations
    Development Board        Support Service
   Employer Partners         Providers
   Family Independence      Community College or
    Agency                    local training provider
   Faith Community
   Work First
    Contractors
Emergency Fund Applications
 Suspended licenses
 Unpaid tickets
 Separation/divorce
 Evictions, rent, housing
      Privately Donated
      Emergency Funds
OCC Foundation
  Comerica
  Birmingham Women’s Club
  Howard and Howard Law Firm
  Other private sponsors
Case Management - It’s the little
 extras that make the difference
    Special Topics
     •   American Express Financial Planning
     •   Credit Counseling
     •   Parenting and Immunization Workshops
     •   The Ropes - Team building
    Special Occasions - Fun for All!
     • Professional clothing drive
     • Toy drive for Christmas
     • Shop till you Drop
        TRAINING DESIGN:
      SOME OF THE DETAILS

   What makes it work
CURRICULUM COMPONENTS
   Job specific technical skills
    • Computer, machining, robotics
   Basic skills
    • Math, reading, research, and problem
      solving
 Corporate culture
 Life skills
    GUIDING PRINCIPLES-
    Integrated Throughout
 Communications skills
 Problem-solving strategies
 Team work
 Professionalism
 Work Habits
 Appropriate Attire
 Schedule structured like a work week
PREP TRACK- Life skills and
Basic Computer Literacy

 Team Building & Gaining trust
 Master Student
 Franklin Planner
 Steven Covey’s 7 Habits of Effective
  People
 Culture groundbreaking
 Keyboarding & Computer Literacy
    Technical Skills Track
 Computer applications
 Programming literacy
 Application development using
  COBOL
 Computer Network Systems
 Writing and Communication
 Problem solving
          INTERNSHIP
 24 hours/week
 Balances the challenge of the work
  environment with the “safety” of the
  classroom
 Post -Training Transition
   On-going coaching and Support
    Services
    • Employer and Case Managers
 Lunch with mentors
 Follow-up Events
    • Reunions
    • Graduations
    • Financial Aid Workshops
           HOW DID WE DO?
   76 of 82 completed training
    • 93% Retention
   72 placed into full time jobs
    • 88% placement rate
 Salaries: $18-25,000
 85% Cash assistance cases closed
 After 1 year: raises, promotions,
  returning to school
        WIN-WIN RESULTS:

Employers          Community
 Employees           Skilled Workforce
  trained for         Generation
  specific jobs        Impact: 100+
 Cost effective      Reduced tax
  (tax credits)        supported public
                       assistance
 Loyal
  employees
    KEYS TO SUCCESS
 The will to succeed
 Strong economy
 Accurately identifying occupations in
  demand
 Employer commitment at all levels
 Community-based taskforce
 Trust between partners
 Holistic approach
 Strong communication links
       LESSONS LEARNED

 Involve more than    Corporate
  one company           Sponsor is a
 Career                Partner & a
  development           Customer
  philosophy           Share successes
                       Fight the
                        stereotype on
                        both sides of the
                        equation
              ADAPT:
    ONE SIZE DOES NOT FIT ALL!

 Issues will be unique to each
  community
 Occupational demand will differ
 Multiple employers vs. single employer
 Flexibility-open entry/open-exit format
  based on competency attainment.

								
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