Tech Prep A leading Dual-Credit program for high school students, . . . and a best kept SECRET! What is Tech Prep? A dual credit program • Students earn college credit while in high school −Without leaving their high school −In vocational classes • Head start on college and career pathway What is Tech Prep? The definition of Tech Prep: • Leads to an associate degree or certificate • Provides technical preparation in a career and technical education program • Builds student competence in mathematics, science, and communication (including applied academics) • Leads to placement in employment 22 Tech Prep Consortiums Tech Prep Partnerships •Community and Technical Colleges •Universities •School Districts •Business and Labor •Community •Unique!!!! Secondary / Post secondary / Workforce State Statistics – Number of Students earning College Tech Prep credits 16,000 14,000 12,000 10,000 8,000 6,000 4,000 2,000 0 1999- 2000- 2001- 2002- 2003- 2004- 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 Students State Statistics – Number of College Tech Prep credits earned 90,000 80,000 70,000 60,000 50,000 40,000 30,000 20,000 10,000 0 1999- 2000- 2001- 2002- 2003- 2004- 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 Credits Earned Positive Impacts 2004-05 Statistics • Families saved $5.0 million in tuition - if they had paid for these college credits at a CTC • Taxpayers saved $8.1million in state- supported education - if these credits were earned by enrolling in the classes at a CTC • Total savings of $13.1 million • Federally funded for $1.9 million Benefits . . . Advantages for all students – Direct college credit transcript – Credits may be applied toward professional-technical degree or certificate – College credit on resume helps students stand out – Students entering military may be eligible for promotion and pay raise – Students and parents save time and money – Possible priority registration at college awarding credit – Credits may be used in a variety of ways – Not exclusive of other dual credit programs Articulation Agreements Tech Prep Articulation Agreements – Use a common set of competencies – Designed to eliminate duplication in high school and college courses – Enable students to earn college credit Articulation Agreements A combined secondary and post- secondary program that provides a seamless educational pathway. 2 + 2 High School Post-Secondary usually community or technical college or apprenticeship Articulation Agreements A combined secondary and post- secondary program that provides a seamless educational pathway. 2 + 2 + 2 High Post- 4-yr School Secondary College or University Competitive Edge Students enrolling in a sequence of courses and continuing on in the same program at the college level to achieve a certificate or Associate degree have a competitive edge in the workforce Ford Foundation Project: “Bridges to Opportunity – Postsecondary Access and Success for Low-Income Students David Prince, Senior Research Manager, SBCTC • The Bridges project provides ways to identify policy goals to increase education attainment and workforce success for CTC students. • The Bridges project is helping us learn how best to serve low income students, in particular working age adults. • The results are applicable to all students. Economic attainment •Students who complete short custom training to get a job (but attain less than 1 year of college credit) earn $3,800 less per year than those who have credential + 1 year of college credit … $6,800 less per year if they started from basic skills. •1 year of college level credits plus a credential is the tipping point for students needing to find career pathways. •Jobs that need 1 year college level credit + credential are among those in greatest demand. More Options . . . ? Dual Goals • For technical degree graduates • Employers want both theory and practice – Resulting in many more technical degree transfers http://www.sbctc.ctc.edu/transfer/applied.asp What About Transfer? Current Transfer for Technical Degree Grads – 10% of Grads RN Info Tech Engineer & Elec. Tech Allied Health Acct & Mid Mngt. Para Pro (Ed, Social, Legal) Public Safety 0 20 40 60 80 100 120 140 160 Plus 100 transfers from all other technical fields combined AAS-T Degree Applied Baccalaureates • Colleges pilots selected based on: • Analysis of gaps in service delivery • Capacity • Student & employer demand for programs • The baccalaureate pilots and university centers bring education to people where they need it. • People are able to come and to finish what they started. Summary . . . • Tech Prep is a cooperative effort • Tech prep offers savings • Tech Prep provides options for high school students – College credits – Verified work skills •Questions??? Tech Prep is the AP of CTE!