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					                                                                                                     MUS Strategic Plan
                                                    Workforce Development
                                  Goal Statement  
Goal 2:                       Increase responsiveness to workforce development needs by expanding and 
Workforce & Economic
                              developing programs in high demand fields in the state 
Development
                               
                                Objective 2.1.1 
                                Increase employer satisfaction with graduates 
System Initiatives:            
                              Metric 2.1.1 
 Perkins: Promote            This metric is measured at the program level within each two‐year institution. 
  preparation for and entry   Program‐level employer satisfaction surveys results are located: 
  into high-wage, high-       http://mus.edu/data/employer_satisfaction.asp 
  demand careers, with         
  particular emphasis on      Objective 2.1.2 
  under-represented           Increase degrees and certificates awarded in high‐demand occupational fields 
  demographics, by             
  building strong             Metric 2.1.2 
  career/technical                                                                Healthcare Degrees & Certificates Awarded
  education programs in                                                                                                                                                               goals
  K-12 school districts,          Degrees                                         1994-95 1999-00 2004-05 2005-06 2006-07 2007-08 2008-09 2009-10
  two-year colleges, and          2-year degrees & certs.                             288                313                482            517         598      515      609           740
  community-based                 4-year degrees & above                              337                278                327            394         367      387      401           450
  organizations.                  Total                                               625                591                809            911         965      902     1010          1190
                                  s o u rc e : IP EDS Co mp le tio n s S u rve y; no te : d a ta in c lu d e c o mmu n ity c o lle g e s
                                                                                                                                                                                               
 Tech Prep: In                
  collaboration with OPI,                                              Construction-related Degrees & Certificates Awarded
  K-12 school districts,                                                                                                                                                              goals
  two-year colleges, and          Degrees                                          1994-95 1999-00 2004-05 2005-06 2006-07 2007-08 2008-09 2009-10
  business and industry,          2-year degrees & certs.                              151                201                212           188         202      250         262       249
  develop and promote             4-year degrees & above                               177                177                170           162         137      146         155       177
  sequential curriculum           Total                                                328                378                382           350         339      396         417       426
  providing high school           s ou rc e : IP EDS Co mple tio n s S u rve y; n o te : d a ta in c lud e c o mmu n ity c o lle g e s
                                                                                                                                                                                               
  students with a clear,       
  non-duplicative pathway     Objective 2.1.3 
  from high school to two-
                              Increase job placement rates 
  year colleges and/or         
  careers.                    Metric 2.1.3 
                                                                  Percentage of Resident Graduates Entering MT's Workforce
                                                                           2008-09 Graduates Employed Within One Year of Graduation
                                    90%
                                    80%
                                    70%                     80%                            83%
                                    60%                                                                                  73%                     76%
                                                                                                                                                                64%                58%
                                    50%
                                    40%
                                    30%
                                    20%
                                    10%
                                     0%
                                                   Certificate of                    Associate                  Baccalaureate               Masters             First             Doctoral
                                                    Applied Sci                       Degree                       Degree                   Degree           Professional         Degree
                                                                                                                                                                                               

                                                  In 2009, 74% of resident students graduating from the MUS found employment in 
                                                   Montana within one year of graduation, up from 72% in 2007. 


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                                                                                MUS Strategic Plan
                                                Workforce Development
                                                                                          (Continued) 
                                                                                                 
                                   Goal Statement  
Goal 2:                        Increase responsiveness to workforce development needs by expanding and 
Workforce & Economic           developing programs in high demand fields in the state 
Development                     
                                 Objective 2.1.4 
System Initiatives:              Increase the number of certificates and degrees conferred in 2‐year programs 
                                  
 Montana Career                 Metric 2.1.4 
  Information System: In          
  collaboration with the                                   Associate Degrees Conferred
  Student Assistance                                  Associate of Applied Science, Associate of Arts, & Associate of Science
  Foundation, OPI, and the                                                                                               goal
  Department of Labor,              Institutional Type 2000-             2001- 2002- 2003- 2004- 2005- 2006- 2007- 2008- 2009-
  raise career awareness                                01                02    03    04    05    06    07    08    09    10
  and promote                       Colleges of
                                                        674               687       764       800      772    782    837    832    883
  career/technical                  Technology1
  education for both                Community
  traditional and                                       392               408       448       511      523    497    345    355    368
                                    Colleges
  nontraditional students           Integrated 2-year
  through a dynamic,                                    145               148       188       175      166    148    139    122    129
                                    Programs2
  online program depicting          Total              1211              1243      1400       1486     1461   1427   1321   1309   1380   1570
  job opportunities in              % Change (annual) -2%                 3%       13%         6%      -2%    -2%    -7%    -1%     5%
  Montana, assessing skills
  and interest, and
  providing curriculum                                                            Certificates Conferred
  counseling.                                                                   Certificates of Applied Science
                                                                                                                         goal
                                    Institutional Type 2000-             2001- 2002- 2003- 2004- 2005- 2006- 2007- 2008- 2009-
 Two-Year College
                                                        01                02    03    04    05    06    07    08    09    10
  Initiative: Promote
                                    Colleges of
  two-year education as a                               168               127       140       122      138    167    266    281    311
                                    Technology1
  cost-effective, high-
                                    Community
  quality portal to high-                               18                 20        36       132       54    107    49     64     72
                                    Colleges
  demand, high-wage
  careers by establishing           Integrated 2-year
                                                                 -          -         -            -    -      2      6      9      8
  regional workforce                Programs2
  response teams                    Total                      186        147       176       254       192   276    321    354    391    304
  comprised of business             % Change (annual)         -32%       -21%       20%       44%      -24%   44%    16%    10%    10%
  and industry leaders,             Notes
  economic development              1) includes as s ociate degrees conferred at MT Tech & MS UB
                                    2) UM-Wes tern & MS U-Northern
  organizations, K-12               s ource: IP EDS Completions S urvey
                                                                                                                                                  
  school districts and local
  two-year colleges.




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