GRCC END: Workforce Pathways

Adult Education and GRLC
The Adult Education English as a Second Language students have no financial resources to transition to job training (David Selmon)

To seek funding for 25 more students to enter into workforce training programs in Prosperity Region 4.

Dean Workforce Development
America's Promise Grant (Parks) (Billy Pink)

Implement the America's Promise Healthcare Pathways Grant to ensure grant outcomes are met and connections with internal and external partners in the healthcare sector participate.

Dean Workforce Development
Non-credit programs in the GRCC catalog and Curriculog (Parks) (Billy Pink)

Set-up non-credit programs in Curriculog so they will appear in the GRCC catalog. This will also allow for some level of automation for students articulating from Job Training or Workforce Training programs into degree seeking programs.

Dean Workforce Development
Review Secondary Application Program Processes (Miller) (Billy Pink)

1. Review and document application processes of current Secondary Application Programs, develop consistent processes across these programs to the extent possible, and use technology wherever possible to increase efficiency. 2. Review and document the secondary application process for Health programs; identify potential process improvements and apply this model to other secondary application programs, including Police Academy, Sheriff's Corrections Academy, and Craft Brewing. Elements to review include: a. Program website b. Automated application form (and other application materials) c. Communications touchpoints with students d. PeopleSoft requirements (service indicators, student groups, etc.) e. Checklist management f. Review of application materials by admissions panels via ImageNow g. Consider impact of Guided Pathways implementation on secondary application programs h. Since the Pathway Degrees are AAs, how would in-service students apply for the Sheriff's Corrections Academy Certificate, given that the standalone certificate is not eligible for financial aid? i. Advocate for the SWD and its secondary application programs with the Guided Pathways Steering Committee

Dean Workforce Development
Support Guided Pathways Implementation (Miller) (Billy Pink)

Continue to represent the SWD on the Guided Pathways (GP) Steering Committee (and any appropriate sub-teams) in order to support full implementation of the pathways model. The goal of the Guided Pathways Initiative (GPI) at GRCC is to help students select, persist in, and successfully complete an academic program in a minimal amount of time, with minimal excess credit accumulation. The focus of the 2016-17 AY was on the identification of ten pathways or meta-majors, and the necessary curriculum revision and alignment. With a planned launch of a Pathways student application for winter 2018, the focus for the SWD for the short-term (completion date, July 1, 2017) will include: 1. Ensure seamless transition in the ability of new students to declare an interest in one of the credit-based secondary application programs prior to orientation 2. Ensure seamless transition in the ability of new students to enroll in non-credit training programs offered at the M-TEC 3. Expand the use of career coaching tools, as well as faculty participation in orientation and advising 4. Coordinate communications and staff training related to Guided Pathways implementation in SWD.

Implement Alumni Insight (Mark Champion) (Donna Kragt)

The purchase of Alumni Insight will assist us in finding employment or follow-up data on our graduates and students that have attended GRCC. The product will assist us in locating where are alumni are working, what jobs they are getting, and what skills and certifications they have. The purchase of the Program Outcomes module will assist us by matching our student records against the Alumni Insight data revealing follow-up information by program. (See accompanying brochure.) The action project will assist users and other stakeholders in obtaining valuable information about our Alumni which can be used for a variety of purposes. (See below.)

Occupation and Disability Support Services
Plan/Execute Occupational Support Event (Sarah Rose)

To build relationships within the School of Workforce Development by envisioning and coordinating a large campus wide event to highlight Occupational Careers, Majors, or Jobs.

Print & Graphics
Present the Student Work Experience Draft to Administration for an option to continue our services in-house and externally. (Danelle Sedore)

Offer online design layout templates for internal and external customers to maintain their branding styles that will seamlessly transition to our online printing services.

Student Employment Services
Student Employee Employability Skills Training Series (Luanne Wedge)

It is our goal over the next several months to develop and offer a series of employability skills training sessions for our student employees. These would include a variety of sessions including communication skills, foundational skills, resume development, phone and email etiquette, etc. Most of these sessions have been identified. We will now focus on curriculum development, learning outcomes and logistics.