Making Sense of all the Umbrellas

Report
Illinois
Career Pathways:
Accelerating
Opportunity
Jennifer K. Foster,
Associate Vice President for Adult Education
and Workforce Development - AO Lead
Brian Durham,
Senior Director for Academic Affairs & Career
and Technical Education - AO Coordinator
Illinois Community College Board
October 8, 2014
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Completion Agenda
"We will provide the support necessary
for you to complete college and meet a
new goal: by 2020, America will once
again have the highest proportion of
college graduates in the world.”
--President Barack Obama,
February 24, 2009
Completion Agenda
– Illinois Governor’s Goal
– P-20 Council Goal
“Our goal: to increase the proportion of adults
in Illinois with high-quality degrees and
credentials to 60% by the year 2025.”
--P-20 Council website
Career Pathways Focused
Adult Education
Career & Technical
Education
Data
Transfer
Workforce
Strategic Vision for
Adult Education
Programs of Study
Complete College
America
GECC Credential
Workforce /
Education Strategic
Plan
Bridge Programs
Pathways to Results
Longitudinal Data
System
ECE Credentialing
Workgroup
Workforce Data
Quality Initiative
Accelerating
Opportunity
Illinois Pathways
Initiative
Performance Funding
Bridging the Gap
Workforce Innovation
Fund
Illinois Career &
Academic
Preparation System
Veteran’s Initiatives
Industry Recognized
Credentials
Dual Credit
Expansion and
Enhancement Grants
WIOA
Adult Education
• Strategic Vision for Adult Education
– Adult Education’s Strategic Plan
– Creating Career Pathways for all Adult Learners
• Bridge Programs
– ABE to CTE programs to prepare students for credit CTE
– Support Services, Contextualized Instruction, Career
Development
– A part of every adult education program in Illinois
• Accelerating Opportunity
– I-Best Model Like
– Integrated Instruction
– Transitions Academy
• Illinois Career & Academic Preparation System
– Illinois Expansion of AO project
– Adult Education/Career & Technical Education Partnership
– Jointly Funded (AEFL & CTE)
AO/ICAPS
• Expanded the use of the model to 25 Colleges
• Expansion of Professional Development
– Transitions Academy
– Beginning, Intermediate, and Advanced Training
• Focusing on how to increase the number of
participants and the credentials
• Marketing Efforts
– Videos
– Compendium of the Programs
• Incentivize integrated and bridge models in
funding formula
Career & Technical Education
• Programs of Study (POS)–
– Articulated Curriculum
– Required by Perkins
– Foundational Piece of a Career Pathway System
• Pathways to Results
– Continuous Quality Improvement Program
– Data Driven / Equity Focused CQI
• Illinois Pathways Initiative
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Programs of Study / Career Pathways Focus
STEM Learning Exchanges
Race to the Top
Pathways to Prosperity Participation
• Veteran’s Initiatives
– Prior Learning Assessment
– Bridge Credentialing
Data and Accountability
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Complete College America (CCA)
– Illinois is a founding member of the CCA Alliance of States
with Illinois education agencies unanimously endorsing the
CCA initiative in early 2010.
– Measuring Completion Progress
Longitudinal Data
– In progress
– Incorporates 6 other state agency data repositories.
Performance Funding
– Policy Lever -- Adult Education part of the metric
– ICCS PBF is a continuous improvement model. It utilizes a
formula that focuses on community colleges competing
only against themselves.
Industry Recognized Credentials
– Long a part of the program applications
– ICCB just beginning to tackle this on the data side
– Integral part of a Career Pathway System
Transfer
• GECC Credential
– ICCB recently passed rules that provides a
credential for completion of general education at
a community college
• Early Childhood Education Credentialing Workgroup
– ICCB and the Governor’s Office working on a
strategy to connect industry credentials to
certificate programs
• Bridging the Gap
– Curriculum Alignment Grants in 23 colleges in FY
2014.
• Dual Credit Expansion and Enhancement Grants
– Designed to increase the number of secondary
students engaging in early college credit models.
– Revised the rules to allow flexibility for Early
College Models.
Workforce
• Workforce Strategic Plan
– A strategic plan for workforce that includes CTE and Adult Education
– Kicking off now
• Workforce Data Quality Initiative (WDQI)
– An initiative aimed at connecting Workforce Data with Longitudinal
Education data through the Longitudinal Data System
• Workforce Innovation Fund (WIF)
– The ICCB is providing a revised manufacturing contextualized
curriculum and professional development to regional WIF partners.
• Workforce Innovation and Opportunity ACT
– Reauthorization of WIA
– Strong Career Pathways Focus
– Focus of the ICCB Workforce Division
Strategic Plan for Workforce Education
• Phase I: Strategic Vision for the System
– Business and Industry
– Adult Education
– Career and Technical Education
– Community Education
• Phase II: Unified Business Strategy
• Partnering with WIA-Title I
• WIOA and the Unified State Plan
Career Pathways Focused
Adult Education
Career & Technical
Education
Data
Transfer
Workforce
Strategic Vision for
Adult Education
Programs of Study
Complete College
America
GECC Credential
Workforce /
Education Strategic
Plan
Bridge Programs
Pathways to Results
Longitudinal Data
System
ECE Credentialing
Workgroup
Workforce Data
Quality Initiative
Accelerating
Opportunity
Illinois Pathways
Initiative
Performance Funding
Bridging the Gap
Workforce Innovation
Fund
Illinois Career &
Academic Pathways
Veteran’s Initiatives
Industry Recognized
Credentials
Dual Credit
Expansion and
Enhancement Grants
WIOA
Career Pathways Focused
Adult Education
Career & Technical
Education
Data
Transfer
Workforce
Strategic Vision for
Adult Education
Programs of Study
Complete College
America
GECC Credential
Workforce /
Education Strategic
Plan
Bridge Programs
Pathways to Results
Longitudinal Data
System
ECE Credentialing
Workgroup
Workforce Data
Quality Initiative
Accelerating
Opportunity
Illinois Pathways
Initiative
Performance Funding
Bridging the Gap
Workforce Innovation
Fund
Illinois Career &
Academic Pathways
Veteran’s Initiatives
Industry Recognized
Credentials
Dual Credit
Expansion and
Enhancement Grants
WIOA
Career Pathways Focused
Adult Education
Career & Technical
Education
Data
Transfer
Workforce
Strategic Vision for
Adult Education
Programs of Study
Complete College
America
GECC Credential
Workforce /
Education Strategic
Plan
Bridge Programs
Pathways to Results
Longitudinal Data
System
ECE Credentialing
Workgroup
Workforce Data
Quality Initiative
Accelerating
Opportunity
Illinois Pathways
Initiative
Performance Funding
Bridging the Gap
Workforce Innovation
Fund
Illinois Career &
Academic Pathways
Veteran’s Initiatives
Industry Recognized
Credentials
Dual Credit
Expansion and
Enhancement Grants
WIOA
AO / ICAPS Accomplishments
• 25 colleges are participating in Illinois’ Integrated
Career and Academic Pathway System/Accelerating
Opportunity (ICAPS/AO
• Over 40 integrated pathways are available to students
• The Transitions Academy is Illinois’ process to scale up
and support ICAPS/AO implementation
• Professional Development and Technical Assistance to
the colleges
• ICAPS/AO Video and Logo
• Internal and External Partnerships
AO / ICAPS Accomplishments
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Local partnerships with business and
industry and local WIA partners
Integrating ICAPS/AO throughout the
college
Internal Policy changes that open
access to academic programs for all
students
Curriculum review and revision to
better meet employer demand
Review of college calendars and
scheduling that better meet student
and work demands
Tuition Waivers
Braided Funding
Team Teaching
Support Classes
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On-going review of curriculum,
support classes, and supportive
services
Student Orientations in to ICAPS/AO
Review of financial aid processes,
including academic and financial
student holds
Breaking downs silos; treating all
students as college students
Use of Transitions’ Specialists/Career
Navigators
Student Cohorts
Student retention, completion, and
employment
Questions? / Answers?

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