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Montgomery College, MD and India
Team to Address
21st Century Workforce Needs
Innovations 2012 Conference
Philadelphia, PA
March 4, 2012
Dr. DeRionne Pollard, President
Dr. Sanjay Rai, Vice President & Provost
Ms. Margaret Latimer, Associate Dean
Accessible, Affordable Postsecondary Education
with Workforce Development Focus:
A Global Imperative
• Educated and skilled workers drive the
knowledge-based economy and social
development world-wide.
• Educated workforces are agile and respond
effectively to challenges and opportunities
• Educated and employed societies are more
prosperous and stable.
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Globalization is erasing boundaries
• Recent economic events have reverberated world wide.
• Global emphasis on innovation, technology, efficiency,
agility and collaboration demands a trained workforce.
• Indian citizens - the largest skilled migrant group in the U.S.
• Growing numbers of Americans are finding jobs in India.
• Obama-Singh 21st Century Knowledge Initiative (OSI)
recognized the importance of fostering institutional
partnerships in education.
• Education is a natural platform for bilateral ties between
the two most relevant democracies of the world.
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Transforming Boundaries:
USIEF/Fulbright-Montgomery College
Collaboration
A professional development exchange project Inspired by: Common concerns and
commitment to workforce development by
providing access to relevant education and
training
Funded by: Bureau South Central Asia Affairs, U. S.
Department of State and Jindal Power and Steel
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The Outlook in the U. S.
“Education is the economic issue of our time.” -Obama
• The Completion Agenda:
– 5 million more community college graduates by 2020
• By 2018
– 46.8 million openings
– 13.8 million brand-new jobs
– 33 million “replacement jobs,” positions vacated by
workers who have retired or permanently left their
occupations
• 63 % will require at least some college education.
• 33 % will require a Bachelor’s degree or better.
• 30 % will require some college or an Associate’s degree.
(Carnevale, Smith, Strohl – Georgetown Univerisy Center on Education and the Workforce, 2010)
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The Outlook in India
India has set a target of training 500 million skilled workers by 2020.
-P.C. Chaturvedi, Secretary Labour and Employment
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Build 50,000 new training institutes
Build 10,000 community colleges
Build 1,000 new universities
Hire 1,000,000 faculty
Increase college enrollment from 13 million to
40 million
• Double India's 15% Gross Enrollment Ratio
(GER)
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Issues and Challenges in India and the U.S.
• Access
• Recruiting and retaining
low-income, academically
underprepared students
• Student services,
especially for nontraditional students
• Completion/ Success
• Articulation
• Transfer
• Standards
• Currency of curriculum in
dynamic fields
• Accreditation
• Funding
• Public-private
partnerships
• Alignment with workforce
needs
• Governance
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Common Issues – Different Magnitude
United States
315 million people
Median age: 36.9
82% urban
Literacy rate: 99%
School life: 16 years
India
1,198 million people
Median age: 26.2
30% urban
Literacy rate: 63%
School life: 10 years
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Montgomery College – a model for India
• Occupationally focused courses and programs
leading to industry credential and/or
Associate’s degree: Career Paths and Transfer
• Supports local and regional workforce needs
• Strong industry partnerships
– Alignment with industry needs
– Involvement in curriculum development
• Faculty with industry experience
• Use of technology
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Montgomery College – a model for India
• Integration of college curriculum
– Remove the credit and non-credit barrier
– Adult basic education and credit gen ed
• Partnerships with secondary and transfer
institutions
– integrate career and occupational counseling
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Accessible
Affordable
Student services
Job placement upon program completion
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U.S. State Department Interest in Higher
Education
• Department of State provides support for
international higher education initiatives such as
the well-known Fulbright Program
• Montgomery College was awarded $195,000 to
– coordinate a national community college
symposium in Delhi
– develop a student and faculty exchange
program
– create a program to promote faculty
development
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Why Community Colleges?
Why Montgomery College?
Why India?
• History of Montgomery College and India partnership
• Raise awareness of faculty, students and staff:
– US Companies hiring employees who are globally aware
and competent to serve clients in India, Brazil, and China
• Impact of globalization and technology on Community College
System and their evolution
• Impact and success of India in developing an accessible and
affordable post-secondary model of education based on US
Community College System
– Post-American Community College Model
• Passport to India Initiative
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Passport to India
• Goal: Expand the number of American students
studying in India from 3,800/year to 15,000
• Focus:
– Service-learning,
– Business and Science & Technology internships
– Increased internship opportunities in India for
Community College students.
• Two links for more information:
• Website: www.state.gov/passport2india
• Facebook page: www.facebook.com/pass2india
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Transforming Boundaries:
USIEF/Fulbright-Montgomery College Collaboration
Phase I – March 2011
• 20 member delegation traveled to India
• 2-day Symposium in New Delhi
• Site visits to 3 post-secondary educational institutions
Phase II – September 2011
• 9 member Indian faculty delegation traveled to Maryland
• 1-week focused on workforce training
Phase III – Summer and Fall 2012
• Train-the-trainer workshop and curriculum development
• Symposium in New Delhi
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Phase I – U.S. Delegation
Montgomery College Administrators
• Dr. DeRionne Pollard, President
• Dr. Sanjay Rai, Vice-President and Provost and
Grant PI
• Dean Ed Roberts, Applied Technologies and
Technical Education
• Associate Dean Margaret Latimer, Instructional
Programs
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Montgomery College Faculty
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Prof. Debra Anderson, Automotive Technology
Prof. Aggie Harrell, Student Development
Prof. John Hamman, Math
Dr. Lori Kelman, Biotechnology
Dr. Rita Kranidis, English
Prof. Joan Naake, English
Prof. Mario Parcan, Chair, Applied Technologies
Prof. John Phillips, Building and Construction
Technology
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Montgomery College Staff
• Ms. Miriam Carter*, Project Manager and
Assistant to the Deans; Grant Administrator
• Ms. Elizabeth Homan, Assoc. Communication
Director
• Ms. Andrea Lucido, Administrative Support
Specialist and Staff Senate Representative
*As of August 1, 2011 Director, O. P. Jindal Community College
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Governance, Industry, and
National Education Leaders
• Mr. Stephen Kaufman, Board of Trustees
• Dr. Sunita Cooke,President, Grossmont
College
• Dr. Richard Haney, VP, College of Lake
County
• Dr. Niall Carolan, Associate Director of
Technical Services at Human Genome
Sciences
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National Symposium on
21st Century Community Colleges:
Strengthening Workforce Development in India
for the Global Economy
March 14-15, 2011
The Claridges, New Delhi
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Symposium: Distinguished Speakers and Participants
•Members of Parliament
–Honorable Oscar Fernandez, Chair, Committee on
Human Resources Development
–Honorable Naveen Jindal, Executive Vice Chair and and
Managing Director, Jindal Steel & Power
• United States Ambassador to India
–Honorable Timothy Roemer
• U.S. Department of State
–Dr. Molly Teas, Bureau of South Central Asian Affairs
• U. S. Department of Education
–Mr. Charles Rose
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Leaders From Government, Industry, NGOs
• Jindal Steel and Power
– Dr. Sanjeev Sahni, Director – Education
– Dr. B.K. Sthapak Principal Director of the O.P. Jindal
Institute of Technology
– Dr. Vimal Dimri, Director, Directorate of Training and
Technical Education
• Wadhwani Foundation
– Dr. Ajay Kela
• Government
– Dr. Francis Julian, is a Senior Advocate in the Supreme
Court of India
– R.K. Chugh, Deputy Director General, Ministry of Labor
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Welcoming Remarks
Secretary of State Hillary Clinton
Secretary of Education Arne Duncan
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Day One: The US Community College Model:
Past, Present and Future
Presentations
• Analysis of the American Community College
• Innovative Partnerships and Resource Considerations
• Community College Role in Workforce and Economic
Development
• Applied Technologies:
–From Curriculum Development and Practical Training to
Qualified Workers with Industry Aligned Skills
• Underprepared Students: Math, Reading, English
– Developmental Math Using Technology
• Jindal Educational Initiatives
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Day Two: Workforce Training Business Speaks
Presentations
• Role of Community College Trustees
• Jobs Skills Training in India
• A Case Study of Montgomery College: Growing a $2.36
Billion in Revenue Biotech Workforce
• Business Roundtable: Looking Forward to 2020: Business
Leaders from India Speak on Workforce Needs,
Opportunities, and Challenges
• Leveraging Partnerships to Maximize Impact
• Next Steps for Implementing Sustainable Change:
What would success look like?
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Symposium Take Away: Shift the Paradigm
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Create a culture of respect for skilled workers
Reform curriculum to be current, relevant, and engaging
Establish reliable funding sources
Forge strong industry partnerships
Require industry or practical training and professional
development for faculty
• Establish national certification and accreditation
standards
• Develop and implement an action plan – URGENT!
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Site Visits to Participating
Post-Secondary Institutions in India
• Public and Private Institutors
• Geographically diverse region
• Industrial Training Institute (ITI)
Umri, Haryana
• Guru Gobind Singh Polytechnic
Cheeka, Haryana
• O.P Jindal Community College
Raigrah, Chhattisgarh
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Haryana and Chhattisgarh
3 Institutions
in 2 states
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www.nationsonline.org
Shift the Paradigm:
Focus on 8 Areas of Opportunity
• Partnerships with industry
• Framework to define the role of national and
local governments
• Faculty development
• Program and curriculum development
• Pedagogy and education for innovation
• Student development
• Reaching marginal populations
• Attitude and culture
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Transforming Boundaries: Phase II
USIEF/Fulbright-Montgomery College Collaboration
September 2011
• 9 faculty representing 3 partner schools visit
Montgomery College
• Comprehensive (exhausting, exhilarating) week
– Three Campuses
– Student Services
– Academic Programs
– Career Programs
– The Arts
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Phase II – Transforming Boundaries
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What happens when Technical Institute Faculty
Meet the Arts? Magic!
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Dinner hosted by Dean Joan Naake
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Phase III: Proposed
• Offer train-the-trainer workshop in
automotive technology for faculty in India
• Develop curriculum and instructional
materials in conjunction with faculty in India
• Attend follow-up seminar, Fall 2012, in Delhi.
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Subsequent activities at MC
• June 2010 – Hosted Dr. Ajay Kela, President
and CEO of the Wadhwani Foundation
• Proposed MOU between Montgomery
College, Jindal Education, and Wadhwani
Foundation
– Development of
• Curriculum targeting market-demand vocational
occupations
• Train-the-Trainer programs
• Educational materials
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Subsequent activities in D. C. and MC
• October 2011 – U. S. - India Higher Ed Summit
• Invitees:
– President DeRionne Pollard
– Vice-President and Provost Dr. Sanjay Rai
• Montgomery College hosts pre-summit study-tour prior
to Summit
– Chief Science Office program
– Development of industry
– Biotechnology,
– Cybersecurity
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Subsequent activities at MC
• October 2011 - Fulbright‐Nehru International Education
Administrator Seminar
• Faculty and administrators from Indian universities
engage Montgomery College counterparts to better
understand the flexibility and diversity of the American
community college.
• Student panelists share the student experience.
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Subsequent activities in India
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November 2011 – Maryland Trade Mission to India
Dr. Pollard and Dr. Rai join Governor Martin O’Malley
100 business and education leaders
Build trade and economic partnerships
Reflection from Dr. Pollard:
– The focus is “on those industries that are increasingly
essential in this emerging market: biotechnology, life
sciences, and technology. India has redefined its
economic future by strategically placing itself in the
middle of the knowledge economy, harnessing its
entrepreneurial spirit and embracing the talents of its
growing workforce.”
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Where do we go from here?
• Community Colleges in India – a new model?
• OP Jindal fast-tracking community colleges in
India
• MOU signed with Wadhwani and Jindal on the
Creation of Center fro Excellence for
Vocational Faculty Development
• Role for Montgomery College
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Montgomery College – Jindal Education –
Wadhwani Foundation Partnership
Framework for Collaborating on Facilitating Community College
Education Models in India Montgomery College, MD
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OP Jindal Community College
Five community colleges and four adopted ITIs:
Angul and Barbil (+1 ITI), State of Odisha
Raigarh (+3 ITIs), State of Chhattisgarh
Godda and Patratu, State of Jharkhand
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Questions & Answers
-Thank you - Dhanyavad Innovations 2012 Conference
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March 4, 2012
Dr. DeRionne Pollard, President
Dr. Sanjay Rai, Vice President & Provost, Germantown
Ms. Margaret Latimer, Associate Dean, Germantown
India Initiatives at Montgomery College:
http://cms.montgomerycollege.edu/EDU/Department.aspx?id=25956
Presentation available at:
http://cms.montgomerycollege.edu/vicepresidentandprovostgt/

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