H2P Consortium: Transforming Health Career Educational Pathways

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H2P Consortium: Transforming Health
Career Educational Pathways
The Role of the Virtual Career Network
Marianne Krismer Ed.D.
National Director, H2P Consortium
“This workforce solution was funded by a grant awarded under the Trade
Adjustment Assistance Community College and Career Training Grants as
implemented by the U.S. Department of Labor’s Employment and Training
Administration”
The Vision:
“The H2P Consortium will
dramatically improve health
professions training via career
pathways and the development
of core curriculum and core
credentials.”
“Individually we Innovate
Collectively we Transform”
H2P Consortium
Community Colleges:
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Anoka Ramsey Community College – Coon Rapids MN
Ashland Community and Technical College – Ashland KY
City Colleges of Chicago – Chicago IL
Cincinnati State Technical and Community College – OH
El Centro College – Dallas TX
Jefferson Community and Technical College – Louisville, KY
Owens Community College, Toledo OH
Pine Technical College – Pine MN
Texarkana College – Texarkana TX
Partners:
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I-Seek, Minneapolis MN – Technical Assistance
Office of Community College Research and Leadership –
University of Illinois, Champaign-Urbana- Evaluators
National Association of Workforce Boards
National Network of Two Year Health Programs
Teaching Institute for Excellence in STEM – Technical
Assistance
“Individually we Innovate, Collectively we
Transform”
Why H2P Matters:
Current Community College
Pathway Model:
H2P Health Career
Pathway Model:
Smooth student transport to
employment destination…
The 8 H2P Strategies - Building
Blocks to Reform Healthcare Training
1. Prior Learning Assessment and Career Guidance
2. Contextualized Education
3. Competency-based Core Curriculum
4. Industry Recognized Stackable Credentials
5. Enhanced Retention Support
6. Training programs for Incumbent Health Professions
Workers
7. Enhanced Data and Accountability Systems
8. Galvanizing a National Movement to Improve Health
Professions Training
Improving Student Outcomes
VCN Traffic for 9
H2P Colleges
since 2012:
Averages 3000+
hits per month
Prior Learning Assessment and Career Guidance
 Virtual Career Network
 Work keys, Fit and Talent
 Pre-Assessment Tutoring
Enhanced Retention Support
Since October 1,
2014, 88% of
H2P Participants
retained….
Exceeding goal
of 80%
 Intrusive Advising
 Text Messaging
H2P Colleges
VCN Implementation
 Year 1:
 VCN 101 for staff and students
 Marketing
 Year 2:
 Implementation
 Onboarding participants
 Year 3-4:
 Focus on retraining student success advisors to
become career coaches
 Retraining on VCN using job placement tools
Virtual Career Network – Important Pathway Tool
 Career Exploration
 Extensive career data synthesis
 Local projection of employment opportunity
 Program requirements
 Assessment /Refresher
 PLA Portfolio Tool
 Basic Skills Refresher
 Essential Skills
 Science: Biology, Chemistry, A&P
 Technology Basics
 Medical Terminology
 Health IT
 Job Search
 Links to major job search engines
 Interview prep
H2P Colleges
Implementing the Pathway Model
 ACT Work Keys Assessments, including National
Career Readiness Certificate (NCRC). Nationally
recognized, evidenced based portable credential.
 NCRC – over 3,000 credentials earned by
participants with silver being predominant.
 Intrusive Academic Advising, Preadmission, program
of study and employment support and services.
 Over 5700 new students served since Spring 12.
 Prior Learning Assessments completed with
participants.
 363 students granted 1223.5 credit hours,
representing @400 classes avoided as of
12/21/13
The H2P Health Career Training Transformation
From: Education Silos based upon
Courses and Curriculum
To: Meaningful Programs
of Study identified and
validated by the Workforce
Community  Leading to
high demand Health Care
Jobs
Questions?
For more information:
[email protected]
NN2 Website: www.nn2.org
“Individually we Innovate
Collectively we Transform”

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