College Community Connections - Summit 1-8-08

Report
College and Career
Readiness Conference
Leadership Summit
Worcester Public Schools
College of the Holy Cross
Tuesday, January 8, 2008
“College Community Connections
As Part of a Comprehensive Strategy
For College and Career Development”
‘Business, Education and
Community Partnerships’
School
Home
Community
Worcester Public Schools
Conference Goals
• Increase low income, struggling and firstgeneration students for college readiness
• Dramatically improve the alignment and
expectations between high school and higher
education to increase degree attainment and
career opportunities for graduates
• Strengthen regional secondary, postsecondary
and workforce partnerships to improve
outcomes for all youth
Guiding Principles:
Enlightened Self Interest
Rigor, Relevance,
Relationships
Carnegie Schools for a New Society
Secondary School Reform
Key Change Areas
Professional
Culture
And Learning
Small Learning
Communities
Youth
Development
Curriculum,
Teaching, and
Assessment
Family and
Community
District Perspective
Business, Education & Community Partnership Activities Areas of Need
“This is a listing of the elements of
business, education, and community partnerships”
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Public Relations Support, Graphic
Design, Production for SLC/WPS
Student Internships
Mentoring
Industry-standard
Equipment/Supplies
Student Summer Employment
Strong Postsecondary
Partnerships
Site Visits/Field Trips
Career Fairs/Guest Speakers
Peer Mentoring
Homework Centers
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School Business Anchor Partners
Financial Support
Company-sponsored Student
Programs and Special Events
Membership on SLC Site
Councils/Advisory Committees
Host Professional Development &
Training for Teachers
Company-sponsored Teacher
Externships
Review of SLC Curriculum for
Standards
Gallery, Exhibition, Performance
Space
Dual Enrollment
Each Small Learning Community Will Have a Core:
Business Partner
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Public Relations
School Business Anchor Partners
Financial Support
Public Relations Support, Graphic Design, Production for SLC/WPS
Company-sponsored Student Programs and Special Events
Membership on Site Councils/Advisory Committees
Host Professional Development & Training for Teachers
Company-sponsored Teacher Externships
Review of SLC Curriculum for Standards
Industry-standard Equipment/Supplies
Student Summer Employment
Student Internships
Mentoring
Gallery, Exhibition, Performance Space
Each Small Learning Community Will Have a Core:
Higher Education Partner
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Avid
“Junior Achievement” JA Academies
Work Study
Site Visits/Field Trips
Review of SLC Curriculum for Standards
Career Fairs/Guest Speakers
College Advising/Counseling
Peer Mentoring
Homework Centers
Dual Enrollment
Gallery, Exhibition, Performance Space
Strong Postsecondary Partnerships
Membership on Site Councils/Advisory Committees
Host Professional Development & Training for Teachers
Each Small Learning Community Will Have a Core:
Community Partner
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Mentoring
Tutoring
Community Service
After School Programs
Peer Mentoring
Financial Support
Membership on Site Councils/Advisory
Committees
• Homework Centers
Collaborations with:
Community
Colleges
Business & Industry
Jobs for Bay State
Graduates
Regional
Employment Board
US First Robotics
Colleges of the
Worcester Consortium
Talent Search
Tech Prep Consortium
Building Brighter
Futures
Parents
DOE
Worcester Education Development Foundation
Worcester Schools engaged
in Connecting Activities
• Burncoat High School
• Doherty Memorial High
School
• North High School
• South High Community
School
• Worcester Technical High
School
• Claremont Academy
• Gerald Creamer Center
• Worcester Alternative School
• University Park Campus
School
• Woodward Day School
Worcester Public Schools
High School
District Enrollment
2007-2008
6,960 students
Junior Achievement
JA Academy
• JA Academy was developed in the spring of 2007 in
response to the need for an after school – mentoring
program for local high school students that combines
Junior Achievement quality financial literacy and
workforce awareness programs with college access
skills and preparation. Unlike traditional Junior
Achievement programs that are offered in a public high
school or youth agency setting, the JA Academy model
distinguishes itself by taking advantage of its location on
college campuses, incorporating college volunteers and
business professionals in the learning process. The
unique pairings of undergraduates and corporative
leaders, coupled with the learning experiences that are
available on college campuses expose students to
valuable post secondary educational and career options.
The JA Academy model has been nationally recognized
by JA Worldwide as the 2007 recipient of the prestigious
MetLife Entrepreneurial Award and the Collaboration
Award.
Present WPS JA Academies
• Burncoat High School, Hanover Insurance, Assumption College
• Doherty High School, UPS and Anna Maria College
• North High School, Holy Cross College, Business Partner (TBD)
• South High School, EBS Foran Company, Worcester State
College
• Worcester Technical High School, Stonebridge Company,
Quinsigamond Community College
Career Passport
The STC coordinator worked with the designated
representatives in each school to compile the
information needed for the Career Passports.
Each school representative collected and
reviewed the awards, certificates, and volunteer
information for each student’s Career Passport.
A total of 300 Career Passports were completed
by students in the Class of 2007.
Career Fairs
 To empower students by increasing career
awareness, career fairs were held throughout the
2006-07 school year.
 Over 2,000 students participated in career fairs
in 2006-07.
 Speakers included over one hundred (100)
community professionals.
Internships
During the school year 2006-07, approximately
four hundred students (400) were placed in
internships throughout Worcester County.
College Community Connection/
Summer Work & Learning
Program
• Personnel and Teacher Training
• Student Recruitment
• College and Community Site Recruitment
Sites Recruited for Academics and
Internships by the STC
Coordinator:
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Assumption College
Clark University
WPI
College of the Holy Cross
Worcester State College
Quinsigamond Community
College
• Becker College
• WPS
• Mass College of Pharmacy and
Health Sciences
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U Mass Memorial Hospital
U Mass Medical School
City of Worcester
NE Dream Center
WCCA – TV13
Worcester Youth Center
Plumley Village
SW Neighborhood Center
YWCA
College and Career Readiness
CCC Tasks
• Work Based Learning
Plans
• Career Passports
• JA Success Skills
• Academic Coordination
• Professional Development
• Site Development and
Preparation
• Career Development Plans
• Central Mass Regional
Employment Board-Work
Force Central – One Stop
• WPS Nutrition
Department
• Transportation
• Materials and Supplies
• Student Recruitment and
Placement
• Budget and Financial
Planning
Turning Internships into Paid
Summer Jobs
• Program at U Mass Memorial Hospital
Expanded to 50 paid summer jobs
• Coordinator works with U Mass Memorial
Hospital Human Resources Department to
ensure that students and job placements
are compatible.
Work Plus Program
• 400+ students enroll in the Summer Work
Plus Program
• Student identifies own summer
employment
• Upon completion of the Work Plus
Competency Handbook, the student has
the opportunity to earn one elective credit
Worcester Police Youth Summit
Attended by 500+ students & their families
Held at the Boys and Girls Club
70 booths, tee sheets, college/community/family resources
QCC Career Information Night
Regional Event Attended By Over 100 Students
and Their Families
Health Awareness Career Days
DOE Sponsored
Career Construction Day, May 2007
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Laborer’s Training Center, Hopkinton,
MA
Regional Participants under
coordination of Worcester:
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Auburn High School
Bay Path Regional High School
Clinton High School
Millbury High School
Claremont Academy
Worcester Technical High School
Burncoat High School
Doherty High School
North High School
South High School
Wachusett Regional High School
Approximately 10 students from each
school
The Department of Labor, together
with the Skilled Trades Coalition, is
working to educate young people and
transitioning workers about the jobs
that are available in the skilled trades,
and how to get started in the industry.
Worcester Public Schools Small Learning Communities
Doherty High School
Increase the Support
Engineering Academy
Engineering Pipeline
Manufacturing Assistance Center
WPI
QCC
Intel
YMCA Minority Achievers
Need to Develop
Post Secondary Articulation Agreements
Membership in SLC Advisory/Site Council
Business Partnerships
Special Program Support
First Robotics Competitions
Engineering Coops/Internships
Worcester Public Schools Small Learning Communities
South High School
Increase the Support
Need to Develop
Business Partners
Worcester Art Museum
Technology Support
Worcester Center for Crafts
Industry-supported Teacher
United Caucasians, Asians, Latinos, and
Professional Development
Academy of Arts and Humanities
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African Americans
Information Technology Academy
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Worcester State College
QCC
Clark University
Academy of Education, Service, and
Government
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Audubon Society
Worcester Historical Society
Election Commission
Webster Square Business Association
Girls, Inc.
Anchor Business Partner
 Technology Support
 Internships
 Industry-supported Professional Development
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Anchor Business Partner
 Technology Support
 Industry-supported Professional Development
 Internships
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Worcester Public Schools Small Learning Communities
New Worcester Technical High School
Increase the Support
Alden Design and Engineering
Academy
Construction Academy
Information Technology and
Business Services Academy
Allied Health and Human
Services Academy
Need to Develop
 Mentoring
 Postsecondary Partners
 Advisory Board Participation for
New and Emerging Technologies
 Community Partners
 Scholarships and Dual Enrollment
 Industry Participation in New and
Emerging Technologies
 Biomedical
 Engineering
What is your vision and…
How can your educational system support the conference goals to:
•Increase low income, struggling and first-generation students for college readiness
•Dramatically improve the alignment and expectations between
high school and higher education to increase
degree attainment and career opportunities for graduates
•Strengthen regional secondary, postsecondary and workforce partnerships
to improve outcomes for all youth
What is your strategy for developing and linking
a system for:
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Business Partners
Higher Education Partners
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Legislators
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Educators
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Parents
For more information, please contact:
Dennis C. Ferrante, District Director
Adult, Continuing, CVTE and Community Education
Business and Community Partnerships, Worcester Public Schools
[email protected]

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