7 Annual STEM Conference at East

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7
th

Annual STEM
Conference at East
Tennessee State
University


May 28 & 29, 2013

Millennium Centre

Johnson City, Tennessee



Bridging the Gap:





The Pivotal Role of Community Colleges and Career and
Technical Centers in STEM Education




Panel Discussion

Dean Blevins, Director

(423) 543
-
0070

Dean.blevins@ttcelizabethton.edu

TTC Programs


Automotive Technology


Business Systems Technology


Computer Information Technology


Diesel Powered Equipment Technology


Electricity & Electronics


HVAC/Refrigeration


Millwright Skills


Pipefitting & Plumbing


Practical Nursing


TTC Programs
(cont.)


Certified Nursing Assistant


Welding


TBR On
-
Line Degree Programs (RODP)


Dietary Manager


Food Safety


Nutrition


BST


Career Skills


OSHA


Healthcare


Dosage Calc, Dementia Care, Med Term and Electronic Health
Records


Dual Enrollment Opportunities

(traditional on
-
ground and on
-
line offerings to H S students)


Carter County, Elizabethton City, Sullivan County
& Johnson County Schools


Partnering with the Niswonger Foundation IC3
Grant to expand to 16 upper east Tennessee
School Systems


CNA


Health Sciences


LPN Trends & Issues


Dosage Calculations for Nurses


Medical Terminology


Dual Enrollment
(cont.)


Culinary Arts Courses (
TTC Dietary Management Program
)


Management of Foodservice


Sanitation & Food Safety


Business Systems Technology Courses


Computer Information Systems Courses


Career and Technical Education Courses


Career Skills


Work Habits, Communication Skills, Workplace Effectiveness,
Business Etiquette & Job Search


Welding


Applied Technology (hybrid on
-
line & on
-
ground)


Thermodynamics, Fluid Mechanics, Electro
-
mechanics & Mechanics



Work Keys

Career Readiness Certificates (CRC)





Taught within the Technology Foundations Program


Locating Information


Reading and Writing (Technical Focus)


Mathematics


Applied Technology



Bronze, Silver, Gold and Platinum Levels of Completion



Applied Technology



Instructional Areas


Thermodynamics


Fluid Mechanics


Electro
-
Mechanics


Mechanics


Traditional On
-
Ground and On
-
Line for Adult Students


Traditional On
-
Ground, On
-
Line for Dual Enrolled and Hybrid for high
school students


Dual Credit


both H.S. & TTC


Additional Credit at ETSU toward a BS in Engineering Technology


High School students must complete an assessment at ETSU for course
ENTC 2310


Electrical Principles (4 credit hours
)


A 30 minute Introductory Course offered to the STEM Academy

for
6
th
, 7
th

& 8
th

grades

Eastman
Chemical Company

Field Mechanic Training Program


Welding, Millwright and Pipefitting & Plumbing Skill Sets



Includes
CRC


Gold and/or Platinum Level


Locating Information, Reading & Writing, Mathematics and
Applied Technology



Upon Completion of TTC Training Program, ECC places a
student in Trainee Assignment (co
-
op) for 1 Year



ECC Gives the Student a “First Look” for Permanent Hire Status


STEM Talent Gap
-

The
Underrepresented


Demand for STEM Professionals is expected to add more than
One Million new STEM jobs to the U.S. workforce by 2020


Population shifts in the U.S. are translating into more women
and minorities entering the workforce, however these
growing worker populations are severely underrepresented in
STEM fields


Women fill close to one
-
half of all jobs in the US, but they hold
less than 25% of STEM jobs


Only half as many non
-
Hispanic Black or Hispanic workers
have STEM jobs relative to their overall representation in the
U.S. workforce


www.kellyservices.us/US/Business
-
Services/STEM
-
Client
-
Infographic

Strategies for Preparing Under
-
represented students for STEM
Careers



Carl D. Perkins Career and Technical Education Improvement
Act of 2006 (Perkins IV) Public Law 109
-
27


Performance Measures



Min/Actual



5A1
Participation Non
-
traditional Training

10.46/11.6%


5A2 Completion Non
-
traditional Training

45.75/73.0
%



Technical Coordinator


Responsible for recruiting non
-
traditional students into training programs


Funding to teach Applied Technology course as dual
enrollment




TTC Elizabethton STEM
Initiatives for the future


$16M new campus opening January 2014


80,000 new square feet of state
-
of
-
the art instructional facilities
utilizing the latest technologies


Green Energy in Electricity & Electronics


Simulation Labs in Health Sciences


Working with ETSU College of Business and Technology


Will offer a Solar/Green/renewable energy workshop


Exploring Innovative Methodology for Expanding STEM
Education to Secondary Education Systems in Elizabethton
and Carter County


Utilization of the old Arney Street
Campus


Expanding TTC offerings to the 5 County upper Northeast
Tennessee Region


TTC State
-
wide Initiatives
Impacting STEM



Tennessee Council on Career and Technical Education


Council serves in an advisory capacity to the Tennessee Board of
Education, Tennessee Board of Regents, the Governor and the
General Assembly on Career and Technical Ed issues


Researching possibilities of recommending Tennessee becoming a
“Work
-
Keys state”



Legislation passed the General Assembly awaiting Governor
Haslam’s

signature to change the name of the 27 Tennessee
Technology Centers to the Tennessee Colleges of Applied
Technology

Other
State
-
wide
Workforce
Initiatives
Impacting
STEM


Skills for Jobs Act
-
Passed General Assembly
-
Public Chapter 88

SB618 by Sen. Tate/HB566 by Rep. Love


The
“Skills for Jobs Act” requires an annual report by the
Tennessee Higher Education Commission regarding state
workforce needs projections and credential production.
Report will be provided to the Education Committees and
the House Business and Utilities Committee and the
Senate Commerce and Labor Committee and the Governor
by January 15th of each year, beginning January 2014.

Other State
-
wide Workforce
Initiatives Impacting STEM


Labor Education Alignment Program (LEAP)
-

Passed General Assembly and Awaiting
Governor’s signature

SB1330 by Norris/HB1276 by Rep. McCormick

The legislation establishes the Labor Education Alignment
Program (LEAP) to establish a statewide coordinated
alignment of workforce needs and educational training
programs. Elements of LEAP include:


A
-
Allowing
students to apply combined occupational training and
academic experience toward attaining post
-
secondary credentials
needed for employment in high
-
technology industries in the state that
are transferable to other institutions.

LEAP Legislation (Cont.)


B
-

Authorizing technology centers and community
colleges to establish LEAP programs.


C
-
Assigning THEC the responsibility of coordinating the
development of LEAP programs.


D
-
establishing
the “workforce advanced training fund”
that can receive annual appropriations to ECD for the fund
to “cover the costs associated with the establishment of the
labor education alignment program.”



LEAP Legislation (Cont.)


E
-
requiring November 1 of each year the department of
economic and community development shall submit a
report to the higher education commission and the
department of labor and workforce development on any
workforce needs within existing and prospective businesses
or industries in this state, including any areas of
specialization within a vocation, identified by the
department to be necessary to attract, develop, and retain
high
-
skill or high
-
technology businesses and industries in
this state.


F
-
requiring in Jan. 2016 THEC submit reports on LEAP
program results and job placement information.

Effective
date of Section 10 (ECD report) is immediate. Rest of legislation is
effective January 1,
2014