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Profession Pathways as a Strategy to Advance Low-Wage Workers– The Kentucky Experience Opportunities for Working Families: A Leadership Forum for State Lawmakers June 11-13, Brown Palace Hotel, Denver National Conference of State Legislatures Dr. Keith Bird, Chancellor, Kentucky Community and Technical College System

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Postsecondary Education: Knowledge and Innovation – a need over all economies Agricultural . . Mechanical . . Data . . Sub-atomic and Services Photos Courtesy Ed Barlow, ThinkLink

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70 60 50 40 30 20 10  0 Changes in Workforce Skill Needs Across Fifty Years Percent of Jobs 65% 60% 15% 20% 2000 Unskilled 1956 Professional Skilled

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Why Skills Matter? One late study found that while low salary workers encounter some income increases after some time, just an around a fourth or less for all time got away from their low-wage status. (Andersson, Holzer, and Lane, 2005) Source: Wising Up ; CLASP, April 2006)

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Workforce and College Readiness Ready for College and Work: Same or Different? – most recent ACT Research ACT Levels of availability in perusing and arithmetic required for section into school and workforce preparing are practically identical Preparing individuals for employments with a "decent" wage and open doors for headway

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Educational Barriers for Low-Wage Working Adults "Corroded" or poor scholastic aptitudes Negative sentiments about past instructive encounters Many contending family needs Few open doors for educational cost help for low maintenance working grown-ups SREB reasonableness study Coursework not offered on occasion or places advantageous to understudy Education not esteemed as a way to a superior way of life

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Bridges to Opportunity Initiative Ford Foundation Multi-year, multi-state establishment activity Target States (multi-year responsibilities) Ohio, Kentucky, Louisiana, Colorado, New Mexico, Washington Opportunity States Illinois, California, Maine For more data…

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The Bridges Hypotheses Separation of medicinal, workforce, and scholarly missions neglects to advance monetary and scholarly progression for hindered understudies. Open approach strengthens this division and changes out in the open strategy can encourage enhanced mission incorporation. The engagement of various partners in the arrangement talk enhances approach and improves impact. Partner endeavors are supported by learning worked through (1) exploration and (2) inventive models of viable practice.

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Mission Integration … is the thing that Mission Integration Does Students beginning in one mission region exchange flawlessly to another. High rate of partners degrees gave to understudies who began in therapeutic and professional projects. "Credit-izing" non-credit courses. Learning is quickened and high caliber. Coordinated guideline strategies ("learning groups.") Recognition of earlier learning arrangements. "Lumping" credit courses.

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Mission Integration (2) Scheduling, understudy support, and monetary help bolster understudies crosswise over mission territories. Bigger quantities of understudies are set up for further training AND the work environment. Pathways empower distraught understudies to go to four-year establishments. Industry association programs place understudies in vocation employments.

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The Kentucky Experience

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Challenges in achieving the national normal in per capita salary by 2020 – Kentucky\'s national positioning in per capita individual wage was 41 st in 2004 (involved for a long time) 42% of Kentucky grown-ups read or compose at Basic or Below Basic levels of proficiency (2003 State Assessment of Adult Literacy) In 2002, 54% of school participants were under arranged in no less than one subject Gender crevice: 55% of KCTCS enlistment is ladies (57% in 4 year organizations) Kentucky\'s Challenges

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Career Pathways another national development… but what are they?

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Career Pathways Definition A systemic structure for building up a progression of associated instructional procedures, with coordinated work experience, and bolster benefits that empowers understudies to consolidate school and work and progress after some time to better occupations and more elevated amounts of training and preparing. Profession pathways are focused to territorial work markets, concentrated on occupation segments, and give a system to workforce advancement by incorporating the projects and assets of junior colleges and other instruction suppliers, workforce organizations and social administration suppliers.

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Plant Manager/Manufacturing Executive $90,000+ NKU Bachelors Degree and/or Experience (with 2-8 years of experience) BS in Mechanical and Manufacturing Engineering Technology Manufacturing Management and Engineer Positions $40,000 and up Other Degree Programs Gateway Associate Degree and/or Experience (with 2-3 years of experience) Manufacturing Degree Programs Associate of Applied Science Manufacturing Engineering Technology (pending endorsement) Industrial and Engineering Technology – Computer Maintenance Industrial Maintenance Technology General and Occupational Studies Computer Aided Drafting Electrical Technology Machine Tool Technology Welding Technology Technician ( Manufacturing/Engineering/Maintenance/Electrical) First-line Supervisor, Computer Aided Drafting, Machine Operator, Skilled Trade Positions $23,000 - $36,000 COMPASS/ACT Employability Assessments Kentucky Employability Certificate (KEC) Kentucky Manufacturing Skills Standard (KMSS) WorkKeys HS Diploma/GED and/or Experience (with 2 years of experience) Adult Ed Area Technology Centers High Schools Incumbent Workers One Stop General Manufacturing and Laborer Positions Minimum compensation – low $20,000s Pathway Entry Points Manufacturing Careers Pathway

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Career Pathways – a P-20 component for change Career Pathways are not a "project" – they are a systemic structure for another method for working together in our universities and groups. Profession Pathways are a vital device for institutional change. Vocation Pathways are strategy and financing levers.

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Career Pathways – a P-20 system for change Career Pathways are a move apparatus from optional to postsecondary to deep rooted learning. Vocation Pathways are a monetary advancement apparatus – with a specific spotlight on industry bunches. Vocation Pathways are an instrument to reinforce and formalize associations with business.

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Career Pathways – a P-20 component for change Career Pathways are a device to improve group key associations - with specific spotlight on people in general workforce speculation framework, grown-up training suppliers, and non-conventional understudies. Profession Pathways are an upward versatility device for people. Vocation Pathways are a responsibility device.

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Who profits by viable profession pathways? Grown-ups who are working and need a higher arrangement of abilities to propel High school understudies transitioning to work and postsecondary Dislocated specialists People with degrees that need extra/redesigned aptitudes Businesses who need talented laborers The economies of our groups, locales, states and our country!

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Bridging the Gaps for Students

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Bridging the Gaps for Students (2)

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Bridging the Gaps for Students (3)

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Bridging the Gaps for Employers

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Institutional Transformation High influence strategy territories: Award school credit for business preparing (BIT) Seat time does not = competency Secondary change activity Expedited program endorsement process Create an arrangement of industry-based confirmations (counting employability aptitudes affirmations)

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Institutional Transformation Alignment and reconciliation: Align and interface organization preparing prerequisites with school courses Modularize courses/fragmentary credit Eliminate inward storehouses (mission joining)

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Instructional Re-building Multiple passage/way out focuses "Lumping" educational programs Alternative conveyance frameworks Adaptive mastery (decreasing process duration of learning) Learner-focused, inventive guideline

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Budget Implications Many of the progressions can be refined with existing or utilized assets (instructional re-designing, approach changes, improved shared associations with business) Primary speculation of new or reallocated reserves: Curriculum advancement Staff to facilitate an industry part pathway Additional assets for understudy exhorting and advising

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Kentucky\'s Projected ROI 18 Pathways (to date) Allied Health Advanced Manufacturing Construction Transportation KCTCS KY WINS (Workforce Trust Funds for preparing) responsibility of $3.5M Projected venture income of $835,640 Cash and in kind commitments of $3.1M

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Career Pathways: Lessons Learned Bridge the crevice between grown-up training and postsecondary instruction. Expect that educational program improvement will be a noteworthy test. Support noteworthy self-governance at the neighborhood/provincial level – inside the setting of a statewide vision. Approach hindrances will regularly should be tended to at the state level. Consolidate an industry-based or vocation availability declaration with profession pathways activities to include critical quality. Kentucky Employability Certificate

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Career Pathways: Lessons Learned (2) Employers perceive the vocation pathway model as speaking to a huge push to meet their long standing workforce advancement pipeline needs. Demographic patterns Quality "wrap-around" bolster administrations are basic to achievement. Improvement must happen with regards to a shared structure - substantively connecting and utilizing the endeavors of P-20 training (K-12, postsecondary and grown-up instruction), workforce (one-stop framework), and group based associations.

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What solid strides would you be able to take as policymakers and/or com

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