Workforce GPS: Increasing Student Support - A Field Guide of Innovative Methods
Submitted by Michael Cruse on September 19, 2018 - 2:24pm
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Community colleges have developed innovative methods to deliver wrap-around student support services via career coaches, success coaches, and navigators, as grantees funded by the Trade Adjustment Assistance Community College and Career Training (TAACCCT) grant program. These services include a focus on delivering individualized and coordinated student support across a wide variety of departments and systems, such as academic guidance and advising, academic support, career coaching, and supplemental services.
New Mexico’s Skill Up Network: Pathways Acceleration in Technology & Healthcare Consortium (SUN PATH) implemented Job Development Career Coaches (JDCC) co-located at 11 community colleges and the New Mexico Department of Workforce Solutions’ Workforce Connection Centers. The JDCCs provide students with individualized career blueprints, career readiness workshops, and guidance with the New Mexico Workforce Connection system. During the webinar, SUN PATH will describe the role JDCCs play in the delivery of services to New Mexico community college students.
Developed by Great Falls College-Montana State University, RevUp Montana designed an online workforce navigator training course based on promising practices of student support services. RevUp Montana’s workforce navigators assist students with career exploration and job placement, and act as employer liaisons for community colleges. The workforce navigator professional training course is built to assist organizations looking to implement workforce navigator roles or positions.
This webinar is part of the Innovations Leading to Career Success Webinar Series, which showcases strategies and resources developed by community colleges that are of broad interest to educational institutions engaged in career-focused education and training. Topics of upcoming webinars include building education and employer partnerships, developing sustainable student support systems, employer engagement, and more. The colleges featured in this webinar and throughout the series are grantees of the TAACCCT grant program, a collaboration of the U.S. Department of Labor and the U.S. Department of Education.
Kristen Krell, SUN PATH project director, Santa Fe Community College
Katy Brooke, RevUp grant coordinator, Great Falls College-Montana State University
Erin Berg, community college program specialist, U.S. Department of Education, Office of Career, Technical, and Adult Education