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Core Theme One: Workforce and Economic Development

Core Theme One: Workforce and Economic Development


Objectives

Key Performance Indicators

1. Provide quality professional/technical education for employment, skills enhancement, and career development. a. Student performance
b. Demonstration of program competencies
c. Licensure/certification rates
d. Placement rate in the workforce
2. Partner with business, community groups, and other educational entities to provide workforce development and customized programs and services. e. Employer satisfaction
f. Relevance of programs
g. Client assessment of programs and services

 

Strategic Initiative: Refine and revise our program mix to better serve the community, ensure that all students have access to viable career pathways, and expand our mission to incorporate bachelor of applied science degree programs.

Planning Category Annual Priorities
Academic
  • Implement Bachelor of Applied Science in Teacher Education.
  • Explore future Bachelor of Applied Science degree programs.
Diversity/Equity
  • Update Curriculum & Program Review template to incorporate diversity/equity and career pathways concepts for all programs.
Student & Community Engagement
  • Promote workforce programs, including the new Multicraft Trades certificate program.
  • Implement GraduationPlus collaborative initiative with K-12 partners, including offering regular FAFSA workshops.
  • Identify sustainable model and partners for the Lower Columbia Regional University Center.
Facilities
  • Upgrade electrical system in Welding lab.
  • Explore use of space in workforce programs (Vocational and Don Talley Buildings).
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