Workforce and Economic Development

Workforce and Economic Development


Key Performance Indicators

1. Provide quality professional/technical education for employment, skills enhancement, and career development.
  1. Student performance
  2. Demonstration of program competencies
  3. College level math and English in first year
  4. Completion
  5. Licensure/certification rates
  6. Success after completion (placement rate in the workforce)
  7. Demonstration of General Education Outcomes
2. Partner with business, community groups, and other educational entities to provide workforce development and customized programs and services.
  1. 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
  • Continue work to increase the number of available Nursing program spots.
  • Continue to expand the Commercial Driver's License (CDL) program, including exploring new endorsements, and evaluating staffing, maintenance, and facilities needs.
  • Explore new curriculum and cooperative education opportunities for industrial trades programs.
  • Analyze instructional delivery methods and schedules to promote flexibility and support student success.
  • Integrate the Carl D. Perkins Comprehensive Local Needs Assessment (CLNA) into other institutional initiatives and processes.
  • Continue the Guided Pathways initiative.
  • Review and revise professional/technical programs as needed to ensure transferability of courses into BAS programs.
  • Explore new professional/technical course and program options, including non-credit opportunities.
  • Continue development of additional baccalaureate degrees.
  • Continue to utilize the Curriculum & Program Review process to reduce institutional equity gaps in professional/technical programs.
  • Increase representation of diverse populations among professional-technical advisory committees.
  • Continue the planning/design process and begin construction of the new vocational building.
  • Develop plans for a remodel and improvements to the Don Talley Vocational Building.
  • Dispose of unneeded equipment in industrial trades labs.
  • Establish an annual calendar for safety activities for compliance and employee education.
Student & Community Engagement
  • Expand professional/technical program enrollment in high school dual enrollment programs.
  • Promote adult re-engagement in workforce programs.
  • Expand Continuing Education workforce training.
  • Develop strategies to increase recruitment and support for working-age adults, such as through more predictable schedules and partnerships with employers.
  • Develop equipment lists for the new vocational building.
  • Develop an equipment replacement plan for instructional labs.
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