Sustaining Partnerships and Apprenticeship Programs
Presenter: Janell Hills
Project Director, Apprenticeship Training San Jacinto College. Janell has implemented and managed grants over the past 10 years, specializing in apprenticeship programs. Janell has been active in developing apprenticeship programs and identified employer partnerships.
This session will focus on establishing partnerships to implement apprenticeship programs. With apprenticeship programs driving today's workforce, identifying partnership can be a process with many hurdles to overcome, this session will discuss how to find the RIGHT employer partner with conversations on the importance of establishing processes to meet apprenticeship needs and/or grant deliverables.
Session Learning Objectives:
Identifying the right partner for your apprenticeship program.
How to navigate through the grant to identify deliverables.
How to establish apprenticeship programs.
Lessons learned in identifying partners and implementing apprenticeships.
Linking Training Outcomes to Industry Needs
Presenters: Ken Gurka & Carol Ogletree
Ken Gurka is a Senior WorkKeys® Program Coordinator, has been with
Houston Community College for over 25 years.
Carol Ogletree is a Senior Industrial / Organizational Psychologist at ACT. She has trained and authorized hundreds of job analysts to facilitate the job profiling component of ACT’s WorkKeys® system.
Houston Community College (HCC) has a long history of partnering with industry to develop customized training to provide individuals with the capabilities needed to address the demands of emerging occupations. To illustrate, HCC’s RigOne program prepares individuals to be knowledgeable, technically savvy, and safety conscious potential employees in the oil industry, who learn the job using equipment provided by oil companies and use curriculum derived from the expertise of industry subject matter experts. Upon successful completion of the program, individuals earn two industry certifications – International Association of Drilling Contractor’s (IADC’s) Rig Pass and IADC’s WellCAP – as well as ACT’s National Career Readiness Certificate (NCRC). Using comprehensive methodologies, HCC identifies the skills needed to enter their various training programs and increase students’ likelihood of success. Further, prospective students can learn about their readiness to enter this program in order to better prepare themselves to meet program requirements. Another long-term program is HCC’s Corrections Education Program. This initiative was the first program at a community college in the country to be accredited by the Correctional Education Association, and it provides career coursework and career counseling services to inmates. Annually, over 3500 students are served by this program. In this session, an overview of program enhancement will be shared and attendees will walk away with an understanding of how to take an initial step of generating estimated requirements to enter a training program.