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400: Community Colleges and Career and Technical Education: Bridging the Gap [clear filter]
Tuesday, June 18

11:00am CDT

Session 402: Keeping Up: How Companies Handle Continuing Education

In today’s technology-driven world, employees must be up-to-date on the latest advances within their industries. A prime example is healthcare: Think robotic surgery, telemedicine, advanced diagnostics, to name a few. Partnerships between hospitals and community colleges and four-year institutions, as well as community organizations, are springing up to feed the hunger for skilled healthcare employees. In addition, a number of community college and CTE programs have been created to re-educate older workers aiming to extend their skills and come back from a downsizing or to postpone retirement. Discover some current best practices in continuing education and how employers are using these programs to plug needed workers into critical slots.


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Darla Olson

Co-Chair, Health Careers Collaborative of Greater Cincinnati, Employment Director, TriHealth
Darla Olson is Human Resource Director, Physician Practices, for TriHealth, Inc.  TriHealth is a health system in Cincinnati Ohio.  Prior to her current position with TriHealth, Darla was Employment Director.  Darla has experience in human resources and organizational development... Read More →
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Richard M. Rhodes, Ph.D.

President and CEO, Austin Community College District
Dr. Richard Rhodes is the President and CEO of the Austin Community College District.  He joined ACC in September 2011 after serving as President of El Paso Community College for 10 years. A native of Alamogordo, New Mexico, Dr. Rhodes received his Bachelor of Business Administration... Read More →
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Jeffrey Weld, Ph.D.

Executive Director, Iowa Governor's STEM Advisory Council, Associate Professor of Biology, University of Northern Iowa
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Lisa Zankman

Senior Vice President, Human Resources, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center
Lisa Zankman has been the Senior Vice President, Human Resources at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, a teaching hospital located in Boston, Massachusetts, since 2003. She is responsible for all Human Resources and Organizational Development activities for the Medical Center... Read More →

Tuesday June 18, 2013 11:00am - 12:00pm CDT
Room 8

4:15pm CDT

Session 403: Tranforming Career and Technical Education for the Global Economy

The traditional two-track model of college-prep and vocational education is being replaced by an array of ways to make all high school students more college- and career-ready. They range from seamless integration of the core curriculum with a grounding in career studies to career-themed learning communities or “academies” within schools to entire high schools dedicated to a career field. And increasingly, students are participating in off-site internships and apprenticeships during the school day. This panel will explore some of the new initiatives to create high school career pathways of studies in strategic industries in various cities and states.


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Mimi Lufkin

Chief Executive Officer, National Alliance for Partnerships in Equity
Mimi Lufkin has over 30 years of experience as an educator and as an administrator of local and state level projects in California and Pennsylvania. Mimi began her career as high school agricultural education teacher in Etna, California and then as a teacher educator in the Agriculture... Read More →

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Rashid Ferrod Davis

Founding Principal, Pathways in Technology Early College High School
Rashid Ferrod Davis opened P-TECH (Pathways in Technology Early College High School) P-TECH as the Founding Principal after more than 15 years of experience working in the New York City Department of Education as a teacher, assistant principal, and, most recently, the Principal of... Read More →
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Vince Bertram, Ed.D.

President and CEO, Project Lead The Way
Vince Bertram joined Project Lead The Way (PLTW) as President and CEO in June 2011. His passion for PLTW began in 2002 when he implemented the program as a high school principal. His commitment to PLTW continued as he supported implementations of Gateway To Technology, Pathway To... Read More →
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Johan E. Uvin, Ed.D.

Deputy Assistant Secretary of Policy and Strategic Initiatives, Office of Vocational and Adult Education, U.S. Department of Education
Dr. Johan E. Uvin joined the Office of Vocational and Adult Education in December 2009 as Senior Policy Advisor to Assistant Secretary Brenda Dann-Messier. In 2011, Dr. Uvin was appointed to the position of Deputy Assistant Secretary of Policy and Strategic Initiatives. In that capacity... Read More →
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Amy Loyd Ed.L.D.

Executive Director, Pathways to Prosperity Network, Jobs for the Future, Harvard Graduate School of Education
Amy Loyd is the Executive Director of the Pathways to Prosperity Network, a collaboration of Jobs for the Future and the Harvard Graduate School of Education. In this role, Dr. Loyd supports educators, employers, and government leaders from nine states in developing, implementing... Read More →
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Steve Woodhead

Manager, Global Social Investment, Chevron
Steve is responsible for managing Chevron’s corporate social investment activity including global partnerships and programs in support of Chevron’s focus on Health, Education, and Economic Development. Steve assumed this role in May 2013.Prior to his current role, Steve served... Read More →

Tuesday June 18, 2013 4:15pm - 5:15pm CDT
Room 4
Wednesday, June 19

10:00am CDT

Session 404: The Jobs Match: Aligning Training with Business Needs

Many of the nation’s two-year institutions have rapidly stepped up to design coursework to fill the specific training needs of the businesses in their local areas. The National Science Foundation’s Advanced Technological Education (ATE) program, for example, is a multi-pronged initiative aimed at shoring up job training through a range of partnerships with colleges and businesses.  AMTEC, for instance, is a partnership of several Kentucky community colleges and major car manufacturers, while the San Francisco-area Bio-Link Center focuses on area schools and employers in the biotechnology realm. Around the country, such partnerships between community colleges and local businesses are producing skilled employees for actual jobs. This session will explore success stories and offer advice on how such partnerships can be replicated.


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Michael Alvarez

Executive Director, University of Texas M.D. Anderson Cancer Center
Michael A. Alvarez is the Director of the MD Anderson Center for Professional Development and Entrepreneurship, which provides education and training for clinicians and researchers at the institution, and engages externally with organizations across multiple sectors to support the... Read More →

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Gary Coman

Director of Corporate Affairs, Cisco Networking Academy
Gary Coman leads the Engineering and Develop organization for Corporate Affairs, the Corporate Social Responsibility group for Cisco.  Gary’s teams develop simulation software, assessment systems, and learning games, packaged in comprehensive learning experiences for Cisco Networking... Read More →
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Annette Parker, Ed.D.

Executive Director, AMTEC, System Director of Workforce Education, Kentucky Community and Technical College System
Annette Parker is a System Director of Workforce Education for the Kentucky Community & Technical College System.  In this role she serves as the Executive Director for the Automotive Manufacturing Technical Education Collaborative (AMTEC), a National Science Foundation Advanced... Read More →
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Elaine Johnson, Ph.D.

Executive Director, Bio-Link
ELAINE A. JOHNSON, Ph.D. is the Executive Director of Bio-Link, a National Science Foundation Advanced Technological Education National Center for Biotechnology and Life Sciences based at City College of San Francisco. Elaine specializes in creating partnerships between educational... Read More →

Wednesday June 19, 2013 10:00am - 11:00am CDT
Ballroom C