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1 WELCOME!

2 Grant Application Georgia College and Career Academies Project Legislation: SB 161 (http://georgiacareeracademies.org/) Specialized charter school established by a partnership which demonstrates a collaboration between business, industry, and community stakeholders to advanced workforce development between one or more local boards of education, a private individual, a private organization, or a state or local public entity in cooperation with one or more post-secondary institutions Award Information: $3 million Construction/Land/Renovation/Equipment/Startup Costs Eligibility Information: MOU Partnerships signed with TCSG/USG

3 Grant Criteria Mission, Goals and Need Partnership, Governance, and Leadership Commitment and Sustainability Plan to Address Workforce Development Needs Standards and Curriculum Plan to Increase Dual Credit and Dual Enrollment Faculty and Staff

4 Grant Criteria Plan to Increase Work-Based Learning Opportunities Grade Levels, Enrollment and Student Focus Student Support and Structure Evaluation and Cycle of Improvement Plan to Increase Student Achievement Charter School Law and Charter Application Budget

5 Governor s High Demand Career Initiative Report Industry Sectors Identified: Agriculture and Food Sector Aerospace Sector Automotive Manufacturing Sector Defense Sector Film, Television, & Interactive Entertainment Sector Healthcare & Life Sciences Sector Information Technology Sector Logistics & Transportation Sector Manufacturing Sector

6 Why are we here? How did we get here? Chamber s Vision 2030: Make Cumming/Forsyth County a community of lifelong learning. Create a Learning Partners Collaborative that identifies and supports the lifelong educational needs of Cumming/Forsyth County. The Learning Partnership Collaborative should develop a plan for recruiting, educating, training, and retaining a future-oriented workforce. PROPEL Graduation Rate Initiative and AdvancED Recommendations FCS Workforce Development Advisory Committee Development Project L.I.F.E. (Learning Independence for Future Employment) FCS Strategic Plan Our Path to Greatness Global Workforce Initiative Pilot (Siemens) GPEE Top Ten Issues to Watch in 2014 Workforce Forsyth Launch in 2014

7 Careers and Relevance Team October 2011 Recommendations Implement Professional Learning Teams for CTAE Establish Workforce Development Advisory Council Seek District Leadership for CTAE Resource Alignment Increase Marketing Efforts for CTAE Develop a CTAE Center/Career Academy closely aligned with technical, two-year, and four-year colleges. Every district interviewed had a center in place and experienced overwhelming success in terms of student engagement and reducing the number of dropouts and behavior issues.

8 Academics Teaching curricula for career pathway courses built from corporate training materials and other in-kind donations Strengthened post-secondary relationships among Lanier Technical College, the University of North Georgia, and other postsecondary institutions Work-Based Learning Overseas cultural experiences Externships Clinicals Other work-based learning opportunities Employment Pipelines Workforce needs assessments Chamber of Commerce/local economic development support Online systems to match students to job opportunities

9 Practical Response Academics Course packs built from corporate training materials Innovative instructional tactics & mentoring Employment Pipelines Online systems to match students to job opportunities Cohort of MFG companies to sustain the program Externships/WBL Apprenticeships Work-Based Learning

10 Organization of Academies in Forsyth County Schools Academies of Creative Education (Non-Traditional) College and Career Academy (Charter) Forsyth Academy (Hybrid) Gateway Academy (Alternative) iachieve Academy (Virtual) High School Career Academies (Traditional) FCHS: STEM Academy LHS: Medical Sciences Academy NFHS: Engineering & Technology Academy SFHS: Hospitality Academy and Innovation Academy WFHS: Sports, Entertainment, and Communications Academy

11 Our Focus Workforce Development Campus for Cumming/Forsyth: Unique 9-12 curriculum for up to 1,000 students serving entire county Real-world experiences in simulated work environments Advanced WBL/Internship Opportunities Industry Certifications for Students Dual Enrollment (UNG and LTC) Community Makerspace Lab (Georgia Tech Invention Studio) Discovery Center Component for 6-8 (Junior Achievement) Training/Development Center for Business/Industry Economic Development Hub for Community National Model

12 Potential Career Pathways DRAFT SUBJECT to CHANGE Aeronautics Distribution and Logistics Drone Technology Energy Systems Healthcare Science Therapeutic Services Healthcare Information Technology Hospitality and Tourism Mechatronics Law, Public Safety, Corrections, and Security Wireless Communications

13 Timeline of Recent Work Compiled District and Community WFD Research Needs Analysis Conducted Completed ACT WorkReady Communities Academy Meetings with District Leadership Meetings with LTC and UNG Meetings with State Delegation and Lt. Governor s Office State Grant Notification of Participation Meetings with City of Cumming, Forsyth County Government, Chamber of Commerce, and Public Facilities Authority

14 Current Focus Grant Application Due September 11, 2015 Draft Charter Application CTAE/Workforce Development Interest Survey Letters of Commitment City of Cumming Land Availability August 18: Council Meeting Agenda Item - Letter of Commitment Public Facilities Authority August 10: Motion to Explore Intergovernmental Agreement August 27: Called Meeting Forsyth County Government August 11: Work Session Agenda Item - Letter of Commitment

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