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1 High School Graduation College Track (start) El Pomar Leadership programs Teen Court and AspenPointe Youth Directions - Restorative Justice Supporting kids out of the system programs Progressive Math & Science instruction Girl Scouts - Follow the Leader program Jr. ROTC Parent to Parent--MCEC SWAP Opportunities for job shadowing & internships Mentoring Parent engagement around career options Financial literacy education Coordination to provide internships and exposure to careers Relationships between schools and community Expanding local opportunities Entrepreneurial exposure Ft Carson (High School ARMY 101) Military encompassing skills for future jobs IBEW--Unions Coordinating workforce development efforts between PP Workforce Center, Regional Business Alliance, and STEMsCO Military options Individual Career and Academic Plan (ICAP) PPCC-AVP skilled trade prep Lack of funding and internships/apprenticeships Mile High Youth Corps Mentorship/Leadership Pikes Peak Workforce Center Mentorship Program (under development) Parental Involvement GED Programs (Online Option) Hand off between graduation and enrollment to post-secondary Diversity of career paths Problem solving skills Degrees required

2 Charter Schools Junior Achievement Boy Scout programs Online High School Courses Strong Superintendents as leaders of their districts Advanced Placement Courses Strong leadership in Public School Districts 20, 12, 38 State of Colorado Dropout Prevention and & Student Re-Engagement Initiative Leadership Pikes Peak Leading Edge - teen program Peak Education program School Counselors Urban Peak Career Pathways Programs Concurrent Enrollment CU-Gold/Advanced Placement International Baccalaureate programs Roy J. Wasson Academic Campus Early College High School High School partnerships with Pikes Peak Community College Colorado s Postsecondary and Workforce Readiness (PWR) High School Diploma Endorsement Criteria Educational Success Task Force Project Lead the Way STEM implementation program Pikes Peak Library District GED Completion Online is an option Exposure to trade sector jobs Central place for resources (GED, classes)

3 College Track Colorado College University of Colorado Colorado Springs (UCCS) UCCS - Health Campus Colorado Technical University (CTU) Pikes Peak Community College (PPCC) Regis University Webster University University of Phoenix IntelliTec Adult Education and Literacy programs Mile High Youth Corps--Americorps Pikes Peak Workforce Center skills development PP Library District GED classes AspenPointe Medicaid covers GED +prep Ft. Carson programs $ El Pomar College Readiness program (geared toward minority families) AspenPointe Health Services REACH Pikes Peak Local Colleges and Universities CO Opportunity Scholarship School Counselors Scholarships Foundations Strong college recruitment programs Ascent Participation (State Wide Program) Individual Career and Academic Plan (ICAP) The Ice House and/or On Course Skills Development at PPCC PPCC-Goodwill partnership on fleet maintenance technical training PPCC technical training programs IntelliTec career training programs Post Secondary Enrollment Debt/Student loans Opportunities for job shadowing and internships Lack of exposure Messaging to know where to go Volunteers ESL ELL Tuition costs

4 Office of Postsecondary Readiness Colorado s School Counselor Corps Grant Program (SCCGP) Career and College Ready Council UCCS High School Program Knowledge is Power Program (KIPP) Educational Opportunity Centers (EOC) Educational Talen Search (ETS) Upward Bound and its standard program as well as Math/Science (UBMS) and Veterans (VUB) programs CSU Online Plus English Second Language classes including: Catholic Charities, PPLD Possehl program thru UCCS (scholarship and mentorship program for women) On-line learning Expansion of medical campus PPCC-military resources for skills training and mentorship UCCS Collage of Business Scholarship Initiative Pikes Peak Workforce Center Behavioral Health Student Internships/ Peak Vista CSU Online Plus Colorado Completion Agenda for Higher Education 2012 Colorado Commission on Higher Education 2012 Adult Education and Literacy Programs College Affordability Act Post Secondary Degree or Certificate Completion Skill development to enroll in PPCC PPCC mentorship program Requirements different for moving/military families Community investment

5 Private Occupational School Standards (Intellitec, CTU) Collaboration between Leadership at UCCS/Colorado College/Air Force Academy/PPCC/CTU Start-Up Summer Program to match startups with interns Colorado College Innovation Lab and Big Idea Competition UCCS Center for Advanced Technology Scholarships-Foundations including: Colorado Opportunity Scholarship, Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation Postsecondary Success, Boettcher Foundation. Prior Learning Assessment (PLA) TriO Programs Student Support Services in post secondary institutions Urban Peak Mile High Youth Corps Colorado Springs post-secondary options includes college stipend and living money AspenPointe Café

6 Early to Mid-Career Success Pikes Peak Workforce Center Transportation/location of resources/needs awareness campaign/getting into a career play book /2-1-1 type connection. Experience based job fairs Regional Business Alliance Need for pipeline for career exploration. Need more expos by sector (especially health) Pikes Peak Community College Small Business Administration Colorado Springs Rising Professionals and Young Professionals Peak Vista Primary Care Residency Program Peak Vista Advanced Practice Registered Nurse Fellowship EM-STEM Program CSBJ - Rising Stars FPA Colorado Career Development Association Peak Startup offering New Tech Pitch Nights, Entrepreneurial Evenings, and Start-Up Weekends and Weeks Leadership Pikes Peak (Leadership NOW) Colorado Springs Leadership Institute El Pomar s Leadership Institute Leadership Pikes Peak Signature, LeadershipNow, Women s Leadership Initiative programs Mentorship Need more mentors Job Fairs including Workforce Center, Universities PPLD Career Compass UCCS Internship Program AddStaff Nonprofit Directory Family/Neighborhoods/Community Relationships Low cost/affordable housing Nonprofit Referrals $ for services El Pomar Institute for Innovation and Commercialization Supporting innovative start up companies

7 Colorado Springs Technology Incubator may produce start-ups that are exciting to recent graduates Pikes Peak Prep and Atlas Prep Charter Schools are attractive to some recent graduates. Need a connector of known resources Overlap of resources Public Service Announcements Companies available for industry path/experience path Career Exploration Pipeline Entry Level jobs Skills?? Jobs for all levels/skill sets SOCOM Different type of job fair expos of sectors experience based Reach out to kids in middle school Industries need to talk and collaborate Sector partnerships - Grow partnerships IT, manufacturing Boot camp for kids course on steps for a job Promotion of entrepreneurialism Businesses known to hire recent college graduates Behavioral Health Student Internships/ Peak Vista

8 Economic Development Sector Partnerships are an acknowledged, efficient way to grow our economic base, both primary and non primary employers alike. Current partnerships underway include manufacturing, hospitality, and health The Pikes Peak Workforce Center is a constant across all of these Location of DHS/Workforce Center sectors acting as a convener Colorado Springs Convention and Visitors Bureau Military Strong Non-profit Community Strong Regional Business Alliance to attract new business and retain what we have Colorado Economic Development Commission CO Office of Economic Development Economic Development Council of Colorado CS Small Business Development Center Wild Goose Meeting House and Epicentral Co-Working and their impact on the Tejon/Boulder block The USOC being headquartered in COS we are the national Olympic headquarters city The Incline, Jack Quinn s run, and the many other outdoor activities that make Colorado Springs an extraordinarily fit community Santa Fe trail, Red Rocks, Garden of the Gods, Section 16, Cheyenne Mountain State Park, Palmer Park, and Pikes Peak for hiking and biking Ivywild and its impact on the surrounding neighborhood Ecocabins establishing a Tiny House Jamboree in COS from 7-9 August with a nation-wide participation and a vision of making COS the tiny house capital/model of the nation Connect Colorado Springs El Pomar programs Pikes Peak Community Foundation programs Pikes Peak Small Farms partnering with Ecocabins to use underutilized

9 infill land to partner with investors and farmers on a win-win basis to provide locally sourced produce and foods City for Champions Downtown Partnership initiatives Cottonwood Center for the Arts Manitou Arts Center Maker Space Library 21C The Mezzanine/Colorado Springs Conservatory social enterprise Blue Star Recycling social enterprise COS Department of Housing and Community Initiatives creating redevelopment opportunities in COS and managing federal grant funds in support of these efforts In the top 25 cities for intellectual properties (patents) per capita Outdoor Activities Parks and Trails Anschutz s Investment in the Community Hospitality/Tourism Industry Including: Festivals Including: Womens Film Festival, Blues Und the Bridge, MedowGrass, Beer/Wine Festivals Brewery Culture Arts Community including: COPPER, Peak Radar, Mezzanine, Bemis, Concrete Couch, Arts District, Fine Arts Center South East Business Sector Lack on Infill / Sprawl Transportation Affordable Housing Reputation of the Region Young Professionals Leaving Lack of a diverse economy Lack of stepping stone jobs/opportunities for professional growth Infrastructure including: Roads, Bridges, Technology, Storm Water Safety

10 Aspen Pointe Health Services Raise the Bar Parents Life Long Links Milton Foster Children s Fund PWR Personal Financial Literacy Standards Urban Peak Private Schools Colorado Succeeds statewide initiative Colorado Children s Campaign data Stand for Children Military resources after transition out PPCC onsite at each military base RP veterans programs Retirees=Mentors (Military) Other - Broader Key Themes Which Impact ALL Core Outcomes Need a Two Generation approach with families/parents and children Behavior problems being addressed at all levels Connectivity to existing quality resources Wrap around support for the parent s role in child s education Teachers attitude toward parents Teacher diversity Language barriers for non-english/spanish speaking population Focus on vocational programs Exposure to career exploration Parent engagement/ education Trade exposure Communication on existing programs Database for education resources Funding is needed to expand programming to younger generations Career retention Voluntary mobility in careers Lack of transition resources Technical trade/skills translation to jobs

11 2-1-1 Springs Rescue Mission & Salvation Army City Counsel Greccio Housing Communication between colleges, universities, prospective students, parents and high schools Academic Vital Signs Program: Turning Health center Medical Visits into Referral Opportunities for At-Risk Students Transportation

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