SOCIAL JUSTICE AND ENTREPRENEURSHIP THROUGH CONTRACT AND NONCREDIT EDUCATION
Room: Copper Cove
San Diego Continuing Education (SDCE) provides all contract and noncredit education for the San Diego Community College District. SDCE offers tuition-free programming in all nine categories of adult noncredit education, including English as a Second Language, Adult Basic/Secondary Education (including high school diploma/equivalency), courses for adults with disabilities, courses for older adults (Emeritus), and over 75 career training certificates. SDCE serves the most disadvantaged residents of our community. SDCE offers the only small business development and entrepreneurship program in the region and houses an incubator lab for individuals interested in opening or expanding their enterprise as well as project management certificates for industry and nonprofit organizations.
In addition, SDCE’s Education Training Institute (ETI) provides contract education services to community organizations that champion social justice and entrepreneurship for adults and youth disconnected from work and education. Contract education partners have included and include key communities organizations that serve some of the most disenfranchised residents, including: Goodwill Industries (underemployed and disabled), the San Diego Housing Commission (low income housing residents), Miramar Navy Brig and Camp Pendleton Brig (military inmates), and San Diego Gateway to College (opportunity youth). This presentation will share best practices in contract and noncredit education for serving those who could benefit most from this programming.
CARLOS TURNER CORTEZ, President, San Diego Continuing Education, CA
KAY FAULCONER BOGER, Director of Industry Partnerships, San Diego Continuing Education, SDCCD, CA
COLLEGE/SBDC COLLABORATION: A HOLISTIC APPROACH TO SERVING ENTREPRENEURS
Room: Coral Cove
The age of technology has impacted the way companies grow. The very nature of the work performed in companies today has changed, transitioning from hands on manufacturing to technology driven practices. Especially when it comes time to scale, entrepreneurs must leverage technology to remain competitive. This presents a double opportunity: the SBDC can guide the entrepreneur in achieving growth through advising and funding, while the College provides the workforce and training. This requires very close collaboration between the SBDC, the college’s workforce development or continuing education unit, and the relevant academic areas in order to provide the company with a holistic and well executed solution.
In this session, the presenters will offer real examples of collaboration between Pima Community College Workforce Development and the SBDC. Participants will learn a framework that ensures the business remains at the center of the collaboration and the needs of the entrepreneur are served seamlessly by each of the parties involved regardless of whether they are affiliated to the SBDC or the College. The presenters will guide participants in creating an inventory of their own College and SBDC resources to identify their readiness to engage in this kind of collaborative support
ANA GREIF, Program Manager, Pima Community College, AZ
ELLEN KIRTON, Center Director, Arizona Small Business Development Center, AZ
LEARN MORE! THE VERIZON INNOVATIVE LEARNING PROGRAM
Come learn about the NACCE partnership with The Verizon Foundation. The Verizon Innovative Learning program is a STEM program offered to over 40 campuses. An overview of the program and how to get more information about coming to your campus is provided in this session.
KATIE CALABRESE, Director of Projects and Memberships, NACCE, NJ
HOW WORKFORCE CAN SAVE LOST JOBS & MORE
Room: Copper Cove
By proving entrepreneurship can be taught and learned using the evidenced-based, lean entrepreneurship method, this presentation will provide workforce centers and economic development entities with a specific vehicle to empower adults to start their own business. Not only does "lean" teach a specific validation method using any one of 15 methods, it also give hope to those who have lost their jobs. The creativity, team comrade, and help from end user raise their spirit and give them confidence.
Most recently the new Lean Entrepreneurship Guide, a six-page, laminated chart has been published providing anyone with all method and details for customer development in one document. Before it was necessary to acquire, read, and assimilate a dozen books to understand lean startup. Furthermore, one to the leading trainers in the world has proven by combining three or four of the methods at specific stages of planning, the result is a better plan that produces a more successful new business.
CLINTON E. DAY, MBA, Hillsborough Community College, FL
CLINTON E. SWIGART, CPA, Entrepreneurship Resources, Inc., FL
INCORPORATING MAKER SPACE LEARNING INTO ADULT BASIC EDUCATION
Room: Coral Cove
Across the United States, folks lacking their high school diploma are an underutilized resource. Among this population, potentially, are some of the best innovators and employees and yet they are stuck. In 651 square mile Montgomery County Kansas, population 32,000, only one resource for those using Adult Basic Education (ABE) as a path to GED remains-at Independence Community College (ICC). Without this resource, participants would have to drive 50 one-way miles several times each week to complete the program, a distance out of reach for most.
Historically, although the impact on individuals was high the overall numbers in ABE were low. For a college to be the sponsoring institution the economics were not good. If more of the participants went on to become ICC students the economic outlook improves, but most of these folks are not interested in college. In the spring semester starting in January 2019, Fab Lab ICC moved the ABE program from ICC West into the Lab with an eye toward using experiential, project-based learning for up to 50% of the learning.
The turn-around in learning has been dramatic with students coming to life as they discover they are much more intelligent than they’ve been led to believe their whole life. Many will transition into the Fab Lab ICC Fab Force program making economics for the college much better.
This session will consist of a presentation telling this story with a group activity allowing attendees to share any stories they have of interacting with ABE programs in their communities.
JIM CORRELL, Director, Fab Lab ICC, Independence Community College, KS
TIM HAYNES, Manager, Fab Lab ICC, Independence Community College, KS
USING DATA TO DEVELOP INNOVATIVE NONCREDIT PATHWAYS AT YOUR INSTITUTION
Room: Coral Cove
Based on the research collected from 116 colleges and noncredit institutions in California, San Diego Continuing Education, the noncredit division of the San Diego Community College District, produced a comprehensive report, The Past, Present, and Future of Noncredit Education in California. The study highlighted educational growth opportunities that are not unique to California: namely, the need for noncredit program development that fosters innovation and grows vocational education; and culminated in recommendations for noncredit funding and program growth. Learn how SDCE conducted the study and how it may benefit your institution. Hear about and discuss programs that have been developed to support enterprising vocational pathways that in turn support student equity and success.
Facilitated breakouts will focus on the vocational areas that have garnered the most prospect for growth and recommendations for advancing noncredit: #1: Creating noncredit online and hybrid entrepreneurship certificate programming and utilization of funding sources; #2: Growing vocational pathways related to entrepreneurship for student success; and #3: Taking a deep dive into advocacy and overall recommendations for growth of noncredit programs to benefit student equity.
JESSICA LUEDTKE, Dean, Planning, Research, & Institutional Effectiveness, San Diego Continuing Education, CA
CARLOS O. TURNER-CORTEZ, President, San Diego Continuing Education, CA
MICHELLE FISCHTHAL, Vice President of Instruction, San Diego Continuing Education, CA
MATTHEW RIVALDI, Faculty, San Diego Continuing Education, CA
AARON IFFLAND, Faculty, San Diego Continuing Education, CA, San Diego Continuing Education, CA
ENGAGING EMPLOYERS IN THE WORK-BASED LEARNING CONTINUUM
Room: Copper Cove
Employers are a key target audience in education and workforce because their support is needed to develop work-based learning opportunities and job placements for students. Yet up to 72 percent of workforce and education employer-facing practitioners surveyed in Business U’s national study indicated that businesses are not giving them the buy-in needed to fulfill their mandates. Participants in this session learn the foundational elements of a demand-driven business engagement framework and relationship building methods that include a variety of “lenses” to strategize engagement efforts and tactics for internships, apprenticeships, pre-apprenticeships, job shadows, site tours and mentorships. Participants receive a template for designing a Business Engagement Outreach Plan to maximize work-based learning opportunities for their students as well as Business U’s accredited assessment tool on current employer engagement activities.
CELINA SHANDS, CEO/Co-founder, Business U, Inc., CA
CHRISTINE BOSWORTH, Ed.D., CEO, Business U, Inc., CA
THE DISRUPTIVE ECONOMY, YOUR STUDENTS AND COMMUNITY PARTNERS: PREPARING FOR THE WORKFORCE AND WORKPLACE OF THE MID-21ST CENTURY
Room: Coral Cove
Please join regional representation from the California Business and Entrepreneurship Deputy Sector Navigators (DSN’s) to learn about the NWOW, Gig economy and statewide initiatives. For example, see how to infuse entrepreneurship into makerspaces, assist students to prepare for this dynamic work place and economic ecosystem for doing business in the mid-21st century. Prepare your virtual, rural or urban students to work in the transforming global environment. The context is the 'disruptive economy' and the change nature of the workforce and workplace ecosystem.
CATHLEEN GREINER, PhD, Deputy Sector Navigator, Business and Entrepreneurship, Orange County, California Community Colleges Chancellor's Office, CA
ALESE CAMPBELL, Business and Entrepreneurship Deputy Sector Navigator, Central Valley & Mother Lode Region, San Joaquin Delta College, CA
LISA KIPLINGER-KENNEDY, Deputy Sector Navigator, Business & Entrepreneurship, Victor Valley College, CA
JENNIFER PATEL, Deputy Sector Navigator, Small Business, San Diego/Imperial Region, MiraCosta College, CA
DIVERSIFYING REVENUE STREAMS FOR MAKERSPACE LEADERS THROUGH WORKFORCE DEVELOPMENT
Room: Coral Cove
Makerspaces have become the “tool gyms” of the future, providing entrepreneurs the resources needed to scale their business without investing in expensive infrastructure. As these brick and mortar facilities continue to create innovative revenue models, many are turning to short-term skills training to support facility operations and growth. In this session, Hocking College will identify the intersection between makerspace activities and workforce development, and discuss partnership opportunities between makerspaces, colleges, government agencies, and employers. Participants will work through a series makerspace building block steps to identify resources and allies and how those relationships can be turned into student centered makerspace opportunities.
MICHELLE ROBINSON, Development Officer and Programs Director, the Hocking College Innovation Gateway and Makerspace, Hocking College, OH
SEAN TERRELL, Dean of Workforce Development, Hocking College, OH
ALEX BANDAR, Founder, The Columbus Idea Foundry, Columbus Idea Foundry, OH
JENNIFER SIMON, Executive Director, LIGHTS, OH
NEXT-GENERATION ENTREPRENEURSHIP: TRANSFORMING COMMUNITY COLLEGES TO EMERGING BUSINESSES
Room: Mariner Cove
Today's technology based workforce must consistently evolve. This creates an unprecedented opportunity for Community Colleges to build entrepreneurial ecosystems between themselves, students and industry.
In this workshop, attendees will learn how colleges can be more entrepreneurial by transforming their capabilities to capitalize on emerging industry trends. Through a start-up mindset, the college can meet the needs of industry by providing services that help companies gain a competitive advantage, manage the risk of disruption while being a low-cost service provider. This pathway will create opportunities for students to gain hands-on skills development that can translate into the workforce.
ANDRE BRYAN, Managing Partner, Bridgeport Group, LLC, OH
TOSHA HUDSON, Director of Strategic Partnerships, Bridgeport Group, LLC, OH
IGNITE THE ENTREPRENEURIAL IN YOU!
Room: Emerald Cove
HCC has embarked on an organizational transformation that includes implementing Entrepreneurial Capacity. The goal is to build a culture that encourages faculty, students and staff to be enterprising, creative and innovative. With that in mind, HCC entrepreneurial staff developed several workshops titled “The Entrepreneur in You” and “Thinking Like an Entrepreneur Can Enhance your Career”. Results of these workshops are inspiring!
MAYA DURNOVO, Chief Entrepreneurial Officer, Houston Community College, TX
DAVID REGENBAUM, Entrepreneur in Residence, Houston Community College, TX
MARKETING ENTREPRENEURSHIP IN THE DIGITAL AGE (NOT FAKE NEWS)
Room: Copper Cove
HCC Centers for entrepreneurship has experienced a lot of success in digital marketing and our stories are shared across the digital communities via likes, hearts, and comments! This session will focus on demonstrating the digital tools and services used by entrepreneurial directors to generate record number of attendees and provide an opportunity to learn how new technology and services are used to promote entrepreneurship programs.
RAVI BRAHMBHATT, Director of Student Innovation & Entrepreneurship, Houston Community College, TX
SANDRA LOUVIER, Director of Center for Entrepreneurship, Houston Community College, TX
EMBEDDING ENTREPRENEURSHIP EDUCATION INTO DIFFERENT WORKFORCE COHORTS
Room: Coral Cove
In all of LAVC’s different workforce training cohorts: Biotech, IT tech, Human Resource Assistant Training, Manufacturing Academy, Coop Education, and Metro: Bus Driver Training Program, the concepts of Entrepreneurship education have been embedded. These concepts are collaboration, communication, adaptability, persistence, emotional intelligence, problem solution, and empathy.
This workshop will share some best practices used to teach the above 21st Century job skills to the different cohort members.
FATEMA BALDIWALA, Adjunct Faculty: English and Workforce Training, LAVC: Los Angeles Valley College, CA
DOUG MARRIOTT, Dean Workforce Training, Adult Ed., and CTE, Los Angeles Valley College, CA
TRANSFORMING YOUR ENTREPRENEURSHIP EDUCATIONAL CONTENT INTO REVENUE-GENERATING ONLINE COURSES
Room: Coral Cove
In this presentation, Professor Greta Kishbaugh will walk Workforce Development Directors through the process of transforming current entrepreneurship content being offered in the Community College’s traditional classes into online, revenue-generating courses for their non-credit programs. This allows the College to use their reputation to sell entrepreneurship courses to all prospects online.
Professor Kishbaugh has been teaching and developing online courses for over 14 years and understands the workforce development target market. Greta has extensive work with Veterans who complete non-credit entrepreneurship courses and will pilot an online program for Veteran’s this summer and will also share these results.
GRETA KISHBAUGH, Faculty, Hillsborough Community College, FL
CREATING AN ENTREPRENEURIAL MINDSET, ONE STUDENT AT A TIME
Room: Crystal Cove
The U.S. lacks skilled and educated workers to keep up with the rapid growth of science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) enterprises (American Association for the Advancement of Science, 2001). Underrepresented minorities, even though a growing segment of the U.S. workforce, are largely underrepresented in STEM careers due to limited access to education that keeps them from entrepreneurship and technology fields once they enter them. As a Hispanic Serving Institution, Estrella Mountain Community College (EMCC) attempts to offset these trends by fostering an entrepreneurial mindset through a multipronged approach of partnerships with Arizona State University, the Center for Entrepreneurial Innovation, and the Small Business Development Center; and offering Small Business Management Certificates and an Entrepreneur/DECA Club.
This presentation focuses on this multipronged programming and effective practices learned through this collaboration the past three years designed to serve community college students by creating and fostering an entrepreneurial mindset. Entrepreneurial mindset “is the attitudes, skills and behaviors that students need to succeed [including] initiative, risk-taking, flexibility, adaptability, creativity, innovation, critical thinking and problem solving” (https://entrepreneurship.msu.edu/the-entrepreneurial-mindset). Students and program leadership will focus on how this curriculum and programming prepares students with 21st century skills and leads to co-curricular learning opportunities designed for student success. Conference attendees will be invited to participate in an active learning activity focused on entrepreneurial mindset to better understand the approach of this collaborative p
ELIZABETH (LIZ) CANTU, Communication Faculty, Estrella Mountain Community College, AZ
SYLVIA ONG, Business Institute Program Director/Business Faculty, Estrella Mountain Community College, AZ
DANIEL "MIKE" PINEDA, Business Faculty, Estrella Mountain Community College, AZ
AMANDA GONZALES, Student, Estrella Mountain Community College, AZ
RONNIE RUIZ, Student, Estrella Mountain Community College, AZ
FROM SILICON VALLEY TO THE SHORES OF LAKE ERIE
Room: Copper Cove
Advanced manufacturing is a critical sector of the national economy that is currently experiencing a deficit of workers to fill high-paying, highly technical jobs. There is increasing demand for a workforce with the technical, analytical, and 21st Century soft skills required to fuel the research, development, and production of next-generation products and services. In collaboration with industry and secondary education partners, Lorain County Community College and NextFlex are leading a regional effort to implement an innovative approach to local talent creation and diversification.
Through the implementation of a STEM-based education and outreach program, FlexFactor, as the recruitment component in the creation of a comprehensive advanced manufacturing talent framework that links students from middle school and high school students with Learn and Earn post-secondary programs to attract students into the technology sector. This ecosystem-wide approach engages a variety of public-private stakeholders in the creation of the next generation workforce, attracting and preparing the diverse future talent who will lead and innovate in across STEM fields
DEANNA HERSKO, Coordinator for College Tech Prep & FlexFactor, Lorain County Community College, OH
EMILY MCGRATH, Deputy Director of Workforce Development, NextFlex, CA
BRYNT PARMETER, Director Workforce Development, Education, and Training, NextFlex, CA
ENTREPRENEURIAL INITIATIVES ACCORDING TO DEMOGRAPHICS & TRENDS
Room: Coral Cove
Analyzing the demographics within your entrepreneurial ecosystems allows you to prioritize the implementation of entrepreneurial initiatives that will have a direct impact to your communities. Join us to understand how we analyze our diverse demographics, see examples of various entrepreneurial initiatives HCC implements, and how it uses targeted marketing and data gathering to analyze overall impact.
BRENDA RIOS BROMBACHER, Director, Entrepreneurial Initiatives & Community Relations, Houston Community College, TX
NED MUELLER, Entrepreneur in Residence, Houston Community College, TX
GERMAINE WASHINGTON, Manager, Houston Community College, TX