The Power of Partnerships
A Unique Career Center
October 13, 2011
Who We Are
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The Career Center serves students
from 37 high schools and 5 counties
Average yearly enrollment is 450650 students
Five Sites :
 LCC Downtown campus (1974)
 AIS Heavy Equipment Inc. (1997)
 LCC West campus (2003)
 Potter Park Zoo (2008)
 Farm Bureau/Olivet College (2011)
History of Partnership with LCC
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Began in 1974
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38 year partnership with Lansing
Community College, Lansing MI
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Contract with LCC to deliver a state
approved high school CTE programs
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Student enrolled in an “HS” College
section
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LCC Employed Instructors
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Annual certification process
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18-21 programs offered
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High school CTE program is a
combination of 2-4 LCC courses
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Students have the potential to earn
high school credit and direct LCC
credit
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West Campus facility opened in 2003
History of Partnership with AIS
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Began in 1997
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14 year partnership with AIS
Construction Equipment Company
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Contract with AIS to deliver a state
approved Heavy Equipment Operator
and Repair Technician Program
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AIS Employed Instructors
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Annual certification process
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Located at the AIS Technician Training
Center in Lansing, Michigan
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May earn Lansing Community College
articulated credit
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8 Certifications are Available through
NCCER (National Center for Construction and
Education Research)
History of Partnership with Potter Park Zoo
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Began in 2008
Instructors are Zoo
Employees
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Annual certification process
Located at Potter Park Zoo
 20 Acre Zoo
 500 Animals
 160 Species
Academic Alignment
History of Partnership with Olivet College and
Farm Bureau Insurance
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Began in 2011
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Instructor is Olivet College Professor
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Annual certification process
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Located Michigan Farm Bureau
Insurance Company Headquarters
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Students earn high school credit and
potential to earn direct Olivet College
credit
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9 College Credits
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Insurance Certifications/Licensures
Desire to expand to other
occupational areas
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Information Tech
Academic alignment
Career Center Staff
Ralph Hansen,
Associate Superintendent of Career
and Technical Education
[email protected]
517-483-1329
Laura Percival, Principal
[email protected]
517-483-1341
Student Service Coordinators
MaryEllen Brocklehurst
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LCC Early Childhood Education
teacher
Bachelor’s in Human Services
LSSU
Master’s in Career & Technical
Ed. WMU
EISD Truancy Intervention
Program Coordinator
Cathie Ott
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Calhoun Area Tech Center Allied
Health Teacher
Bachelors from Ferris State
Masters in Counseling, CMU
LPC, NCC credentials
High School Lead Counselor
Marina McCullen
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Lapeer County Ed Tech Center Placement Coordinator
Teacher Certification –
Marketing/Business Education, EMU
MA – Business Administration,
CMU
BA – Marketing and Logistics, CMU
Chris DeYonke
Family & Consumer Science teacher
Coordinator of an employment training
business for a non-profit
Placement & Employability Skills trainer
for a private University
Placement Coordinator for EISD
Master’s in Counseling, LLPC
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Jamie Hess
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Zeeland East High School –
Business Education Instructor
Education Consultant, MDE
MA – Career and Technical
Education, WMU
MA – School Counseling, WMU
BA – Business Administration
Education, Olivet College
Sandy Hutchins
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Charlotte MS Guidance
Counselor
Teacher Certification –
Family and Consumer
Science
PAL Program Advisor
MA – Guidance and
Counseling, MSU
Services to Instructors
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Develop relationships
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Assist with Career & Employability
portion of state approved program
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Assist with class projects
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Assist with classroom management
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Assist with teaching strategies
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Ensure program continuity
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Develop ties with employers
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Sit on MI Works Councils and college advisory
committees.
Partnership Relations
Operating Principles
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Benefit to the student is Primary
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Meet health and safety regulations
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Organization or Business Benefit is Secondary
Risk assumed by all parties involved
Teaching and Learning Culture and Environment
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Educational Awareness of non-education partner
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Not for Profit
Private sector approach: conflict yet understanding
Nondiscriminatory
Accommodations
The Partnership Agreements
Areas to Include
Purpose of the Agreement
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Provide State Approved CTE instruction
Nature of the Program
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To Whom, Where located, at what Cost
Contract Term
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Length? Renewal? Termination?
Undertakings of the College/Business
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The College or Business Will…………..
Undertakings of the District
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The District Will……………..
Scheduling and Budget
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Times, Days, Sections, Programs
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Materials, Supplies, Overhead
The Partnership Agreements
Areas to Include
Credentials, Evaluations, Coordination, Expectations
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Instructors and support staff
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Student Expectations
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Student Code of Conduct
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College/Business Handbook and Expectations
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Post secondary entrance requirements and pre-requisites
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Youth versus Adult Learner
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Parent and Local School
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Substitute Faculty
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Space Availability for Administrative Functions
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Appropriate?
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Proximity?
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Cost?
Mutual Undertakings
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Operational Necessities
Partnership Benefits
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Building a career and college
readiness culture
Flexible program scheduling
Amazing facilities
Direct college credit opportunities
Students on the college campus or
place of business
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“college student”
Diversity of student population and
staff
“adult” world and expectations
State of the art technology and
equipment availability
Instructional staff occupational
experiences
Partnership Challenges
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Decision making
Not always agree on programs to
run or how long to run them
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What to run
When to run it
Where to run it
Who will teach it
Non-certified teachers
Not your employees
Extra level of bureaucracy
Evaluation process
Molding state standards, college
classes and certification
requirements into a program
Accomplishments 2010-2011
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Increase the number of
students receiving high
school credit and LCC
credits.
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* 98% of students earned
high school credit
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* 89% of students earned
some LCC credit.
Accomplishments 2010-2011
College Credits
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Students earned a total of
2,481 Lansing Community
College credits this year.
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An average of 6 credits
per student
Accomplishments 2010-2011
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Maintain retention rates of
CPC students.
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* 88% retention of students
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2009/10
2008/09
2007/08
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87%
87%
82%
Accomplishments 2010-2011
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50% or more of our students will
have a job shadow experience
while attending the CPC.
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* 80% of students participated in a
job shadow
Accomplishments 2010-2011
Internships
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164 students had
internships/placements
related to the program
there were in.
Accomplishments 2010-2011
CERTIFICATIONS
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146 certifications were earned
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Safety & Pollution Prevention, State
of MI Brakes test, C.E.R.T., Health
Care Provider (CPR), CENA,
Sparrow HIPPA, Blood Borne
Pathogens LCC, National Health
Care Foundation Assessment, AWS,
Serve Safe, CPR, First Aid, FEMA
100, A+ Essentials, A+ IT Technician,
A+ Certified, Blood borne
Pathogen Exposure/Prevention,
Playground Supervision, Playground
Maintenance & Intervention,
HIV/AIDS Awareness
Accomplishments 2010-2011
Special Populations
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100% of our special
education students earned
high school credit
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90% of our special
education students earned
some college credit
Accomplishments 2010-2011
Total Tutoring
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Total Tutoring began in October
It is available at West Campus
30 minutes before class – am &
pm
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1,681 students visited this year!
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Students worked on CTE
homework, home school
homework, resumes and portfolio
pieces, accuplacer.
Future and Ongoing Goals
World Domination!
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Opportunities for students
Future Partnerships
New Program Development
More direct college credit
More certification
College and Career Ready
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