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STEMtech 2013 Conference

Building STEM Career Pathways
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Jennifer Villaire

on 17 November 2013

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Transcript of STEMtech 2013 Conference

Tarrant County College Corporate Services
Project SWEET
Employment
Pathways
Higher Education
Jennifer Hawkins, J. D.
Director of Corporate Services
Partnerships
Expanding into STEM Programs
Manager of Continuing Education
Program Development
Fred Schmidt, CPP
STEMtech 2013
Conference
Presented by:
Building STEM
Career Pathways
Our Mission
To provide customized, relevant, hands-on training and program development to our business and industry partners in Tarrant County
TCC Opportunity Center
Consortium
Consortium
Building the Program
Unemployed
Income below poverty level
Basic education GED / HS only
Qualifications
Strategic
Workforce
Education
Employment
Training

Contextualized
Learning
Trigonometry
Measurements
4 week new hire training
Little to no experience
Rapid customization
Rapid delivery of the CNC Machine Operator Program
Rapid delivery of Advanced Composite Program

Contextualized Learning
Trigonometry
Measurements
Public
Partners
Private
Partners
A lack of focus on applied STEM education in the nation's public schools
A disconnect between what is being taught in our educational institutions and what the industry really needs
A negative perception among the general public of manufacturing and maintenance work which discourages job seekers from entering the field
A shrinking talent pipeline for some aerospace-related occupations such as aircraft mechanics and sheet-metal technicians
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Practicum
CNC Machine
Operator
Advanced Composite Assembler
Aviation
Assemblers
Engineering Degree
Aerospace
Mechanical
Materials
Electrical
Work in Industry
Employer Tuition Reimbursement
TCC
Workforce
&
Continuing Education Programs
Partnerships
Building the Program
Expanding into STEM Programs
Pathways
Jennifer Hawkins, J. D.
Director of Corporate Services jennifer.hawkins@tccd.edu
817-515-2506
Fred Schmidt, CPP
Manager of Continuing Education Program Development
frederick.schmidt@tccd.edu
817-515-5055
Corporate Services
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