Strategic Plan for Office Of Skills Development

Goal 1: Improve operational efficiency of Secondary Centers and State Apprenticeship Office.

Objectives

Strategies

Outcomes

1.1
Reduce the number of Secondary Centers that pay both teacher salaries and college tuition.

1.1.1
Work with individual community colleges for consistency on Secondary Center expenditure reporting.

 

 

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1.2
Reduce the number of Secondary Centers that pay overhead costs.

1.2.1
Work with administration and directors of Secondary Centers on expenditure reporting.


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1.3
Require Secondary Centers to submit a budget.

1.3.1
Require OSD to approve all proposed Secondary Center budgets.


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1.4
Require Secondary Centers to provide enrollment report in order to verify FTE calculations.

1.4.1
Require that OSD verifies FTE calculations before the FTE is final and used as basis for funding by utilizing Dept. of Education data.


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1.5
Establish key performance metrics and related baselines for State Apprenticeship Office.

1.5.1
Evaluate historical, existing data, information, stakeholders, and partners in order to identify key performance metrics.


Pending




Goal 2: Improve Secondary Center program quality.

Objectives

Strategies

Outcomes

2.1
Better align Secondary Center programs with workforce and economic development priorities.

2.1.1
Phase out curricula not aligned with workforce and economic development priorities and improve quality of priority program.

 


Pending

2.2
Make Secondary Center programs available statewide.

2.2.1
Identify geographic areas that are not currently served by a secondary center.


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2.3
Increase concurrent credit opportunities for Secondary Center students at Community Colleges.

2.3.1
Work with Association of Community Colleges and individual Community Colleges for consistent Secondary Center and Apprenticeship school opportunities.


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2.4
Increase concurrent credit opportunities for Apprenticeship School students at Community Colleges.

2.4.1
Work with Association of Community Colleges and individual Community Colleges for consistent Apprenticeship School opportunities


Pending



Goal 3: Improve recruitment to, increase interest and engagement in, and the image and promotion of Secondary Centers, and Apprenticeship as measured by increased enrollment in Secondary Center CTE Programs of Study as well as increased enrollment of apprentices and the creation of new apprenticeship schools.

Objectives

Strategies

Outcomes

3.1
Improve image and perception of CTE in Secondary Centers.

3.1.1
Work with stakeholders such as school counselors, Secondary Center Directors, Business and Industry partners, and the ARCareerEd Communications Division to create and implement a recruitment, messaging, and promotional plan.


Pending

3.2
Increase interest and recruitment into Apprenticeship career paths.

3.2.1
Increase Apprenticeship engagement at Secondary Centers and high schools in terms of presence in classroom, resource contribution, tours, internships, job shadowing, teacher and administrator tours, job postings.


Pending


Goal 4: Continual Improvement of Grants Program.
 

Objectives

Strategies

Outcomes

4.1
Promote OSD Grants among all categories in high priority workforce and economic development areas.

4.1.1
Develop promotional plan with stakeholders such as AEDC, DWS, and ARCareerEd Communications Division to increase # of grant applications submitted annually.


Pending

4.2
Maximize use of resources to meet workforce development needs within regionally defined areas of the state or within a specific industry, as well as Arkansas headquartered companies.

4.2.1
Work with local chambers of commerce, economic developers, community colleges, and Planning and Development Districts to understand needs of business and industry within a regional geographic area, specific industry, or in regards to Arkansas headquartered businesses


Pending

4.3
Maximize use of resources to meet workforce development needs within regionally defined areas of the state or within a specific industry, as well as Arkansas headquartered companies.

4.3.1
Work with local chambers of commerce, economic developers, community colleges, and Planning and Development Districts to understand needs of business and industry within a regional geographic area, specific industry, or in regards to Arkansas headquartered businesses


Pending

4.4

Increase the number of Companies that apply for Office of Skills Development Grants.

4.4.1

Continued outreach to companies across the state who have yet to apply for Office of Skills Development Grants to discuss resources available to them from the Dept. of Career Education for training incoming employees or existing employees, present to manufacturing alliances, chambers, of commerce, economic developers


Pending