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Copy of Economic Development and Corporate Training (EDCT)
Dr. Matthew Isaac, Executive Director
Dr. Matthew Isaac, Executive Director, Economic Development and Corporate Training

Version: 8
Group: 2011 - 2012
Type: District Program Review
Last Modified On: 3/30/2012 3:05:08 PM
Last Modified By: Matthew Isaac
State: Submitted (Draft)
State By: Matthew Isaac

Instructions

1. Mission

  1. Assume the reader knows nothing about your unit. Please describe concisely its mission.

The mission of the Economic Development and Corporate Training (EDCT) is to stimulate the economic prosperity of the Inland Empire through workforce development. This mission will be achieved by:
a. offering customized training solutions that meets the human capital development needs of regional employers;
b. providing innovative job training to the workforce in emerging technologies and high growth areas to foster economic prosperity in the region;
c. providing labor market intelligence for California community colleges to respond to workforce training needs; and,
d. building partnerships to obtain local/state/federal funds necessary for preparing a highly skilled workforce through short-term training.
 

2. Description

  1. Please describe concisely the following characteristics of your unit. Feel free to use both narrative and quantitative information.
    1. Purpose
    2. Functions or services
    3. Clientele(s)
    4. Value of your services to the clientele(s), the Colleges, and the District
    5. Organizational structure and number of personnel by function
    6. Annual budget by object code for the last three years
    7. Hours of operation, location, and other pertinent service characteristics
    8. Significant changes, if any, since the last program review

As an independent and self-supporting arm of the District, the Economic Development and Corporate Training Division carries out the economic and workforce development mission. This Division has two dedicated training facilities: the Professional Development Center (PDC) and the Donald F. Averill Applied Technology Training Center (ATTC). The programs offered by the Division are generally off-the-shelf professional development seminars and workshops and customized performance improvement training and retraining solutions. By using a combination of grant funds and fees for services, this Division delivers human capital development programs specially designed to help employers improve their employees’ job performance and thereby their overall productivity and profitability. By providing training solutions to businesses, the District serves as a catalyst for job retention and creation in the region leading to economic development.

The Division comprises the following centers and programs: Professional Development Center (PDC), Donald F. Averill Applied Technology Training Center (ATTC), Center for the Advancement of Nanotechnology (NanoCenter), Regional Center of Excellence (COE), Environmental Scanning Services Hub, On-line Education Center (Ed2Go), Logistics Technology Program, and the Career Technical Education (CTE) Community Collaborative. The PDC provides fee-based seminars and workshops, short-term training programs leading to certifications, customized contract training programs for employers, and short-term Clean Energy training programs. The ATTC and the NanoCenter offer short-term high technology training programs, including Nanotechnology Technician's training and Green Technology training programs, to meet the growing technology training needs of companies in the Inland Empire. The Regional Center of Excellence (COE) provides marketing intelligence and technical support for all 11 community colleges in the Desert Region. As one of the two hubs in the state, the Environmental Scanning Services Hub provides labor market information and environmental scanning reports for all 41 community colleges in Southern California. The On-line Education Center delivers a wide variety of not-for-credit professional and personal enrichment classes on-line to learners anywhere in the world.

The Economic Development and Corporate Training division has 16 positions, including ten district level management and two part-time permanent positions, and over 25 professional trainers. The following are the positions within the division:

  1. Executive Director, Economic Development and Corporate Training
  2. Director, Applied Technologies Training, Applied Technology Training Center (ATTC)
  3. Director, Regional Center of Excellence (COE), Desert Region/Region 9
  4. Manager, Workforce Development, Professional Development Center (PDC)
  5. Manager, Logistics Technology
  6. Manager, Career Technical Education (CTE) Community Collaborative
  7. Manager, Environmental Scanning Services (ESS) Hub
  8. Assistant Director, Applied Technologies Training, ATTC
  9. Assistant Manager, Logistics Technology
  10. Assistant Manager, Workforce Development
  11. Project Analyst
  12. Administrative Secretary
  13. Clerical Assistant II
  14. Clerical Assistant II
  15. Workforce Grant Assistant (Vacant)
  16. Research Assistant

EDCT’s working budget during the 2010-11 fiscal year was about $9 million and EDCT expended $3.8 million in salaries and benefit for the staff and for meeting the operational expenses of offering programs and services for the regional employers and workforce. Nearly 7,000 residents of the Inland Empire have been served through our programs at our site or off-campus sites.  The competitive grants awarded to EDCT included one year or multi-year funding. 

The Economic Development and Corporate Training (EDCT) division is 99% self-supporting and only 1% of the divisions support came from general funds when considering what we returned or contributed to the general funds by way of indirect costs during the fiscal year 2010-11. EDCT contributed to the District general funds $148,129 as indirect costs from grants during the fiscal year 2010-11.

EDCT's normal operating hours are 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Monday through Friday. However, when nanotechnology classes were in session, ATTC was opened until 9:00 p.m. Monday through Thursday.  


 

3. Outcomes and Other Measures of Effectiveness

  1. Identify at least one essential measure of effectiveness for each major operation of the unit. (See Effectiveness Measurement Guidelines and Examples.)
  2. Include at least one baseline measure or measure of progress on a well-defined outcome.
  3. Include at least one measure showing effectiveness in responding to the Colleges’ needs.
  4. For each measure, identify the assessment method you used.
  5. Please summarize the results of the measures you have applied. If results showing trends over time are available, please report them.

Measures of Effectiveness

In order to measure the effectiveness of the programs and services offered to the displaced and incumbent workers during 2010-11, an EDCT Program Review Sub-Committee re-formatted and revised the Program Review survey instrument that was used in the past year to measure the effectiveness of all of our programs and services. The questions were primarily designed to measure EDCT's effectiveness on the following major objectives: 1) relevance and impact, 2) quality of the training and content, 3) affordability, 4) knowledge of trainers/instructors, and 5) overall customer service of the staff . Fifteen questions were developed by the committee for surveying the three different groups served by EDCT: 1) training recipients, 2) employers/businesses, and 3) organizations, agencies and/or schools partnering with EDCT. The third group was chosen to measure the success of EDCT's Career and Technical Education (CTE) Community Collaborative program. For the Center of Excellence (COE), the committee decided to use the information from a statewide survey conducted on behalf of the Statewide Centers of Excellence Initiative that included also the EDCT's COE. A carefully chosen convenient sample was identified for each group and a total of 266 surveys were e-mailed to the three groups using SurveyMonkey. Sixty-two (62) individuals responded to the survey producing a 23.3% response rate.   The survey results were compiled using the SurveyMonkey instrument.  

Objective 1: Relevance and Impact

Training Recipients:  For the question whether "EDCT provides immediate short-term training solutions to the regional workforce,"  one-hundred percent (100%) of the training recipients responded "Agree" to "Strongly Agree." When asked whether "the job training offered by EDCT to displaced workers provides them with skills and competencies needed for re-employment, a whopping 85.7% of the respondents answered "Agree" to "Strongly Agree." 

Employer/Business: One-hundred percent (100%) of the employers/businesses responding to the survey rated "Agree" to "Strongly Agree" for the question "EDCT provides immediate short-term training solutions to the regional workforce." Sixty-six percent (66%) of the same group also responded that "The ability of EDCT to develop and deliver customized training is a vital resource for employers."

Organization, Agency or School Partnering with SBCCD: When asked the respondents whether the goal of the CTE Community Collaborative Grant to provide career awareness and programming has been met, 93.7% of those surveyed responded "Strongly Agree" to "Agree." Additionally, 93.3% of the respondents agreed that the work done through the CTE Community Collaborative Grant exceeded their expectations.

Objective 2: Quality of Training and Content

Training Recipients:  Eighty-eight percent (88%) of the training recipients responding to the survey agreed that the customized training programs offered by EDCT for preparing workers were of high quality. When asked whether the "material covered in EDCT short-term training activities improved/enhanced the skills of participants," 88% responded "Strongly Agree" to "Agree."

Employer/Business: When employers and businesses were asked whether the "customized training programs offered by EDCT for preparing workers were of high quality, 100% of the respondents responded "Agree" (66.7%) to "Strongly Agree" (33.3%). Additionally, 100% of the employers/businesses surveyed strongly agreed that the "re-training provided by EDCT to workers helps regional employers remain competitive." 

Organization, Agency or School Partnering with SBCCD:  When asked about the quality of the CTE Community Collaborative programing, 93.8% of the respondents agreed that CTE program exceeded their expectations. Further, 81% of the respondents also agreed that the quality of the offerings exceeded their expectations.

Objective 3: Affordability

Training Recipients: One-hundred percent (100%) of the training recipients agreed that the "training solutions provided by EDCT were affordable" with 69.2% rating "strongly agree."

Employer/Business: When employers and businesses were asked whether "the training solutions provided by EDCT were affordable," 100% of them responded "Strongly Agree" (50%) to "Agree" (50%).

Organization, Agency or School Partnering with SBCCD:  A question concerning affordability was not asked to this group.

Objective 4: Knowledge of Trainers/Instructors

Training Recipients: When the training recipients were asked to rate whether the "EDCT trainers and instructors are experienced and knowledgeable in their subject, 94% of the respondents rated "Strongly Agree" (58.8%) to "Agree" (35.3%).

Employer/Business: One-hundred percent (100%) of the employers and businesses agreed that EDCT's trainers and instructors are experienced and knowledgeable in their subject.

Organization, Agency or School Partnering with SBCCD: Eighty-one percent (81.3%) of the respondents agreed that the quality of the instructors/presenters in the CTE Community Collaborative program exceeded their expectations.

Objective 5: Overall Customer Service of the Staff

Training Recipients: One-hundred percent (100%) of the training recipients agreed that the EDCT staff and project managers were helpful with 58.8% agreeing strongly.

Employer/Business:  Employers and businesses were not asked a customer service question.

Organization, Agency or School Partnering with SBCCD:  One-hundred percent (100%) of the respondents agreed that the EDCT staff and project managers were helpful with 68.8% agreeing strongly. 

4. External Opportunities and Challenges

  1. Describe any external opportunities that might lead to unit improvement over the next three to five years.
  2. Describe any external challenges (e.g., legal requirements, budgetary constraints) that might limit operations or improvement over the next three to five years.

 a. Describe any external opportunities that might lead to unit improvement over the next three to five years

A survey of SBCCD employees conducted by the District Strategic Planning Committee on Marketing and Outreach in 2010-11 revealed the following perceptions regarding EDCT:

  • Respondents did not understand the role of EDCT and the breadth of offerings of EDCT.
  • Were neutral about the value of EDCT
  • District employees did not feel that the community understand the breadth of the offerings of EDCT
  • Respondents did not feel that the District or the Community at large understood the distinctions between the college's academic offerings and those courses/programs offered by the EDCT.

These findings reveal that there is a lack of understanding among the District community about EDCT's role, breadth of offerings, and value to the community as perceived by some respondents. Therefore, there exists an immediate opportunity to build awareness about the mission, vision, role, value and offerings of EDCT to the internal and external communities. Our immediate goal is to build awareness through various mediums such as Newsletters, presentations about EDCT at college events, and improving our efforts in building awareness among the internal and external customers.

b. Describe any external challenges (e.g., legal requirements, budgetary constraints) that might limit operations or improvement over the next three to five years.

Ever since the state started imposing budget cuts to the California Community Colleges, one of the areas they invariably cut was categorical programs like the Economic and Workforce Development funds that partially support our EDCT programs and services. Nearly 60% of the support for Economic and Workforce Development (EWD) has been reduced. In fact, over the years, the System Chancellor's Office used the EWD resources to offer various short-term grants to provide training for displaced and incumbent workers in California. And, those grant resources that come through the System Chancellor's Office offered us the ability to build our capacity and provide the needed training for the workforce. Unfortunately, such opportunities have been drastically reduced to now a handful of grants that are inadequate to meet the growing training needs of the displaced and incumbent workers. This state-wide cut of the EWD resources will limit our opportunity for state dollars. However, EDCT has effectively positioned itself to compete for federal grants and has been very successful in winning competitive grants from federal agencies. We will continue to compete for these federal grants in the future. 
 

5. Analysis and Evaluation

  1. Analyze the implications of the assessment results and external factors for your unit.
  2. In light of your analysis, what are your unit’s main strengths?
  3. In light of your analysis, what are your unit’s main weaknesses?

a. Analyze the implications of the assessment results and external factors for your unit

The findings of the Program Review survey that EDCT administered in March 2012 to a convenient sample of EDCT clientele, such as training recipients, employers/businesses, and organizations, agencies and schools partnering with EDCT, revealed that EDCT is enormously effective in executing its mission as evidenced through the results compiled from the responses of the survey. This high degree of effectiveness or success of our training programs was evident from the overwhelming majority of respondents agreeing to the following statements:

  • 100% of the training recipients responding to the survey agreed that EDCT provides immediate short-term training solutions to the regional workforce.
  • 100% of the employers and businesses surveyed agreed that EDCT provides immediate short-term training solutions to the regional workforce.
  • 86% of the training recipients agreed that the job training offered by EDCT to displaced workers provides them with skills and competencies needed for re-employment.
  • 88% of the training recipients agreed that customized training and materials covered in the training were of high quality and enhanced the skills of the participants.
  • 100% of the employers and businesses surveyed agreed that the customized training programs offered by EDCT for preparing incumbent workers were of high quality.
  • 100% of the training recipients and employers/businesses surveyed agreed that the training solutions provided to them were affordable.
  • 100% of the employers and businesses surveyed agreed that the trainers and instructors of EDCT are experienced and knowledgeable in their subject.
  • 94% of the training recipients surveyed agreed that the EDCT's trainers and instructors are experienced and knowledgeable in their subject.
  • 100% of the training recipients and partners responding to the survey agreed that the EDCT staff and project managers were helpful.

b. In light of your analysis, what are your unit’s main strengths?

  • EDCT's unique and specialized capability and its capacity to develop, deliver and coordinate immediate training solutions to serve the needs of the regional workforce and employers
  • EDCT's ability to customize/develop and deliver affordable and high quality performance improvement training solutions
  • A highly qualified and experienced staff who can ascertain the training needs of the regional workforce and develop high quality training to improve the human capital development needs of the regional employers. 
  • A highly qualified and experienced staff who can compete and win competitive grants at the national level and bring resources to our region for its economic and workforce development.
  • EDCT's unique role and position that enables SBCCD to serve the short-term job-training needs of about 75% of the adult population in this region that do not have ay college or a college degree or have generally any plans to attend college
  • EDCT's ability to provide immediate training and retraining resources to our workforce and impact economic development
  • EDCT's unique capability to provide training in emerging and high growth technologies and serve as an incubator for SBCCD colleges for emerging fields before a formal educational program is developed and offered.
  • EDCT's economic impact in job creation and retention of this region through providing job-training
  • EDCT's infrastructure to provide up-to-date labor market intelligence for California Community Colleges.

c. In light of your analysis, what are your unit’s main weaknesses?

There appears to be a disconnect between the enormous impact EDCT has on the economic prosperity of this community as clearly perceived by our customers and the lack of awareness of District employees about the mission of EDCT as evident from the District Strategic Planning marketing survey. In fact, as evident from mission, we do not directly serve the colleges or employees of SBCCD. The main weakness lies in the lack of awareness about the mission of EDCT among the District's staff. Since our services are delivered directly to the workforce and employers/businesses, it is understandable that the District employees lack awareness about EDCT's role and value. However, our goal is to reverse this lack of understanding by continuing to publish a quarterly Newsletter.
 

6. Three-to-Five Year Vision

  1. Describe your unit as you would like it to be three to five years from now.

As a leading provider of economic and workforce development services among California Community Colleges, EDCT would like to be a leader in the following:

  1. Health Information Technology (HIT)/Electronics Health Records training for the healthcare industry in California. ( Note: A $5 million grant proposal was submitted by Dr. Matthew Isaac to the US Department of Labor to develop a pilot HIT training program for this region and for Catholic Healthcare West (CHW) comprising of 40 hospitals in California, Arizona and Nevada. Unfortunately, this grant application was not funded. A second application was also filed with US DOL under H-1 B Visa opportunity. This application also did not get funding due to the high degree of competition for grant funding).
  2. Expanding the scope of Nanotechnology training to include Nanomedicine, Nanoenergy and Nanomaterials and continue to be a leader in the nation in providing cutting edge Nanotechnology training for technicians.
  3. Establish a 501(c) (3) National Nanotechnology Collaborative that establishes for the first time in the nation a national skills standards for Nanotechnology Technicians. This national level Collaborative will be an extension of SBCCD.
  4. Expand SBCCD EDCT's role in Logistics Technology in assisting logistics industrial cluster in Southern California's Transportation Corridor.
  5. Major provider of a wide variety of training in Green Technologies and Clean Energy technology occupational areas.
  6. Continue to be self-supporting division and a contributor to SBCCD's general funds through indirect costs from grants

7. Impact on the Colleges and the District

  1. Describe the most significant relationships with other District operations and College operations.
    1. What major impact does your unit have on them?
    2. .What major impact do they have on your unit?
  2. How do your mission, vision, and goals contribute to the Board Imperatives and the District and/or College mission, vision, strategic directions, and/or goals?

a. Describe the most significant relationships with other District operations and College operations

The economic and workforce development mission performed by the Economic Development and Corporate Training (EDCT) division is a centralized function at SBCCD. EDCT offers Customized Contract Education, grant-funded training programs in emerging technologies, and short-term job-training for incumbent, displaced (unemployed), and underemployed workers on behalf of both colleges of the District. Further, EDCT serves as the training arm of the District in providing not-for-credit training services on behalf of the District. EDCT coordinates these services in collaboration with the District colleges when necessary. EDCT serves as an incubator for offering training in emerging technologies or for high growth or high demand occupations, which will eventually help the colleges in developing a certificate or associate degree program. Moreover, our short-term training programs can attract adults from the Inland Empire who may not otherwise enroll in a college level program and thus become familiar with SBCCD and its programs. So, EDCT is a gateway to SBCCD for displaced, unemployed, underemployed and incumbent workers in our region. These training participants can ultimately become potential students in the academic programs of both colleges. And, this is the major impact EDCT has on the colleges.

EDCT's mission, vision and goals are consistent with the overall mission of SBCCD and its Board Imperatives. EDCT's mission to stimulate the economic prosperity of the Inland Empire through workforce development is aligned with mainly the following Board imperatives: 1) institutional effectiveness and  2) learning centered institution for student access, retention and success.

8. Other Pertinent Information

  1. Include here any other information you regard as necessary for a full understanding of your unit.

The Economic Development and Corporate Training (EDCT) division offers only not-for-credit training and re-training programs for the purpose of providing short-term job-training for the workforce and quickly leading them to jobs. In addition, we provide market intelligence and labor market research and environmental scanning services for the California community colleges through our Center of Excellence. We do not duplicate or conflict with the academic offerings of the colleges.  We target and serve a segment of the population that is generally not served by the SBCCD colleges: unemployed/displaced and incumbent workers. We target 75% of the adult population that does not have any college and needing to upgrade their skills. We also serve the human capital development needs of the incumbent workers.

Our training programs target three types of workers: displaced or unemployed, underemployed and incumbent workers. Our training programs are funded by grants or restricted funds from state and/or federal agencies. The grantors have their own terms and conditions and reporting and audit requirements. We provide quarterly and annual financial and narrative reports to the state and federal agencies for compliance. Moreover, the federal government agencies that provide grants for EDCT perform on-site audits of our programs at any time as they deemed necessary.

As a self-supporting arm of the District, EDCT itself creates full-time, part-time and professional expert jobs within our community. We have created 14 full-time jobs, including 10 district-level management positions, two part-time permanent jobs, two full-time consulting jobs, and over 25 professional expert positions at any given time. Over the last 10 years we brought over $22 million to this region in federal and state grants that gave this region a Return on Investment (ROI) of $66 million at the minimum.

9. Goals, Objectives, Action Plans, and Resource Requests

  1. Goals (with priority rank) over the next three years
  2. Objectives (with priority rank) under each Goal
  3. Principal Activities under each Objective, if available
  4. Timeline for completion of each Activity or Objective
  5. Person responsible for ensuring completion of each Activity or Objective
  6. Progress on or achievement of a given Goal or Objective does not necessarily require additional resources. For Goals and Objectives that do require resources, enter the following information:
    1. Resources required to achieve Goals and Objectives over the next three years, with description and rationale for each
    2. Identification of associated Goals or Objectives
    3. Type of Resource
      1. Expenditure Category
      2. One-time/Ongoing
    4. Estimated annual cost (or savings) for the next three years
  • 1 - Goal - Build awareness about EDCT's mission and program offerings among the District employees

    The findings of a survey conducted by the District Strategic Planning Committee on Marketing and Outreach indicated that some of the respondents did not understand the role, value, and the breadth of offerings of EDCT. Therefore, the District community must be made aware of the mission, value, and breadth of offerings of EDCT

    Priority Rank:
    2
    Objectives:
    • 1.1 - Objective - Enhance District-wide dissemination of information regarding EDCT's mission, value and training programs

      Publish a quarterly Newsletter to communicate information pertaining to EDCT; offer awareness building events and activities to make SBCCD's internal community aware of EDCT's mission, vision, and breadth of offerings.

      Priority Rank:
      2
      Start Date:
      07/01/2011
      End Date:
      06/30/2012
      Responsible Person:
      Executive Director of Economic Development and Corporate Training Division
      Strategic Direction:
      None
      Impact Type:
      -- Pick One --
      Resource Requests:
      • 1.1.r1 - Printing and mailing
        Description

        A quarterly Newsletter needs to be published
         

        Rationale

        In order to change the lack of awareness of District employees about EDCT mission, value and breadth of offerings as identified by the DSP Marketing and Outreach survey, EDCT needs to have a quarterly informational Newsletter published both electronically and hard copy for both internal and external customers.

        Resource Type:
        Ongoing
        Expenditure Category:
        Services
        First Year Cost/Savings:
        $2,000.00/$0.00
        Second Year Cost/Savings:
        $2,000.00/$0.00
        Third Year Cost/Savings:
        $2,000.00/$0.00
  • 2 - Goal - Maximize the marketing and outreach efforts to build awareness in the external community

    Publish a quarterly Newsletter to communicate information pertaining to EDCT to the external community; offer awareness building events and activities to make SBCCD's external community aware of EDCT's mission, vision, and breadth of offerings.
     

    Priority Rank:
    2
    Objectives:
    • 2.1 - Objective - Market customized training and professional development programs to the community through various outreach efforts, community events, presentations at events and to the businesses

      Host public events and attract businesses and general public to the PDC and ATTC; participate in community and regional events; make presentations at public events and conferences locally, regionally and statewide; advertise programs through the media; increase media coverage through newspaper, radio, television, and press releases for all programs; send bulk mailing for target populations.

      Priority Rank:
      2
      Start Date:
      07/01/2011
      End Date:
      06/30/2012
      Responsible Person:
      Executive Director, Director and Assistant Director of Applied Technologies Training, Workforce Development Manager, and Manager of Logistics Technology
      Strategic Direction:
      None
      Impact Type:
      -- Pick One --
      Resource Requests:
      • 2.1.r1 - Marketing and outreach
        Description

        As a slef-supporting entity, we do not receive any funds from the District to do marketing and outreach to the region. EDCT needs some seed money to aggressively promote our services.
         

        Rationale

        EDCT has to build awareness about its programs and services in the community through aggressive marketing and outreach.

        Resource Type:
        One-time
        Expenditure Category:
        Services
        First Year Cost/Savings:
        $10,000.00/$0.00
        Second Year Cost/Savings:
        $0.00/$10,000.00
        Third Year Cost/Savings:
        $0.00/$10,000.00
  • 3 - Goal - Continue efforts to build partnership and leverage funding to sustain and widen the focus and scope of EDCT’s Green Technology job training programs
    Priority Rank:
    1
    Objectives:
    • 3.1 - Objective - Obtain grants, sub-grants and contracts for offering green technology workforce training fitting to the regional industrial trends

      Foster partnerships from the community for seeking green technology grants; in partnership with the industry, develop training programs fitting to the regional industrial trends; apply for grants and contracts; in partnership with the County, recruit displaced workers; offer green technology training to the workforce

      Priority Rank:
      1
      Start Date:
      07/01/2011
      End Date:
      06/30/2012
      Responsible Person:
      Workforce Development Manager, Director of ATT, Director of Center of Excellence and Manager of Logistics Technology
      Strategic Direction:
      None
      Impact Type:
      -- Pick One --
      Resource Requests:
      • 3.1.r1 - Hire a full-time Manager for Grant Management and Development
        Description

        The Program Review Survey conducted by EDCT of its customers included three open-ended questions. For the question "What new/emerging technologies or high growth areas should EDCT offer training in," majority of them wrote in either "Solar Training" or other types of "Green Technologies" and or "Nanotechnology" training as needed. Therefore, as the respondents identified and consistent with the market trends, there is going to be a growing need for providing short-term job training in emerging technologies like Green Technologies and Nanotechnology.

        Rationale

        EDCT needs to hire a full-time Grant Manager to seek and win grants offered for short-term job-training, especially in emerging technologies such as Green Technologies and Nanotechnology.

        EDCT need only funding for this position the first year. By the second year, the position can be fully-supported with the indirect costs the grantors allow the District to keep from the grants. EDCT anticipate fully supporting this position from the proceeds of the grants.

        Resource Type:
        One-time
        Expenditure Category:
        Personnel
        First Year Cost/Savings:
        $99,000.00/$0.00
        Second Year Cost/Savings:
        $0.00/$99,000.00
        Third Year Cost/Savings:
        $0.00/$99,000.00
  • 4 - Goal - Seek out economic and workforce development grants in emerging technologies and high growth occupational areas to provide short-term job training for the workforce
    Priority Rank:
    1
    Objectives:
    • 4.1 - Objective - Search and evaluate economic and workforce development grant opportunities in emerging technologies and apply for grants to provide short-term training for incumbent workers and displaced workers

      Review terms and conditions of grants in new and emerging technologies; seek out potential educational and business partners who can leverage financial and intellectual resources for the project; negotiate with prospective partners; develop Memorandums of Understanding; identify individuals who have the educational background and industrial experience in assisting us with the development of training content; develop training programs to be included in the grant application; develop grant proposals and apply for grants

      Priority Rank:
      1
      Start Date:
      07/01/2011
      End Date:
      06/30/2012
      Responsible Person:
      Executive Director, Workforce Development Manager, Director of ATT, Logistics Technology Manager, Director of COE and Manager of CTE Community Collaborative
      Strategic Direction:
      None
      Impact Type:
      -- Pick One --
      Resource Requests:
      • 4.1.r1 - Hire a Manager for Grants Management and Development
        Description

        Please see Goal No. 3 and Objective No. 3.

        Rationale

        Please see Goal No. 3 and Objective No. 3.

        Resource Type:
        One-time
        Expenditure Category:
        Personnel
  • 5 - Goal - Optimize the entrepreneurial and innovative organizational capability of EDCT and maintain its self-supporting status.
    Priority Rank:
    1
    Objectives:
    • 5.1 - Objective - Generate income through contracts, grants and sub-grantee contracts to support all the operational costs and staff salaries and benefits of EDCT

      Outreach and receive contracts for customized training; manage existing contracts efficiently; manage existing grants efficiently and leverage resources; obtain new grant to meet the direct and indirect costs of new programs

      Priority Rank:
      1
      Start Date:
      07/01/2011
      End Date:
      06/30/2012
      Responsible Person:
      Executive Director and Staff of PDC, ATTC and COE
      Strategic Direction:
      None
      Impact Type:
      -- Pick One --
      Resource Requests:
      • 5.1.r1 - Hire a Manager for Grant Management and Development
        Description

        Please see Goal No. 3 and Objective No. 3
         

        Rationale

        Please see Goal No. 3 and Objective No. 3

        Resource Type:
        One-time
        Expenditure Category:
        Personnel

10. Progress Report on Last Cycle's Goals, Objectives, and Actions

  1. Estimate progress to date on each of the last cycle’s Goals, Objectives, and Activities.
  2. Any uncompleted Goals, Objectives, and Activities that are still important should appear in the Goals, Objectives, and Action Plans section above.
  • 1 - Goal - Build Awareness About EDCT
    Priority Rank:
    2
    Objectives:
    • 1.1 - Objective - Enhance District-wide dissemination of information regarding EDCT's mission, value and training programs

      Publish a quarterly Newsletter to communicate information pertaining to EDCT; offer awareness building events and activities to make SBCCD's internal community aware of EDCT's mission, vision, and breadth of offerings.
       

      Priority Rank:
      2
      Original Start Date:
      07/01/2011
      Original End Date:
      06/30/2012
      Revised Start Date:
      07/01/2012
      Revised End Date:
      06/30/2013
      Responsible Person:
      Executive Director of Economic Development and Corporate Training Division
      Strategic Direction:
      None
      Impact Type:
      -- Pick One --
      Status Code:
      Work is Underway
      Progress Description:
  • 2 - Goal - Maximize the marketing and outreach efforts to build awareness
    Priority Rank:
    2
    Objectives:
    • 2.1 - Objective - Market customized training and professional development programs to the community through various outreach efforts, community events, presentations at events and to the businesses

      Host public events and attract businesses and general public to the PDC and ATTC; participate in community and regional events; make presentations at public events and conferences locally, regionally and statewide; advertise programs through the media; increase media coverage through newspaper, radio, television, and press releases for all programs; send bulk mailing for target populations.
       

      Priority Rank:
      2
      Original Start Date:
      07/01/2011
      Original End Date:
      06/30/2012
      Revised Start Date:
      07/01/2012
      Revised End Date:
      06/30/2013
      Responsible Person:
      EDCT Project Managers
      Strategic Direction:
      None
      Impact Type:
      -- Pick One --
      Status Code:
      Work is Underway
      Progress Description:
    • 2.2 - Objective - Market customized training and professional development programs to the community through various outreach efforts, community events, presentations at events and to the businesses

      Host public events and attract businesses and general public to the PDC and ATTC; participate in community and regional events; make presentations at public events and conferences locally, regionally and statewide; advertise programs through the media; increase media coverage through newspaper, radio, television, and press releases for all programs; send bulk mailing for target populations.
       

      Priority Rank:
      2
      Original Start Date:
      07/01/2011
      Original End Date:
      06/30/2012
      Revised Start Date:
      07/01/2012
      Revised End Date:
      06/30/2013
      Responsible Person:
      EDCT Project Managers
      Strategic Direction:
      None
      Impact Type:
      -- Pick One --
      Status Code:
      Work is Underway
      Progress Description:
  • 3 - Goal - Continue efforts to build partnersip and leverage funding to sustain Green Technology job training
    Priority Rank:
    1
    Objectives:
    • 3.1 - Objective - Obtain grants, sub-grants and contracts for offering green technology workforce training fitting to the regional industrial trends

      Foster partnerships from the community for seeking green technology grants; in partnership with the industry, develop training programs fitting to the regional industrial trends; apply for grants and contracts; in partnership with the County, recruit displaced workers; offer green technology training to the workforce
       

      Priority Rank:
      1
      Original Start Date:
      07/01/2011
      Original End Date:
      06/30/2012
      Revised Start Date:
      07/01/2012
      Revised End Date:
      06/30/2013
      Responsible Person:
      EDCT Project Managers
      Strategic Direction:
      None
      Impact Type:
      -- Pick One --
      Status Code:
      Work is Underway
      Progress Description:
  • 4 - Goal - Seek out economic and workforce development grants
    Priority Rank:
    3
    Objectives:
    • 4.1 - Objective - Search and evaluate economic and workforce development grant opportunities in emerging technologies and apply for grants to provide short-term training for incumbent workers and displaced workers

      Review terms and conditions of grants in new and emerging technologies; seek out potential educational and business partners who can leverage financial and intellectual resources for the project; negotiate with prospective partners; develop Memorandums of Understanding; identify individuals who have the educational background and industrial experience in assisting us with the development of training content; develop training programs to be included in the grant application; develop grant proposals and apply for grants
       

      Priority Rank:
      1
      Original Start Date:
      07/01/2011
      Original End Date:
      06/30/2012
      Revised Start Date:
      07/01/2012
      Revised End Date:
      06/30/2013
      Responsible Person:
      Executive Director, Workforce Development Manager, Director of ATT, Logistics Technology Manager, Director of COE and Manager of CTE Community Collaborative
      Strategic Direction:
      None
      Impact Type:
      -- Pick One --
      Status Code:
      Work is Underway
      Progress Description:
  • 5 - Goal - Optimize entrepreneurial and innovative capabilities to maintain EDCT self-supporting status
    Priority Rank:
    3
    Objectives:
    • 5.1 - Objective - Generate income through contracts, grants and sub-grantee contracts to support all the operational costs and staff salaries and benefits of EDCT

      Outreach and receive contracts for customized training; manage existing contracts efficiently; manage existing grants efficiently and leverage resources; obtain new grant to meet the direct and indirect costs of new programs
       

      Priority Rank:
      1
      Original Start Date:
      07/01/2011
      Original End Date:
      06/30/2012
      Revised Start Date:
      07/01/2012
      Revised End Date:
      06/30/2013
      Responsible Person:
      Executive Director and Staff of PDC, ATTC and COE
      Strategic Direction:
      None
      Impact Type:
      -- Pick One --
      Status Code:
      Work is Underway
      Progress Description:

11. Process and Participants

  1. Describe briefly the main steps of the process that produced this report.
  2. List the name and function of each participant in that process.
  3. Include as many members of the unit as possible in the preparation and/or review of this document. It should not be the product of the manager alone or of a small proportion of unit members.
  4. Describe the plan for future assessment cycles, particularly if not all measures were applied in current cycle.

a. Describe briefly the main steps of the process that produced this report

A meeting of the EDCT managers to discuss Program Review was held on January 25, 2012 at 3:30 p.m. at the ATTC Conference Room. The following managers participated in the meeting: Albert Maniaol, Alan Braggins, Robert Levesque, Wendy Zinn, Zhenya Lindstrom and Matthew Isaac, Chair, were present at this meeting. The purpose of the meeting was to discuss Survey Questionnaire, survey respondents, sample, and the methodology of the survey. It is decided that SurveyMonkey will be used. Matthew Isaac appointed a Sub-committee to re-design the survey instrument from the past year. The  Sub-committee included the following mangers: Alan Braggins, Chair, Dr. Jamail Carter, Zhenya Lindstrom, and Wendy Zinn. The sub-committee completed the following tasks:

  • The existing Survey Instrument was revised, reformatted and adopted for survey
  • The following three groups were identified for survey: 1) Training Recipients, 2) Employers/Businesses, and 3) Organizations, Agencies or Schools Partnering with SBCCD
  • SurveyMonkey was chosen to administer the survey
  • A convenient sample was determined and project managers provided the e-mails of the survey participants
  • An e-mail survey was e-mailed to 266 potential participants  
  • Using SurveyMonkey instrument, Alan Braggins prepared an elaborate survey reports (Please see the attached Program Review Survey Results.
  • Dr. Matthew Isaac prepared the final Program Review Plan and Report. 

b. List the name and function of each participant in that process

Dr. Matthew Isaac, Chair, Program Review Survey Committee  - Coordinated the meeting, discussed the survey instrument and provided leadership in revising and redesigning the Survey Instrument. Members: Albert Maniaol, Alan Braggins, Robert Levesque, Wendy Zinn, Zhenya Lindstrom, Dr. Jamail Carter, and Matthew Isaac, Chair

A subcommittee was appointed by the Chair to revise, redesign administer and prepare the Survey Results. Members: Alan Braggins, Chair, Zhenya Lindstrom, Dr. Jamail Carter, and Wendy Zinn.

Alan Braggins, Chair, provided leadership to redesign and administer the survey. Alan prepared the Program Review Survey Results (Please see attached Survey Results)

Dr. Matthew Isaac prepared the EDCT Program Review Plan and Report

12. Supporting Documents