General Activities with Possible Specific Activities

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Functional Area I: Curriculum and Instructional Delivery

General Activity
Possible Specific Activities
1.1 Increase distance education offerings Training for instructors & staff
Database of offerings
Involve District Academic Senate
E-mail access for instructor communication
Develop, advertise, integrate each college offerings
Hire technical support staff
1.2 Restructure curriculum to focus on high tech Identify industry needs
Train instructors to address industry needs
Revise/develop appropriate curriculum
Continuous assessment of currency
Leverage VTEA funds with other sources for equipment
Districtwide collaboration in high tech curriculum
Collaborate with industry to address skill standards
1.3 Increase integration focusing on learning skills (LS) Vocational instructors create LS classes
Train instructors to create LS curriculum
Incentives for inter-departmental collaborations
Publicize successful integration projects
1.4 Increase flexibility & visibility of program offerings Train faculty to modularize
Modularize programs
Sequentially arrange skill modules
Market module availability to industry
Obtain continuous industry feedback
Review potential Skill Award modules & completers
Conduct faculty workshops on program approval
College lists of voucher-certifiable programs
Update I-TRAIN program applications
Check program listings on ETPL
Market college programs to One-Stop Centers
1.5 Assess, teach and certify competencies Recognize students who demonstrate competencies
Create assessment tools to measure competencies
Standardize competency definitions districtwide
Identify mastered competencies on certificates
Train instructors to identify competencies
Collaborate with industry to share skill standards
1.6 Increase student work-based learning (WBL) Partner with non-profits to supply WBL opportunities
Academic chairs on vocational advisory committees
Invite academic senate to economic development meetings
School-to-Career & Tech Prep staff involved in vocational education
Professional experts assist students in career pathways
Initiate large-scale WBL opportunities with industry
Use PathFinder to promote WBL & Serivce Learning
1.7 Offer flexible high-technology programs Open entry/open exit classes
Guarantee classes
On-line offerings
Programs in certificate blocks

Functional Area II: Student Support Structures & Student Services

General Activity Possible Specific Activities
2.1 Evaluate students upon admission Direct students to English & Math placement tests
Identify students with learning disabilities
2.2 Full range of counseling services for occupational students Develop educational plans
Counselors attached to specific departments
Career Center/Job Placement Office
Counselor attached to Career Center
Regular pre-employment workshops
Present VTEA plan at LACCD counselor conference
2.3 Full range of WBL experiences for occupational students Internships, apprenticeships, mentorships, shadowing
Participation of local employers
Faculty actively interact with employers & labor
Serve as resource for WBL Specialists
Initiate large-scale WBL opportunities with industry
PathFinder sites for students to connect with employers
2.4 Full range of job placement services for occupational students User-friendly services at Job Placement Centers
Assistance in preparing portfolios & resumes
2.5 Encourage non-traditional career pursuits Inservice counselors about non-traditional opportunities
Coordinate with high schools to encourage broader choices
2.6 Appropriate tutorial services for occupational students Publicize resource centers & technical labs
Expand areas of work for student tutors
Hire tutors specific to occupational areas
2.7 Remove barriers to student retention Develop districtwide voucher processing protocol

Coordinate LACCD voucher system with local One-Stops
2.8 Expand recruitment efforts Career counseling workshops & assessment at One-Stops
One-Stop Affiliate status for colleges

Functional Area III: Professional Development


General Activity Possible Specific Activities
3.1 Update instructors’ knowledge of industry practices Support faculty worksite experience projects
Academic & vocational instructor team job shadowing
Workshops for continuing education credit
Industry-specific symposia
Inter-college collaboration in workshop planning
Activities targeted toward support staff
Inservice faculty & staff on PathFinder
Use PathFinder to connect instructors to worksite experience
3.2 Keep instructors abreast of legislative developments Provide workshops & symposia
3.3 Inservice on impact of technology on work environment Include identified personnel
3.4 Maintain technical support for faculty & staff Workshops & other targeted activities
Staff workshops on voucher processing system
Help faculty to locate worksite experience on PathFinder

Functional Area IV: Partnership Development

General Activity Possible Specific Activities
4.1 Raise faculty awareness of need to collaborate with partners Faculty receives info re: college collaborative ventures
Faculty & admin work with partners to enhance programs
Facilitate large-scale opportunities for faculty/partner contact
4.2 Faculty will actively participate in collaborative partnerships Appoint faculty pointpersons to represent college
Utilize advisory committees to build collaborations
Sustain active college WIA Planning Team
Faculty utilizes PathFinder to connect with employers
4.3 Faculty assists colleges to develop & implement partnerships College WIA teams meet to plan & implement activities
4.4 Occupational program resources leveraged VTEA committee actively participates in Master Plan
Economic development activities reported to academic senate
Technical assistance to colleges in leveraging resources
Outline VTEA- & CalWORKs-fundable WIA activities
Revise VTEA plan to provide for WIA activities
Collaborate with CalWORKs to address WIA
Expand PathFinder to target multiple student populations
4.5 Strengthen vocational/academic partnerships Joint staff development activities
SCANS competencies in course outlines
Joint worksite experience activities
Joint meetings of all academic deans
4.6 LACCD colleges work together to pursue common goals Submit multi-college grant proposals
Clearly articulate partnership agreements
Publish directory/website of existing partnerships
Align I-TRAIN programs for districtwide consistency
4.7 Identify business/industry in service area for partnerships Joint staff development/industry activities
Regular evaluation of partnership effectiveness
Share info between colleges & UNITE-LA industry consortia
4.8 Senior college administrators endorse collaborations Engage presidents to actively support WIA activitied
4.9 Clarify roles of colleges & outside partners in joint enterprises Identify college affiliations with local One-Stops
Build relationships between colleges & One-Stop staff
Clarify respective roles of college & One-Stop in WIA system
Sign MOUs between colleges & One-Stops
Decide which WIA services each college offers

Work out college One-Stop Satellite status arrangements

Functional Area V: Accountability, Assessment & Evaluation

General Activity Possible Specific Activities
5.1 Capture all enrollments, completions & placements Access all District databases for student participation
Reconcile database & MIS reporting anomalies
Devise Not-for-Credit tracking system for WIA participants
5.2 Capture lab seat time Career ed task force to study data collection options & costs
Implement appropriate options at colleges
Share best practices
5.3 Capture credit for use of Job Placement Center services Career ed task force to study data collection options & costs
Implement appropriate options at colleges
Share best practices
5.4 Align VTEA accountability with other reporting requirements Develop multi-use reporting forms
Work with all stakeholders to simplify & coordinate reporting
Reconcile database & MIS reporting anomalies
Assess LACCD ability to respond to proposed WIA measures
Collaborate to define program “initiator” & “completer”
Collect “goal” data systematically to help identify successes
5.5 Utilize UI Wage Data Work with State for guidelines & accuracy improvement
Work with State to modify reports for WIA requirements
Coordinate info from PathFinder with UI Wage Data reports
5.6 Work with partner agencies to impact accountability measures Lobby local WIBs to adopt reasonable definitions
Establish task force to identify data needs
5.7 Restructure District database to make regular activity reports Work with Info Tech & Research to establish protocol
Work with colleges & Info Tech to identify MIS needs