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CCA Fall Conference Agenda

CCA Grants and Best Practices Summit November 5 & 6, 2015 | Hagerstown Community College Thursday, November 5 8 - 8:30 a.m. Check in and networking 8:30 - 8:45 a.m. Welcome to HCC Dr. Guy Altieri, President, Hagerstown Community College 8:45 - 10:45 a.m. Hagerstown Community College Case Study: Successful Programs Enhanced by Federal Grants In this session, HCC will provide information about ways in which grants have helped support the growth of many programs at the college and, in particular, three programs designed to prepare students for science, technology, math, and engineering (STEM) careers in growing industries: alternative energy technology, biotechnology, and cybersecurity. Anne Shepard, Director of Grants Development, Hagerstown Community College Anthony Valente, Instructor, Industrial and Energy Technology Cynthia Dove, Associate Professor, Biotechnology Steve Shank, Professor, Information Systems Technology 10:45 - 11 a.m. Break 11 a.m. - 12 p.m. Keynote Eric Seleznow, Deputy Assistant Secretary of Employment and Training Administration, U.S. Department of Labor 12 - 1 p.m. Lunch Remarks from Earl Gohl, ARC Federal Co-Chair 1 - 2:15 p.m. Panel Discussion: Apprenticeships: Working with Industry to Develop Successful Programs Apprenticeships were already big news in higher education before the U.S. Department of Labor awarded $175 million in its American Apprenticeship grant competition in September 2015. Learn more about successful apprenticeship programs during this panel discussion. Facilitator Paul Montgomery, Vice President for Access & Diversity, Northeast State Community College Panelists Jeff Frazier, Dean of the Regional Center for Advanced Manufacturing (RCAM), Northeast State Community College Joel Welch, Division Dean, Greenville Technical College Cheryl Garrison, Job Placement Coordinator, Tri-County Technical College Shan Smith, Industrial Electronics Technology Program Instructor, Tri-County Technical College 2:15 - 2:30 p.m. Break 2:30 - 3:45 p.m. Panel discussion: Manufacturing for New Century Jobs With rapidly changing technology and global competition driving employers’ practices, manufacturing work today requires different skills than it did ten or more years ago. At this panel, learn more about new manufacturing-related educational programs and how working with industry partners helped make these programs a success. Facilitator Dr. David Warner, VP of Academic Affairs, Hagerstown Community College Panelists Dr. John Boyd, President, Mayland Community College Shelley White, Vice President for Continuing Education and Workforce Development, A-B Tech Community College Jack Drooger, Continuing Education Program Manager, Hagerstown Community College Anthony Valente Instructor, Industrial and Energy Technology, Hagerstown Community College 4 - 5:30 p.m. HCC Tour: STEM: Alternative Energy, Biotech, and Cybersecurity 5:30 - 7 p.m. Dinner and conversation Friday, November 6 8 - 8:30 a.m. Check in and networking 8:30 - 10 a.m. The New Grants Reality: Federal and Private Grants Federal laws and regulations, an ever-changing economic climate, and increased emphasis on accountability continue to make grant acquisition and management a dynamic endeavor. This panel discussion features guidance and news about trends, laws, and strategies related to successful grant programs. Dr. Jeff Schwartz , Education Program Manager, Appalachian Regional Commission John Dyer, Director, Workforce and Economic Development, American Association of Community Colleges David Baime, AACC Senior VP, Government Relations and Policy Analysis 10 - 11 a.m. Forming Partnerships: Networking and Next Steps Many funders favor awards made to consortia rather than to individual colleges. This session will explore collective ideas for grant development. Facilitator Anne Shepard, Director of Grants Development, Hagerstown Community College