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CENTRAL PIEDMONT COMMUNITY COLLEGE Private Sector Participation in Education and Training The U.S. Community College Model September 2014 Historical Context: Community College Model in the U.S. Post-WWII,
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CENTRAL PIEDMONT COMMUNITY COLLEGE Private Sector Participation in Education and Training The U.S. Community College Model September 2014 Historical Context: Community College Model in the U.S. Post-WWII, much of the U.S. manufacturing base migrated to the South. North Carolina led the nation in developing an integrated community college system to address the workforce training gap. Community colleges are two-year, comprehensive colleges that prepare people for careers. Community colleges train over half of all students in higher education. North Carolina Community College System The North Carolina Community College System is a recognized leader in the U.S. for strong collaboration with private sector industry. 58 colleges form one element of a three part strategy for economic and workforce development: Private Sector Industry & Companies Economic Development Organizations & Agencies Community Colleges Central Piedmont Community College Central Piedmont Community College ( CPCC ) serves over 70,000 students annually through six campuses. CPCC intends to become the nation s leader in workforce development. (Vision) CPCC s goal is to prepare students for careers in the 21st Century, including careers in advanced manufacturing, energy, finance, health care, transportation and logistics, law enforcement and other fields. Community Colleges and Private Sector Industries The borderless global economy and increasing trend of high-tech industrial automation caused changes in the role of community colleges: Globalization of the economy Positioned community colleges as the leading partner for private industry and economic development. Global competition for jobs and investment Led to economic development incentive programs, funded at state, regional, and local levels with public funding. Foreign direct investment Brought new technologies and new training demands on community colleges. (Siemens) Building the Future Workforce To Meet Industry Needs CPCC is a national leader in the adaptation and integration of Germanic - style training models and best practices. Traditional apprenticeships Customized apprenticeships Bilateral technical certificate programs: IHKK/CPCC collaboration/partnership Siemens model: Highlighted by President Obama in 2012 State of the Union Address CPCC/Festo Learning Center of Excellence Building the Future Workforce To Meet Industry Needs Key Germanic-American Partnerships CPCC provides training and services for over 500 companies a year; many are of Germanic origin: Siemens Power Generation Inc. ALDI Grocery Stores Schaefer Systems International, Inc. SAERTEX USA LLC BASF Corp Bosch Rexroth Corp Kurz Transfer Products LP Steag LLC American Truetzschler Inc. BLUM Daetwyler Pfaff Timken (US) Ameritech (US) Sarstedt ABB, Inc. Building the Future Workforce To Meet Industry Needs Federal Government - America Works Act ( AWA ) The AWA supports displaced workers in finding and keeping new and better jobs. The AWA supports industry-wide credentials in high-tech advanced manufacturing. Community colleges offer career-ready technical certificate programs. AWA enjoys broad private sector support throughout the U.S. Community Colleges and Economic Development CPCC is leading a regional globalization effort and strategy to become a center for global commerce. NC-SC Region: 2,250+ foreign-owned companies; 300,000+ employees Charlotte Region: 1,000 foreign-owned companies 275 Germanic companies Most companies are in advanced manufacturing Charlotte Regional Trends Charlotte Posts Biggest Percentage Gain The Charlotte, NC-SC area saw the fastest percentage growth in exports among the nation s top 50 metro areas Goods exports jumped 69% from 2012 to 2013 Transportation equipment exports up 333% Machinery exports up 80.9% Source: United States. Department of Commerce. International Trade Administration. U.S. Metropolitan Area Exports N.p.: n.p., Web. 2 Sep CENTRAL PIEDMONT COMMUNITY COLLEGE
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