WORKFORCE DEVELOPMENT AT COLLEGE OF DUPAGE FY 05 – FY09 A Report to the President and Board of Trustees September 2009 EXECUTIVE SUMMARY

The purpose of this report is to define Workforce Development at College of DuPage and share a five-year overview of all related programs and services for students and communities in District 502. The final section of the report is a list of all Career and Technical credit programs currently offered by the College. WORKFORCE DEVELOPMENT DEFINED The birth of the Workforce Development movement in the United States is traced back to when President Clinton signed the Workforce Investment Act (WIA) of 1998. WIA was comprehensive reform legislation that superseded previous legislation related to job training, adult education, family literacy, and rehabilitation programs. The primary goal of WIA was to overhaul Federal job training programs and create a new comprehensive workforce investment system with the focus on customer service; access and convenience; streamlined quality services and information; and a stronger linkage to the needs of U.S. employers. Other key features of the initial legislation and subsequent reauthorizations have included empowerment to the individual; increased accountability; a strong role for local workforce investment boards; state and local flexibility; and improved youth programs (U.S. Department of Labor, WIA Final Rule). For the purposes of this report, Workforce Development is defined according to the mission of the National Association of Workforce Boards (Workforce Development Academy 2008): Workforce development systems are market-driven; easily accessible to any individual who wants or needs a job, education, or training; supply well-trained people for all employers; and provide employers with assistance and support for lifelong learning initiatives and for the creation of a high-performance workforce. The foundation of Workforce Development is education and it involves the collaboration of public and private sectors (Illinois DCEO 2009). For higher education, workforce development includes education, training, and outreach for youth, traditional-age college students, adult students, and dislocated workers. From a systems perspective, workforce development is an improvement process that prepares people for new job opportunities; helps individuals stay employed through job retraining and skill development; and supports people to pursue careers and self-sufficiency. WORKFORCE DEVELOPMENT AT COLLEGE OF DUPAGE Similar to the formal definitions, Workforce Development efforts at College of DuPage (COD) are very comprehensive and integrated into how the institution serves students and communities in District 502. It is directly tied to the mission of the College through guiding principles and institutional priorities related to access, affordability, workplace readiness, career

and technical education, community development, and obtaining skills associated with cuttingedge technology. As a comprehensive community college, COD reaches out to unserved and underserved residents. It also works diligently to establish and maintain positive working relationships and special partnerships with area employers, non-profit agencies, industry and trade associations, school districts, and colleges and universities. It is important to note the many academic divisions and administrative offices of the College who are directly involved in providing programs and services related to Workforce Development. Business & Technology Continuing Education Health & Science Learning Resources Academic Affairs Center for Entrepreneurship Student Services High School Partnerships Liberal Arts

We also rely heavily upon the services and staff support from Grants; Admissions, Records, and Registration; Governmental Relations; the Office of the President; and the Business Office. COD uses an integrated model for providing Workforce Development programs and services to individuals, employers, and communities. The administrative responsibility for Workforce Development resides in the Office of Academic Affairs rather than have a single department devoted to these initiatives and services. Currently, the Associate Vice President of Academic Affairs is responsible for promoting Workforce Development through internal leadership and coordination and also serves as an external institutional representative with the President and Vice President of Academic Affairs. The breadth and depth of Workforce Development oriented programs, services, and special initiatives at COD are far-reaching and more pervasive in the daily operations of the College than one may assume. As noted in the pages to follow, several divisions, offices, and centers of the College offer extensive career and technical degrees, certificates, and training at all COD locations, high schools, and at employer sites. For example, in FY 09 there were 1,846 graduates who earned a degree or credit certificate in the Career and Technical Education (CTE) disciplines. Outreach instruction and support services for special populations occur through the GED, Adult Basic Education, and English as a Second Language programs offered through Continuing Education. The Library continues to invest in online resources and special collections related to career development and job search strategies. Student Affairs is offering counseling services, special workshops, and other support services to benefit new and continuing students as well as the general public. EXTERNAL CONNECTIONS In addition to ongoing, internal collaboration among college personnel, success in Workforce Development is quite dependent upon strong and sustainable working relationships with a variety of external partners. Partners often include: Government (local, county, state, and federal) Colleges and universities in the Chicagoland area Workforce Investment Boards and committees Area employers of all sizes and types Associations of specific industries and trades High Schools Non-profit social service agencies Faith-based organizations Consortia for special populations

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As noted in the original definitions of Workforce Development, this segment of the College is very market-driven. The fluidity of Workforce Development is reflected in what is offered; where and how it is delivered; and the timing of the program and services. There may be a sudden influx of new jobs to the region because a new employer decides to build a plant in District 502. In contrast, a major employer that everyone thought would be here forever has suddenly fallen upon tough times and closes leaving hundreds of people suddenly unemployed. This level of unpredictability pressures the College to be nimble, innovative, and responsive on fairly short notice. When reviewing the report, it is evident that some projects and educational outreach will last a long time while other initiatives are much more short-term. The tenure of a program is directly tied to serving the needs of the area citizenry and employers. Concluding a special training program often means the need has been met rather than a reflection on the quality of what was provided by the College. The size of the Workforce Development program or event may depend upon employers or other partners teaming up in a consortium to leverage resources and reach a targeted audience. The College is always looking for new degree and certificate programs to develop and offer to meet emerging needs. The demand for Workforce Development programs and services offered by the College can increase during prosperous times as well as periods of economic hardship such as the past 18 months. What often varies is the type of program and services the College is called upon to provide. HOW THE REPORT IS ORGANIZED The subsequent pages of Workforce Development activities at COD are organized into the following sections.           Grants for Workforce Development Credit and Non-Credit Curriculum and Program Development for Career and Technical Education Programs Key Clients and Projects Through BPI (aka COD Business Solutions) and the Center for Entrepreneurship Workforce Development and Professional Boards, Committees, and Affiliations High School Partnerships and Workplace Readiness Initiatives Partnerships and Outreach Initiatives Related to Workforce Development Workforce Development Events (as a host and/or participant) Services to the Public and Special Populations Such as the Unemployed Other (e.g. internships and cooperative education; counseling services) Career and Technical Education Credit Programs Offered (as of September 9, 2009)

By design, the first section of this report is about grants and the extensive financial support they have provided to COD in the area of Workforce Development. The collaboration and creativity among the faculty and staff of the academic divisions and centers along with the strong technical support from the Grants Office and Business Office have led to many significant Workforce Development accomplishments for COD. In addition to the Grants section of the report, details related to project implementation and impact are included in the information submitted by the various divisions of the College.

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From FY 05-09, the funding sources for grants received by COD for Workforce Development are summarized as: State Funded Federally Funded Other Sources Grand Total $16,172,209 1,430,342 342,371 $17,943,922

In terms of programming and services, the grants are categorized as: Workforce Training (such as noncredit worker training) Curriculum Development (career/technical education; e.g. Perkins) Career Pathways (career development for a specific industry; DOL grant) Support for Special Populations (e.g., ABE, GED, ESL) $4,438,089 4,497,322 1,623,092 7,385,419 $17,943,922

GOALS AND PRIORITIES FOR THE FUTURE As noted throughout this Executive Summary, the success of Workforce Development at College of DuPage is largely a function of creativity and collaboration in response to the rapidly changing needs of individuals, employers, and communities. If this report was prepared again in two to five years, the categories would probably remain the same but the specific activities listed may be very different in some areas. It is hard to predict the future with one exception. Workforce Development is not a fad and its connectivity to the mission of a comprehensive community college, such as COD, will only grow and diversify. As a result, the following goals and priorities are proposed for the future of Workforce Development at College of DuPage. High Quality Programs and Services o Continue to provide support and resources to college personnel directly involved in the development of new programs, services, and projects related to Workforce Development. o Periodically convene groups of College personnel to brainstorm ways to modify services to meet the changing needs of Workforce Development clients and partners. o Continue the assessment of student learning outcomes and program effectiveness for all credit and noncredit programs delivered for Workforce Development initiatives, clients, and special populations. o Provide continued support for professional development so appropriate faculty and staff remain current in emerging trends and best practices in their field of specialty as well as for Workforce Development in general. Internal Coordination and Communication o Enhance the coordination among the academic divisions and centers to pursue new Workforce Development initiatives and grant-funding opportunities that are a good match with institutional expertise and priorities. o Encourage all appropriate divisions and centers to include specific Workforce Development objectives and strategies in their Annual Plans.

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Develop ways to strengthen internal communications and coordination across the College by establishing a Workforce Development Council which meets three times during the fiscal year. Establish a new section on the COD website devoted to information about Workforce Development programs and services; make it easy to find and focused on the needs of the customer/client. Determine strategies for routinely updating College staff on Workforce Development programs and services so they feel more empowered to provide accurate and timely information to others.

External Collaboration and Visibility o Continue to support and promote the visibility of faculty and staff participating in area boards, commissions, and consortia related to Workforce Development; develop a process for how they provide information back to the appropriate areas of the College. o Include Workforce Development in the annual Marketing and Enrollment campaign for the College. o Continue strengthening institutional relationships with Worknet DuPage, area employers, high schools, and community leaders in District 502. o Periodically conduct formal and informal research to ascertain the emerging needs of area employers for new jobs and incumbent worker training. Glenda Gallisath, Ph.D. Office of Academic Affairs September 9, 2009

References
Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity – Workforce Development: State of Illinois. Retrieved from the Internet on September 7, 2009 at http://www.ildceo.net/dceo/Bureaus/Workforce Development.

United States Department of Labor, Employment and Training Administration; Final Rule of Workforce Investment Act; Billing Code: 4510-30. Retrieved from the Internet on September 7, 2009 at www.deleta.gove/regs/statutes/finalrule.htm.

Workforce Development Academy; Workforce Development Professional Competencies List, April 9, 2008. Retrieved from the Internet on September 7, 2009 at www.scps.virginia.edu/professional_development/wda.

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GRANTS FOR WORKFORCE DEVELOPMENT
BUSINESS & TECHNOLOGY DIVISION Center for Entrepreneurship: Ongoing/yearly renewals  IL DCEO grants for SBDC (Small Business Development Center), ITC (International Trade Center) and PTAC (Procurement Technical Assistance Center).  IL DCEO Grant for Homeland Security Procurement Technical Assistance Center.  IL Community College Board, Business and Industry, Workforce Development grants. FY07:  AT&T Foundation, Excelerator Grant; $9,900; Assisted persons with disabilities who are considering self-employment.  Business and Industry Services Grant: $180,788; Provided training, workshops, counseling, management assistance and procurement assistance. FY06:  Illinois Community College Board (ICCB) Grant: $184,927; Provided training, workshops, counseling, management assistance and procurement assistance.  Illinois Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity Grant: $251,763; Corporate training, economic development, workforce development and small business support.  Homeland Security Grant: $110,000; Assisted small businesses in application for homeland security contracts.  Network Disability Awareness Grant: $14,623; Assisted persons with disabilities who are considering self-employment. FY05:  ICCB Grant: $187,563; Provided training, workshops, counseling, management assistance and procurement assistance.  Paraprofessional Test Prep Grant: $17,948; Provided test prep courses for paraprofessional educators.  Illinois Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity Grant: $251,763; Corporate training, economic development, workforce development and small business support. CONTINUING EDUCATION DIVISION ABE/ESL/GED: ICCB Adult Education Grant - funding for curriculum development; ABE Bridge Program; purchase of KeyTrain from ACT for teaching career readiness skills (first session offered in July ’09); and the delivery of ABE, ESL, and GED instruction. Funding awarded: o FY09: $1,467,075 o FY08: $1,523,485 o FY07: $1,477,141 o FY06: $1,387,213 o FY05: $1,250,652 Corporate Training: FY08:  Innovate Now! Grant: $10,000; Creation of manufacturing council. FY05:  Employer Training Investment Program – Large company Grant: $881,718; Supported training needs of large companies.  Employer Training Investment Program – Small/Midsize Company Grant: $100,000; Supported training needs of small/midsize companies.

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Youth Education: FY07:  Fabricators and Manufacturers Association Foundation Grant: $5,000; Develop and deliver summer camp to expose youth to manufacturing careers. FY05:  AT&T Camp Infinity Grant: $10,000; Expose high school girls to technology careers.  BP America Leader Awards Grant: $31,340; introduce children to using math, science and technology skills to explore careers. Academy for Non-Profit Excellence: FY07:  Community Memorial Foundation Grant: $15,000; Assisted with instructional support for programs focused on non-profit management.  DuPage Community Foundation Grant: $7,500; Supported development of a resource catalog for non-profit management. FY06:  W.K. Kellogg Foundation Grant: $50,000; Provided scholarships for non-profit course enrollees; prepared first-year analysis of non-profit academy performance. GRANTS OFFICE

FY09 Grants
ILLINOIS COMMUNITY COLLEGE BOARD (ICCB) Career and Technical Education Innovation Grant: Activities to engage District 502 high school faculty and COD educators to prepare students for the transition to college. Project Director: Ann Marie Rosen ($64,015) Career and Technical Education Program Improvement Grant: Enhance instruction and academic support activities to strengthen and improve career and technical education programs and services. Project Director: Karen Randall ($78,948) Career and Technical Education Regional Collaboration Grant: Continue the DuPage/Joliet/Kennedy King Math and CTE Collaboration. Project Director: Ann Marie Rosen ($5,000) Partnership for College & Career Success (formerly Tech Prep): Lead = DuPage Area Occupational System (DAOES). Career Pathways Advisory Board to create pathway sequences from high school to college in CTE program areas. Project Director: Ann Marie Rosen ($66,000) Perkins Postsecondary Career and Technical Education Program: Advance workforce development partnerships in CTE programs. Project Director: Karen Randall ($624,868) Programs of Study Demonstration Project in Nursing: Deliver a model statewide program pathway of study in nursing. Project Director: Meryl Sussman ($150,000) Workforce Development Grant (BIG): Contract/customized job training; entrepreneurship seminars and workshops; business counseling and management assistance; contract procurement assistance; and employment/training for unemployed or underemployed people. Project Director: David Gay ($168,256) ILLINOIS CENTER FOR SPECIALIZED PROFESSIONAL SUPPORT’S NEW LOOK INNOVATION PROJECT, THROUGH ILLINOIS STATE UNIVERSITY’S COLLEGE OF EDUCATION (ICSPS) Direct Connect – Linking Alternative School Based Students with Emotional Disabilities to Career and Technical Education Programs at College of DuPage: Seniors at Southeast Alternative School who will complete a program bridging them from high school to COD. Project Director: Steve Fry ($3,349) Nontraditional Career Mentoring Group: Matches high school students from the Technology Center of DuPage with COD students enrolled in non-traditional programs, industry professionals, and career guidance counselors. Project Director: Alison Greene ($1,500) Adults in Transition: Provide career direction and a support group for mature workers, displaced workers, single parents, and veterans who may be experiencing unemployment, underemployment or return to employment. Project Director: Janet Rand ($1,500) ILLINOIS DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE AND ECONOMIC OPPORTUNITY (DCEO)

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Center for Entrepreneurship: Small Business Development Center, International Trade Center, and Procurement Technical Assistance Center: Professional development activities in 2008 enumerate impact. There were 2,503 participants trained in small business/entrepreneurial issues at 62 events; 664 individuals and businesses received 3,300 hours of counseling. Forty-one businesses were started or expanded; 150 jobs were created or retained. A total of $3.9 million in debt and equity financing was placed; $14.8 million in export contracts were obtained; and $70.8 million in government contracts were secured. Project Director: David Gay, Luanne Mayorga and Rita Haake ($242,000) Students in Technology & Engineering at Packer (STEP): Lead was Packer Engineering/Internship Program in Engineering and Engineering Technology. Project Director: Katie Nagle (Funded; student internships for COD; no $$) U.S. DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE, NATIONAL INSTITUTE OF STANDARDS AND TECHNOLOGY Manufacturing Academy: Partnership with Chicago Manufacturing Center to support marketing manufacturing programs and other regional training activities. Project Director: Meryl Sussman (Awarded $30,000; not implemented.)

FY08 Grants
ILLINOIS COMMUNITY COLLEGE BOARD (ICCB) Business & Industry Services (BIG): Provided contract/customized job training, entrepreneurship seminars and workshops, business counseling and management assistance, contract procurement assistance and employment/training for unemployed or underemployed people. Project Director: Dave Gay ($175,014) Career and Technical Education Program Improvement Grant: Enhanced instruction and academic support activities to strengthen and improve career and technical education programs and services. Project Director: Meryl Sussman ($82,294) Career and Technical Education Regional Collaboration Grant - DuPage/Joliet Math-in-CTE: Designed to enhance and improve CTE programs at secondary and postsecondary levels by integrating math into the CTE curriculum. Project Director: Meryl Sussman ($5,000) Continuous Quality Improvement, Program Enhancement and Innovation in Career and Technical Education. Project Director: Meryl Sussman ($20,000) Innovate Now! An Illinois education, industry and community coalition supporting workforce and economic development. The first phase of Innovate Now! focused on the Chicagoland manufacturing sector. A Manufacturing Leadership Summit was held at COD in February 2008 during which over 100 industry leaders, educators, and other stakeholders gathered to discuss strategies to build the image of manufacturing, and address other education and workforce issues. COD plans to establish a Manufacturing Advisory Council built on the college’s model healthcare leadership council. The Manufacturing Advisory Council will prioritize issues, identify opportunities for collaboration, and seek solutions to build the manufacturing workforce. Project Director: Meryl Sussman ($10,000) Perkins Postsecondary - Improved programs to facilitate the academic achievement of CTE students. Project Director: Meryl Sussman ($592,830) Right Start: A Pilot Bridge Project to Prepare Students for Postsecondary Education Leading to Careers in Manufacturing: Engaged a cohort of adult students to enter the Manufacturing Technology program, preparing them to work in high-skill, high-demand jobs in manufacturing. Faculty developed a ten-credit, 24-week bridge course called Fundamentals of Product Design and Fabrication based on the Manufacturing Skills Standards Council (MSSC) nationally-recognized certification program. Funding for this project derives from a $1 million grant awarded to ICCB from the Joyce Foundation Shifting Gears Initiative. Project Director: Gerald Krusinski ($125,000) Tech Prep Consortium: Lead is DuPage Area Occupational System (DAOES). Career Pathways Advisory Board to create pathway sequences from high school to college in CTE program areas. Project Director: Ann Marie Rosen ($66,000) Tech Prep Support Program: Collaboration with high school and college faculty to successfully bridge high school students to college. Project Director: Ann Marie Rosen ($50,518)

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ILLINOIS CENTER FOR SPECIALIZED PROFESSIONAL SUPPORT’S NEW LOOK INNOVATION PROJECT, THROUGH ILLINOIS STATE UNIVERSITY’S COLLEGE OF EDUCATION (ICSPS) Non-Traditional Careers Mentoring Program: Activities that match high school students from Technology Center of DuPage with college students enrolled in non-traditional programs. Project Director: Alison Greene ($1,500) Finding the Way to Employment - DuPage Cares: To support a program that will establish an employer base to hire qualified individuals with disabilities. Project Director: Steve Fry ($1,500) ILLINOIS DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE AND ECONOMIC OPPORTUNITY (DCEO) Center for Entrepreneurship: Small Business Development Center, International Trade Center, and Procurement Technical Assistance Center: To conduct activities to meet the development needs of small businesses throughout the region. Corporate training, economic development, workforce development and small business support highlighted. Project Directors: David Gay, Cassandra Keener and Rita Haake ($270,000) Employer Training Investment Program (ETIP): Small/Mid-Sized Company Component: As the administrative entity for the Northern Illinois Regional Consortium (NIRC), College of DuPage, Oakton Community College, William Rainey Harper College, and College of Lake County worked in partnership with DCEO to provide training to 69 companies in our region. Through joint efforts, the project trained 2,994 unduplicated participants. Project Directors: Meryl Sussman and Lolly Frederick ($400,000) Illinois Homeland Security Procurement Technical Assistance Center (HS PTAC): As the only Homeland Security PTAC in the country, a primary role of the staff at the center was to provide technical assistance and training to individuals, businesses and other PTACs in Illinois to extend capacity for conducting business in the emerging homeland security sector throughout the Illinois PTAC network. Project Director: Rita Haake ($104,000) UNIVERSITY OF ILLINOIS SPANISH DEPARTMENT & UNIVERSITY OF ILLINOIS EXTENSION Hispanic Entrepreneurship Summer 2008 Intern Program: Spanish majors with business minors interned as interpreters and provided the Small Business Development Center clients with counseling services and training in Spanish. Project Director: David Gay

FY07 Grants
AT&T FOUNDATION Excelerator: Engaging the Disabled in Small Business Development Training through Assistive Technology Enhancements: Enhance training, counseling and small business services for persons with disabilities who are considering self-employment as a means of self-sufficiency. Project Director: David Gay ($9,900) CHICAGO WOMEN IN TRADES Non-Traditional Career and Apprenticeship Training Program: To develop and implement preparatory training for women entering the construction trades. The project consisted of an intensive, eight-week summer course aimed at preparing up to 25 female participants to take the construction apprenticeship exam and/or to prepare them for additional COD coursework in CTE programs. Project Directors: Ann Marie Rosen and Alison Green ($19,686) COMMUNITY MEMORIAL FOUNDATION Academy for Non-Profit Excellence: Funding assisted with operational costs and instructional support. Project Directors: Mike Perez and Heather Sobecki ($15,000) THE DUPAGE COMMUNITY FOUNDATION Building Stronger Non-Profits: Supported development of a resource catalog that will outline the Academy's courses and certificate programs, and describe local best practices in non-profit management. Project Director: Mike Perez and Heather Sobecki ($7,500)

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FABRICATORS AND MANUFACTURERS ASSOCIATION FOUNDATION (FMA) Heavy Metal Summer Camp: Summer campers enjoyed a four-day experience, providing hand-on exposure to manufacturing technology. Project Director: Julie Meissner, Mark Meyer and Jane Trotter ($5,000) ILLINOIS BOARD OF HIGHER EDUCATION HIGHER EDUCATION COOPERATIVE ACT Jr./Sr. Scholars Pipeline to College and Urban Teaching: Lead was North Central College; project developed a pipeline to connect minority youth from under-resourced communities to higher education and baccalaureate degrees while at the same time preparing effective teachers for urban teaching and allowing for innovative programming and extensive community and institutional collaboration. Project Director: Steve Gustis ($4,296) ILLINOIS COMMUNITY COLLEGE BOARD (ICCB) Business & Industry Services: College of DuPage provided contract/customized job training; entrepreneurship seminars and workshops; business counseling and management assistance; contract procurement assistance and employment/training for unemployed or underemployed people. Project Director: Dave Gay ($180,788) Career and Technical Education Program Improvement Grant: Enhanced instruction and academic support activities to strengthen and improve career and technical education programs and services. Project Director: Meryl Sussman ($86,403) Career and Technical Education Regional Collaboration Grant: DuPage/Joliet Math-in-CTE Collaborative designed to enhance and improve CTE programs at secondary and postsecondary levels by integrating math into the CTE curriculum. Project Director: Meryl Sussman ($2,000) Continuous Quality Improvement, Program Enhancement and Innovation: Supported quality improvement, program enhancement and innovation in COD CTE programs. Project Director: Meryl Sussman ($20,000) Perkins Postsecondary: Improved programs to facilitate the academic achievement of CTE students. Project Director: Meryl Sussman ($570,307) Tech Prep Consortium: Lead was DuPage Area Occupational System (DAOES). Career Pathways Advisory Board to create pathway sequences from high school to college in CTE program areas. Project Director: Ann Marie Rosen ($92,495) Tech Prep Support Program: COD collaborated with local high schools to improve academic preparation for Career and Technical Education and careers. Project Director: Ann Marie Rosen ($70,116) ILLINOIS CENTER FOR SPECIALIZED PROFESSIONAL SUPPORT’S NEW LOOK INNOVATION PROJECT, THROUGH ILLINOIS STATE UNIVERSITY’S COLLEGE OF EDUCATION (ICSPS) Non-Traditional Careers Mentoring Program: High school students from Technology Center of DuPage matched with college students enrolled in non-traditional programs. Project Director: Alison Greene ($1,500) ILLINOIS DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE AND ECONOMIC OPPORTUNITY (DCEO) Center for Entrepreneurship: Small Business Development Center, International Trade Center, and Procurement Technical Assistance Center: Conducted activities to meet the development needs of small businesses throughout the region. Corporate training, economic development, workforce development and small business support highlighted. Project Directors: Joyce Abel, David Gay, Cassandra Keener and Rita Haake ($264,500) Center for Entrepreneurship: Homeland Security Procurement Technical Assistance Center (PTAC): Project Directors: Rita Haake ($103,201) Employer Training Investment Program (ETIP): Small/Mid-Sized Company Component: College of DuPage collaborated with three community colleges to respond to the training needs of small to midsized companies located within the four districts. The other participating colleges are College of Lake County, Oakton Community College and William Rainey Harper College. The program served 64 companies training a total of 4,218 employees, as well as other eligible employers. Project Directors: Joyce Abel and Lolly Frederick ($400,000)

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Students in Technology & Engineering at Packer (STEP): Lead was Packer Engineering/Internship Program in Engineering and Engineering Technology. Project Director: Adenuga Atewologun (Funded; student internships; no $$ to COD) UNITED STATES DEPARTMENT OF LABOR Community-Based Job Training Grant Licensed Practical Nursing (LPN) Capacity Bridge Program: Regional healthcare labor needs addressed with a career ladder enabling participants to advance from Certified Nursing Assistant to LPN to Registered Nurse. Project Directors: Tom Cameron and Karen Solt ($1,422,342) UNIVERSITY OF ILLINOIS SPANISH DEPARTMENT & UNIVERSITY OF ILLINOIS EXTENSION Hispanic Entrepreneurship Summer 2007 Intern Program: Spanish majors with business minors intern as an interpreters and provide the Small Business Development Center clients with counseling services and training in Spanish. Project Director: David Gay (Student salaries paid by funding with $2 hour COD match)

FY06 Grants
THE COLLEGE BOARD GREENHOUSE PROGRAM PUBLIC SERVICE OUTREACH Planting the Seeds of Success: Develop and pilot a replicable educational model for at-risk high school students in the district communities of West Chicago, Wheaton, Naperville, Aurora, and a portion of Bolingbrook. The project responded to changing demographics of students and local communities by targeting 18,000 households for outreach to increase the engagement, enrollment, persistence and completion levels of at-risk students in College of DuPage’s most under-resourced communities to fulfill labor market demands in information technology fields. Project Directors: Cynthia Johnson and Meryl Sussman ($7,500) ILLINOIS BOARD OF HIGHER EDUCATION HIGHER EDUCATION COOPERATIVE ACT Building a Pipeline to College: Lead was North Central College to develop a three-step pipeline to higher education in the North Lawndale, Chicago and East Aurora communities to more effectively engage K-12 students in continuing their education. Project Director: Steve Gustis ($10,000) Women in Science and Engineering (WISE) Transitions Camp Ingenuity: Outreach program targeted to 20 girls in District 502 entering grades 9-11 who expressed an interest in science, math, engineering and technology. Project Directors: Adenuga Atewologun and Ann Marie Rosen ($10,000) ILLINOIS COMMUNITY COLLEGE BOARD (ICCB) Business & Industry Services: Provided contract/customized job training; entrepreneurship seminars and workshops; business counseling and management assistance; contract procurement assistance and employment/training for unemployed or underemployed people. Project Director: Jon Grigalunas ($184,927) Career and Technical Education Program Improvement Grant: Enhanced instruction and academic support activities to strengthen career and technical education programs and services. Project Director: Meryl Sussman ($86,505) Continuous Quality Improvement and Performance Enhancement Grant: This grant impacted student success by integrating basic skills development and reinforcement within career and technical content delivery. Project Director: Meryl Sussman ($20,000) Perkins Postsecondary: Improved programs to facilitate the academic achievement of CTE students. Project Director: Meryl Sussman ($530,483) Tech Prep Consortium: Lead was DuPage Area Occupational System (DAOES). Career Pathways Advisory Board created pathway sequences from high school to college in CTE program areas. Project Director: Ann Marie Rosen ($103,000) Tech Prep Support Program: COD collaborated with local high schools to improve academic preparation for Career and Technical Education and careers. Project Director: Ann Marie Rosen ($70,116)

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ILLINOIS CENTER FOR SPECIALIZED PROFESSIONAL SUPPORT’S NEW LOOK INNOVATION PROJECT, THROUGH ILLINOIS STATE UNIVERSITY’S COLLEGE OF EDUCATION (ICSPS) Non-Traditional Careers Mentoring Program: Provided a bridge from the Technology Center of DuPage to COD by matching high school juniors and seniors with COD student mentors who have similar interests in non-traditional career areas of study. Project Director: Alison Greene ($1,000) ILLINOIS DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE AND ECONOMIC OPPORTUNITY (DCEO) Center for Entrepreneurship: Small Business Development Center, International Trade Center, and Procurement Technical Assistance Center: Conducted activities to meet the development needs of small businesses throughout the region. Corporate training; economic development; workforce development; and small business support were highlighted. Project Directors: Joyce Abel, David Gay, Jon Grigalunas, Cassandra Keener and Rita Haake ($251,763) Center for Entrepreneurship: Homeland Security Procurement Technical Assistance Center (PTAC) Project Director: Rita Haake ($110,000) Center for Entrepreneurship: Network Disability Awareness: New initiative which included disability awareness projects at six Small Business Development Centers in the Chicago Metropolitan area; provided assistance to persons with disabilities in starting or operating a small business. Project Director: David Gay ($14,623) W.K. KELLOGG FOUNDATION Academy for Nonprofit Excellence: Completed a comprehensive first year evaluation of the Academy’s success through a student survey process; ongoing revisions of existing curriculum; additional research and longitudinal interviews; and technical assistance. Project Directors: Mike Perez and Heather Sobecki ($50,000)

FY05 Grants
AT&T AT&T Camp Infinity: Young Women in Science and Technology = Endless Possibilities: COD partnered with Loyola University to engage Chicago and suburban high school girls in week-long summer day camps that included mentoring by prominent women in the technology field and handson projects that focused on computers, web design, robotics and the basics of Universal Modeling Language. Project Director: Julie Meissner ($10,000) BP AMERICA LEADER AWARDS PROGRAM Science at the Center: College of DuPage Summer Youth Discovery Program: COD partnered with the People’s Resource Center to introduce immigrant, low-income, and/or homeless children living in DuPage County to the rewards of math, science, and technology skill development and career exploration. Program provided students with the unique opportunity to ―do science‖ rather than just ―learn about science.‖ One project involved children producing the very foods that will reach their own homes through the College of DuPage Organic Community Garden. Project Director: Julie Meissner ($31,340) ILLINOIS COMMUNITY COLLEGE BOARD (ICCB) Business & Industry Services: Provided contract/customized job training; entrepreneurship seminars and workshops; business counseling and management assistance; contract procurement assistance; and employment/training for unemployed or underemployed people. Project Director: Jon Grigalunas ($187,563) Career and Technical Education Program Improvement Grant: Enhanced instruction and academic support activities to strengthen and improve career and technical education programs and services. Project Director: Meryl Sussman ($80,213) Continuous Quality Improvement and Performance Enhancement Grant: Procedures to collect data documenting student outcomes at the program level developed to increase the number of students identified as certificate completers. Project Director: Meryl Sussman ($20,000) COPE-E (Career Opportunities and Preparation for Employment and Education): COD partnered with Oakton Community College, World Relief-DuPage, and West Chicago High School District 94 to

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develop a supportive multidisciplinary learning community experience called COPE-E for adults of non-English language backgrounds to develop career path awareness; entry-level computer skills; and communication and math skills to facilitate transition to employment and/or college-level work. The team developed curricula to promote VESL (vocational English language skills) and introduce students to career pathways in the transportation, warehousing and logistics (TWL) industries. Project Director: Meryl Sussman and Joanna Escobar ($50,000) Fast Track Accelerated Nursing Program Partnership: College of DuPage, Joliet Junior College and South Suburban College partnered to create and expand accelerated nursing programs. Regional hospital support enlisted to increase faculty, classrooms, laboratories and clinical sites. It was expected that over three years, a total of 219 nursing students and 30 LPN students entered training at the three colleges as a result of this accelerated nursing program initiative; 157 - 184 nurses graduated. COD hospital partners included Advocate-Good Samaritan, Central DuPage Hospital, Edward Hospital and Health Services, Elmhurst Memorial Healthcare, and Marianjoy Rehabilitation Hospital. Project Directors: Sunil Chand and Chris Picard ($243,500) Nontraditional Scholarship Program: Program enhanced student enrollment, retention, and completion of programs that led to employment in fields that are nontraditional for one gender such as the automotive field for women and dental hygiene field for men. Project Director: Ann Marie Rosen and Heather Sobecki ($6,250) Paraprofessional Test Preparation Course Delivery: College of DuPage collaborated with the Illinois Education Association and the DuPage Regional Office of Education to provide three Paraprofessional Test Preparation courses utilizing ICCB developed educational modules with specialized ESL instruction. The courses reached 75 paraprofessional educators as students. Project Director: Jon Grigalunas and Joanna Escobar ($17,948) Perkins Postsecondary: Improved programs to facilitate the academic achievement of CTE students. Project Director: Meryl Sussman ($449,409) Tech Prep Consortium: Lead was DuPage Area Occupational System (DAOES). Career Pathways Advisory Board created pathway sequences from high school to college in CTE program areas. Project Director: Ann Marie Rosen ($107,000) Tech Prep Support Program: COD worked in collaboration with local high schools to improve academic preparation for Career and Technical Education and careers. Project Director: Ann Marie Rosen ($70,116) ILLINOIS CENTER FOR SPECIALIZED PROFESSIONAL SUPPORT’S NEW LOOK INNOVATION PROJECT, THROUGH ILLINOIS STATE UNIVERSITY’S COLLEGE OF EDUCATION (ICSPS) Gender Equity Mentoring Site: Provided a bridge from the Technology Center of DuPage to College of DuPage by matching high school juniors and seniors with COD student mentors who have similar interests in nontraditional career areas of study. Project Director: Heather Sobecki ($2,000) Vocational Skills Program Seminars for Employers: College of DuPage Vocational Skills Program conducted seminars for employers regarding students with mild to moderate cognitive impairment transitioning out of high school special education programs. Seminars increased district employer awareness of this student population who received training in non-credit courses such as keyboarding; computer and word processing basics; food service; hotel housekeeping service; and automotive service. Project Director: Sally Field Mullan ($1,000) ILLINOIS DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE AND ECONOMIC OPPORTUNITY (DCEO) Business and Professional Institute: Small Business Development Center, International Trade Center, and Procurement Technical Assistance Center: Conducted activities to meet the development needs of small businesses throughout the region. Corporate training, economic development, workforce development and small business support were highlighted. Project Director: Jon Grigalunas, David Gay, Cassandra Keener and Rita Haake ($251,763) Employer Training Investment Program: Large Company Employee Training Multi-Company Training Project: Collaborated with three community colleges to respond to training needs of large companies located within the four districts. Partnering colleges were Oakton Community College, William Rainey Harper College and College of Lake County. An area containing 10,828 manufacturers and their 60,010 employees were served. Project Director: Joyce Abel and Mary Lou Emami ($881,718)

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Employer Training Investment Program: Small/Midsize Company Component Addendum - Additional funding to augment training grants received in FY04. The participating colleges: College of DuPage, College of Lake County, Oakton Community College, and William Rainey Harper College, provided training to small/midsize companies employing 250 workers or less. Project Director: Joyce Abel and Mary Lou Emami ($100,000) WORKFORCE BOARDS OF METROPOLITAN CHICAGO Critical Skill Shortages Initiative: Manufacturing Solutions: Offered a two-year training program for the manufacturing sector to impact the region’s need for skilled workers through the CSSI program. Project components were a bridge program for WIA-eligible youth and adults to transition to college certificate programs; counseling and supportive services for bridge clients; an industry partnership program for bridge participants and incumbent workers; and a marketing campaign to change the public image of manufacturing careers. Project Director: Joyce Abel and Ann Marie Rosen ($162,596) Critical Skill Shortages Initiative Institute for the Education of Healthcare Professionals:A proposal to partner with DuPage Area Occupational Education System; DuPage County Workforce Development Division; DuPage Regional Office of Education; and hospitals and healthcare providers to deliver career awareness and counseling; preparatory and refresher courses; continuing education conferences; and other healthcare supportive activities. Project Directors: Joyce Abel and Ann Marie Rosen (Awarded $35,000; Declined as amount awarded was significantly lower than proposed project costs.) HEALTH & SCIENCES DIVISION Health Sciences Community Based Job Training grant from US Dept of Labor for $1.4 million to begin a practical nurse education program at COD. Received January 1, 2007 through December 31, 2009. COD was the lead and partnered with the following entities: o DuPage County Convalescent Center o DuPage Medical Group o HRC ManorCare o Marianjoy Rehabilitation Hospital o DuPage Workforce Board o Community High School District 94 o DuPage Regional Office of Education o Technology Center of DuPage o Letters of support also from Benedictine University, ICCB, Illinois Hospital Association, and College of DuPage Foundation. Natural & Applied Sciences (former division structure) Received a Shifting Gears grant ($125,000) from the Joyce Foundation for a bridge program to prepare students for entry-level positions in the manufacturing sector. Participated in the (WIN) Women in Nanotechnology grant ($5,000) that exposed students, primarily women, to careers and studies in Nanotechnology. HIGH SCHOOL PARTNERSHIPS OFFICE Partnership For College and Career Success (PCCS) formerly Tech Prep Grant Worked with DuPage Area Occupational Education System (DAOS) staff for collaboration with areas high schools and business and industry organizations. Disseminated career cluster and program of study information to COD and high school faculty and counselors. Offered professional development for Area CTE educators. Career exploration activities to assist students in making college and program choices emphasizing the need for strong academic and workplace skills. Facilitated the DuPage Area Student Leadership Academy; was partner with the fiscal agent, DAOES; annually funded since 2004 and renewed for FY 2010.

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Illinois College Community Board (ICCB)/CTE Innovation Grant formerly Tech Prep Support Grant Developed activities to support programs of studyo Career pathway models were developed and cluster information purchased and disseminated to COD and area high school faculty and staff. o Dual credit materials and posters produced and disseminated to area high school educators and students. Facilitated projects to increase the high school students’ access to education– o Model for working with ESL students was enhanced. o Developed Know Before You Go; a pilot program making high school students aware of the steps they should take to prepare for college. Developed and enhanced alignment activities to facilitate students’ transition through the education pipeline.o Counselor workshops held for both for COD and high school counselors. o Sponsored DuPage Work Keys team attendance at national conference. o Collaborated with the COD English and Math departments to discuss curriculum alignment. o Hosted Dual Credit seminars and workshops; developed new dual credit materials. Development of rigorous and relevant curriculumo Offered graduate level courses: Math in CTE and Writing Strategies for Educators; annually funded since 2004; COD is lead agent. CTE Regional Collaboration Grant – focus Math and CTE Integration -COD lead agent Offered Math in CTE graduate course to promote academic integration in CTE courses o Partnered with DAOES, Kennedy King College, and Joliet Junior College in FY 08 and FY 09. Illinois Center for Specialized Professional Support (ICSPS) for New Look Grants Adults in Transition- Provided career direction and a support group for mature workers, displaced workers, single parents, and veterans experiencing unemployment, underemployment or return to employment Offered workshops and support for adults in job transition. (FY09) Non Traditional Mentoring Group Matched high school students from the Technology Center of DuPage with COD students enrolled in non-traditional programs, industry professionals, and career guidance counselors. Speakers were from the following companies: Good Samaritan Hospital, Carol Stream Fire Department, Newman Architecture and the Lombard Police Dept. (FY 06,07,08, and 09) Direct Connect – Linked Alternative School based students with emotional disabilities to COD Career and Technical Education Programs; implemented pilot program for transition students with emotional disabilities to make then aware of the college of DuPage CTE Programs; 80% of program participants enrolled in COD courses. Department of Labor /Women in Nanotechnology FY 09 o Partnered with COD Natural Science division; program designed to expose women to nontraditional careers in Nanotechnology and related careers. o Six student sessions offered for over 70 students. The students toured Baxter Laboratories, Packer Engineering, and Argonne National Laboratories. LEARNING RESOURCES DIVISION Library Library Services & Technology Act (LSTA) Grant for $8,000; ―Language and Learning en Espanol‖; Spanish language basic materials to help Hispanic people get the language skills needed to succeed in the workplace. (FY 05) Consortium of Academic & Research Libraries in Illinois (CARLI) Grant for $3,000. ―Homeland Security: Scientific, Technical, and Managerial Aspects of Disaster.‖ COD Library’s portion of the grant provided materials for ―Practical Materials for Emergency Preparedness.‖ This supports the Criminal Justice curriculum and criminal justice working personnel in District 502. (FY 08)

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Library has requested and spent $3,000 - $12,000 in Perkins funds annually the past five years on materials that support workforce career education. The majority of these funds have supported health careers information resources as well as anatomical models that students use in the Library. LIBERAL ARTS DIVISION Graphic Design DuPage Area Career Pathways Network/Tech Prep grants received for the Graphic Design program; co-Sponsor of the Annual Portfolio Night exhibition occurring in May. (FY 06, 07, and 08) COD is an Adobe Partners by Design school (COD is the only community college in the country with this designation); we receive grants of over $90,000 annually in software products, training, and participation in hosted events. COD has been a Partners by Design program school since 2001. Motion Picture Television MPTV receives about 20% of the $90,000 Adobe software grant the College of DuPage receives from Adobe for participating in the Adobe Partners by Design Program. (see above in Graphic Design for more detail) Photography Perkins grant money funded the purchase of a $13,000 Leaf Digital camera back and camera. (FY 05) Perkins grant used for purchase of $15,000 BetterLight scanning back for studio view cameras. As part of the Adobe Partners in Design, annually receive a license for 25 copies of Adobe Photoshop. (FY 01 – 09)

CREDIT AND NON-CREDIT CURRICULUM AND PROGRAM DEVELOPMENT FOR CAREER AND TECHNICAL PROGRAMS
CREDIT
BUSINESS & TECHNOLOGY DIVISION Modifying courses in the Manufacturing program to respond to industry needs for a MSSC certificate program. A new faculty member for the program is attending MSSC training in September to become certified. Revised courses and new certificate program will be submitted through the College’s curriculum process and to ICCB. Accounting program provides coursework necessary for entry to the accounting field as well as a more advanced post baccalaureate program for students preparing for Illinois CPA exam. HVAC program has begun offering in Fall 09 an HVAC/Building Environmental degree for students seeking a career in stationary operations and management; it combines technical and business management skills needed in the workforce for commercial building management. Travel and Tourism program collaborated with its advisory board to create a Meeting and Event Planning degree with several related certificates offered as well. Programs prepare students to enter the hospitality industry with current skills in Internet; software systems; event planning; travel planning; and catering and traditional communication skills. HEALTH & SCIENCES DIVISION Health Sciences Curriculum development has occurred in the following programs: Practical Nurse; Radiation Therapy; Mammography; Medical Assistant; and a separate section of HLTHS 1110 was created for ESL population interested in health careers, especially nursing. Natural & Applied Sciences (former division structure) Offered the MSSC (Manufacturing Skills Standard Counsel) program to certify students for entry-level manufacturing jobs.

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Social Sciences Associate of Arts in Teaching for Secondary Mathematics and Associate of Arts in Teaching in Early Childhood Education Temporary approval of Pre-Engineering Certificate consisting of 19-20 credit hours in English, Physics, Math and Engineering; Permanent approval of Early Childhood Assistant Teacher Certificate (6 credit hours); there is a continuing trend for parents to put their children in day care for both educational and social experiences. This certificate prepares students for employment in entry-level teaching positions in child care centers; Head Start programs; park district recreation programs; before and after-school care and family child care. US Bureau of Labor Statistics projects an 18% increase for employment of early child care workers, while the Illinois Career Information System predicts a 21% growth rate in the Naperville-Joliet region. Permanent approval of Fitness Instructor Certificate consisting of 31-32 credit hours in Biology, Anatomy &Physiology, Physical Education, Business, Management, Marketing and Psychology . LIBERAL ARTS DIVISION Graphic Arts Technology Serving Graphic Arts Technology industry professionals in the community through new courses reflecting current software used in the Graphic Arts Technology industry. Revised two degrees and two certificates to include new course offerings to ensure compliance of curriculum to the industry and communities it serves. Graphic Design Curriculum has been revised for Fall 2009; program name change to Graphic Design for curriculum compatibility with market need, especially for growth in web and new media design; due to program updates and revisions, fall enrollment is at or above capacity by an increase of approximately 168%. Motion Picture Television Curriculum revised for Fall ’10; updated the Television degree and Motion Picture Television certificate; will be offering a new degree - Digital Broadcast Journalism. New and updated curriculum created to be compatible with market need, especially growth in digital video production. Due to program updates and revisions, fall enrollment is at or above capacity and has increased by approximately 13%. Photography Photography is a career education program; all courses teach hands-on / employable skills. Introductory to capstone courses offered in Digital Photography based on industry trends; also offer studio courses targeting professional skills. LEARNING RESOURCES DIVISION Library COD Library staff supports Education 1105 Career Development by providing over 100 instructional sessions annually on career resources. Library spends approximately $3,600 annually for print reference resources on jobs and careers; in several thousands of dollars also spent for curricular materials in vocational fields. STUDENT SERVICES DIVISION Career Services Collaborate with faculty to develop the Co-op/Internship curriculum for students seeking internships in their chosen field. Counseling For credit course development of Educ 1105: Career Development, Counseling Services led the development of both online and independent study formats of the course. Delivery formats allow working adults to complete courses at times that fit their schedules. It is a career exploration course

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which helps people specifically plan their intended area of study, and develop essential job exploration skills such as resume writing; interviewing skills; and job search skills on the Internet. Educ 1110: Interpersonal Skills for Life and Work Educ 1115: College Success Skills

NON-CREDIT
BUSINESS & TECHNOLOGY DIVISION Center for Entrepreneurship Participated on the Economic and Workforce Development Steering Committees. Participated in the Choose DuPage Workforce and Economic Development public comment forums Participate in Choose DuPage quarterly economic development meetings. Education and Programming committee member of IL Development Council. Membership committee of the International Economic Development Council. Represent College of DuPage on the PASCAL project, regional consortium on education and workforce development. Co-sponsor and participant at the annual DuPage Ability Works employment conference and expo. Conduct quarterly self employment seminars for DuPage WorkNet. LIBERAL ARTS DIVISION Graphic Arts Technology Provide specific coursework to non-traditional and senior citizens for the opportunity to learn how Graphic Arts Technology can be incorporated into their life. STUDENT SERVICES DIVISION Counseling Food for Thought and Student Success Workshops Listen to Your Heart to Find Your Direction Depression and Job Loss Goal Setting and Goal Attainment Jobs, Trends, and the Economy—A Workshop for Undeclared Majors Counseling Services developed a variety of non-credit workshops geared towards career exploration. Participants are able to take a career interest inventory and receive an interpretation by a counselor explaining the careers, given their skills and interests, may best complement their unique personalities. Workshops are offered throughout the year.

KEY CLIENTS AND PROJECTS THROUGH BPI (NOW COD BUSINESS SOLUTIONS) AND THE CENTER FOR ENTREPRENEURSHIP
BPI/COD Business Solutions 1500 Club ACE Hardware Acxiom ADC Telecomm Addison School District #4 Addison Township Hwy Dept Advocate Healthcare Aggregate AGI Media AJ Antunes Alcatel Lucent ALCO Sale & Service Co. Allegheny Ludlum Alliance Ametek National Anelon Systems Architectural Cast Stone Argonne Aspect Software Batavia School District Bensenville School District #2 Berlin Industries Blackhawk Molding Board of Education 203 BP America, Naperville Campus Case New Holland Cass School District 63 Chemplate Chicago Blower

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Chicago Glue Machine Chicago Metallic Chicago Restaurant Corp City of Wheaton Colony Park Commercial Products Group Community Consolidated School Dist 3 ConAgra Foods Cray Kaiser D & R Technology Darwill Press Design Dinette Diehl Control Dietary Mgrs Assn DOMTAR Douglas Press DuPage County DuPage County Airport Authority DuPage County health Dept DuPage County Personel DuPage Machine Products DuPage Medical Dyna Flex DynaMesh Eddie Bauer Fellowes, Inc. FIC America Flavorchem Forest Preserve of DuPage County Forster Tool & Mfg General Mills Good Samaritan Hospital Hematology Clinic Naperville Hendrickson International Trucking Highlife Adventures Hill Engr/Formtek Hillside Catholic Cemeteries Hinsdale Library HSBC IMI Cornelius Indian Prairie Schl Dist 204 Industrial Kinetics Ingram Micro Inland Mortgage Corp IBEW Itasca Bank ITW Trans Tech IWI Hi-Cone Jet Litho Jones Lang LaSalle Keeneyville Schl Dist 20

Kepner Kester, Inc. Krack Corp Krueger & Co. Liberty Mutual Lockforms Lombard Waste Management Madden Mental Health Center MANROLAND Mauser Corp McDonald’s Corp McElroy Pediatrics Middaugh Naperville Public Library National Metalwares, Inc. Norlux Soldering Northern Illinois Public Health Consortium Norwood Marking Olson International OPW Fuel Management Pampered Chef Parkview Elementary School Patten Industries PC Tel Peace Center Pellittieri Lamp Philip J. Rock Center & School Phonak Pkg Personified Pro-Tech Plastics RG Metals Rexnord Round Ground Metals Royal Die & Stamping Co St. Gobain Skyworks, Inc. Spraying Systems State Bank of IL State Farm Stire Group Stocker Hinge TAG (Trade Assn Group) TMA Transparent Container Triangle Engineering Products Tricon Union Church of Hinsdale US Dept of Energy Chicago Val-Matic Victor Envelope Villa Park Library

Village of Itasca Vitas Healthcare Corp Warrenville Chamber of Commerce West Chicago Elem School 33 West Chicago HS 94 West Chicago Park District Westmont Police William Wrigley, Jr. Co. Willowbrook High School Woodridge Dist 68 Woodridge Village Hall YMCA Glen Ellyn YWCA Chicago West Sub Ctr

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Center for Entrepreneurship Business Planning seminars for business launch and expansion. Financing Your Business for start-up and expansion. Financial CPR - financing options for small business. Created, produced, and delivered eight on-line seminars available via streaming video through COD’s ACCORDANT system. These include: Starting a Business; Home Based Business; Financial Literacy; Business Planning; Marketing/Merchandising; Financial CPR (Capital Preservation and Resuscitation; Pricing; and Inventory Control. Manufacturer's Forum (HSPTAC) Lean Manufacturing Institute (CCS) Government Contracting Basics of Exporting Quick Books Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with ACCION Chicago to be a satellite center for micro loans. Engaged in multiple projects with Choose DuPage and IL Dept. of Commerce and Economic Opportunity on business-specific projects for attraction and retention. STUDENT SERVICES DIVISION Counseling For BPI clients, Counseling Services provided a free set of workshops on understanding learning disabilities and Attention Deficit Disorder (ADD) and how they can impact the job exploration process. (FY 05) Offered Psychology 1100 at Hong Kong Bank Corporation in Elmhurst (requested by BPI for one semester).

WORKFORCE DEVELOPMENT AND PROFESSIONAL BOARDS, COMMITTEES, AND AFFILIATIONS
(LOCAL, REGIONAL, AND NATIONAL LEVELS) BUSINESS AND TECHNOLOGY DIVISION Professional affiliations by the programs and faculty of the Career and Technical programs in the division. ACCOUNTING Licensing/Accreditations All accounting courses are recognized by the Illinois Board of Examiners as qualifying credit for students sitting for the CPA Exam Certified Public Accountant – Illinois Certified Public Accountant – New Jersey Certified Management Accountant Certified Valuation Analyst Forensic CPA Affiliations American Marketing Association American Association of Accountants American Institute of Certified Public Accountants American Society of Pension Professionals and Actuaries Association of Certified Fraud Examiners American Medical Association’s Doctor’s Advisory Network Chicago Bar Association Chicago Bar Association’s Health Care Committee and Tax Committee Enrolled Agent with the U.S. Treasure Department. Forensic CPA Society

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Ethics Committee of the Illinois CPA’s Illinois CPA Society Illinois Bar Association Health Care Counsel Illinois State Bar Association Institute of Management Accountants International Foundation of Employee Benefit Plans National Association of Tax Professionals National Tax Sheltered Annuity Association New Jersey CPA Society Profit Sharing Council of America Society of Professional Administrators and Record Keepers Teachers of Accounting at Two-Year Colleges Board Award for Excellence in Business Education, presented by the Business Ledger, 2002 Illinois CPA Society’s Outstanding Educator of the Year Award Illinois CPA Society for Outstanding Service Award ARCHITECTURE Licensing/Accreditations American Council for Construction Education; member and candidate program (ACCE) American Institute of Architects Continuing Education System Provider (AIA CES) Affiliations Association of Collegiate Schools of Architecture (ACSA) American Institute of Architects (AIA) Association of Licensed Architects (ALA) Illinois Association of Architecture Instructors (IAAI) National Council of Architectural Registration Boards (NCARB) Consortium for Design Careers (CDC) Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) AUTOMOTIVE SERVICE TECHNOLGY Licensing/Accreditation The COD Auto Service Tech Program and faculty are currently certified by the National Automotive Technicians Education Foundation (NATEF) The Automotive faculty are certified by the National Institute for Automotive Service Excellence (ASE) Affiliations The Automotive Program is articulated with the baccalaureate automotive programs of Southern Ill University and Ferris State University. Automotive Youth Education Systems (AYES) North American Council of Automotive Teachers (NACAT) Illinois College Automotive Instructor Association (ICAIA) Mobile Air Conditioning Society Worldwide (MACS) International Automotive Technicians Network (IATN) Illinois Environmental Protection Agency Air Team (IEPA)Il Automotive Technicians' Net Automotive Transportation Supervisors Association of Chicago (ATSA) Chicago Auto Show (Sponsored by the Chicagoland Automotive Dealers Association (CADA) Automatic Transmission Service Group (ATSG) Automatic Transmission Rebuilders Association (ATRA) Society of Automotive Engineers (SAE) BUSINESS LAW Licensing/Accreditations All classes staffed by licensed attorneys whose affiliations include:

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Affiliations Illinois Bar Association DuPage County Bar Association Kane County Bar Association American Bar Association Attorney Disciplinary and Registration Commission BUSINESS/MARKETING/MANAGEMENT Affiliations National Business Educators Association Society for Human Resource Management DuPage County Human Resource Management Chicago Society for Human Resource Professionals American Society of Training and Development Academy of Management Lisle Chamber of Commerce COMPUTER INFORMATION SYSTEMS Affiliations Microsoft Educational Partner Novell Academic Partner Novell Certified Linux Professional and Linux Engineer CompTIA Learning Alliance CompTIA Linux + COMPUTER INTERWORKING TECHNOLOGIES Affiliations American Radio Relay League (ARRL) CompTIA Learning Alliance, Education to Careers program, A+. Net+. Security+ Cisco Academy Cisco - CCNA and CCNP CULINARY ARTS Licensing/Accreditation American Culinary Federation Servsafe for the sanitation certificate Illinois Department. of Public Health for the sanitation licensing Affiliations International Foodservice Educators Association (IFSEA) Illinois Restaurant Association (IRA) National Restaurant Association Retail Bakers of America American Hotel and Lodging Association Illinois Hotel and Lodging Association ELECTRONICS Affiliations for Electronics Engineering Technology, (including InET): Global Wireless Educational Consortium, (GWEC) National Science Foundation, (NSF) American Association of Community Colleges, (AACC) American Association for Engineering Education, (ASEE) American Association of Electrical Engineers, (ASEE) American Association of Mechanical Engineers, (ASME) Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, Inc. (IEEE)

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Accreditation Board for Engineering Technology, (ABET) New Jersey National Center for Advanced Technological Education, (NJCATE) South Carolina National Technological Education Center, (SCATE) The California Regional Consortium for Engineering Advances in Technological Education (CREATE) National Engineering Technology Education Clearinghouse, (NETEC) Manufacturing and Engineering Resource Clearinghouse, (MERC) PACE Soldering Academy, (PACE) Institute for Interconnecting and Packaging Electronic Circuits, (IPC) St Louis Community College Advanced Manufacturing Center, (StLCC, AMC) Affiliations for Electromechanical Technology: Instrumentation Society of America, (ISA) Affiliations for Manufacturing Technology: Society of Manufacturing Engineers, (SME) National Association of Industrial Technology, (NAIT) The Manufacturing Skill Standards Council (MSSC) FASHION Affiliations Fashion Group International Chicago Fashion Group Career Day American Sewing and Design Professionals Craft and Hobby Association GENERAL CAREER AND TECHNICAL EDUCATION Affiliations National Association of Workforce Professionals National Council for Workforce Education- College is an institutional member Illinois Association for Career and technical Education National Association for Career and technical Education National Career Pathways Network HEATING, VENELATION, AND AIR CONDITIONING Affiliations Fox Valley Chapter of Refrigeration Service Engineers Society (RSES) Air Conditioning Contractors of America (ACCA) Council of Air Conditioning and Refrigeration Educators (CARE) HORTICULTURE Affiliations Illinois Landscape Contactors Association (ILCA) Illinois Green Industry Association (IGIA) Green Industry Associations of Illinois Ohio State Florist Association (OSFA) Perennial Plant Association (PPA) Center for Entrepreneurship - Partnerships Choose DuPage and DuPage Workforce Board. IL Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity Entrepreneurship Network. U.S. Small Business Administration. U.S. Defense Logistics Administration. ACCION Chicago (micro lending and micro enterprise) Fox Valley Micro Loan Fund (micro lending and micro enterprise)

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IL State Micro Enterprise Initiative (self employment and micro enterprise for underserved populations). IL Dept. of Rehabilitative Services for self employment guidance to persons with disabilities. Present state, local and college resources to area businesses through district chambers of commerce, economic development offices, job fairs and expos. Veterans Administration and related organizations for veteran-focused workforce development opportunities. CONTINUING EDUCATION DIVISION West Suburban Jobs Council. Community Works Advisory Committee of the DuPage Community Foundation. Communication/Sector Image Subcommittee and Education/Training Subcommittee of the Manufacturing Leadership Council. Advisory Committee for Economic, Workforce & Community Development. Regional Office of Education: School to Work Initiative. HIGH SCHOOL PARTNERSHIPS OFFICE Affiliations National Association of Workforce Professionals National Council for Workforce Education Illinois Association for Career and Technical Education National Association for Career and Technical Education National Career Pathways Network COD Representations Regional Director for National Council of Workforce Education Co- Chair of NORCA (Northern Area Career Administrators) Board Member - Illinois Center for Specialized Professional Support Addison H.S. Business Education Council Regional Office of Education Principals Group Regional Work Keys Team Co-Coordinator of the DuPage Area Partnership for College and Career Success Consortium Advisory Committee Business Education Council of Glenbard District 87 West Suburban Jobs Council Training Workforce Partnership Council DuPage Transition Council Marianjoy Rehabilitation Council Ability Links Education Council Participation in the Choose DuPage Education and Workforce Economic Development Roundtable LIBERAL ARTS DIVISION Graphic Arts Technology Used Workforce Boards of Metro Chicago regional data and EMSI regional employment data to analyze job projections for Graphic Arts industry. Graphic Design American Institute for Graphic Arts (AIGA): The Graphic Design program has formed a local chapter of AIGA, the largest national Graphic Design organization. Students have formed a student activity club (AIGA Student Group), to promote and recruit for the AIGA organization. COD is the only community college belonging to the Chicago chapter of AIGA.

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Motion Picture Television Academy of Television Arts and Sciences: Motion Picture/Television faculty has become involved with ATAS by serving on judging panels for various regional Emmy Award competitions. Photography Photography Faculty and students have memberships in a variety of professional organizations. o Society for Photographic Education/Midwest SPE; faculty member is on national Board of Directors; Chicago will be location of the national conference in 2012; we will be part of the local conference committee. o American Society of Media Photographers o Photographic Marketing Association o Photo Imaging Education Association (PIEA) o Midstate Industrial Photographers Association o Professional Photographers Association o Advertising Photographers of America o Hosted a digital imaging workshop for Midstates Medical Photographers Association. STUDENT SERVICES DIVISION Career Services Service Learning staff member is local board member for Parent Alliance Employment Project. Counseling Services Counseling Services is often asked to speak at a variety of functions regarding disability issues; these include the Illinois Council of Disabilities and the DuPage Center for Independent Living. Counselors attend high school functions such as college fairs for students with disabilities and students who are non-disabled alike. Counselors liaison frequently with high school Special Education programs to assist students to transitioning to college. They have presented at a variety of high school fairs and also present at several annual Illinois Transition conferences held annually for Special Educators throughout the state. Counseling Services partners with DuPage and Aurora county World Relief Services as a direct referral source for war refugees coming from other countries needing assistance in starting college; partnerships also include high school and state agencies.

HIGH SCHOOL PARTNERSHIPS AND WORKPLACE READINESS INITIATIVES
BUSINESS & TECHNOLOGY DIVISION Annually, the Accounting program hosts an Accounting contest with 180 students and 14 teachers participating from District 502 high schools; in addition to winning awards for competition, students receive information about Accounting careers from the Illinois CPA Society representatives and our COD faculty. COD hosts an Annual Regional Family, Career and Community Leaders of America competition. Student projects judged by area professionals in: Fashion; Visual Merchandising; Interior Design; Food Preparation and Hospitality; Early Childhood Development; Career Research; and Leadership skills. Winners eligible to compete at state level; 500 + students annually participate at this COD event. High School students interested in Fashion and Fashion Merchandising careers attend the annual Fashion Show; students eligible to compete for design awards determined by a jury of 10 fashion professionals and advisory board members. The new Technical Education Center (TEC) building showcases Career and Workforce programs in the areas of Interior Design; Architecture; Construction Management; HVAC; Automotive Service Technology; Electronics; Electro Mechanical Technology; Manufacturing; and Welding. These

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programs serve recent high school graduates entering college and returning working adults upgrading their skills. Center for Entrepreneurship Present small business opportunities and self-employment to high school and trade school entrepreneurship classes. HEALTH & SCIENCES DIVISION Health Sciences Grant funds used for District 94 students’ tuition to attend CNA course at Technology Center of DuPage (TCD). Natural & Applied Sciences (former division structure) Worked closely with TCD for dual credit in manufacturing; also signed dual credit agreements with high schools to accept credit for Introduction to Early Childhood Education. Social Sciences Dual credit Education 1100 and Education 1101 classes at Naperville North, Naperville Central, Downers Grove North, Downers Grove South, and Lyons Township High Schools. Offered Anatomy and Physiology and Biology dual credit classes at Frontier campus as part of District 204 agreement. Will offer Early Childhood class as dual credit at TCD and eventually to other high schools. HIGH SCHOOL PARTNERSHIPS OFFICE High School courses are offered (as Dual Credit and Dual Enrollment) to students in partnership with DAOES; programs funded by the Partnership for College and Success Grant, COD’s Perkins Grant, and the Illinois Center for Specialized Professional Support New Look Grants. Non Traditional Mentoring Group Partner with TCD to promote/encourage students in non-traditional TCD career programs to continue their education in a college career program non-traditional to their gender; 79 students participated in eight sessions in FY 09. (FY 06 - 09) DuPage Area Student Leadership Academy Five-session program prepares students for careers and life long learning; partners are Lewis University, Midwestern University, DeVry, IIT, Elmhurst College, Creative Strategies, Goes Incentive and Awards, MRXI corporation, Accent HR, Daoes, Cray Kaiser, Packer Engineering and SNITAL; DAOES and COD are the lead organizations; received the 2007 Business Ledgers Annual Business Excellence Award for this program. Exploring Careers: following COD programs give high school students the opportunity to come on campus, view labs, and interact with instructors. Applied Technology and Manufacturing Day- FY 09 (130 H.S. students attended). (FY 06 - 09) Health Care Day- FY 08 (160 H.S. students attended) (FY 06 – 08) Art and Design Career Exploration Day- FY 07 (49 H.S. students attended). Co-sponsored with the Business and Technology Division the high school Floral Design Competition, Horticulture Career Day and high school IDEA Drafting Contest. Co-sponsored the COD Annual Regional Family, Career, and Community Leaders of America competition; student projects judged by area professionals in: Fashion; Visual Merchandising; Interior Design; Food Preparation and Hospitality; Early Childhood Development; Career Research; and Leadership skills. Winners are eligible to compete at the state level; 500 + students participate at this annual COD event. (FY 05 – 09) Sponsored high school students interested in Fashion and Fashion Merchandising careers to attend the annual COD Fashion Show. Business and Management Career Exploration Day. (FY 05)

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Nontraditional Career Fair. (FY 05) General Partnership Opportunities Power of Partnership Breakfast honoring high school and COD business partnerships and integrated curriculum; 17 high schools and COD honored the business partners in FY 09. (FY 05 - 09) Bus tour to National Restaurant Show co-sponsored by COD’s Hospitality program; participants include H.S. foods teachers, counselors, and administrators. (FY 05 – 09) Co-sponsored Counselor Appreciation Day Luncheon with COD Admission and Information Office. (FY 05 – 09) County-Wide Institute Day for Area High School Educators; 136 educators from 21 high schools attended in FY 09. (FY 05 – 09) English Conference for High School Educators; 28 faculty members from seven high schools participated in FY 09. Workplace Writing Strategies - Graduate Level Course; grant funds paid tuition for 20 high school educators in FY 09. Academics in CTE-Graduate Level Course; grant funds paid tuition for 18 high school educators enrolled in FY 09. DuPage Counselor Network- forum for high school counselors. (FY 08 – 09) DuPage CTE Roundtable- forum for high school CTE educators. (FY 08 – 09) COD Math Curriculum Forum- COD Math faculty shared information with the high school, faculty regarding mathematics curriculum, math pre-requisites and placement criteria; 31 faculty members from high schools participated in FY 09. Family and Consumer Educator Day- informational program designed for high school Family and Consumer Science teachers and counselors;10 faculty members from eight high schools participated in FY 09. High School Guidance Seminar- seminar for high school counselors to increase their knowledge of career pathway options at COD; 22 faculty members from 11 high schools participated in FY 09. (FY 08 – 09) Dual Credit Workshop – workshop held for area high school administers and faculty to learn about dual credit and opportunities with COD. Career Clusters and Pathways- implemented the COD Career Pathways Committee to facilitate the awareness and implementation of clusters and pathways for area high school students. One COD administrator and one COD faculty member received Career Pathways Leadership Certification in FY 09. One-hour presentation to attendees of Health Sciences Division’s ―Cruisin‖ event (a 3-day program about health sciences careers for approximately 40 local middle and high school counselors and teachers); this annual event began in the summer 2008. Labor Market Information workshop for area educators. (FY 06) Career and Technical Educator Appreciation Day. (FY 06) Super Family and Consumer Science Day for 105 high school students. (FY 06) Art and Design Career Exploration Day for 176 high school students. (FY 06) Dual Credit Materials and posters printed for dissemination to high school students and educators; new website under construction; testimonials obtained from the Regional Superintendent of Schools, a curriculum director and a principal. You Tube video about Dual Credit program filmed by Public Information Department. Dual credit forum held in FY09 for high school educators and principals to promote dual credit partnerships; panel featured a high school faculty member, administrator, student, parent, and the Assistant Regional Superintendent of Schools.

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LIBERAL ARTS DIVISION Graphic Arts Technology Held special events for high school seniors, inviting a variety of industry professionals to speak about career potential in Graphic Arts Technology industry. Graphic Design Annual Portfolio Night: High School Design & Illustration Competition and Awards ceremony with DuPage County Junior and Senior high school students. Scholastics Art Show: Graphic Design full-time faculty members are judges for the DuPage County area High School Scholastics Art Show; students placing first go to the national show in New York each year. Students who have placed in the competition have gone on to enroll in the Graphic Design program at COD. DART Conference: The DART (Digital Art teachers) Conference brings together DuPage area high school teachers for a day of round-table discussions and educational workshops. Artlook: An annual celebration of the Arts at College of DuPage that is free and open to the public; for one night transforms the Arts Center into a living gallery of visual and performing arts performances, demonstrations and exhibits. Motion Picture Television After Hours Student Film Festival: Faculty and students are involved in judging, preparation, and creation of a presentation for this international student film festival. Chicago Student Film Festival: Faculty members serve on screening committees for this area-wide high school video competition. MPTV Showcase: Annual event celebrating the video work of College of DuPage students; open the public. Photography Faculty visit high schools and host visits of photography classes from West Chicago, Naperville, Schaumberg, and other high schools. ArtLook, the annual celebration of the Arts at College of DuPage; district high school students are invited. Photography program always provides a live demonstration of studio photography. STUDENT SERVICES DIVISION Career Services Partner with Glenbard High School to integrate Service Learning into their classrooms and collaborate on community service projects.

PARTNERSHIPS AND OUTREACH INITIATIVES RELATED TO WORKFORCE DEVELOPMENT
BUSINESS & TECHNOLOGY DIVISION Culinary Arts, Food Service Administration, and Hotel Management program faculty and students participate in several charity events annually; includes hosting dinners for the March of Dimes; Heart of America Foundation-Sweet Charity; for the Love of Chocolate Foundation, etc. Culinary program participates in the American Culinary Federation contest each annually at the national conference. Faculty are members of the Chicago Chefs organization and the International Food Service Executives Association. Library Information Systems program (formerly LTA) trains paraprofessionals to assist librarians in a variety of areas including circulation, reference, technical processing and audio visual services; students are increasingly in demand as employees in various types of libraries throughout District 502. CIS program offers students the coursework for the Microsoft IT Academy; students can prepare to be a MSCE (Microsoft Systems Engineer).

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CIT Computer and Internetworking program recently received approval for a Security Systems certificate that fulfills the workforce need to prepare students for careers requiring skills in protecting and securing systems. This is the fastest growing computer field specialization. CIS department offers courses to enhance CIS workers’ knowledge in databases including SQL Server and SQL language; Oracle database development; and Access. CIS program offers certificates such as Web programmer; Web technician, Java language proficiency; Unix; Linux certificate; C++language; Microcomputer Software; Visual Basic Language Proficiency; Spreadsheet proficiency; along with the more traditional Computer and Information System application programmer degree. Architecture program is offering a new Construction Management degree to address industry needs; also offering course work to improve industry employees’ software skills in REVIT at introductory and advanced levels. Program also offers LEED accreditation review classes in response to the need for Green buildings. Division now offers a certificate and degree in Paralegal Studies in response to needs of legal communities in the district; program is in the final stage of obtaining the additional credential of American Bar Association approval; program began in 2007 and now has 300 students enrolled. CONTINUING EDUCATION DIVISION Bison Gear and Engineering: Identify basic skills needed for entry- and mid-level manufacturing jobs (grant funded). Technology Center of DuPage; develop manufacturing curriculum. Area Planning Council of World Relief DuPage: Provide constituent expertise and assist with recruitment and marketing. DuPage Workforce Development Board and WorkNet DuPage; assist businesses in the application for grant funding to support new and incumbent worker training. HEALTH & SCIENCES DIVISION Health Sciences DuPage Area Health Care Leadership Council (DAHLC) formed in 2004 as a result of a summit held to address healthcare workforce shortages. Key members included area hospital, long-term care, rehabilitation facilities' executives and representatives from four-year colleges and universities. First initiative was to expand COD's enrollment in the ADN program; two cohorts of students were admitted in 2005 and 2007 (total of approx. 50 students). COD contracted for the services of hospital nurses with MSN degrees to teach the students in these cohorts; program discontinued at the end of 2008 due to economic conditions and inability of hospitals to provide MSNs to teach. Natural & Applied Sciences (former division structure) A long-standing relationship with Packer Engineering; many students placed in their summer internship program for engineers. Partnership with Bison Gear; they provided monetary assistance for students in our Shifting Gears bridge program. LEARNING SERVICES DIVISION Library Library partnered with DuPage County Health Department to provide a three-hour train-the-trainer workshop for county health department staff on online consumer health resources for multicultural, multilingual, and age-diverse clients; attended by 35 area health practitioners. Faculty librarian partnered with Counseling and Career Services to hold workshops for unemployed members of the community. Faculty librarian provided workshops for DuPage Executive Network (DEN) on various types of employment and careers; have occurred approximately every two months for the past three years. LIBERAL ARTS DIVISION Industry Relations o Adobe Partners in Design o Adobe Lightroom Project

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Sinar Bron Presentations Canon Camera Presentation Kodak Focus groups Portfolio review nights with Midstates Industrial

Graphic Arts Technology Met with a variety of Graphic Arts Technology organizations to establish scholarship opportunities for both Graphic Arts Technology students and Graphic Arts Technology industry professionals needing to be retrained. Graphic Design Portfolio Night: Graphic Design program annually hosts Portfolio Night, a community event, which connects students, the community, and local design workforce professionals. (Portfolio Night is held in conjunction with Portfolio Seminar, a capstone course in the program.) Professional Design Services: Each Spring the Graphic Design 4 class takes on live jobs in a simulated studio environment, performing professional graphic design services as projects; clients needing design services act as clients for the class. Projects (both print and web) are designed, developed and used throughout the community. Adobe CS4 Workshop: Held in SRC2800, this free software training event is open to students and working professionals of DuPage County. Mailing lists are sent out to advertising and design professionals to attend this three-hour training session. Motion Picture Television Naperville Independent Film Festival: Motion Picture/Television program is invited to run panel discussions and give demonstrations at this festival for the past two years. DuPage Workforce Board: A collaboration between COD and the DuPage Workforce Board where COD students created two videos that are being used by the Board to promote manufacturing in DuPage County. Motion Picture/Television Showcase (FY 02 – 09) Now Showing – Monthly event that highlights industry professionals and independent filmmakers. Naperville Art League: collaboration between COD and the Naperville Art League where students are commissioned to document the painting of a sixty-foot mural on the front of the Art League’s building across from the train station in Naperville. Photography DuPage Easter Seals Project - a photography project that unites DuPage Easter Seals clients and photography students who prepare photographic essays used to communicate the work of the organization. There is an exhibit of work at the annual Board of Directors meeting. The exhibit is open to the public and displayed for a year at the foundation’s headquarters. (2000-2009) OFFICE OF ACADEMIC AFFAIRS Provided research associate services to partner with the DuPage Workforce Board in its production of the report ― The State of Working DuPage County 2007: Positioned to take Advantage of a Global Marketplace.‖ Provided research associate services to partner with the DuPage Workforce Board in its production of the 2008 publication ― Pathways to the Workforce in DuPage County: Executive Summary.‖ STUDENT SERVICES DIVISION Career Services Currently working with Congressman Peter Roskam on the Helmets to Hardhats Employment Fair to support those community and student populations seeking a job; we have two tentative dates based on available space on campus. Partner with Disney for student internship opportunities each semester.

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Workforce Events

WORKFORCE DEVELOPMENT EVENTS
BUSINESS & TECHNOLOGY DIVISION On October 2, 2009, COD will host the National Coalition of Advanced Technology Centers (NCATC) conference where manufacturers and educators from across the country will visit the new Technical Education Center building at COD. Break-out sessions will follow a welcome and presentation by the President and Vice President of Academic Affairs. Attendees will tour the state-of-art facility and hear presentations on current manufacturing topics taught in COD’s classrooms. Center for Entrepreneurship Multi-chamber open house introducing College of DuPage and workforce development programs to area chambers of commerce and chamber members. (FY 09) Lean Manufacturing Institute (CCS). (FY 07 – 09) Manufacturers Executive Summits and round tables. (FY 08 – 09) Government Contracting symposia and workshops. (FY 05 – 09) Disability Works career conference and expo. (FY 05 – 09) Veterans outreach, career development and workforce development conference. (FY 09) Women's Entrepreneurship Conference (FY 05 - 07) HEALTH & SCIENCES DIVISION Math Hosted an Engineering Career event at COD that attracted 135 students (mostly high school juniors and seniors and a few COD non-declared students) for exposure to a variety of careers in the engineering. (FY 09) HIGH SCHOOL PARTNERSHIPS OFFICE FY 09 Events Participated in Nontraditional Career Fair at Downers Grove South High School. Presented on resume-writing and nontraditional careers during Addison Trail High School’s Career Week. Construction Industry Career Expo in collaboration with Construction Industry Service Corporation (CISCO) and the Regional Office of Education (ROE). Ability Links Career Expo for individuals with disabilities. Naperville Mayor’s Resource Fair. Invited to present at the Illinois Center for Specialized Populations Showcase Event. FY 08 Events DuPage Women’s Fair. Ability Links Employment Expo- co-sponsor. Veterans Fair. Construction Industry Career Expo. Construction Industry Career Expo in collaboration with CISCO and the ROE. Ability Links Career Expo for individuals with disabilities. FY 07 Events Ability Links Employment Expo held at COD. Construction Industry Career Expo. Construction Industry Career Expo in collaboration with CISCO and the ROE. Ability Links Career Expo for individuals with disabilities. FY 06 Events Construction Industry Career Expo in collaboration with CISCO and ROE. Ability Links Career Expo for individuals with disabilities.

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FY 05 Events Mentoring Workshop for High School Educators in collaboration with ROE and District 88. Career and Technical Education Appreciation Day. Chart Your Course CTE Educator Meeting. LEARNING RESOURCES DIVISION Library The faculty librarian who supports the Health Sciences presents at the Health Sciences Division’s ―Cruisin‖ event (a 3-day program about health sciences careers for approximately 40 local middle and high school counselors and teachers). (FY 09). STUDENT SERVICES DIVISION Career Services ―Hiring Interns 101‖ is a seminar conducted annually to recruit area employers to support COD internship initiatives. Workforce Development Fair, ―Plan for Success in the Current Economic Climate,‖ for all students and community members seeking additional assistance with their professional/career development. Extensive publicity going out on the Career Exploration workshops for the unemployed. Counseling Some counselors do outreach to local high schools.

SERVICES TO THE PUBLIC AND SPECIAL POPULATIONS SUCH AS THE UNEMPLOYED
BUSINESS & TECHNOLOGY DIVISION Vocational Skills program provides career training for the disabled population in the district who are historically unemployed; approx. 100 students enrolled in the program Fall 2009. The program has recently received a mini-grant from the ISU Department of Education for outreach to employers advocating for developmentally disabled employees. This program works with local district 502 high school transition programs; high school faculty members are on the advisory board for Voc Skills at COD. The coordinator for the program often speaks to parent organizations, high school students, state-wide transition program, ICCA, and Connections conferences. Center for Entrepreneurship Seminars, workshops and guidance on self employment provided regularly in traditional classroom and on-line. Individual counseling and guidance on self employment; what business to start; business planning; business acquisitions and franchises. Entrepreneur training curriculum and certification approved through DuPage WorkNet for tuition stipends for those considering self employment. SCORE (Service Corps of Retired Executives) counseling for pre-business development. CONTINUING EDUCATION DIVISION Basic Recruit Training: four cycles (12-weeks each) of basic law enforcement training for new police recruits from several police departments in Illinois. Several law enforcement continuing education courses each year for veteran police officers from several police departments throughout IL and neighboring states. Childcare services in the College Early Childhood Education Center; providing quality childcare to families within our district while providing a childcare laboratory environment for College students enrolled in the Early Childhood degree program. GED testing services – COD is the only GED testing site in DuPage County.

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HEALTH & SCIENCES DIVISION Health Sciences Part-time COD employee has office at DuPage County Workforce Development Center; conducts information sessions for unemployed in health care fields. Natural & Applied Sciences (former division structure) Signed an agreement with UTI (Universal Technical Institute) in Glendale Heights to provide in-district welding instruction to their students to increase their viability in the auto repair industry. HIGH SCHOOL PARTNERSHIPS OFFICE Offered 18 career exploration/counseling, program information sessions, and advising services at Worknet DuPage and the Illinois Dept. Of Unemployment Security Office (formerly the IETC) in FY 09; these services have been offered by COD for the past 13 years. Conducted Adults in Transitions Program; grant funded program offering workshops and support to help individuals going through job transitions. (FY 09) Workshop held at Worknet DuPage focusing on careers non specific to gender. Hosted COD information sessions on the COD campus for the County Workforce Development staff. LEARNING RESOURCES DIVISION Library Library sponsors a series of workshops on information seeking skills as part of its Smart Online Searcher (SOS) series of workshops for students, staff, and community. Library’s College and Career Information Center works directly with Career Services and Counseling and Advising to supply and promote career information; electronic databases on jobs and careers; and websites of jobs information to high school student groups and members of the community. LIBERAL ARTS DIVISION Graphic Arts Technology Provide demonstrations and outreach to special populations served by ABE for potential career interest in the field of Graphic Arts Technology. STUDENT SERVICES DIVISION Career Services Currently host four free workshops monthly (on campus) for students and community residents seeking assistance with their professional development materials and job applications. Counseling Provide career counseling to returning adults, the unemployed, and others in the community at no charge. In 2009, Counseling Services, in partnership with Library and Career Services, began offering a variety of free workshops to assist recently unemployed adults in conducting career exploration; developing job search skills; and searching online resources to assist them in their transition. More than 50 individuals have attended workshops since they began in late March ’09. Counselors and the Career Services Manager offer two workshops annually entitled, Jobs, Trends and the Economy. Counseling Services maintains the Vocational Skills Program, a vocational skills training program for students with developmental disabilities such as mental retardation, Downs syndrome, and autism. It is the only program like it in all of Chicagoland, receiving student referrals from all of DuPage, Joliet, Will and Cook Counties. It serves more than 100 students annually and has received a variety of awards including the 2004 ICCB award for Innovative Workforce Development Initiative; the 2005 Illinois Council of Community Colleges Administrators Award; and the 2006 Illinois Board of Higher Education award for Innovative Practices. Other program features include: o It is funded through the Carl Perkins Grant and an Illinois Technical Preparation Grant. o No credit offerings for this program are given; it is not an Associate’s Degree program.

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For non-credit curriculum development, the program includes more than 10 different classes on a variety of job training skills such as office, horticulture, automotive, employment, hotel and housekeeping. The program provides practical, job preparation skills to allow people with developmental disabilities to find gainful employment. The program receives referrals from College personnel and from state agencies such as the Office of Vocational Rehabilitation Services and Adult and Family Services.

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LIBERAL ARTS DIVISION Photography Internships / Cooperative Education / Employment o Portrait and Wedding studios, publications, hospitals, commercial studios, photo labs, photography stores. STUDENT SERVICES DIVISION Counseling Facilitating group career testing throughout the semester using the Strong Interest Inventory and MBTI. Developed and implemented a career course aimed at high school seniors several years ago, but the students who wanted it were too busy to participate at COD. Permission was not given to go off campus with the program. Administration and interpretation of the MBTI to NICOR staff on site at their facility on Warrenville Road. (FY 05) Provided educational services to UPS employees when UPS determined they could not promote from within because of shift work and shift changes preventing completion of academic courses; COD offered classes to them in Addison. (FY 05) Career Testing for the unemployed and group interpretation sessions provided.

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CAREER AND TECHNICAL CERTIFICATE AND DEGREE PROGRAMS OFFERED AT COLLEGE OF DUPAGE
Approved Programs as of 9/9/09

Accounting Acute Healthcare Coding Addictions Counseling Administration of Early Childhood Center Administrative Assistant Ambulatory Coding Animation Application Programmer Applied Gerontology Architectural Associate Degree Nursing Automated Manufacturing Systems Automotive Service Technology Baking and Pastry Arts Beverage Management Building Environmental Degree – HVAC Business Environment and Concepts C++ Language CCNA Security Cisco Firewall Specialists Computer and Internetworking Technician Computer Aided Design Computer Forensics Construction Management Consumer Marketing Contractor-HVAC Cosmetology Criminal Justice Culinary Arts Database Proficiency Dental Hygiene Diagnostic Medical Imaging Sonography Diagnostic Medical Imaging Nuclear Medicine Diagnostic Medical Imaging Radiography Technician Digital Prepress Production Domestic Violence Counseling E-Travel and Tourism Early Childhood Education and Care E-Commerce Electrician Apprenticeship Electro-Mechanical Maintenance Technology Electronics Engineering Technology Electronics Technology Emergency Medical Services Emergency Medical Technician Enterprise Database Proficiency Entrepreneurship Executive Assistant Facility Management Family Child Care Provider Fashion Design Fashion Entrepreneurship Fashion Merchandising

Fire Officer Fire Prevention Fire Science Firefighter Floral Shop Management Foods-Culinary Arts Foodservice Administration Fundamentals of Travel/Tourism Graphic Design Graphic Prepress Production Greenhouse Management Health Information Technology Heating/Air Conditioning/Refrigeration Service Homeland Security Horticulture Hotel and Lodging Management Hotel Food and Beverage Hotel Foundations Hotel Operations Hotel Sales and Marketing Human Services-Corrections Human Services-Developmental Disability Human Services-Domestic Violence Counseling Human Services-Residential Child Care Human Services Human Services-Applied Gerontology Industrial Controls and Automation Infant, Toddler, Two-Year-Olds Integrated Engineering Technology Interior Design Computer Applications Interior Design Interior Design Lighting Internetworking Technician Intrusion Prevention Systems Specialist Java Language Kitchen and Bath Design Landscape and Turf Maintenance Landscape Design and Construction Library and Information Technology Linux Certificate Long Term Care Mammography Management Manufacturing Engineering Technology Manufacturing Technology Manufacturing-Drafting/Design Marketing Mechanical Maintenance Medical Assistant Medical Office Medical Transcription Meeting and Event Planning

Microcomputer Servicing Technician Microcomputer Software Microcomputer Specialist Mold Making Motion Picture/Television Motion Picture/Television-Film/Video Motion Picture/Television-Television Production Multicultural Education/Care of Young Child Network Professional Non-Invasive EKG Technician Nursery and Garden Center Management Nursing Assistant Office Technology Information Essentials Organizational Leadership Paralegal Studies Paramedic Pharmacy Technician Phlebotomy/EKG Photography Technology Physical Therapist Assistant Physician Office Coding/Billilng Practical Nursing Pre-Architecture Print Production Process Control Instrumentation Programmable Controllers Psychiatric Rehabilitation Radiation Therapy Real Estate Real Estate Appraisal Respiratory Care Advanced Practitioner School-Age Child Care Service Vocations Course Enrollees Speech-Language Pathology Assistant Spreadsheet Proficiency Stationary Operator Supervision Surgical Technology System Support Specialist Technical Communication Therapeutic Massage Tool and Die Making Tour Escort Travel Geography Specialist Travel/Tourism Professional Unix Proficiency Visual Basic Language Visual C++ Language Web Design Web Programmer Web Technican Welding Word Expert

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