Practices with Promise Success Story
Submitted By: Mark Williams, Prop 39 Project Director SF Region
Prop.39 Success Story: OSHA-10 Construction Safety Course Reader Development
- Type of Practice: Student Engagement and Career Awareness
- Type(s) of Users Served: First-time Students, Low Unit Certificate Students, Returning Students, Skills-Builders Students
- Sector(s): Energy, Construction & Utilities
- Momentum Point(s) & Leading Indicators : MP 19, LI 1, LI 3 (click here for description)
- Regions Involved: East Bay, North Bay
- Colleges Involved: Laney College, Santa Rosa Jr College
Santa Rosa Junior College has offered OSHA-10 outreach training since 2013 as a one-unit course (CONS 183) that is required to complete the Solar Photovoltaics Certificate program, but is taken by students from campus-wide and by members of the local workforce. Course development was a challenge because all associated curriculum for CONS 183 had to be developed and provided by SRJC’s OSHA-authorized Outreach Trainer, who is adjunct faculty.
It was determined by the Outreach Trainer that developing a course reader would be the most effective way to provide students with quality construction safety training material. The challenge was determining who would be tasked with developing it and how they would be compensated for their time.
The solution to the challenge of how to develop the curriculum needed to elevate OSHA 10 Construction Industry Outreach Training at SRJC was to use Prop.39 funding to compensate the adjunct Outreach Trainer to develop the course reader.
Because the OSHA 10 course is an eligible third-party certificate, completers made the program eligible to receive improvement funding. A curriculum development fund was established using Prop.39 program improvement funds.
With funding secured and a Personnel Action Form (PAF) established, the adjunct faculty member was able to dedicate the necessary amount of time to the task of gathering and organizing a sufficient body of reference material from various Federal and CAL/OSHA training resources. In this way, Prop.39 helped immensely in finding a solution to the challenge of developing construction safety curriculum.
The course material was organized into a several hundred page PDF document using Acrobat software, and can now be electronically transferred and produced into spiral bound course readers. The course reader now has an ISBN and is on shelves at the campus bookstore.
The OSHA Outreach Training Program provides training for workers and employers on the recognition, avoidance, abatement, and prevention of safety and health hazards in workplaces. The program also provides information regarding workers' rights, employer responsibilities, and how to file a complaint. Data has shown that among the most effective ways to reduce the number of occupational injuries and improve jobsite safety is through OSHA Outreach Training.
Upon successful completion of the course, participants will receive an OSHA 10-Hour Construction Outreach DOL course completion card.
|LI 1||Alignment of skillsets within a program (or set of courses) to a particular occupation and the needs of the labor market|
|LI 2||Regionalization of stackable certificates aligned with a particular occupation ladder|
|LI 3||Alignment of a certificate with state-, industry-, nationally-, and/or employer- recognized certification|
|LI 4||Creation of a credit certificate from non-credit certificate|
|LI 5||Curriculum articulation along a career or multi-career educational pathway|
|LI 6||Updating the skills of faculty, teachers, counselors, and/or “supporting staff to student” to reflect labor market needs|
|LI 7||Integration of small business creation and/or exporting modules into for-credit curriculum in other disciplines|
|Middle School Cluster|
|MP 1||Completed an individual career and skills awareness workshop in middle school that included a normed assessment process and was in a Doing What Matters priority or emerging sector|
|Transition from Middle School to High School|
|MP 2||Completed a bridge program between middle school and high school and revised student career/education plan|
|MP 3||Completed a student orientation and assessment program while in middle school or high school|
|High School Cluster|
|MP 4||Completed one course in high school within a CTE pathway|
|MP 5||Completed two or more courses in high school within a CTE pathway|
|MP 6||Completed a CTE articulated course|
|MP 6a||Successfully completed a CTE dual enrollment course or credit by exam, with receipt of transcripted credits|
|MP 7||Completed a program in high school within a CTE pathway|
|Transition from High School to College Cluster|
|MP 8||Completed a bridge program between high school and college in a CTE pathway|
|MP 9||Completed college orientation and assessment as a first-time community college student who entered a community college CTE pathway|
|MP 10||Transitioned from a high school CTE pathway to a similar community college CTE pathway|
|MP 11||Transferred from a high school CTE pathway to a similar CSU, UC or private/independent university CTE pathway|
|MP 12||Completed a counselor-approved college education plan, for first-time community college students who enter a CTE pathway|
|MP 13||During high school, participated in an internship, work-based learning, mentoring, or job shadowing program in a CTE pathway|
|MP 14||Percentage of community college students, who participated in a high school CTE pathway, whose first math or English course was below transfer-level|
|Community College Cluster|
|MP 15||Completed two courses in the same CTE pathway|
|MP 16||Retention rate between Fall and Spring within a CTE pathway|
|MP 17||Completed a non-CCCCO-approved certificate within a CTE pathway|
|MP 18||Completed a CCCCO-approved certificate within a CTE pathway|
|General Education and Transfer Progress Cluster|
|MP 19||Completed a work readiness soft skills training program (either stand-alone or embedded) within a CTE pathway|
|MP 20||Completed college level English and/or math, for students in a CTE pathway|
|MP 21||Completed the CSU-GE or IGETC transfer track/certificate for students in a CTE pathway|
|MP 22||Completed requirements in a CTE pathway, but did not receive a certificate or a degree|
|MP 23||Completed an associate degree in a CTE major|
|MP 24||Completed an associate degree in a major different from student’s college CTE pathway|
|MP 25||Transferred from community college to a four-year university in the same CTE pathway|
|MP 26||Transferred from community college to a four-year university in a major different from their CTE pathway|
|Community College Transition To Workforce Cluster|
|MP 27||Participated in a college internship or workplace learning program within a CTE pathway|
|MP 28||Attained a job placement in the same or similar field of study as CTE pathway|
|MP 29||Acquired an industry-recognized, third-party credential|
|Workforce Progress Cluster|
|MP 30||Attained a wage gain in a career in the same or similar CTE pathway|
|MP 31||Attained wages equal to or greater than the median regional wage for that CTE pathway|
|MP 32||Attained wages greater than the regional standard-of-living wage|
|MP 33||Participated in incumbent worker training or contract education in a CTE pathway (for example training for layoff aversion, meeting heightened occupational credentialing requirement, transitioning employees whose occupations are being eliminated, or up-skilling existing employees)|