Practices with Promise Success Story
Submitted By: Margo Turner Mead, Technical Assistance Provider, Communications, CCC
High School Students Design Product, With Help of Sierra College
- Type of Practice: Student Engagement and Career Awareness
- Type(s) of Users Served: First-time Students
- Sector(s): Advanced Manufacturing, Information & Communication Technologies (ICT)/Digital Media, Small Business
- Momentum Point(s) & Leading Indicators : MP 2, MP 7 (click here for description)
- Regions Involved: Greater Sacramento
- Colleges Involved: Sierra College
- Other Organizations: Colfax High School; Sierra College STEM Collaborative; the Center for Applied Competitive Technologies at Sierra College
Getting students engaged and excited through applied learning. Establishing partnerships between high schools and community colleges.
Sierra College STEM Collaborative and the Center for Applied Competitive Technologies at Sierra College made a 3-D printer accessible to Colfax High School students. This allowed students to invent, design, and produce a product, which they were able to market through the website Quirky, which sells unique and functional consumer products designed by “real people”.
Students were engaged when they had the opportunity to invent and design a real product, marketed to real consumers and reviewed by Quirky representatives before a live audience and panel members.
Colfax High School students submitted their product- a new invention for skiers called “Fast Forward”- to the Quirky website.
Additional accomplishments of the Sierra College STEM Initiative include:
• 45,400 high school students and 3,600 middle school students explored careers & STEM pathways and Sierra College CTE programs over the past seven years at 11 high schools and three middle schools using Career Cruising software and customized lesson plans.
• 9,900 high school students participated in strengthened CTE programs of study which included applied mathematics.
• 5,900 high school and 450 middle school students attended presentations highlighting manufacturing & product development and engineering & design career pathways and Sierra College CTE programs.
• 636 teachers and faculty participated in more than 45 professional development events.
• Teachers and faculty completed 530 hours of externships with business & industry partners.
|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)|