College and Career Preparatory Academy (CCPA) will be strengthened through collaboration with a variety of partners. The most important partnerships are those formulated between teachers, students, parents, mentors, and the community. The dynamics among these groups are critical to the planning, implementing, and design of CCPA. Agency and community partners are vital to the academic progress and meaningful learning experiences for CCPA students. These partnerships provide guest speakers, mentors, field trips, career fairs, job shadowing, internships, and community service opportunities.
CCPA will partner with agencies through their Workforce Innovation Opportunity Act (WIOA), Department of Labor Innovation Grant Funding. (See Appendix 8-H, Letters of Intent)
A Governance Council of business and industry partners, to review and advise on career preparation and workforce training, will be identified and developed to support the goals and relationships between entities that align the workforce investment and economic development training and activities and refer to CCPA for educational program support to complete a high school diploma program or equivalency.
This Governance Council will meet quarterly to review strategies on how education and industry work together to create high-quality career pathway programs which are aligned with local and regional needs of business and industry. The focus on collaboration and community support will be addressed through discussions on developing sustainable collaboration and/or partnerships between education and business; reviewing regional career pathways to understand the alignment to local labor market needs; exploring how to integrate academic and career-based learning that aligns with local need, growth, and emerging areas of business and considering ways and the means to establish effective work-based leaning programs between education and business.
Outreach to the business community will seek partners not only to participate on the Board but to provide opportunities for workplace learning such as job-shadowing, workplace visits or tours, internships, paid part-time and/or temporary employment experiences.
Meeting Schedule Agendas and Minutes:
Thursday, April 27, 2017 Governance Council Agenda_042717.pdf
Governance Council Minutes_042717.pdf
Thursday, May 25, 2017 Governance Council Agenda_052517.pdf
Governance Council Minutes_052517.pdf
Thursday, Sept. 28, 2017 Governance Council Agenda_092817.pdf