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Action Item
DATE: Tuesday, December 5, 2017
TO: School Board Members
FROM: Jeff Eakins, Superintendent
Approve the Agreement for Technical Services (ATS) with Council for Educational Change (CEC) to Coordinate the Technical Health Care Career Program (Workforce Connections)

In the 2016/2017 school year, the District administered Future Plans, the online College and Career Readiness tool, to 10th grade students. The data from that program indicated there was a high student interest for more information and education about careers in Health Science and related fields.

This ATS with CEC will establish the Technical Health Care Career Program to further emphasize technical health care industry awareness for teachers and students as well as provide leadership support to school principals. 

Working in conjunction with District staff and health care industry personnel, CEC will provide coordination services, networking opportunities, materials, and technical support to offer four sessions for teams of students, teachers, and administrators from 12 high schools.  

Using the Career Leadership Forum model, these sessions will build a bridge between the business and education communities, with a goal of creating a communication platform that will lead to long term partnerships that align technical health care industry job skills with student interest and education.
• Improve the high school graduation rate • Provide a student-centered learning environment that engages every child
Funds in the amount of $49,500 will be available in the Secondary Carl D. Perkins Grant - Project 3328. The purpose of the Carl D. Perkins Grant is to more fully develop the academic and career and technical skills of secondary education students, which includes supporting partnerships among secondary schools, postsecondary institutions, and business and industry.
This initiative will be evaluated by the number of students, teachers, and administrators that participate in the program, and the implementation of the business plan developed throughout the sessions.
SUBMITTED BY:  Warren S. Brooks, Workforce Connections Officer, Workforce Connections
Gretchen Saunders   Dr. Alberto Vázquez
Chief Business Officer
(813) 272-4270
  Chief of Staff
(813) 272-4986
    C 6.18
Hillsborough County Public Schools (Florida) * Mtg.#20171205_824 (Board Meeting) * Section C Item# 6.18