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Action Item
DATE: Tuesday, June 11, 2019
TO: School Board Members
FROM: Jeff Eakins, Superintendent
Approve the Memorandum of Agreement (MOA) with Hillsborough Community College (HCC) to Share Cost for a Career Pathways Coordinator (Workforce Connections)
This MOA will continue a grant-funded position entitled Career Pathways Coordinator, of which the costs will be shared equally between HCC and Hillsborough County Public Schools (HCPS). Contingent upon the approval of the Carl D. Perkins Secondary Grant, this position will be funded from July 1, 2019, through June 30, 2020, and an additional MOA will be required each year if the position is to be continued.

The Career Pathways Coordinator will work for both parties by coordinating the services and activities to encourage and assist students to participate in Career Pathways and take advantage of articulated college credit programs at HCPS high schools, Hillsborough Technical Colleges, and HCC workforce programs.

The Career Pathways Coordinator will develop an information dissemination campaign and recruitment program targeted at increasing the number of students taking advantage of Career Pathways and articulated credit between HCPS high school students, HCPS Technical Colleges, and HCC workforce programs. The Coordinator will also act as a liaison between HCPS students and faculty, and HCC faculty, advisors, and staff to better utilize established career pathways and college credit articulation agreements.  

The Career Pathways Coordinator will report to both HCC’s Director of Associate in Science Programs and HCPS’s General Director, Career, Technical, and Adult Education, and spend equivalent time working on location at both HCC and HCPS. Sharing the position allows the Career Pathways Coordinator to bridge the gap between HCPS Career and Technical Education course work and HCC’s Associate in Science and certificate programs.
• Improve the high school graduation rate • Provide a student-centered learning environment that engages every child
Contingent upon the approval of the Carl D. Perkins Secondary Grant, funds in the amount of $27,853.28 will be available in Project 3728, for work between July 1, 2019, and June 30, 2020.
This is a new initiative, and thus, there is no evaluation from prior years. In 2019/2020, this position will be evaluated by the number of students who are made aware of HCC’s opportunities by attending HCC Career Pathways activities, the number of HCPS students utilizing articulation agreements with HCC, and the number of students who enroll in HCC’s Technical programs.
SUBMITTED BY:  Christopher Jargo, Director, Career and Technical Education
Warren S. Brooks   Gretchen Saunders
Workforce Connections Officer, Workforce Connections
(813) 231-1860
  Chief Business Officer
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    B 6.02
Hillsborough County Public Schools (Florida) * Mtg.#20190611_925 (Board Meeting) * Section B Item# 6.02