Campus & Community Issues

DEI and Employability in the Global Economy

DEI and Employability in the Global Economy

Strengthening Rural Community Colleges

May 25, 2022

One in ten Americans is foreign born, and local communities—urban, suburban, and rural—are growing more diverse.

 

To take advantage of global market opportunities, companies want employees with the knowledge and skills to work across cultures. This webinar will examine what global employability skills are and how they can be integrated into career and technical education programs in order to assist with DEI initiatives, while preparing students to compete, connect and cooperate on an international scale. New free tools and resources, created by the Center for Global Education at Asia Society will be shared.

The Center for Global Education (CGE) has worked extensively within the field of career and technical education (CTE) for the last eight years, closely partnering with major organizations like the Association for Career & Technical Education (ACTE) and Advance CTE to make the case that global competence is critical for all career pathways. With these groups and through the support of ECMC Foundation and the Project Management Institute Education Foundation, CGE has led the creation of widely used online and in-person professional development resources to support secondary and postsecondary CTE educators in integrating these skills into what is already being taught in classrooms.

Webinar Details

Date: Wednesday, May 25, 2022
Time: 3:00 - 4:00 p.m. ET
Please register for the webinar here  

Speaker Information

Heather Heather Singmaster Singmaster
Director of CTE and GCEN, Center for Global Education
Asia Society

Heather Singmaster is Director for CTE and GCEN, Center for Global Education at the Asia Society where her work focuses on international best practices and integrating global competence into Career Technical Education (CTE) programs as well as state and national policy. Heather leads the Global Cities Education Network (GCEN), a network of international cities focused on best practice sharing in education. She speaks and writes regularly on global education, including as the former host of Education Week’s Global Learning blog. She previously worked at the Council on Foreign Relations, the American Association for the Advancement of Science, and the Office of the United States Trade Representative. Heather holds a Masters degree focused in Anthropology from New York University and a Bachelors degree in International Affairs from George Washington University.

In partnership with:

RCCA

With funding made possible by:

Gates

Applying for USDOL Grants

Strengthening Rural Community Colleges

April 20, 2022

The Association of Community College Trustees in partnership with the Rural Community College Alliance held the Applying for USDOL Grants webinar on Wednesday, April 20 at 3:00-4:00 p.m. ET. The focus for this webinar was on tips for applying for federal grants of interest to rural community colleges at the U.S. Department of Labor, Employment and Training Administration (ETA).

Topics that were covered during the webinar include:

  • ETA Grants
  • Tips for Applying
  • Information about grants of interest to rural community colleges (e.g., SCC, Apprenticeship, youth grants with a community college focus)
  • Utilizing a consortium-based approach  

Webinar Details

Date: Wednesday, April 20, 2022
Time: 3:00 - 4:00 p.m. ET
The webinar is available to watch on-demand below with the accompanying presentation slides. 

Speaker Information

Cheryl Cheryl Martin Martin
Program Manager, Community Colleges Competitive Grants
U.S. Department of Labor, ETA Division of Strategic Investments

Cheryl Martin is the Program Manager for Community College Competitive Grants, for the Division of Strategic Investments (DSI) at the U.S. Department of Labor, Employment and Training Administration (ETA).  She and her team currently manage the Strengthening Community Colleges (SCC) and Scaling Apprenticeship (SA) grant programs, and previously managed the $2 billion Trade Adjustment Assistance Community College and Career Training (TAACCCT) grant program.  Cheryl earned her MBA from the University of Maryland at College Park, and also has previous experience working in the non-profit education association sector and with poverty-related legislative and advocacy efforts.

AyreenAyreen Cadwallader Cadwallader
Public Administration and Strategic Communications Professional
U.S. Department of Labor, ETA Division of Strategic Investments

Ayreen Cadwallader is a public administration and strategic communications professional supporting employment and training grants at the Office of Workforce Investment, Employment and Training Administration. She is responsible for administering and managing several H-1B Skills Training grant programs. Prior to joining ETA in 2016, Ayreen worked in local government at Seattle City Light and the City of Long Beach. She received her master’s degree in public administration as a National Urban Fellow at Baruch College and an organizational communications degree from California State University, Long Beach.

DawnDawn Murphy Murphy
Workforce Specialist
U.S. Department of Labor, ETA Division of Strategic Investments

Dawn is a Workforce Specialist for DOL-ETA’s Division of Strategic Investments. Dawn recently joined the DOL-ETA team after serving as a community college Associate Dean and after over 15 years’ experience in the administration of federal and state workforce development grants for community colleges. In her role at DOL-ETA she provides Technical Assistance and Coaching for Strengthening Community Colleges grantees.

ZodieZodie Madonnen Makonnen, M.Ed.
Workfoce Analyst
U.S. Department of Labor, ETA Division of Strategic Investments

Zodie Makonnen, M.ED., is a Workforce Analyst in the Division of Strategic Investments (DSI) at the U.S. Department of Labor, Employment and Training Administration (ETA). She is currently the program lead for the Scaling Apprenticeship (SA) grant program and grant programs, and has previously served as the program lead for the Strengthening Working Families Initiative (SWFI). Ms. Makonnen also manages numerous technical assistance contracts that support DSI grant programs. Prior to joining ETA, Ms. Makonnen worked at several consulting firms conducting program monitoring and evaluation, project management, and qualitative and quantitative research. Ms. Makonnen earned a Masters in International Education from Harvard University.

In partnership with:

RCCA

With funding made possible by:

Gates

Rural Housing & USDA

Watch On-Demand

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Please join us for the second webinar in ACCT's Strengthening Rural Community Colleges Learning Series to discuss USDA rural development loans to support housing on rural community college campuses.

Rural Colleges and Athletics

Watch On-Demand

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Please join us for the first webinar in ACCT's Strengthening Rural Community Colleges Learning Series

Strengthening Rural Community Colleges Phase 2

Watch On Demand

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Please join us to learn more about the next phase in ACCT’s Strengthening Rural Community Colleges initiative! During this webinar, ACCT Senior Vice President Jee Hang Lee and Senior Program Manager Rachel Rush-Marlowe will discuss the details of

Leveraging Stimulus Funds to Support Adult Learners

Watch On-Demand

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As employers ramp up hiring, colleges have a unique opportunity to help drive the economic recovery by scaling programs that prepare students for good jobs. This is particularly important for displaced workers looking to upskill.

New ACCT Paper Investigates the Digital Divide at Community Colleges

May 13, 2021

Digital Divide: How Technology Access Impacts Community Colleges Across the United States During a Pandemic looks at the current state of the digital divide in the United States and how it is affecting community college students during the COVID-19 pandemic.

The Real Price of College

Watch On-Demand

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For decades, the shortcomings of financial aid have frustrated students and colleges alike. Flaws in the design and delivery of financial aid, including how “need” is defined and subsequently calculated, contribute to its diminishing efficacy.

Webinar: Strengthening Rural Community Colleges

Watch On-Demand

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Highlights of ACCT's new research report & discussion with two presidents of rural colleges.

Community College Legal Issues Webinar

February 17, 2021

Please join ACCT’s General Counsel Ira Shepard, ACCT’s Association Counsel Andrew Laine, and Robert Duston and Carolyn Pellegrini of Saul Ewing Arnstein & Lehr, as they lead an interactive webinar designed to discuss the latest legal issues re

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