The purpose of the work groups formed within the Workforce and Economic Vitality Council is to respond to and advance the objectives given by MERIT, as listed on the MERIT report cards.
- Programs Respond to the Needs of Their External Partners
a. A target percentage of career technical education (CTE) programs submit advisory committee meeting minutes.
i. Team members: Ann Buchele, Chris Ruderman
b. Enhance CTE student experience -- Require DACUM on every CTE program no less than every seven (7) years
i. Team members: Jeff Davis, David Bird, Dale Moon, Malinda Shell, Sherry O'Boyle, Charlie Mitchell
c. Develop a web/telephone portal with a single point of contact for both employers looking for workers and students looking for jobs
i. Team members: Linda Carroll, David Bird, Charlie Mitchell
- Students Receive an Affordable Education
(NOTE: This work is done under the umbrella of the Progression Management Council, although WEVC is responsible for shepherding this work and reporting to the college budget team.)
a. Average textbook price is less than the target. (Work is done by the Textbook Affordability Steering Committee)
b. A target percent of incoming students apply for financial aid. (Work is done in conjunction with the Financial Aid Dept)
- Graduates Achieve Success After College
a. A target percentage of career and technical education (CTE) graduates are employed.
i. Team members: Linda Carroll, Lena Carr, Marci Johnston
b. A target percentage of transfer graduates are enrolled at a four-year institution.
i. Team members: Linda Carroll, Joyce Thompson-Graham, Tammi Drury