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Using Prior Learning Assessments for Recruitment and Retention of Special Adult Populations

Description: This webinar will offer insights into developing an effective recruitment strategy that encompasses Prior Learning Assessment (PLA) coupled with other methods to reach your goals. Proven approaches will be shared for recruiting special underrepresented populations such as minority groups, specific age groups, Native Americans, those with disabilities, and the socioeconomically disadvantaged. Practical and proactive strategies for increasing recruitment and decreasing drop outs will be highlighted

Start Date: Thursday, June 15, 2017 at 3:00 PM

End Date: Thursday, June 15, 2017 at 4:00 PM

TimeZone: Eastern Standard Time (North America)

Presented by
CCTA (Centers Collaborative for Technical Assistance)

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Manufacturing USA Institutes: NSF ATE Strategic Partners

Description: Description: Join us for a 2-part series about the federally funded ManufacturingUSA Institutes! These multi-million dollar public-private partnerships are focused on moving cutting edge technologies from research labs through production into our hands. Each of the 14 currently funded institutes is working with the best research organizations in their technology domain. More importantly to technician educators, each institute must invest in the "K-gray" education and workforce development. Part 2 of this series will host a number of NSF ATE funded projects and centers that currently have working relationships with one or more of the ManufacturingUSA Institutes. This panel will present opportunities for community colleges as well as funded projects and centers for working directly with the Institutes to learn about and better understand the future technician workforce skill needs. Presenters: Anca L. Sala, Ph. D., is Professor and Dean of the College of Engineering at Baker College. Since joining Baker College in 2006 she has lead the development and introduction of several new four-year and two-year engineering and technology programs. One of these is the Photonics and Laser Technology program for which she obtained support from the National Science Foundation Advanced Technological Education program and Mi-Light, the Michigan Photonics Cluster. Rebecca Hartley has spent the past eighteen years working in higher education administration in the areas of undergraduate admissions, graduate admissions, academic records, student affairs and workforce development. She holds a Ph.D. in Public Administration and Public Policy from Auburn University. Prior to joining the Clemson University Center for Workforce Development, she served as the Director of Graduate Admissions & Records at the University of Montevallo in Alabama. Dr. Marilyn Barger is the Principal Investigator and Executive Director of FLATE, the Florida Regional Center of Excellence for Advanced Technological Education, funded by the National Science Foundation and housed at Hillsborough Community College in Tampa, Florida since 2004. She earned a B.A. in Chemistry at Agnes Scott College and both a B.S. in Engineering Science and a Ph.D. in Civil Engineering (Environmental) from the University of South Florida, where her research focused on membrane separation science and technologies for

Start Date: Wednesday, June 14, 2017 at 2:00 PM

End Date: Wednesday, June 14, 2017 at 3:00 PM

TimeZone: Eastern Standard Time (North America)

Presented by
MATEC, FLATE, ATE

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APPLY NOW!! MNT Special Interest Group Meeting - July 18, 2017 HI TEC Conference

Description: MNT Special Interest Group Meeting July 18, 2017 at HI-TEC in Salt Lake City, Utah The MNT SIG meeting is a venue to share ideas and learn from others who work to educate technicians, a place to stay on the forefront of industry and workforce needs, and a forum to network and share ideas on ways to strengthen and augment workforce development programs through educational partnerships with industry for tomorrow's micro and nano technology workforce. Simply stated, the goals of the MNT SIG are threefold: • Increase knowledge and awareness of micro and nano science/technologies among STEM educators in secondary and post-secondary institutions. • Increase participation, collaboration, and networking with a diverse set of educators, industry representatives, students and administrators in micro/nano related branches of STEM. • Provide a perspective from students and working micro and nano technical professionals (including technicians) on skills preparation in technical education programs. Complete Schedule of Tours and Activities Interested in Presenting? Submit your Proposal Now HI-TEC is a national conference on advanced technological education where secondary and postsecondary educators, counselors, industry professionals, trade organizations, and technicians can update their knowledge and skills. Charged with Educating America's Technical Workforce, the event focuses on the preparation needed by the existing and future workforce for companies in the high-tech sectors that drive our nation's economy. The MNT Executive Committee and its sponsor, the National Science Foundation, recognize the importance of these two consecutive events and are, therefore, offering a personal invitation for you to apply for this opportunity to attend. The fellowship includes the MNT SIG registration, complimentary registration for the HI-TEC main conference sessions on July 19 & 20, 2017 (a total value of $650),and 3 nights stay at The Grand America Hotel. Only 40 fellowships available: Application Deadline is May 31, 2017 Applications are reviewed on a first come, first served basis, so be sure to apply early! If your application is accepted, your department and institution will be notified of your MNT Fellowship. Your award status will be recognized at both the MNT SIG meeting and HI-TEC event and you will be awarded a Certificate of Participation. Complete MNT Fellowship details and Application

Start Date: Wednesday, May 31, 2017 at 3:00 PM

End Date: Wednesday, May 31, 2017

TimeZone: Eastern Standard Time (North America)

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Creating Dashboards for Grants Development and Management

Description: Grant directors, grant developers, and resource development personnel are all managers today. They are increasingly queried about evaluation, outcomes, evidence, and data management. A useful tool for managers is the project dashboard. In this webinar we will: • Define dashboard elements • Distinguish informational elements from trends and Key Performance indicators (KPIs) • Create ownership to make the dashboard a dynamic reporting tool • Develop your own dashboard with examples you can use

Start Date: Thursday, May 18, 2017 at 3:00 PM

End Date: Thursday, May 18, 2017 at 4:00 PM

TimeZone: Eastern Standard Time (North America)

Presented by
CCTA (Centers Collaborative for Technical Assistance)

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Increase Women in Computer Science & Engineering Majors: 5 Evidence-Based Strategies (A Case Study)

Description: Do you want to increase enrollment of women undergraduates in Computer Science and Engineering? Interested in evidence-based strategies that can be readily adapted? Learn how the New York University's Tandon School of Engineering, with the help of the National Center for Women & Information Technology (NCWIT) Extension Services for Undergraduate Programs (ES-UP), changed their recruitment practices to significantly increase the recruitment of women Computer Science and Engineering majors! In this interactive webinar, 5 key replicable strategies will be highlighted. After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar. Brought to you by GoToWebinar®

Start Date: Thursday, May 18, 2017 at 2:00 PM

End Date: Thursday, May 18, 2017 at 3:00 PM

TimeZone: Eastern Standard Time (North America)

Presented by
NCWIT

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Apply Now for Texas "Get SMART! Workshops"- Galviston, Texas

Description: SMART Center partner San Jacinto College is holding its second annual Get SMART! Impact Workshops in Texas next month. The free, 2.5-day workshops provide educators and industry leaders with core concepts and materials needed to develop or expand academic courses and pathways that will enable students to enter the maritime and transportation industry

Start Date: Tuesday, May 16, 2017 at 5:00 PM

End Date: Thursday, May 18, 2017 at 2:00 PM

TimeZone: Eastern Standard Time (North America)

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Manufacturing USA Institutes: Workforce Development Strategies

Description: Join us for a 2-part series about the federally funded ManufacturingUSA Institutes! These multi-million dollar public-private partnerships are focused on moving cutting edge technologies from research labs through production into our hands. Each of the 14 currently funded institutes is working with the best research organizations in their technology domain. More importantly to technician educators, each institute must invest in the "K-gray" education and workforce development. Part 1 of our series is a panel of education and workforce leaders from institutes, who will give our audience a snapshot of the futuristic technologies they are working on; as well as, a high-level overview of their workforce development plan as a backdrop to more details about their activities focused on technician education and training Presenters: Dr. Celeste Carter is the Program Director for the Division of Undergraduate Education (DUE) at the National Science Foundation (NSF). Carter joined the Division of Biological and Health Sciences at Foothill College in 1994 to develop and head a Biotechnology Program. She served as a Program Director twice in DUE as a rotator. Carter accepted a permanent Program Director position in DUE in 2009; she is the Lead Program Director for the Advanced Technological Education (ATE) Program, and works on other programs in the Division and across the Foundation. She served as the Education and Human Resources Liaison to the Division of Polar Programs from 2012 to 2014. Brynt Parmeter has a diverse background in both the public and private sectors. In addition to leading the Workforce Development, Education, and Training program for NextFlex, the Flexible Hybrid Electronics Manufacturing Innovation Institute, he also serves as a Science and Technology Policy Fellow for the Department of the Energy's Advanced Manufacturing Office, is the Co-Founder of WorkScouts, a technology platform designed to connect transitioning service members and veterans with education and employment opportunities in advanced manufacturing. Noah Lillian Drori is the Director of Education and Workforce Development for Advanced Functional Fabrics of America (AFFOA). She oversees the institute’s national effort to learn, understand, and identify the needs of the textile industry in order to train and prepare the next generation textile workforce. Dr. Pam Page Carpenter is Director of Education and Workforce programs for PowerAmerica and the National Science Foundation Future Renewable Electric Energy Delivery and Management (FREEDM) Systems Center headquartered at NC State University. She has developed and led science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) programs for secondary and post-secondary education areas for renewable energy, sustainability, and alternative transportation for over ten years. She is affiliated associate professor in the Technology, Engineering, and Design department at NC State and earned her doctorate in Technology, Engineering, and Design in the College of Education at NC State University.

Start Date: Tuesday, May 16, 2017 at 2:00 PM

End Date: Tuesday, May 16, 2017 at 3:00 PM

TimeZone: Eastern Standard Time (North America)

Presented by
FLATE

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Preparing Forms for your NSF ATE Proposal

Description: Acquire the knowledge you need to complete your proposal Mentor-Connect provides a cost-free webinar to provide specifics for correctly completing forms that are required in a National Science Foundation (NSF) Advanced Technological Education (ATE) grant proposal. Forms can make up 2/3 of a final proposal submission and impact the quality and accuracy of a proposal. Registration Required Webinar Participants will • Know the purpose of various forms associated with NSF ATE proposals • Know what data to enter into each form associated with NSF ATE proposals • Learn the importance of providing consistent information on forms and other components of a proposal • Be alerted to common errors that can be avoided • Get answers to questions on completing required proposal forms

Start Date: Thursday, May 11, 2017 at 1:00 PM

End Date: Thursday, May 11, 2017 at 2:30 PM

TimeZone: Eastern Standard Time (North America)

Presented by
Mentor-Connect, SC ATE

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National Cyber League (NCL) Spring Season

Description: The 2017 NCL Spring Season includes select challenges in the NCL Stadium and hands-on lab exercises in the NCL Gyms that will develop and test players in a wide-range of knowledge and skills. No previous NCL play required. NCL Spring Season challenges are designed to develop and enhance the following knowledge/skills: Open source intelligence, Scanning, Enumeration, Password Cracking, Traffic Analysis, Log Analysis, Wireless Security, Cryptography, and Web Application Security. Registration is 2/25-3/25.

Start Date: Saturday, April 01, 2017

End Date: Sunday, April 30, 2017

TimeZone: Eastern Standard Time (North America)

Presented by
National Cyber League

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2017 CAAT Conference - Driverless Cars, but What is Driving the Workforce?

Description: The 2017 CAAT Conference will feature keynote speaker, Dr. Kay Stepper, Head of the Regional Business Unit Driver Assistance and Automated Driving, and Vice President of Engineering for the Chassis Systems Control division of Robert Bosch LLC in Plymouth, Michigan. The conference will provide: Tech Talk Bob Feldmaier, Director, CAAT Connected and Automated Vehicles, Fuel Cells, Lightweighting Workplace Reports Jennifer Llewellyn, Manager, Oakland County Workforce Development/ Oakland County Michigan Works! Lisa Katz, Executive Director, Workforce Intelligence Network Panel Discussion on Workforce Needs Kim Steinfeldt, Human Resources Manager, GKN Driveline Joe Petrosky, Dean - Engineering & Advanced Technology, MCC Mike McMillan, System Test Manager, Continental Automotive Systems Division Mary Kaye Aukee, Director of Career Focused Education, Oakland Schools (retired) Curriculum Development Updates Nelson Kelly, Assistant Director, Energy and Automotive Technology, CAAT Breakfast and lunch are included at no cost to conference attendees. While the conference is free, advance registration is required. (Please note, the CAAT is unable to provide financial support for participant travel expenses.)

Start Date: Friday, April 28, 2017 at 8:00 AM

End Date: Friday, April 28, 2017 at 1:00 PM

TimeZone: Eastern Standard Time (North America)

Presented by
Center for Advanced Automotive Technology (CAAT), Macomb Community College

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