Economic & Workforce Development Center: Impact Report 2017-19

Combining MCC Career Center and the EDIWS Education to Employment Area ADVANCING CAREER ADVISING AND JOB PLACEMENT SERVICES FOR ALL MCC STUDENTS. The MCC Career Services office has joined the Economic Development and Innovative Workforce Services (EDIWS) division and will combine efforts with the newly created Education to Employment area within the EDIWS Vice President’s Office. This merger is an opportunity to advance career advising services for students, and create a suite of comprehensive, labor-linked career and placement services for students and employers. The combined office will enhance MCC’s ability to support local businesses seeking access to talent aligned to a variety of technical programs and training. Impact:

Allows MCC to actively link learners to employer opportunities in the labor market as they transition from education and training into aligned occupations in the workforce.

The Middle-Skills Bridge Program is an 8-10 week academic readiness program designed to improve students’ math skills and therefore better prepare them for entrance and success in their academic programs. This program offers individualized math programming and tutoring aimed at increasing math skills. With increased math skills and higher assessment scores, students can bypass some or all remedial math classes, enabling them to enter and complete their programs of choice more quickly and economically. This program is designed to create a pipeline of college ready individuals prepared to successfully participate in career-oriented college programs. Middle-Skills Bridge Program SPECIALIZED ACADEMIC READINESS PROGRAM DESIGNED TO BRIDGE GAPS.

Impact: Broader access to academic programs and high rates of program retention and completion. Since 2017, 80% of bridge completers have earned improved placement test scores, reducing the number of remedial math classes needed. 93% have persisted in their programs for 1-3 semesters post bridge completion.

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