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Building a Comprehensive Collaborative Infrastructure to Create Instrumentation Workforce Pathways

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2020 ASEE Virtual Annual Conference Content Access

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Virtual On line

Publication Date

June 22, 2020

Start Date

June 22, 2020

End Date

June 26, 2021

Conference Session

2-Year College Division: Workforce Pathways and ATE

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Two-Year College

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Diversity

Page Count

17

DOI

10.18260/1-2--34231

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https://peer.asee.org/34231

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210

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Alicia Boudreaux Kiremire PE, PMP FlowStream Management LLC

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Ms. Kiremire is a grant management consultant specializing in large, collaborative STEM education grants. She holds degrees in both engineering and education and has over 13 years of professional experience.

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Michael K. Swanbom PE Louisiana Tech University

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Dr. Swanbom is a Distinguished Lecturer in Mechanical Engineering. He is a developer of innovative, hands-on, practical content for both high school and university curricula. See his lectures at: https://www.youtube.com/c/TheBomPE

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Gerry Caskey Louisiana Delta Community College

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Mr. Caskey is the Instrumentation Instructor at LDCC Ruston Campus with over 30 years industry experience. As the Principal Investigator for the NSF funded grant "Project Complete", he is passionate about introducing Instrumentation as a career pathway for the next generation.

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Barton Crum Applied Research for Organizational Solutions (AROS)

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Ms. Crum is a doctoral candidate in the Industrial and Organizational Psychology program at Louisiana Tech University. She currently serves as the Student Director of AROS and holds the roles of project manager and associate on several projects with both private and public sector clients.

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Juliette Pate Louisiana Delta Community College

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Ms. Juliette Pate is a Grant Coordinator who specializes in recruiting, dissemination, external engagement, and student bridging efforts. She holds a degree in Marketing from Louisiana Tech University and is currently in the process of completing her Master's.

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Abstract

This paper presents the work of a two-year community college building a comprehensive collaborative infrastructure with a research university, seven high schools, and five industry partners in North Louisiana. The five main goals in this collaborative infrastructure were establishing (1) a management structure, (2) one primary high school partner, (3) two academic transfer agreements, (4) an Industrial Advisory Board of three members, and (5) seven additional high school partners to scale future implementation.

Three of these goals were fully accomplished within the planned timeline, and the two others were partially accomplished. This paper discusses detailed achievements in each area along with the project’s external evaluation results and the project leadership team’s lessons learned. The partnership infrastructure that has been built will be used to build the skilled technical workforce in North Louisiana through increasing high school students’ awareness of and preparation for careers in instrumentation and manufacturing.

This material is based upon work supported by the National Science Foundation's Advanced Technological Education Program under Grant #1801177. Any opinions, findings, and conclusions or recommendations expressed in this material are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of the National Science Foundation.

Kiremire, A. B., & Swanbom, M. K., & Caskey, G., & Crum, B., & Pate, J. (2020, June), Building a Comprehensive Collaborative Infrastructure to Create Instrumentation Workforce Pathways Paper presented at 2020 ASEE Virtual Annual Conference Content Access, Virtual On line . 10.18260/1-2--34231

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