2013-14 Unit Plan
Economic and Workforce Development

Mission Statement

Respond to community needs by providing performance improvement solutions resulting in economic development, sustainability and growth.  

Program Description

In accordance with Education Code 78020, the definition of "Contract Education" means those situations in which a community college district contracts with a public or private entity for the purposes of providing instruction or services or both by the community college.  Butte College Contract Education department is a resource for the local Butte and Glenn county communities contracting for instruction for Credit, NonCredit and Not for Credit.  Credit refers to any class offered for community college credit, regardless of whether the class generate state apportionments.  Non credit refers to courses that meet the criteria for apportionment pursuant to Section 84757.  Not for Credit refers to classes inlcuding community services classes, that are offered without credit and that are not eligible for apportionment prusuant to Section 84757.  Instructional Sevice Agreements and Workforce Devlopment Contracts are managed by Contract Education support over 6,750 participants per year.     

Future Development Strategy

Strategy 1

Continue business development in Contract Education to maintain the five year average annual growth rate performance of 15-20%.  The goal will be achieved by diversifying cost recovery methods and industries served for contract education and conduct a future community education assessment.  In addition, we will continue business development efforts of identifying workforce development and performance needs in the key industry sectors such as Healthcare, Manufacturing, Hospitality, Agriculture and Sustainabilty Technologies to develop training and process improvement interventions.    

Initiatives
  • Inspiring passion through collaboration
  • Enhancing an innovative, responsive, and accountable culture
  • Modelling sustainability

  • Supporting Rationale
    During monthly outreach session at local Butte County Human Resourses Group, North Valley Lean Group, Innovate North State Tech Group, Chico Chamber Education Committee, Butte County EDC, OEDCO and Oroville Chamber, employer collaborate to share workforce skill development needs.  Our workforce development partner, Alliance for Workforce Development has a committement to colloborate assisting local employers with business services and Butte College, The Training Place training.  Collaborating with all partners to support other sectors such Hospitality, Agriculture and Sustainable Technologies have been identified for 2013-2014.  The Training Place currently provides training to 4,500 participants on site at The Chico Center and and at local employer facilitites.  Outcomes of colllaborating with our partners has demonstrated a consistent growth rate over the past five years.  

    Supporting Rationale Alignment
  • Maintaining core programs and services
  • Increasing student success
  • Maintaining the appropriate program and service mix between the main campus and outlying centers
  • Strategy 2

    Create a professional, inviting and positive facility and overall experience for participants who receive training at The Trainng Place by bringing natural light into The Training Place as originally planned and developing an transition plan for Fall 2013.   We will collaborate with our employers to develop and prepare a transition plan for moving from the Chico Center to the Skyway center.  Our collaboration effort will model the advisory board process by invitiing local business owners to the Skyway Center prior to their employees begin training to ensure we collect input for an exciting transition.      

    Initiatives
  • Inspiring passion through collaboration
  • Valuing a culture of learning

  • Supporting Rationale
    As a outcome of Measure A, The Training Place was created in response to local businesses requesting a centralized training facility.  An advisory board was created by Butte College and created the name The Training Place, created the mission statement and selected room facilities features and location of Room 107 at the Chico Center.   The original plan of designing the Training Place facility included natural light to mirror as close as possilbe the natural light of the current The Training Place, Room 107.  During the walk through of the facilities, we were informed the lighting was value engineered out of the plan.  Alternative were recommended at a cost of $40,00- $50,000.

    Supporting Rationale Alignment
  • Resolving health, life, and safety issues
  • Maintaining core programs and services
  • Increasing student success
  • Maintaining the appropriate program and service mix between the main campus and outlying centers
  • Strategy 3

     

    Initiatives
  • Enhancing an innovative, responsive, and accountable culture
  • Modelling sustainability

  • Supporting Rationale
    A result of the 2011-2012 Lean to Green Office assessment, business process mapping and value stream mapping, we identified the need for new technology to replace the manual registration process.  The techology will convert the manual procedures associated with registeration, tracking completion, invoicing and payment processing.  In addition, marketing outreach using outlook to manage customer email communication and announcements of classes will be improved by replacing Excel spreadsheet reports and databases with technology based contact management systems.  To model innovation and respond to local employer needs, technology based solutions will improve the professionalism of the course offerings and selection; automate registration, tracking and scheduling; eliminate manual tasks; streamline payment process and decrease accounting tasks; improve analytic reporting to service workforce skill development trends; improve tracking and reporting of outcomes; improve strategies to identify trends and common themes shared among instustries and employers. 

    Supporting Rationale Alignment
  • Maintaining core programs and services
  • Establishing new initiatives that support the Strategic Direction
  • Maintaining the appropriate program and service mix between the main campus and outlying centers
  • Required Resources

    Current Revenue Stream

    Augmentation Requests

    Original Priority Funded Program, Unit, Area Resource Type Description Account Number Object Code One-Time Augment Ongoing Augment Supporting Rationale
    1 Yes Contract Education, Skyway Center Facilities Windows 11.000.522.3.701000 5611 $50,000.00 $0.00 As a result of Measure A, the business community employers designed The Training Place at the Chico Center, room 107. The natural light planned for the Training Place at the Skyway Center was based on an objective to replicate as close as possible the facilities. During the final walk through we were informed the natural lighting was value engineered out of the plan. As a result, a proposed solution of windows to capture lighting from ajourning hallways is needed.
    Total(s) $50,000.00 $0.00