CAREER CONNECTION CADRE
All eyes are on economic development for Volusia County, but how do we ensure we have the trained workforce needed to fill current positions and to entice new businesses to relocate to our area? Where does the acquisition of skills begin? The very foundation of economic development is grounded in the K-12 system of the Volusia County Schools and focuses on the career and technical programs and career academies which serve 20,000 middle and high school students and links rigorous academic content with career centered technologies. Volusia County Schools is a national leader in the development of its 34 career academies and is recognized by the Ford Fund as a Next Generation Learning Community.

The Career Connection Consortium is a partnership of Volusia County Schools, area business and industry, Career Source of Flagler/Volusia, and Volusia colleges and universities. The Cadre, chaired by, Dr. Willis Walter, advises and evaluates the career and technical education programs and career academies offered through our secondary schools. The 200 + Cadre members represent businesses in the Volusia area that represent all career cluster areas.

Volusia County Schools, with the Cadre, has embarked on a Five Year Strategic Planning Process designed to bring more business input into the development and redesign of its CTE programs and career academies so that our schools will keep pace with the demands of the business community. Five pillars of work have been identified, with the entire goal of positively impacting economic development in this region.

2016-17 CADRE MEETINGS:


December 14, 2016: Mainland High School Wall-to-Wall Presentation

February 7, 2017: Atlantic High School Wall-to-Wall Presentation

2015-2016 CADRE MEETINGS:

December 9, 2015

May 14, 2014


CAREER CONNECTION MASTER PLAN:

CADRE MEMBERS:




CADRE MEETING AGENDAS:






CADRE MEETING MINUTES:





STRATEGIC PLANNING FRAMEWORK:

CADRE EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE MEETINGS:






SUBCOMMITTEE GOALS:



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ORIGINAL SUBCOMMITTEE WORK:

Subcommittee
Chairs
Scheduled Meetings
Meeting Minutes
Goal Attainment Reports

Supporting
Documents

Partnerships (formerly Sustaining Change Through Business & Civic Leadership)
Jayne Fifer







Marketing (formerly CTE Support & Sustainability)
Nancy Holman





http://www.adambunkedesign.com/acmt_home.html
VMA Plant Tours
DME Interns Summer 2011:
DME Marketing:

Curriculum Design & Delivery
Robin King





Volusia STEM Academy & Covidien

Workforce Needs Analysis (formerly Program Development)
Jerry Mayes









Efficiency & Effectiveness
Dr. Ron Eaglin