Building the Bridge Between Higher Education and Workforce Development: It is only a short distance between skills employers want and the education employees need!

by Ms. Tammy Shelton of Capital Education

Posted to Announcement on 2/28/2018 at 12:58 PM

{"ops":[{"attributes":{"bold":true},"insert":"Seminar Description"},{"insert":"\nEmployers and those in workforce development continue to describe that college graduates do not enjoy the skills and knowledge needed in today’s diverse environment. Although higher education institutions interact with employers through advisory boards and committees, there is often a disconnect between what employers need and what higher education integrates into degree programs. In this workshop, facilitators will lead the discussion on how employers can take charge of training and development that can crosswalk into college credit and how higher education institutions can bridge the gap between imparting academic knowledge and building transferable skills needed in today’s workforce. Participants will leave with actionable ideas resulting in a productive work environment. \n\n"},{"attributes":{"bold":true},"insert":"Bio for Tammy Shelton"},{"insert":"\nTammy Shelton is a 20-year veteran at connecting workforce development and higher education. Working as a higher education administrator and consultant, Tammy has worked with the Texas Workforce Development Board and the Education Cluster of the Austin Chamber of Commerce connecting curriculum and degree programs supporting modern learners with skills and experiences supporting employer needs. Tammy has presented at many conferences and facilitated webinars on a variety of topics for the following organizations: Council for Accelerated Programs, Council for Adult and Experiential Learning, Association for Continuing Higher Education, and Association for Professional Continuing and Online Education.\n\nTammy participates on many fronts in the higher education community. She has served on the Texas Women in Higher Education Board, former National Chair of the Council for Accelerated Programs, and Past President for the Gamma Beta Phi Society. Her experience also includes consulting in the areas of admissions, marketing, and curriculum design for higher education institutions.\nCurrently, Tammy is Vice President of Client Development for Capital Education, serving previously as the Vice Provost for Remote Operations (non-traditional programs) and Assistant Professor at Concordia University Texas. She received a B.S. in Speech Communication from the University of Texas and an M.Ed. in Curriculum and Instruction from Concordia University Texas with her thesis focused on Differentiated Instruction and Adult Learners. She is currently a doctoral student at Concordia University Portland studying Higher Education and Workforce Development. \n\n"}]}

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