The mission of SUNY Broome’s Perkins V initiatives is to increase student access to high-quality Career and Technical Education (CTE) programs of study, by investing in a variety of activities, including CTE program improvements that emphasize real-world skill building and hands-on learning; professional development and technical assistance; and career exploration, guidance and advisement.
Goal 1: Improve Student Support Services for CTE Students with Disabilities
Perkins-funded CTE Student Success Coaches and CTE Tech Assistant will work in close cooperation with the college’s Accessibility Resources Office (ARO) to ensure that CTE students with disabilities receive adequate assistance to overcome technology, language, learning, and personal challenges that might impede their academic success.
Goal 2: Improve Recruitment, Enrollment and Retention of All CTE Students with an Emphasis on Special Population Categories
This goal will be attained by implementing several interrelated strategies: (1) Increasing access to intrusive case management and academic support services for students of all special populations in CTE programs. (2) Strengthening partnerships with local employers to include more internships and applied learning opportunities. (3) Increasing program marketing and awareness of innovative technologies used in coursework to attract student participation and increase student engagement. (4) Addressing the post-COVID need of incoming freshmen to find resources in real-life (vs. online, which they got used to in high school). (5) Building on incoming college students’ receptiveness to and appreciation of opportunities to resources that are accessible during nontraditional hours and via Zoom meetings. The Perkins Team (CTE Student Success Coaches, Technical Assistant, Professional and Peer Tutors) will collaborate and create activities that provide cohesive support services across the student lifecycle continuum.
Goal 3: Improve Programs of Study to Better Align with Industry-Standard Technologies & Equipment in Top Regional Industries
Instructional supplies and equipment will be purchased to improve and update targeted Health Sciences, Advanced Manufacturing and Hospitality/Culinary Arts programs that are housed within the Decker Health Sciences Center, Calice Advanced Manufacturing Center, and Culinary & Events Center, to prepare students high skill, high wage, and high demand occupations. The Perkins Team will work in concert with CTE faculty to ensure that students enrolled in targeted programs of study receive supplemental academic and career readiness support to best increase student success rates. The Perkins team will offer activities to increase students’ participation in programs that are non-traditional for their gender.
- Increase the placement survey response rate of CTE student completers with disabilities from 18% to 30% by supplementing the new online self-reporting survey with phone interviews.
- Increase CTE program completion/graduation rates of CTE students with disabilities from 44% to 50%.
- Increase the number of nontraditional by gender (NTG) CTE programs that enroll CTE students with disabilities from 8 to 12 of 24 programs.
- Increase the self-reported over retention/placement rate of CTE student completers from 9.65% to 20%.
- Build a baseline overall enrollment rate of 2% for under-represented special populations that currently have no identified student completers in any CTE program.
- Attain or sustain a nontraditional by gender participation rate of 15% or more across the 24 active NTG-CTE programs.
- Increase the self-reported overall retention/placement rate for programs that prepare students for success in the Health Care and Social Assistance, Tourism & Hospitality, and
Advanced Manufacturing/Manufacturing industries from 10.2% to 20%.
- Attain or sustain a completion rate of 18.67% (which is 90% of the 2023 state target) or more in programs that prepare students for success in the Health Care and Social Assistance, Tourism & Hospitality, and Advanced Manufacturing/Manufacturing industries.
- Attain or sustain a nontraditional by gender participation rate of 15% (which is 90% of the 2023 state target) or more in the 11 active NTG-CTE programs that prepare students for success
in the Health Care and Social Assistance, Tourism & Hospitality, and Advanced Manufacturing/Manufacturing industries.