When Community Colleges Engage with Workforce Partners

Concurrent Session 10
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Brief Abstract

Learn first hand how Missouri's Workforce Innovations Networks (MoWINs) three TAACCCT grants engaged with all 15 of their Regional and State Workforce Boards.  Session participants will receive a sample scripted MOU as a take away.  Strategies covered: negotiating an MOU, defined roles, shared performance measures, coenrollment  and more.  


Dawn Busick-Drinkard serves as the Missouri Community College Association MoWINs consortium grants director for three rounds of Missouri’s statewide TAACCCT Grants. Prior to the grants she has served in positions such as Executive Director of Ozarks Technical Community College, Center for Workforce Development, State of Missouri’s Public Workforce System Executive Director, and an extensive career in Illinois Government positions. She possesses years of knowledge in continuing education programs of study as well as federal workforce development programs. Mrs. Drinkard has a bachelor’s degree in Business Management from the University of Illinois at Springfield and an alumnus of the John F. Kennedy School of Government Program for Senior Executives in Innovations in Governance – Harvard University.

Extended Abstract

Session Ojectives include:

1.   Who at the WIB and who at the Community College should engage.

2.   Areas to think about when defining each partners role.

3.  What must go in a partner agreement MOU.

4.  Timelines to consider for a project lifecycle.

5.  Civility rules and reporting structures.

6.  What happens when partner staff turnover.

7.  And so much more.