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Organizing, Implementing, and Maintaining a Community College InVEST Program

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  1. Organizing, Implementing, and Maintaining a Community College InVEST Program Mary Leslie Grossmont College El Cajon, CA

  2. Organizing a Community College InVEST Program Find: One Dedicated Insurance Agent Include Representatives from: Professional Organizations Insurance Companies/Agencies College Business Departments

  3. Organizing a Community College InVEST Program Discuss: Employer Needs Curriculum Student Services Continuing Education Job Placement Funding

  4. Implementing a Community College InVEST Program Find a feasible, adaptable model, such as . . .

  5. Office Professional Training Grossmont College El Cajon, CA

  6. OPT Mission Statement It is the mission of theOfficeProfessionalTraining program to provide unemployed students with the educational training and support services that will empower them to compete in a high technology environment.

  7. OPT At-A-Glance • Established in 1985 • Dynamic faculty and support staff • 20-week, fast-track curriculum: 12-20 units • Trained 2,000+ Office Professionals

  8. Bob Captain InVEST Program Insurance Instructor of the Year 2001 OPT Awards • Technology Hero Golden Mouse Award 2005Technology Training Foundation of America • Student Success Award 1999Chancellor and Board of GovernorsCalifornia Community Colleges • #1 Grant-Funded Program 1996California Community CollegeAdministrators of Occupational Education

  9. InVEST Scholarship Winners

  10. Clients Served • Laid-off Workers • Long-term Unemployed • Single Parents • TANF/CalWORKs Recipients • Homeless Adults

  11. Student Benefits • Free Training and Books • Personal Counseling • Mentoring / Tutoring • Child Care Referral • Financial Aid Assistance • Job Placement Assistance

  12. Community Benefits • Job-ready graduates in just 20 weeks • Increased workforce productivity • Economic self-sufficiency

  13. Career Tracks • Insurance (InVEST) • Accounting • Banking/Financial Services • Office/Admin. Support

  14. Pretraining Module English Basics Math Basics Computer Basics Life Skills Office Procedures Keyboarding Business English and Communication Effective Job Search Microsoft Word Microsoft Excel Core Classes

  15. Electives • Introduction to Insurance Principles • Elementary Accounting • Computerized Accounting: QuickBooks Pro • Introduction to Banking & Financial Services • MicroSoft: Outlook / Access / PowerPoint • Filing

  16. Insurance • Introduction to Basic Insurance Principles Banking/ Financial Services Introduction to Banking & Financial Services

  17. Accounting • Elementary Accounting • Computerized Accounting: QuickBooks Pro Office/Admin. Support Filing Outlook

  18. Job Market Needs General Office • File / Mail Clerks • Receptionists • Office Managers • Banking • File / Mail Clerks • New Account Clerks • Bank Tellers • Customer Service Representatives Insurance • File / Mail Clerks • Customer Service Representatives • Claims Processors Accounting • Payroll Specialists • Accounts Receivable Clerks • Accounts Payable Clerks • Bookkeepers

  19. OPT Graduates

  20. Computer Literacy Transferable Skills Organizational Skills Flexibility Attention to Detail Exemplary Work Habits Ability to Meet Deadlines Effective Communication Skills Respect for Cultural Diversity Successful OPT Graduates Have

  21. OPT Advantages • Mission-oriented faculty and staff • Case-management approach • Community vs. commuting outlook • Students supporting students • Industry contacts • Graduate mentors • OPT Alumni Association

  22. Insurance Companies that Employ OPT/ InVEST Graduates

  23. And Many More! We wish we had time to list them all!

  24. Maintaining a Community College InVEST Program: Funding

  25. OPT Funding Sources • Grossmont-Cuyamaca Community College District (GCCCD) • California Employment Training Panel (ETP) • Individual, Corporate, and Foundation Donations

  26. OPT Funding Outreach Program Needs: • Tuition, Fees, and Textbooks • Personal/Crisis Counselor • Clerical Assistant • Program Specialist (Recruiting and Job Placement) • Professional Clothing • Emergency Assistance

  27. OPT Changes Lives • Independence • Self-sufficiency • Self-confidence • Can-do attitude You Can Help!

  28. Here’s How: • Become a Member of the Business Advisory Council • Mentor Students • Conduct Practice Interviews • Speak to Classes about What Employers Expect • Provide Internship Opportunities • Hire Our Graduates • Donate Professional Clothing • Contribute Financial Support

  29. Ways to Support OPT • GoodSearch.com • Donate a penny to us, every time you search • Albertsonscp.com (ID #49001002111) • Ralphs.com (NPO #82387) • Auction Items • Mentor Night in March and October • Recycling: Cans, Bottles, & Cell Phones

  30. Your Contribution Helps to Cover: Costs for One Year (50 students per semester) $1,000 Tuition, Fees, & Textbooks $ 500 Counseling Services $ 500 Placement Services $ 500 Clerical Assistance $2,500 / student x 100 $250,000 Total Program Costs

  31. 2008-2009 Supporters of OPT • Albertsons Community Partners • Crossroads Foundation • East County Personnel Association • Golden Eagle Insurance Corporation • Goodsearch.com • Independent Brokers and Agents • Insurance Industry Charitable Foundation • OPT Alumni Association

  32. 2008-2009 Supporters of OPT • The Otto Family Foundation • Professional Women in Insurance • Ralphs • San Diego Insurance Staffing • San Diego Insurance Women • Souplantation • Stern Family Foundation • Sycuan Band of the Kumeyaay Nation • U.S. Bancorp Foundation • Union Bank Foundation

  33. LET US ADD YOUR ORGANIZATION’S NAME FOR 2009-2010! Unlock the Potential!

  34. Keys to a Successful Community College InVEST Program • A dedicated insurance agent • College commitment • Student services • Financial support • Continuing education • Employment opportunities

  35. OPT FOR SUCCESS!