Team Name: Incubation, Innovation, Training Center (Team 1)
Team Vision: Mountain Desert Economic Partnership will have a network/system/center that provides the technical, academic, and innovation skills to enable students to meet the needs of local industry.
Team Strategy: Engage the entire COMMUNITY to identify and prioritize the skills and opportunities and create the conditions necessary for student success in the workforce.
Tactic #1: Define, Embed and Deploy functional, transferable Essential Skills, defined by the region, into all education, training and community organizations regionwide (i.e. Education, Employers, Sports, Civic activities and outlets)
Short-term Outcome Metric(s)
Mid-term Outcome Metric(s)
Long-term Outcome Metric(s)
build a pathway to employment and create awareness of local opportunities. Attracting bigger cross section of students and parents
Expected Dates of Implementation
Services needed from the community
Who will benefit from this initiative?
Students, employers, community and schools.
March 15, 2019
Identify Skill Sets: October, 2019
Curriculum Defined: December, 2019
Marketing Plan & Materials: March, 2020:
Essential skills embedded: September, 2020
Initial Pipeline Partnership Expansion: June, 2020
How will you describe to the greater community what you are doing?
Making a common commitment to creating a pipeline of students and future employees who embody the essential skills, who are connected to employment, and want to stay in the high desert to build the community’s future.. Attracting new businesses to come here eager to hire our established workforce
How can community partners engage this initiative? What are you looking for? How can existing resources in your community be aligned?
Join the conversation! (ie elected officials, more local businesses
Work to continue building the model of what the High Desert is capable of
Adopt and implement the essential skills we have created
How did your A-Team engage members of the Target Population during the tactical planning process?
Employers were at the table and continued the conversation with other members of their staff.
Students have participated by attending events like Pathways to Success/Made in the High Desert
Haven’t fully engaged parent population yet
Systemic Change Through Collective Impact
How does this change business as usual in our community?
How will this affect future generations?
How will this scale and be sustained?
Current and new industry will choose to employ , local talent from our student pool, growing our own economy
Changes the conversation to college AND career - not either or
Helps businesses to expand their training and recruitment methods
One business has success and more businesses will see that there is a better qualified workforce locally and will want to participate
Education and mindset shifts as the need shifts by engaging with businesses to provided industry relevant opportunities in the classrooms
New industry will be born and innovation and entrepreneurship will flourish
A shift in resources and investments to proven strategies through this endeavor through building stronger relationships
Creates a “continuing education units” model to keep educators and businesses connected and on the cutting edge
Utilizing media/social media to draw in new businesses and educate the local populace