OVAE is hosting a series of community college webinars in 2013, in collaboration with the American Association of Community Colleges (AACC) and the Association of Community College Trustees (ACCT), to bring together experts from the field and local practitioners to discuss some of the key challenges these institutions face and highlight promising institutional practices and policy changes from around the country that aim to increase postsecondary student success.
The second event in this series will be held on Wednesday, April 10 from 1:30 to 3:00 p.m. ET. This 90-minute webinar will explore promising community college correctional and re-entry education models from across the country. Fred Patrick from the Vera Institute of Justice will discuss the Vera-led Pathways from Prison to Postsecondary Education Project that aims to expand access to higher education for incarcerated and recently released individuals. Brian Walsh from Peninsula Community College will present on the efforts of his institution to provide technology-enabled integrated basic education and skills training to inmates at Clallam Bay Corrections Center in Washington State. The webinar will also highlight the partnership between Hostos Community College and the Center for Employment Opportunities (CEO), called CEO Academy, which provides accelerated basic education and occupational training opportunities to ex-offenders in New York City.
Registration information for this webinar will be sent out in the coming weeks. Stay tuned!