Workforce Solutions for the Digital Age (WSDA)

Project Overview

The purpose of this project is to develop the talent pool and regional programs for the advances in industry in five critical high growth areas and to implement future technologies to support the advances in accessibility and practice today.

Four key strategies will be used to address regional needs:

  1. Improve institutional capacity to deliver curricula reflective of current/future industry practice in law enforcement, radiological technology/digital imaging, and standardize core online and course delivery.
  2. Increase the number of new programs available to meet the regional labor needs in healthcare (New Dental Hygiene Program).
  3. Increase talent pool options in metal fabrication and welding pipeline based on competency based assessment rather than chronological bound curricula.
  4. Increase information dissemination and replication of the projects to other communities statewide and nationally.

"The Workforce Solutions for the Digital Age project is funded in part (62%) by a grant awarded the President’s Community-Based Job Training Grants, as implemented by the U.S. Department of Labor’s Employment and Training Administration."

CSI Welding Curriculum 2010