OACE LPN Program Selected for P/PV Sector Strategies Practicum
OACE’s Nursing Career Ladders Licensed Practical Nurse program was selected to participate in the
Public/Private Ventures 2010 Sector Strategies Practicum
. This year's Practicum will focus on projects in the health care sector.
The sector strategies prac.ti.cum is a nine-month intensive experience that fosters the development of sectoral partnerships in New York City. Delivered by Public/Private Ventures, with the assistance of the Aspen Institute, and funded by the New York City Workforce Innovation Fund—a partnership of public funders and private foundations that pool resources to spur innovation—and the National Fund for Workforce Solutions, the practicum provides staff and partners from across participating organizations with an understanding of successful sector partnerships as well as support in developing their own approach.
The sector strategies prac.ti.cum
Through an intensive opening retreat, a series of monthly workshop sessions for staff and partners and hands-on technical assistance, organizations engage with national experts as they target industry sectors and engage partners. Work from these sessions feeds into a strategy document that can become the foundation for program and resource development, discussions with key partners and other critical implementation steps. Working with experts from around the country, participating organizations develop sector strategies that answer some of the following questions:
Many students enter OACE's LPN program living at or below the poverty level; last year, nearly 100% passed the nursing boards and more than 90% were placed into jobs with minimum starting salaries of $40,000.
- How do we identify appropriate industries or sub-sectors and develop an understanding of industry dynamics?
- How do we help employers working with our organization to meet their human resources needs beyond just the initial hire?
- With which other institutions and organizations do we need to partner, and how do we create a common vision for action?
- How do we find the funds necessary to implement a sector strategy and build in sustainability from the start?
- How do we influence business to look at hiring and job-quality issues?
- How do we document and communicate our accomplishments?
- What are the systemic changes needed to connect low-income New Yorkers to growth industries in the city?