Strategic Planning at Valencia

Knowledge & Innovation Economy

 

Vision Statement:

All students should be prepared to compete in an economy that is increasingly globalized and entrepreneurial

 

Working Theory:

Innovation transforms knowledge. (Advancement of knowledge in relation to economic activities.)

Goals:

1. Foster entrepreneurial spirit to encourage business growth

Objectives:

  • Create certificates, programs or institutes in entrepreneurship.
  • Provide continuing education courses for evolving industries.
  • Develop new programming, degrees and certifications that integrate entrepreneurial skills.

2. Entice business relocations by aligning educational programs to company needs

Objectives:

  • Conduct job task and skill-gap analysis with businesses and educational partners to track modern-day needs and tailor programs appropriately.
  • Hold collaboration summits to encourage cross-sector collaboration.
  • Identify emerging career pathways and career progression in Central Florida.

3. Create new pathways to well-paying careers

Objectives:

  • Create opportunities for students to interact with a wider cross-section of business leaders in sector summits.
  • Connect Valencia College's students with CareerSource and other community partners for higher job placement rates.
  • Expand students' understanding of multiple careers available within industries.
  • Explore with industry partners new sectors that respond to emerging training and educational needs.

 

Contacts:

If you are interested in becoming part of this strategic initiatives work team, or if you would like to learn more, please contact one of the sponsors below:

Falecia Williams

Lead Sponsor

Campus President, West & Downtown

Kathleen Plinske

Lead Sponsor

Campus President, Lake Nona, Osceola, Poinciana

Stacey Johnson

Lead Sponsor

Campus President, East & Winter Park

Joe Battista

Sponsor

Vice President, Global, Professional, and Continuing Education

Susan Ledlow

Sponsor

Vice President, Academic Affairs & Planning

 
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Impact Planning Definitions

 

Contact Information:

Susan Ledlow
Sponsor
VP, Academic Affairs & Planning
P: 407-582-3423
E: sledlow@valenciacollege.edu

Karen M. Borglum
Facilitator
AVP, Curriculum & Assessment
P: 407-582-3455
E: kborglum@valenciacollege.edu

Noelia Maldonado Rodriguez
Co-Facilitator
Coordinator, Institutional Advancement
P: 407-582-3487
E: nmaldonado5@valenciacollege.edu

 

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