Micro-Credentials: Two Perspectives

In this webinar hosted by the Midwest Inclusive Postsecondary Alliance (MIPSA), learn how Albany Technical College and the University of Central Florida are offering micro-credentials.

The University of Central Florida's Inclusive Education Services Program uses focused training as a base for student success. Their focused training model is Micro-Credentialing in its simplest form. They will discuss the challenges and triumphs of this model and how to take it from the campus to the community.

Albany Technical College has a micro-credentials’ option that prepare students with intellectual and developmental disabilities (IDD) to thrive academically & socially and to be better positioned to enter the workforce utilizing skills and knowledge of good work ethics that employers demand.

Speakers

Tammi Johnson has acted as Career Liaison with University of Central Florida’s Inclusive Education Services (IES) for the past 6 years. Tammi’s’ diverse background includes 26 years of experience at Walt Disney Parks and Resorts where she served as an internal career path coach and corporate trainer among other positions. The proudest accomplishment by far for Tammi is being part of the team that created a real-world career curriculum, an on-campus work experience program and a community capstone Internship program that rounded out the requirements for Inclusive Education Services Certified Transition Program Status. This work additionally allowed IES to offer 3 distinct Professional Services Credentials upon graduation. The IES teams work and commitment to testing methodology and thinking outside the box has led to a successful and sustained post-graduation employment rate for students in an area they are passionate about.

Regina Watts’ 34-year career path has solely focused on working with special populations. Her passion began in the late 1980s as a Work First Applicant Services Case Manager with the Department of Family & Children Services. After completing 10 years in that role, she embarked upon the next 10 years of her career as a Certified Rehabilitation Counselor with the Georgia Vocational Rehabilitation Agency. Currently, as the originator of Georgia’s only technical college with an Inclusive Postsecondary Education (IPSE) program, she passionately serves as the Disability Services Director and Leveraging Education for Advancement Program (LEAP) Director at Albany Technical College where LEAP students can choose from a list of 15 entry level workforce certificates and gain academic, personal, and self-advocacy skills that lead to employment.

Date: 
Apr 25, 2022 11:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Location: 
Online event
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