With over 2 million views and counting, Citrus College supported the production of “Success in the New Economy” to help a broader audience begin to understand preparation today for tomorrow’s labor market realities. The end result is a compelling case for students to explore career choices early, make informed decisions when declaring their college education goal, and to consider technical skill acquisition, real-world application, and academics (career & technical programs) in tandem with a classic education. The complete transcription of the video with data references is available here.
Career planning should not start after college graduation. The research is clear: Students who enter college with an informed declared major are far more likely to graduate (by double), than those who wander through the maze of educational choices. This video explains how a simple flip of the college decision-making paradigm can alter every student's approach to education in America. Created with Get Focused Stay Focused, this powerful message helps students understand the most direct route to a self-sufficient future.
Created for Parents with the support of Norco College, this video explains the realities of the 21st Century labor market and provides strategies to guide children to true career success. Designed to update their perspective on educaitonal and career planning this animated video is perfect to show during parent orientations and parent information nights.
Employers simply can’t find applicants with the necessary skills required in today’s workplace. A degree is one important milestone, but insufficient all on its own. Created primarily for Counselors and Educators, this informative animation video shares the secret to eliminating underemployment and unemployment. Created with the support of the California Far North Region's CTE Pathways Project (SB 1070), learn why a traditional education plan is no longer enough.
How do we communicate to today's youth the important skills and knowledge they need, but also simplify the specific steps they should take? Created for high school students, this video outlines the 4 skills and 4 steps all students need to be successful in school, career, and life. Regardless of one's educational plan or initial career trajectory, this is a "must see" for your students. Four lesson plans with four shorter videos have also been created to reinforce the video's message in your classroom.
The Money JAR is a podcast about Kids, Families and Money, produced by Junior Achievement. In this episode, "Career Readiness in the 21st Century," Todd Yuzuriha and Evan Wilson speak with Kevin Fleming about how we can best align students with their goals and purpose. Author of “(Re)Defining the Goal: The True Path to Career Readiness in the 21st Century”, Dr. Fleming provides advice on helping students think about careers and post high school credentials in order to make deliberate education decisions.
There’s growing evidence that many job candidates are not receiving the hands-on training needed to fill the technology skills gap. Sponsored by CompTIA, this animation shows educators how to help students gain in-demand skills and secure fulfilling, high-paying careers by embedding certifications into their curriculum and encouraging students to demonstrate skill mastery by earning credentials.
If a picture is worth 1,000 words, animated videos equate to a small library. Dr. Fleming has created countless animation videos customized for specific school districts, colleges, state departments of education, associations, and companies. Animated videos combine the power of motion graphics, statistical research, and powerful storytelling to reach wider audiences and convey complex material in an accessible format. What story will your animated video tell?
How is it possible that both university graduates and unfilled job openings are both at record-breaking highs? Our world has changed. New and emerging occupations in every industry now require a combination of academic knowledge and technical ability. With rising education costs, mounting student debt, fierce competition for jobs, and the oversaturation of some academic majors in the workforce, we need to once again guide students towards personality-aligned careers and not just into college. Extensively researched, (Re)Defining the Goal deconstructs the prevalent “one-size-fits-all” education agenda. Dr. Fleming provides a fresh perspective, replicable strategies, and outlines six proven steps to help students secure a competitive advantage in the new economy. Gain a new paradigm and the right resources to help students avoid the pitfalls of unemployment, or underemployment, after graduation.
The community and technical college mission requires offering relevant Career and Technical Education (CTE) programs. Board policies are plentiful for creating new programs in alignment with workforce needs. However, few districts have robust policies in place to appropriately, strategically, and effectively discontinue or replace CTE programs. Based upon interviews and a statewide policy analysis, this book identifies successful CTE program discontinuance strategies including the impact of institutional culture. Eleven practical recommendations and best practices are outlined to appropriately discontinue CTE programs while making optimal use of limited fiscal and human resources. This book provides readers with information on career and technical education, appropriate strategies to manage the constant churning of CTE programs, college governance, and academic discontinuance policies.
Introduction to the Automated Warehouse is a free, interactive eTextbook serving as the essential foundational text for the Supply Chain Technician of the 21st century. It acquaints the reader with all of the skill sets Supply Chain Technicians must possess to be successful in an automated warehouse or distribution center. Videos, puzzles, games, illustrations, and interactive widgets vividly engage students while delivering the material in a way that is fun and easy-to-understand. Edited by Dr. Kevin J Fleming, and funded by the National Science Foundation's National Center for Supply Chain Automation, it is available for Mac or PC (PDF) users. The eTextbook's 13 chapters are suitable for both high school or community college and serves as partial preparation for MSSC’s Certified Logistics Associate (CLA) or Certified Logistics Technician (CLT) credentials.
Student data is often presented as a snapshot in time, but Dr. Fleming was interesting in tracking students from ninth grade all the way to gainful employment. The result of this education and labor market analysis was published by the National Science Foundation. The revealing white paper, California's Neglected Majority: The Case for Skilled Technicians, identifies the leaky funnel in public education using approachable data and an infographic upon which all educators should reflect.