The workplace is changing and so are the skills that students must have to find a "smart job." Workforce 2000 (Hudson Institute) identifies a growing need for increased workplace skills for the United States to remain a global competitor in the marketplace.
The 21st Century is bringing new demands on existing and new employees entering the workforce. The Technology and Workforce Division programs reflect an effort to prepare students with skills and competencies that employers want.
AREAS OF CONCENTRATION
There are specific degree and course requirements for associate degrees. Contact the Technology & Workforce Division office at 936-633-5246 or cbrewerangelina.edu for information about the following programs:
More Degree & Certificate Information
Associate Degrees: THEA Required
Level 1 Certificates: THEA, Work Keys or Accuplacer
Students enrolled in courses of the programs offered by the division must be assessed for basic workforce skills. THEA or Work Keys is required for all Level 1 Certificates. Exemptions from the Work Keys assessment are the same as for THEA. Students who do not meet the workforce basic skill levels are strongly advised to enroll in a workforce basic skill course(s).
Enrollment in a workforce basic skill course is not mandatory; however, a Work Keys score in reading of level 5 is considered minimum for success in each program.
The American College Testing process using the Work Keys System established workforce basic skills levels for the occupations. The Work Keys levels of mathematics vary among individual programs.
Consult with your adviser for the required level of mathematics in your degree plan. A Work Keys score of Level 5 (TASP 230) in reading and locating information is considered minimum level for success in each program.
Work Keys assessing must be taken prior to enrollment. Assessments are given in the Workforce Skills Lab in the Technology and Workforce Development Center in Room 139. Schedules for assessment will be posted in the college semester schedule.
Angelina College is accredited by the Texas Higher Education Board and the Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools. SCANS
The SCANS Report (Secretary's Commission on Necessary Skills, Dept. of Labor) has identified a three-part foundation and five competencies that employees must have to successfully find employment. They are foundation skills and workplace competencies.
Basic Skills - reading, writing, arithmetic and math, speaking, and listening.
Thinking Skills - the ability to learn, to reason, to think creatively, to make decisions, and to solve problems.
Personal Qualities - individual responsibility, self-esteem &
self-management, sociability, & integrity.
Resources - know how to allocate time, money, materials, space and staff.
Interpersonal Skills - work on teams, teach each other, serve customers, lead, negotiate, and work well with people from culturally diverse backgrounds.
Information - acquire and evaluate data, organize and maintain files, interpret and communicate, and use computers to process information.
Systems - understand social, organizational, and technological systems, monitor and correct performance, and design or improve systems.
Technology - select equipment and tools, apply technology to specific tasks, maintain and troubleshoot equipment.
The specific purposes of the Technology and Workforce Division of Angelina College are:
To provide instruction and adequate pre-employment training for students preparing for positions in industry requiring high degrees of skill and technical knowledge.
To provide for students majoring in other divisions of the college the
opportunity to supplement their work as need may arise.
To assist students in selecting careers in order to live fuller lives
and better assume the responsibilities of American citizenship.
To provide workforce education upgrade and training for current
employees of industry.
The Technology & Workforce Division and Work Keys Lab are located in the Technology & Workforce Development Center on the Angelina College campus in Lufkin.
You are invited to call, visit or write:
Dr. Cecil Brewer, Director
Technology & Workforce Division
P.O. Box 1768
Lufkin, Texas 75902