The Title V Grant is a Federal funding for Developing Hispanic-Serving Institutions. The Purpose of the Grant is to support Hispanic-Serving Institutions of higher education to expand their capacity to serve Hispanic and other low-income students. This is a five-year $1,655,269 development grant.
Our college will address solutions that will transform the institution's entire approach to occupational/technical education. The first step will be to create five learning communities. The four vocational programs are Culinary Arts / Baking, Electronics, Automotive / Diesel and Cabinet Making / Carpentry . The fifth Learning Community will be for Liberal Arts transfer students that comprise nearly one fourth of the campus student body.
These five learning communities will form the foundation from which other learning assistance strategies can be implemented: integrating basic skills , modernizing instructional equipment , implementing instructional technology for teaching and learning, incorporating small business skills into instruction, and providing students with service learning opportunities. Each component will be supported by faculty development and training activities. In Year five, we hope to create a plan for integrating and phasing in the tested piloted learning community structures and its components into other educational programs at Trade-Tech so that the entire institution will be learning-centered.
Another one of our goals for the Title V Hispanic Service Instititutional Grant is to build a cohesive, integrative, comprehensive and collaborative learning campus environment to increase the number of Hispanic students as well as other students from culturally diverse backgrounds that will succeed academically. In order to support that effort, we seek to create a leadership opportunity for faculty and staff to provide their expertise to assist with the integration and implementation of structure for Title V Grant throughout the campus community to better service our college students. The following leadership committee and steering sub-committees have been planned.
TITLE V HISPANIC SERVING INSTITUTION FACULTY/STAFF LEARNING COMMUNITY LEADERSHIP PLANNING COMMITTEE: The purpose of the committee is to assist Title V Staff to facilitate the planning, development, integration and implementation of the Title V Learning Communities as well as the academic support services for Title V students population on LATTC campus.
TITLE V HISPANIC SERVING INSTITUTIONAL PLANNING AND DEVELOPMENT STEERING SUBCOMMITTEES: These sub-committees provide specific expertise in support to the Title V Faculty /Staff Learning Communities Leadership Planning Committee.
ACCESS LEADERSHIP TEAM: The purpose of this team is to facilitate the identification, recruitment, admission and financial aid for students to attend LATTC under Title V.
ACADEMIC/VOCATIONAL SUPPORT LEADERSHIP TEAM: The purpose of this team is to facilitate the orientation, assessment, research collection and career advising, scheduling and counseling of students on LATTC campus under Title V.
CAREER LIFE SKILLS LEADERSHIP TEAM: The purpose of this team is to facilitate the orientation to Service Learning, business skills development and employment career advising for students on LATTC campus under Title V.
RETENTION LEADERSHIP TEAM: The purpose of this team is to facilitate the early alert identification, counseling/advising and referral of students for special assistance on LATTC campus under Title V.
TRANSFER/ VOCATIONAL TRANSITION LEADERSHIP TEAM: The purpose of this team is to facilitate the identification, orientation, career planning, advising, and successful transfer of students from LATTC under Title V to Career trades and /or four-year universities.
Title V Hispanic Serving Institutions provides the opportunity to utilize resources to identify, recruit and to attract to our campus, additional faculty and staff with knowledge, skills and expertise that shall include but not limited to professionally trained individuals from Hispanic backgrounds and other culturally diverse backgrounds that complement our current faculty and staff as well as serving as role models for our Title V student populations. Our goal seeks to promote the values of cultural diversity as well as respect and understanding for all individuals from culturally different backgrounds.
Further, the funding will be used for activities such as the renovation of instructional facilities such as Basic Literacy Skills Development Center including Learning/ Writing Centers/ Computer Literacy Labs, faculty development, the purchase of scientific or computers equipment and software for educational purposes, funds and administrative management, development and improvement of academic programs, acquisition of equipment and to strengthen funds management and academic program, joint use of facilities, academic tutoring, counseling programs, student support services.
Finally, we will seek additional economic development resources to establish other college programs. These programs will support and positively impact on the instructional process on our campus. Our objectives include, but are not limited to increase student access, increase student classroom enrollment, provide support for faculty and students in the learning process, increase student retention, increase student success/ graduation rates as well as offering educational and training services to our feeder public schools and communities.
Angel J. Perea
Dean of Economic Development / Planning