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 Adult Learners 

 

SPOTLIGHT

ACTION 
The Regional Learning Alliance will provide workforce skills and training to adult learners through its unique partnerships with business, industry, and educational providers. (AA)

MEASURE 
Number of people utilizing the RLA facility for training and development; number of formal courses offered by RLA; number of courses delivered by RLA educational partners. 

BASELINE    
Three customized job-training grants awarded at $637,000; Six Wednet grant awards at $49,620. (2) Number of people utilizing the RLA facility for training and development totals 727, total number of companies/contracts 15, total number of partners participating 6, total number of students 350, total number of classes 29 (excluding SRU students).
(2004-2005)

UPDATE  
Six customized job training grants in progress in 2005-2006 for a total award of $1,396,600. No Wednet information. 32,848 participants received training not including formal courses (up 10.56% from 2004-2005) and 198,266 person-hours of training were delivered (up 28.9% from 2004-2005) as of May 31, 2006 with one month of comparative reporting remaining (Data include duplicative counts).  The number of formal courses offered by the RLA educational partners was 224 for 2005-2006 (up 93% from 2004-2005).  Data for 2004-2005 were:  29,711 participants trained; 153,799 person-hours of training delivered; and 116 courses delivered by RLA educational partners.
(2005-2006)

UPDATE 
At the Regional Learning Alliance (RLA) 36,703 participants received training not including formal courses (up 11.74% from 2005-2006) and 204,106 person-hours of training were delivered (up 2.95% from 2005-2006) as of May 31, 2006 with two months of comparative reporting remaining.  The number of formal courses offered by the RLA educational partners was 330 for 2006-2007 (up 47.32% from 2005-2006). Twelve Customized Training Grant contracts through the Division of Lifelong Learning were in progress in 2006-2007 with three new awards approved by DCED in this year totaling 725,000 for the three new company’s.  Total awards for all twelve contracts equal 2,289150.00 being used to either train 13,338  employees at those companies and/or fund web based training program development at those companies. The WedNet Pa program generated another 26 contracts with a grant value of 440,000 applied to train 1141  employees at those companies.  The awards and contracts represent a six county area within Pa and activity working with three companies in two states (Ohio and Minnesota) who are expanding into Pennsylvania.
(2006-2007)

UPDATE  
At the Regional Learning Alliance (RLA) 37,568 participants received training, not including formal courses (up 2.6% from 2006-2007) and 209,612 person-hours of training were delivered (up 2.7% from 2006-2007) as of May 31, 2007 with two months of comparative reporting remaining. The number of formal courses offered by the RLA educational partners was 326 for 2007-2008 (down 1% from 2006-2007).
(2007-2008)

UPDATE  
At the Regional Learning Alliance (RLA) 41,489 participants received training, not including formal courses (up 1.7% from 2007-2008) and 237,244 training hours delivered (up 3.5% from 2007-2008) for the year end June 30, 2009.  The number of formal courses offered by RLA academic members was 377 (up 6.8% from 2007-2008).  *Data for June 2008 was added to the previous recorded data so that a comparison could be made.  Thirteen customized training grant contracts through the Division of Lifelong Learning were in progress in 2007-2008 with three new awards approved by DCED in this year totaling $800,000 for the three new companies.  Total awards for all twelve contracts equal $3,464,382 being used to either train employees at those companies and/or fund web-based training program development at those companies.  The WedNet PA program generated another 38 contracts with a grant value of $423,350 applied to applied to train 1373 employees at those companies.  The awards and contracts represent a six-county area within PA. 
(2008-2009)

UPDATE 
Number of people that used the RLA for professional/personal
development in a 2009-2010 was 43,781 (up 5.5% from 2008-2009).  Number of students enrolled in degree programs at the RLA total more than 600. Total number of degree programs was 33. Total number of credit classes offered by academic members in 2009-2010 was 372.  There were 254,000 people-hours of training delivered by business and industry in 2009-2010 (up 7% from 2008-2009). A total of 98 companies and organizations utilized the campus for professional development/training in 2009-2010.

There were nine customized job training grant contracts through the Division of Lifelong Learning in 2008-2009 and 2009-2010 totaling $2,446,382.  In 2009-2010, one grant for $370,000 was in progress but not yet approved.  Through the training programs established during this period, 9,996 employees were either hired, retained, or upgraded. 

In 2008-2009, the WEDnetPA program generated 38 grant contracts with a total value of $423,350.  1373 employees were trained using these funds.  In 2009-2010, 20 grant contracts with a total value of $535,178 were used to train 4,155 employees at 17 companies.  The awards and contracts represent a six-county area within PA. 
(2009-2010)

UPDATE     
The number  of people that used the RLA for professional and personal development in 2010-11 was 46,322 (up 5.8% from 2009-2010). People-hours of training was 304,928 hours (up 20%) which accounts for longer average training days per-person than previous years. A total of 194 companies used the RLA for professional training, up 102% from previous year. Total number of degree programs was 37. Total number of credit classes offered by academic members in 2010-11 was 290 and there were approximately 600 student enrolled in degree programs. 
(2010-2011)