Capacity for WWRC's Vocational Training Programs is established and reviewed annually by the WWRC Pegboard Team, with recommendations by the Career and Workforce Development Division Director that consider multiple factors such as: number of qualified instructors and instructional aides (staffing capacity); Virginia Department of Education regulations governing student:teacher classroom ratios for students with disabilities; profile of students enrolled and disability-related considerations; space and other classroom logistics such as operation of curriculum projects and availability of workstations; and the scheduling of internships and other community-based experiences that may 'free up' seats in the classroom at routine intervals. Defined capacity of WWRC's Vocational Training Programs is currently set at 243, with actual utilization reviewed weekly against a 90% target goal. The capacity, documented by training program in WWRC's Logic Model, includes students in full enrollment status as well as those in assessment status.
Ongoing and routine program census and utilization management procedures are designed to ensure the efficient and effective use of WWRC resources in providing high quality and relevant training opportunities. Goals are:
Staff and Team Roles
Staff and team roles are defined as part of the business processes, as follows:
Career & Workforce Development Division (CWDD) Director
Vocational Training Administration (Principal and Department Chairs)
Vocational Training Instructors
Participate as directed by the Vocational Training Administration and/or Department Chairs to provide information regarding current trends in classroom operations and instruction capabilities.
Organization Development & Quality Assurance Representatives
The Lead Quality Assurance Analyst participates as the review team facilitator and provides an objective systems perspective on potential and emerging issues as they relate to training program census and utilization.
The Lead Program Evaluation Analyst provides supporting data from the Agency Program Evaluation (PE) Data System and guides/directs integration of business processes within existing Agency PE Data System.
When a formal census/utilization program review is initiated by the WWRC Pegboard Team or the Career and Workforce Development Director, the following business processes will be followed: