Conference Presentations

Engaging Faculty and Industry to Increase Workforce Capacity

Delivered October 26, 2021
Presented by Jeffrey Mandyck, Cuningham Group Architecture, Inc. | Albert Ray, Hollis + Miller Architects | Jeffrey Ullmann, Metropolitan Community College-Kansas City

Institutions referenced in this resource:
Metropolitan Community College-Kansas City

Higher education must be observant to remain relevant. Institutional leadership and faculty can help close the workforce capacity gap by making meaningful connections with prospective students, the workforce, and industry partners. Metropolitan Community College (MCC) is changing their pipeline to increase workforce capacity by engaging nontraditional students in addition to re-evaluating academic and physical availability on their campus. In this session, you'll learn how you can enhance awareness of untapped populations to meet industry goals, evaluate opportunities to improve growth outcomes, and grow industry sponsorship investment through academic and equipment planning at your institution.

Learning Outcomes:

  1. Scope and identify underutilized demographics and take active steps to show program value to previously untapped potential students.
  2. Condense the planning process to critical criteria that provide a framework of informed 'market speed' decisions regarding private off-campus development.
  3. Keep up-to-date with industry professionals' best practices that lead to higher productivity, efficiency of space, and safety.
  4. Outline a proposal informed by educators and industry to engage motivated students and identify opportunities to extend learning from the classroom into communities.


Jeffrey Mandyck, Principal
Director of Strategy, Cuningham Group Architecture, Inc.
Albert Ray, Client Leader, Higher Education, Hollis + Miller Architects
Jeffrey Ullmann, Chief Facilities Officer, Metropolitan Community College-Kansas City

Continuing Education Units: AIA LU 1.0 Unit (SCUPC21C1385) | AICP CM 1.0 Unit

Delivered 10/26/2021.

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