Increase BAS-certified professionals in industry
Increase BAS certified professionals and their participation rate in BAS careers
Increase BAS programs offerings in institutions of higher learning
ACP aims to increase the number of colleges offering BAS education and provide guidance to educational institutions about BAS workforce development.
Building awareness about BAS and STEM career pathways
ACP aims to build awareness about BAS and STEM-related career pathways and bring about notable change in minority participation within the middle-skills workforce
Establish national skill standards for industry
ACP aims to develop and disseminate skill standards for the BAS industry to prepare the workforce for industry employment and certification.
Establish D.O.L job tracking code for BAS industry
ACP aims to establish the BAS industry as a profession with its own Department of Labor job-tracking code.
ACP establishes and cultivates partnerships with various stakeholders, educational institutions, counselors, employers and educators, particularly those within the STEM and BAS industry, whom we like to call “STEM Champions”. The key is to educate these STEM Champions about the many opportunities available to study and pursue a STEM career and in turn, effectively inform their students of the same information. ACP has created innovative ways to educate and inform through various workshops and events. We continue to foster and cultivate deeper local relationships not only with students and higher education colleges, but also with employers in areas of high-demand for BAS and STEM talent. These relationships will form a direct link for high school seniors to feed into our technical colleges and graduating college students to receive career opportunities with employers.
A STEP in STEM Project will officially launch in May 2019, with Dekalb County serving as the model program for replication nationwide.