Goal 3 - Community and Civic Engagement

Kutztown University will partner with the community to serve the needs of the people of the commonwealth, the region, and the global community.

  • Objective 1 – Develop new and strengthen existing programs that address the workforce needs.
    • Key Results
      • Academic programs affiliated with high-priority occupations are included on Pennsylvania’s Eligible Training Provider Lists for both Berks and Lehigh Workforce Development Areas, by 2022.
      • University support for the PA Small Business Development Center (PASBDC) Lead Office is maintained and strengthened.
      • Regional workforce needs assessment conducted producing a prioritized list of new, or refinement of existing, programs including certificates, by 2022.
  • Objective 2 – Strengthen, enhance, and expand partnerships
    • Key Results
      • Pilot program proposal for #Prepared4PA submitted by 2022.
      • Upward Bound grant renewal application submitted by 2022.
      • 7-year plan of activities submitted for PASSHE GearUp program grant.
      • PROFS program (supported by Child Promise) expanded.
  • Objective 3 – Expand Community and Alumni Engagement with the University.
    • Key Results
      • 5% increase in the number of alumni enrolling in alumni courses.
      • Number of community partnerships and placements that provide mutual learning and service opportunities is increased.
      • Database of alumni occupations and employers created in collaboration with Kutztown University Foundation to assist in recruiting for graduate programs.