Continents Academy aspires to be nationally recognized private institution, where the new education is embraced and students grasp their new life growing and thrive. We are founded to encourage more people in education because today, 1.5 Million Jobs are going to be unoccupied by 2016.
Continents Academy has specified strategic initiatives to focus the unit's personnel, technological resources, services, and programs to assist our community in achieving its goals. These strategic initiatives are derived from the priorities and directions established by CA. While the core philosophies embodied in the Vision, Mission, and Goals statements included in the Academy's strategic plan will remain constant over the next five years, the context within which they reside is dynamic and fluid. The strategic initiatives, therefore, are considered tactical and are to be revisited and evaluated on a continuing basis to ensure that they reflect the realities of our operating environment and region we serve, and remain responsive and competitive in focus.
Continents Academy has already will start the process of organizational change to support this new model, building new partnerships with the academic schools, and expanding self-support course/program offerings to better serve our targets and result in positive revenue generation.
It is the goal of Continents Academy to grow both academic credit and non-credit (i.e., professional development, evaluations and training) programs. The growth targets to attain financial sustainability in two years include:
1- 10% growth in academic degree programs.
2- 10% growth in special session (i.e., intersession, summer offerings, online and classes).
3- 10% growth in extension credit certificates.
4- 10% growth in non-credit professional development and training programs.
5- 10% growth American Language Programs.
It is the intention of this business plan to lay out the principles and practices that will facilitate the achievement of fiscal sustainability. These are difficult economic times, but we have faced similar fiscal crises in education before and we are sure to again. It is our responsibility to address these financial crises and our University's budget with our best plan. That plan is presented in this document.
1- Create a system for program comparative and competitive analysis, and explore methods of internal marketing and partnership building between academic Schools and CA.
2- Inform programs about needs assessment forms through email and web. Follow up to insure a form return rate of +80%.
3- Survey clients regarding the CA website to measure client satisfaction, accessibility, navigability, dynamic character, etc. with a minimum of 60% return rate.
Continents Academy is putting in place a systematic process for planned growth. These plans are dedicated to growing new programs of both credit and non-credit products. It is estimated that 80% of this new growth will be in credit programs in partnership with other universities, and 20% will be non-credit programs serving community workforce development and community professional development.
1. Helped three students finished their first class of Pharmacy Technician.
2. Helped three families by teaching individuals from their households and giving them the opportunity to have full time job in community pharmacy.
3. Open the chance of approved scholarship by the Ohio Board of Career Colleges and Schools to qualified students.
4. Start offering Ohio's first tuition free, approved medical education.