About Corporate Solutions & Economic Development

Mission

The mission of Tarrant County College Office of Corporate Solutions & Economic Development is to provide both customized solutions and relevant job training to ensure the surrounding community has an educated and skilled workforce.

Leadership

Corporate Solutions & Economic Development is led by TCC Executive Vice President Shannon Bryant in support of Chancellor Eugene Giovannini. Bryant is an accomplished workforce development professional who brings a strong background working with business and industry to identify workforce solutions that enhance and sustain the local economy. Her passion is helping to build workforce skills and making a difference in people’s lives through lifelong learning.

Bryant has previously served in executive roles both at a community college and in the financial services industry, where she drove business development, marketing and sales for professional designation and securities licensing programs. She has a Master of Education in Corporate Training and Knowledge Management, as well as a Master Certificate in E-Learning and Instructional Design. A Lean Six Sigma Green Belt, Bryant is also a Certified Workforce Development Professional (CWDP), awarded by National Association of Workforce Development Professionals (NAWDP).

Workforce methodology

We understand businesses want a practical application, not theory. Our process includes customization using examples only relevant to the business and work at hand. By adhering to the methodology of andragogy application, we recognize the need for adults to learn in their own way. According to the American educator, Malcolm Knowles, there are varying principles as it relates to adult learners versus child learners (pedagogy):

Self-concept

  • Adult learners are self-directed

Experience

  • Adult learners use experience and past lessons learned as the foundation of their basis for learning

Relevant experience

  • Adult learners want to learn based on what is most relevant to their professional and personal life

Problem-centered

  • Adult learners look at learning from the lens of not just context but the need to gain knowledge, apply to skill and ultimately solve a problem

Motivation

  • For adults the motivation to learn is internal

Applying this methodology to all customized solutions, TCC Corporate Solutions will also use the ADDIE (Analysis, Design, Development, Implementation, and Evaluation) training model to develop content that is clear and effective to the need of the learner and the business.

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