February 2018
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OCCGovernor's Online College to Provide Skills and Training for "Stranded" Working Adults
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Governor Jerry Brown, whose first elected position in political life was as a community college district trustee in Los Angeles, makes a priority his proposal for an online community college in his final State of the State address in January 2018:
"With respect to higher education, it is clear just how much of our prosperity depends on the intellectual contributions of our institutions of higher learning. National leaders come from all over the world to visit California's most innovative companies. Companies that are filled with highly educated and creative men and women -- many of whom graduated from our public colleges and universities...
"Even with so many of our students attending college, there are still 2.5 million Californians between 25 and 34 who are in the workforce, but lack a postsecondary degree or certificate. These men and women often go out of state or pay high tuition at for-profit institutions to improve their skills and employability. For this group, I want to create the California Online College so these overlooked Californians can get the training they need conveniently and at very low cost." 
Learn more about the proposed 115th college at these links below: 
futureofworkmeetups"Future of Work" MeetUps to Discuss Workforce Impact of Artificial Intelligence, Platforms, and New Automation
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Artificial intelligence, the rise of gig economy platforms, and a new wave of automation will further change the future of work and the skill sets required to thrive in the workforce. How will employers, students and educators be impacted? Understanding shifts in the future of work can help workforce stakeholders move forward on strategies to ensure California's economic resilience.
Doing What MATTERS for Jobs and the Economyalong with California Forward , California Economic Summit , California Business Roundtable , and Milken Institute - are hosting Future of Work MeetUps to seek input from a variety of leadership audiences. Click here for a Future of Work MeetUp near you. 
Topics include:
  • The Need for Future Ready Skills
  • California's "Stranded" Working Adults
  • Overcoming Key Worker Barriers to Grow California's Competitiveness
  • Live Polling: Growing Regional Ecosystems - Input on Priorities & Actions 
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A significant component of the Future of Work MeetUps will be a discussion of workers' barriers to upskilling and attaining industry-valued credentials. To that end, please share this link with your employer networks so they and their employees can communicate their experiences. Share this link with workers who want to give us feedback on their barriers to upskilling.

Future of Work MeetUp Schedule
Date / Time
Event / Theme
RSVP & Comments
Feb 26, 2018
12:00pm - 1:30pm
Sacramento MeetUp California Business Roundtable By Invitation Only
Contact: Cristina Guccione
Mar 5, 2018
9:00am - 11:30am
Southeast Los Angeles MeetUp Southeast Los Angeles Workforce Development Board, Cerritos College RSVP
Mar 12, 2018
9:00am - 12:00pm
Sonoma MeetUp CTE Foundation Sonoma County RSVP
Mar 14, 2018
9:00am - 11:30am
Palo Alto MeetUp Institute for the Future RSVP
Mar 21, 2018
8:30am - 10:00am
Sacramento MeetUp
Theme: Ethnic, Small, and Rural Businesses
Small Business Majority and California Hispanic Chamber of Commerce By Invitation Only
Contact: Cristina Guccio

Note: While the theme is "Ethnic, Small, and Rural Businesses", everyone is encouraged to attend.
Mar 22, 2018
8:00am - 2:30pm
San Jose MeetUp Silicon Valley Chief Human Resource Officers Forum Attendees Only
Mar 23, 2018
10:00am - 12:00pm
Marysville Tech Forum MeetUp
Theme: North Counties Changing Occupations and Skills in an Automated World
Valley Vision RSVP

Note: While the theme is "North Counties Changing Occupations and Skills in an Automated World", everyone is encouraged to attend.
Mar 26, 2018
9:30am - 12:00pm
Antelope Valley MeetUp Southern California Goodwill RSVP
Apr 2, 2018
2:00pm - 4:30pm
San Diego MeetUp San Diego Economic Development Corporation, City of San Diego and the San Diego Imperial Counties Regional Consortium RSVP
Apr 3, 2018
1:00pm - 2:00pm
Virtual MeetUp California Community Colleges Doing What MATTERS for Jobs and the Economy Register

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar.
Apr 4, 2018
9:00am - 11:30am
Sacramento MeetUp
Theme: Changing Occupations and Skills in an Automated World
Valley Vision Contact:
Emma Koefoed

Note: While the theme is "Changing Occupations and Skills in an Automated World", everyone is encouraged to attend.
Apr 9, 2018 Far North MeetUp Chico Stewardship Network, North Valley Community Foundation, and Junior Leadership Development Program Get on the interest list
We'll contact you when time and location are confirmed.
Apr 11, 2018
9:30am - 12:00pm
Santa Cruz / Monterey Bay MeetUp Monterey Bay Economic Partnership RSVP
Apr 14, 2018
8:45am - 1:05pm
Monterey MeetUp Redwood City-San Mateo County Chamber of Commerce Progress Seminar
Conference Attendees Only
Click here to register for the conference.
Apr 16, 2018
2:00pm - 4:30pm
Central Valley MeetUp Kern Community Foundation and Kern County Superintendent of Schools RSVP
Apr 23, 2018
12:00pm - 1:30pm
Los Angeles MeetUp
Theme: Regional Los Angeles Associations and Businesses
Los Angeles Area Chamber of Commerce By Invitation Only
Cristina Guccione

Note: While the theme is "Regional Los Angeles Associations and Businesses", everyone is encouraged to attend.
nationalskillscoalitionTon-Quinlivan speaks about Future of Work at National Skills Coalition annual summit in DC
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Executive Vice Chancellor of Workforce & Digital Futures Van Ton-Quinlivan spoke as part of a panel about the future of work at the National Skills Coalition's 2018 Skills Summit in Washington, DC. Click here to watch the session. 

cios Chief Instructional Officers focus on Doing What MATTERS for Jobs & the Economy
At January's All-Hands meeting for grantees advancing the Doing What MATTERS for Jobs and the Economy's work , four community college chief instructional officers (CIOs) shared what's working for their region and how best to work with campus CIOs to create "more and better" career education programs (CTE).
From left to right are Jerry Buckley of College of the Canyons, James Preston of West Hills College, Executive Vice Chancellor for Workforce & Digital Futures Van Ton-Quinlivan, Mary Kay Rudolph of Santa Rose Junior College and Ken Sherwood of Contra Costa College.
ResourcesNew Videos for College CEOs and Trustees: Learn how your role can help shape "more and better career education" with Strong Workforce Funds
The Community College League of California has launched a new video series about career education that includes an introduction to the $200 million Strong Workforce Program and covers the roles of CEOs and trustees in shaping more and better career education, including the regional approach to solving labor market needs and the role of data and accountability in career education. You can even view short, topic-specific clips taken from the longer videos.
The videos feature Dr. Sunita "Sunny" Cooke, superintendent / president of MiraCosta College and co-chair of the Strong Workforce task force; Dr. Bill Scroggins, president/CEO of Mt. San Antonio College and a member of the Strong Workforce task force; and Dr. Jannett Jackson, chancellor of Chabot-Las Positas Community College District and co-chair of the CCLC's CEO CTE Advisory Committee.

PathwaysGuided Pathways Workshops
Leaders from colleges implementing California Community Colleges Guided Pathways are invited to a series of workshops around the state. Attendees will:
  • practice answering key Guided Pathways questions that arise at colleges
  • learn concrete techniques from CCC experts to co-create Guided Pathways with campus colleagues
  • interact directly with experienced guided pathways practitioners to get questions answered
California Community Colleges Guided Pathways is a multi-year state program designed to provide all California Community Colleges with the opportunity to implement Guided Pathways for the purpose of significantly improving student outcomes. The framework creates a highly structured approach to student success that provides all students with a set of clear course-taking patterns that promotes better enrollment decisions and prepares students for future success. It also integrates support services in ways that make it easier for students to get the help they need during every step of their community college experience.
careered"CTE Rebrand" Campaign Reports 133,000,000 Impressions

In order to address one of the 25 Strong Workforce Task Force recommendations on the needs for greater career exploration and employer partnership, the California Community Colleges launched last July a statewide promotional campaign designed to help Californians understand the tremendous value of career education or, more specifically, how learning by "exploring, collaborating, and doing" in California Community Colleges' more than 200 areas of study can lead to a rewarding career. 
Click here or on the graphic below to see one of the campaign videos.  
As of November 2017, the campaign earned more than 133M impressions from adults age 18 and older. Highlights include:
  • Radio ads ran in Sacramento, San Francisco, San Diego, & L.A. markets from 7/17 - 11/12.
  • Digital ads began running statewide on 7/17 and will continue through late June.
  • More than 186,000 sessions on CaliforniaCareerEducation.com were tracked, originating from digital ads (94%) and radio (6%). The most viewed sectors on the site were Life Sciences Biotech (18%); Agriculture, Water, Environmental Technology (18%); Advanced Manufacturing (15%); Energy, Construction & Utilities (14%); and Health (10%).
  • Added-value media opportunities delivered 25M bonus impressions from adults 18 and older, valued at $311,000. 
  • A campaign online toolkit launched in December complete with all campaign marketing assets, many of them templated for customization by colleges, districts and regions.
  • Spanish language assets are scheduled to launch in May/June 2018, including 15-second videos, digital banners, social media content, billboards, bus shelters, brochure, fact sheets translation of the online toolkit and a Hispanic Career Education Website.  
  • October 19, 2017, at Sacramento City College was first meeting of the Career Education African American Advisory Panel, consisting of members of labor unions, workforce development programs, education, students and the faith community. The purpose of the panel is to engage community leaders and influencers statewide in efforts to raise awareness among African American students, prospective students and their families about career education programs offered through the California's community colleges.

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