Welcome to the January 2018 Newsletter for the 
Central Mother Lode Regional Consortium.
Be sure to visit our  website  for additional information. 

Next CRC Steering Committee Meeting:

March 6, 2018 - Draft Agenda
4:00pm - 8:00pm - Carmel A&B Conference Rooms
Hyatt Regency Sacramento
1209 L Street, Saramento CA 95814
Please RSVP to April Farkas

Ku der Career Guidance & Economic Development System
presentation by Shawn Gilson & Don Cameron 
prior to the SC meeting at 3:00pm in Carmel A&B

1/25/18 Steering Committee Meeting Minutes

Upcoming Steering Committee Meetings:
CRC Annual Meeting - Agenda TBD
Monday, June 11, 2018 through Wednesday, June 13, 2018
Monterey Marriott - Monterey CA
For reservations call 877-901-6632
or click here .
Regionwide Projects Updates:
Work Based Learning Pilot (WBL) - Foundation CCC
Work Based Learning Update:
Regional goals for the upcoming site visit on 3/1/18 have been submitted by most of the colleges, as well as completion of the site visit preparation guide. The purpose of the preparation guide is to help the colleges determine a baseline for their their current Work Based Learning offerings, and the internal support and processes that are currently being allocated to those offerings. The site visit will give us an opportunity to begin formulating an implementation strategy for the campuses with immediate feedback and guidance from the staff at the Foundation (Haden Springer, Tim Aldinger, and Nicole Scholes).

To learn more about the Work Based Learning Planning Tools Pilot (WBL), go to https://www.careerexperiencesuite.org/pilot/

For Work Based Learning resources click here

CareerXP Training Accounts
Each Technical Lead will be issued a CareerXP Training Account. You can access the recorded CareerXP webinar here. The CareerXP instructions are available here

Here to Career Application and Development
The Here to Career app is free and available for download from iPhone and Android app stores. You are encouraged to download and explore the app yourself and begin to implement it as you see fit. 
Here to Career Webinar Recording can be viewed by clicking here

Development of Here to Career is ongoing. We welcome and encourage you to provide feedback and recommendations, which will help inform future updates. You will receive periodic survey requests to collect this information. If you have any pressing questions or feedback while using the application, please send an email to  egerofsky@foundationccc.org.

WBL Planning Lab II Scheduling
The next in-person lab will be scheduled between mid-April and mid-May. We will poll the group to identify a date that works for the greatest number of Pilot Participants. 
Teacher Preparation Pipeline (TPP)

TPP Updates from Kris Costa:  
We are hitting the ground at a sprint!  The funding for the Ed Futures grantees commenced on February 1.  This one-time funding supports regional efforts to scale up TPP programs in order to maximize our impact on expanding and diversifying the teacher workforce. The Education Futures Initiative supports regional efforts to align systems, develop infrastructure, and disseminate resources needed for colleges to grow their own TPPs.  The colleges awarded should look for a contract from Chabot-Las Positas Community College District, the fiscal agent for these Education Futures Initiative mini-grants. 
Statewide, the regional leads and coming together to establish regional goals and activities to expand the TPP model.  As the regional lead and model, West Hills College Lemoore is working to identify the point person for the Regional Teacher Prep Community of Practice.  All Central Region Colleges are welcome to participate in this work, regardless of Ed Futures Grant status.  If you are in the planning phases for your teacher preparation program and would like technical assistance, please reach out to Kris Costa, kriscosta@whccd.edu or James Preston, jamespreston@whccd.edu for any needs, questions or requests for support.  We look forward to convening the Central Region TPP CoP in the coming weeks.

Teacher Perparation Pipeline (TPP)
Scaling Teacher Preparation Pipeline Programs
The intent of the Education Futures Project is to launch a statewide effort to incorporate Teacher Preparation Pipeline (TPP) programs throughout California Community Colleges, to successfully recruit, train and support teachers to ameliorate critical shortages in STEM, CTE and other high need sectors, as well as to diversify and align education pathways. Regional Strong Workforce funds have been allocated to assist CRC colleges to support, strengthen and expand their TPP programs. For more information, please contact Kris Costa at West Hills Lemoore at (559) 925-3218.

Jobspeaker:  Career Services Platform


We had a Phase 1a webinar on 2/21/18 to discuss the information needed by Jobspeaker to get colleges uploaded to the system. We are in the beginning stages of implementation, and we will be visiting Bakersfield College on 3/22/18 to see how they have implemented Jobspeaker on their campus. If you have any questions, please contact April Farkas at 559-324-6444. 
California Trade Analysis Tool Summary
To learn how this can be used at your college, contact Jeanette Benson at 
merced@elite.net or (209) 384-5892.

Special Populations Collaborative
Special Populations Collaborative coordinator, Alyssa Bahr Casillas, attended our Steering Committee Meeting on January 25, 2018 at Columbia College. She would like to serve as a resource to our region and we will use this portion of the newsletter to update and inform you on the collaborative. 

A Note From Alyssa:

I wanted to follow-up with you about the Statewide Special Populations Collaborative and how we can support you and your faculty.
We specifically focus on special populations (economically disadvantaged, ESL, single parents, etc) within CTE. We look at the data (core indicator data as well as WIOA metrics), help identify successes and performance gaps, provide recommendations and resources. This can be done one on one, in reports, and/or as a workshop/professional development. We're here to support the needs of the colleges as they seek to understand the barriers that special populations face and how to overcome them-which ultimately leads to a more successful student, instructor, and college as a whole.
Here's an example of what a professional development could look like:
  1. Androgogy
  2. Learning Styles
  3. Metrics that Define Success
  4. Who Are Your Students-demographics
  5. Special Populations at Your College
  6. Barriers to Success
  7. Strategies to Engage Special Pops in Order to Promote Success
  If you have further questions, please feel free to reach out to me. OR if you need anything else that's more specific, please feel free to let me know and I can adjust accordingly. I look forward to working with you.
Alyssa Bahr Casillas, Ed.D.
Special Populations Collaborative

CRC College Highlights:
2018 World Ag Expo:
CRC Regional colleges, West Hills Lemoore, College of the Sequoias, and Reedley College participated in the 2018 World Ag Expo, February 13-15th at the International Agri Center in Tulare CA. 

After 50 years, our goals remain the same:
We are here to encourage the newest conversations, inventions and innovations in the world of ag so that the dealer, the producer and the consumer can all come out on top.

World Ag Expo continues to be a marketplace and a celebration of all things ag. When our exhibitors succeed, our attendees and farmers transform their operation, and consumers all over the world are positively impacted by the increased efficiency and the continuous re-evaluation of 'what we've always done'.
CVML Virtual Enterprise by DSN Alese Campbell
Virtual Enterprise International: A Taste of the Future
Ale se Campbell, Small Business DSN, supported the Virtual Enterprise, business start up competition for the CVML region by judging business pitch regional and state competitions and also funding 10 Virtual Trade Show booths for high school teams. 

Bakersfield High School produced the National Winner, Team Bumble in 2017 and is again on their way to the National competition April 16, 2018 in New York, with Team Anomalous, as a finalist from the state competition held in Bakersfield. 

All of the 72 virtual teams (firms) participating did an amazing job developing and managing their operations; the future entrepreneurs are well trained and may just have that next million dollar idea.
Also, as part of the competition, I was given a virtual credit card to spend up to $5,000 per booth for 10 booths to judge on sales skills and presentation; you will see all the work involved from the students and their coaches from the photos attached.
Virtual Enterprise is an organization driving the SWP metrics and future business leaders, please support in any way in 2018! 
Clovis Community College - Industrial Automation

If you're interested in technology, Clovis Community College is now offering a new short-term course, in Mechatronics. Click here for more information. 

Columbia College - CTE February Newsletter
Upcoming Events:
Kern County Career Expo 2018

February 22, 2018
Rabobank Arena and Convention Center
Brought to you by Opportunity Stanislaus & MJC 

College & Career Expo
February 22, 2018 from 4:30pm to 7:00pm
Modesto Junior College, West Campus ACE Pavilion
Modesto CA

Meet the Professionals of Agriculture
February 23, 2018 from 8:00am to 12:00pm
Modesto Junior College, West Campus ACE Pavilion
Modesto CA

For more information, call 209-575-6449
ICT Regional Project - NETLAB Training & Virtual Classroom

March 3, 2018 from 9:00am to 12:00pm
West Hills College Lemoore
Computer Lab, Room 278
555 College Ave
Lemoore CA 93245

Click here for a map of the campus. If you have any questions, please contact Sokun Somsack at ssomsack@deltacollege.edu
2018 CCCAOE Spring Conference

March 7-9, 2018
Hyatt, Sacramento
1209 L Street
Sacramento, CA 95814

4th Annual Regional Welding Competition

March 16, 2018
COS, Tulare Center
For more information or to register, contact Gurminder Sangha at gurminders@cos.edu.

Registration deadline is March 9th!!

New World of Work Training

March 22-23, 2018 from 8:45am to 4:30pm
Modesto Junior College
2201 Blue Gum Ave
Modesto CA 95358
Yosemite Hall Room 149

Register Here

If you have questions, email admin@newworldofwork.org

Click here for flyer. 
2018 CITEA Annual State Conference

March 23-24, 2018
Cuesta College - San Luis Obispo CA

Click here for more information
Get Focused Stay Focused Conference

March 26-27, 2018
Santa Barbara City College - Santa Barbara CA

Click here for more information
Fresno Regional WDB: Hazwoper 40 Training 
March 26-29th, 2018 from 7:00am to 6:00pm
Clovis Community College
390 W Fir Ave
Clovis CA 93611

RSVP to 559-230-4003 or email Nicole Diaz
College & Career Expo at COS

April 6, 2018 from 2:00pm to 4:30pm
2018 Future of Work MeetUps

April 16, 2018 from 2:00pm to 4:30pm
NACTEI 38th National Conference

May 14-17, 2018
Renaissance Phoenix - Glendale Hotel & Spa
Manufacturers Summit 

May 17, 2018
Fresno Convention Center

CCCCO Updates:
CCCCO CTE Rebranding Campaign Updates 

Scaling Goodwill: The Challenges of Implementing Robust Education Data Sharing Through Regional Partnerships

Free Community College For...some. It's a start.
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