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:
January 25, 2018 - Draft Agenda
9:00 am to 2:00 pm - Manzanita Conference Room
Columbia College
11600 Columbia College Drive
Sonora CA 95370
Please RSVP to April Farkas

Upcoming Steering Committee Meetings:

Tuesday, March 6, 2018 4:00pm - 8:00pm
In conjunction with CCCAOE Spring Meeting
Sacramento CA 

Monday, June 11, 2018 through Wednesday, June 13, 2018
CRC Annual Meeting
Monterey CA
Regionwide Projects Updates:
Work Based Learning Pilot (WBL) - Foundation CCC
CRC Site Visit Scheduled for March 1, 2018
The team from the Chancellor's office will be coming to the Clovis Community College Campus to conduct a full day site visit that combines pre-work analysis, planning and Career Experience Suite Tools training. The possible agenda priorities will be vision clarification (WBL System & WBL Pilot), consensus on baseline of WBL provision for our region, drafting goals for WBL Plan priority areas, Career Experience Suite WBL Placement Project Implementation strategy, and hands-on CES/CareerXP training. 

Central Mother Load Regional Awarded Work Based Learning (WBL) Planning and Tools Pilot to Improve Job Placement Outcomes -
To learn more about the Work Based Learning Planning Tools Pilot (WBL), go to https://www.careerexperiencesuite.org/pilot/

For more resources related to Work Based Learning 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. The  February 13, 2018 will provide participants with additional implementation strategies and best practices.
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)

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.

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.

CRC College Highlights:
Kern Community College District's 21st Century Energy Center
2017 Student Engagement Award from the Green Schools and Community Colleges Summit:

The Kern Community College District's 21st Century Energy Center was formed in 2009 with the goal of training individuals to work building utility-scale solar and wind projects in Kern County. The Center has trained more than 600 individuals to work in the Solar and Wind industries. These workers have helped to make Kern County the renewable energy capital of the United States. Students have also assisted in the installation of rooftop solar systems for more than 20 low-income families through the Center's its partnership with Grid Alternatives. The primary beneficiaries of Energy Center are unemployed and under-employed individuals seeking new skills and employment in the energy industry and the residents of Bakersfield and Kern County. The Energy Center played a pivotal role in securing funding for four public charging stations for electric vehicles, 30 high school and middle school teachers have received hands-on modules for students to build and test their own scale electric vehicles, and more than 120 First Responders have been trained to work safely with Electric Vehicles.
Kern CCD Women in Trades & Student Apprenticeship Workshops
This event was held on November 14th and 15th at the IBEW Electrician Training Center.

Columbia College Awarded RFA for 
California Apprenticeship Initiative 

Pre Apprenticeship and Enhanced OJT Grant Awarded - Congratulations to Columbia College!
Cerro Coso College: Providing New Ways To Go To College 
The full article is available here here.

Cerro Coso serves an area of 18,000 square miles in California and includes Tehachapi, Edwards Air Force Base, California City, Boron and Lake Isabella. Currently, Cerro Coso offers Tehachapi students seven programs and certificates to help prepare them for a career.
For more information, go to the Tehachapi Education Center on 126 S. Snyder Ave., call 661-823-4986 or visit  cerrocoso.edu.

Upcoming Events:
2018 World Ag Expo

February 13-15, 2018

2018 Linked Learning Convention

February 12-14, 2018

2018 Google Startup Grind Conference

February 13-14, 2018
Fox Theater - Redwood City CA

Click here for more information

The conference will offer students the opportunity to explore small business startup and Gig work (freelance) through global speaker series, breakout sessions with experts, founders and creative minds, from Fitbit, Tesla, Houzz, Intuit, Electronic Arts, Mailchimp and many more.  New this year is a student program for breakout sessions and an internship fair. 

Alese Campbell has offered to sponsor tickets for students to attend. Please contact her at acampbell@deltacollege.edu if you are interested.
Kern County Career Expo 2018

February 22, 2018
Rabobank Arena and Convention Center
2018 CCCAOE Spring Conference

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

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
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 Rebrand Toolkit

Governor Jerry Brown’s Plan to Serve Workers Who Need Skills and Credentials to Move Ahead but Cannot Access Traditional College Courses

Free and Open Digital Library of Workforce Training Materials
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