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

Next CRC Steering Committee Meeting:

CRC Annual Meeting - 
Regional Toolbox - "Tools to Make it Happen"
Monday, June 11, 2018 through Wednesday, June 13, 2018

Guest Speakers: 
Dr. Matthew Reed, Vice President for Learning at 
Brookdale Community College and author of 
"Confessions of a Community College Dean" at InsideHigherEd.com 

Van Ton-Quinlivan 
CCCCO Executive Vice Chancellor of Workforce & Economic Development

Dr. Matt Roberts 
CCCCO Dean of Workforce & Economic Development

Kathy Booth, TAP
Project Director, Educational Data and Policy at WestEd 

Panel Conversations on Adult Education, K-12 and Data 
Strong Workforce Regional Project and Sector Discussions
Monterey Marriott - Monterey CA
For room reservations call (877) 901-6632
or click here.
Space is limited!

Regionwide Projects Updates:
Request for Proposals - Marketing for Region
The CRC has issues a Request for Proposals (RFP) to obtain proposals for the development of a series of marketing program videos, an external facing website and marketing plan to rebrand and market the career and technical education programs at the community colleges to prospective students, families and employers in the Central Mother Lode region. This project, named the Central Regional Consortium (CRC) CTE Rebranding and Marketing Campaign, will involve the efforts of a full-service professional agency that can manage all aspects of this marketing effort in a manner consistent with the branding of the California Community Colleges Chancellor's Office rebranding and marketing campaign. Submittals are due June 11th at 3pm. For questions, contact 559-324-6444. 
Work Based Learning Pilot (WBL) - Foundation CCC
Work Based Learning Update:
We had our first site visit with the Foundation CCC on 3/1/18 at Clovis Community College. All of the participating colleges convened to dive deeper into the Career Experience Suite as part of the Work Based Learning Pilot Program.  The colleges were also given time to meet and collaborate on ways to begin implementing the pilot on their campuses. The team from Foundation CCC, Tim Aldinger, Haden Springer, and Nicole Scholes were on hand to give support and feedback as well. We are working on setting up another meeting to do some additional planning for the Career XP piece of the pilot. Stay tuned. 

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. In addition, you may access the following resources online:  WBL Planning & Tools Pilot Workplace (by Facebook), WBL Pilot - Shared Space - Colleges/Consortia - Google Drive, and CareerXP Training Resources

CareerXP Training Accounts
CareerXP is now live at careerxp.org. 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.

Career Catalyst - Resources available here

WBL Planning Lab II at College of the Canyons - May 9, 2018
All presentation materials can be found here
Up Next!  Here are the priority activities:
  • Pilot Reporting Guidance Webinar (June '18) - The webinar will introduce the WBL Pilot Reporting System, and provide specific guidance on data collection and report submission.
  • Pilot Implementation Check-Ins (Quarterly) - The Foundation will coordinate brief Zoom meetings with each participant group to provide additional support for WBL System Planning and CES Tools Implementation.
  • Learning from each other, experts and innovators in the field (July '18-June '19))
    • Community of Practice Webinars/Calls (Bi-Monthly) - This series will feature experts on different aspects of WBL, and provide opportunities for Pilot Participants to share lessons and promising practices based on their own WBL System Planning and CES Tools Implementation experience.
    • Workplace Ramp-Up (Summer '18) - Building an online community of practice is no small task! It takes everyone contributing. This summer, the Foundation will conduct some targeted outreach to encourage more engagement on the Workplace platform.
    • How else would you like to learn and share? - Please let us know in the Participant Feedback survey!

Teacher Preparation Pipeline (TPP)

TPP Updates from Kris Costa:  
The contracting for the participating colleges is finalizing and we are excited to see this developing project flourish in the region. Our regional partnership with the CSU Fresno Foundation and the Kremen School of Education and also taking shape. Exciting news for this regional project as it develops.
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

Many of the colleges are continuing to make progress in the on-boarding process with Jobspeaker. This is a region wide project and is available to all 14 colleges in the region. If you have any questions, please contact April Farkas at 559-324-6444.

You can also access the Jobspeaker website here
California Trade Analysis Tool Summary
To learn how this can be used at your college and in your classes, contact Jeanette Benson at 
merced@elite.net or (209) 384-5892.

Statewide Collaborative for Special Populations
Special Populations Resources:

Joint Special Populations Advisory Committee
Statewide Collaborative for Special Populations Project Manager, Alyssa Bahr Casillas (abcasillas@globallearningintl.org and www.cccspecialpopulations.org)

Project Purpose:
The California Community College Special Populations Collaborative Project's goal is to improve access and performance in Career and Technical Education for students from special populations. Special population students are defined in the federal Perkins Career and Technical Education Act as "individuals with disabilities; individuals from economically disadvantaged families, including foster children; single parents, including single pregnant women; displaced homemakers; individuals with limited English proficiency; and individuals preparing for nontraditional fields." A nontraditional field is one in which fewer than 25% of the workers in that field are of the student's gender.
For special population students to succeed in an age of increasing competition for employment, proactive student support services are essential. The Special Populations Collaborative Project is designed to assist faculty and staff in guiding special population students to develop academic, technical, and workplace skills.
Project Activities -  The project carries out the following activities:
  • Examining the performance and progress of special population students though analyses of the Chancellor's Office Perkins Core Indicator data.
  • Identifying barriers affecting special population students
  • Identifying, developing, and disseminating materials and resources to support special populations, including sharing information on effective practices.
  • Linking with other state and federal agencies serving special populations and offering jointly developed professional development and technical assistance.
  • Expanding the relationship between the California Department of Education and the California Community College Chancellor's Office in serving special population students.
Products and information emanating from the activities are posted on the website.
Project Support -  The project is funded by the Carl D. Perkins Career and Technical Education Act through a grant awarded by the California Community Colleges Chancellor's Office to West Hills Community College District.
For more information and questions, contact  abcasillas@globallearningintl.org

In the Spotlight:  Equity Literacy
In April, educational partners from across the U.S. attended the National Alliance for Partnerships in Equity (NAPE) National Summit for Educational Equity in Arlington, Virginia. This year's theme was "Building Bridges to Strengthen Access, Equity, and Diversity." Paul Gorski, founder of the Equity Literacy Institute and EdChange, presented a workshop on how to become "a threat to educational inequity" through an Equity Literacy Framework. The "Equity Literacy Framework" is "a school change and professional development approach designed to cultivate educators who are a threat to the existence of inequity in their spheres of influence." The Statewide Collaborative for Special Populations invites you to visit www.equityliteracy.org to learn more about how you can keep equity at the core of your equity work in our California Community College programs and services as we seek to improve equity, access, and success for special population students. The website highlights equity literacy principles, the 10 commitments for equity-literate educators, equity resources, and equity websites.
For more information on the Statewide Collaborative for Special Populations, visit www.cccspecialpopulations.org .
CRC College Highlights:
TK College & Career Collaborative
College and Career Collaborative is a Tulare-Kings Regional Learning Community
   "Mission Statement: TCOE College and Career is committed to providing collaborative and transformational leadership to support the regional learning community in creating innovative and sustainable approaches, that are outcome-driven and empower all students to participate successfully in college, career and life."
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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. 

Fresno City College - Entrepreneurship


BA 10 Introduction to Business and entrepreneurship student, Vi Prom, competed in the Fresno State Shark Tank Pitch Competition on Saturday with contestants from throughout the Central Valley. This was Vi's first pitch competition. He pitched his rap battle app to a panel of judges, including faculty and investors. 

Vi will receive an all expenses paid trip to compete in the National Pitch Competition at the 2018 Collegiate Entrepreneurs Organization's Global Conference in Kansas City, Missouri and a $750 cash prize. 

Columbia College - CTE May 2018 Newsletter

Columbia College CTE Newsletter - May 2018

Columbia College Welcomes New President, Dr. Santanu Bandyopadhya
Bakersfield College - 2018 Summer STEM Academy
STEM Summer Camp Calendar and Application
Upcoming Events:
Case Management in Education Training at COS June 14th - For more information click here
OSHA Trainer Courses
For more information email  Dave Teasdale.

OSHA Trainer Certification Courses Summer 2018 in Camarillo CA - For more information click here.
Emerging Leaders Institute: Train the Trainer

June 4 & 5, 2018 8:30am to 4:30pm
Merced College Workplace Learning Resource Center
NCCER Craft Instructor Certification Training on June 18 & 19 in Camarillo CA - For more information click here
CCCCO Updates:


Different Skills, Different Gaps: Measuring and Closing the Skills Gap

Clearer Signals: Building an Employer-Led Job Registry for Talent Pipeline Management

Quality Pathways: Employer Leadership in Earn and Learn Opportunities

Bridging the Gaps in Manufacturing

The Opportunity in the New Economy

California Economy Summit: News from the California Economic Summit

State Center Adult Education Consortium Newsletter - May 2018
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