March 22, 2016

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CTE Data Unlocked - Data Tools For Measuring Student Success, Supporting Integrate Planning, and Managing Accreditation and Program Review
Friday, April 15, 2016
9:30 AM- 3:30 PM
Sheraton Cerritos Hotel
12725 Center Court Drive
Cerritos, CA 90703

The Chancellor's Office is pleased to announce the partnership of Doing What MATTERS for Jobs & the Economy (DWM) , the   Institutional Effectiveness Partnership Initiative (IEPI) , and Technology, Research and Information Services (TRIS) in the rollout of tools, training, technical assistance, and funding to improve the quality, accessibility, and use of student outcomes data and labor market information for career technical education (CTE) programs.
This suite of tools and services - called  CTE Data Unlocked - readies the 113 community colleges for the newly announced   $200M Strong Workforce investment i n the Governor's proposed 2016-17 budget for expanding quality CTE education and training that fuel regional economies.
Preliminary trailer bill language can be found  here   (note: language is finalized when budget is adopted in July 2016).
"We want to free the data for college practitioners to deliver on student success with workforce
outcomes," states Van Ton-Quinlivan, Vice Chancellor of Workforce and Economic Development Division. "Three divisions within the Chancellor's Office have combined efforts to enable our 113 community colleges to unlock their data and refine their CTE portfolio."

"With a number of the 25 Strong Workforce recommendations focused on workforce data and outcomes,  our inter-agency partnership to roll out CTE Data Unlocked will strengthen local processes like program review, accreditation, and integrated planning," explains Theresa Tena, Vice Chancellor of Institutional Effectiveness.
CTE Data Unlocked rolls out in four phases:
Build Awareness (Spring 2016)
Regional workshops offering a hands-on introduction to statewide CTE data tools, including LaunchBoard 2.0 and the updated CTE metrics on the Student Success Scorecard, for all 113 college campuses. Who should attend? A team including a senior administrator (CEO, CIO, or CSSO), plus one or more CTE deans, faculty, and institutional researchers.
Deepen Expertise (Summer 2016)
Training for a cadre of technical assistance providers to support field usage of these data tools.
Support Data Use (Fall 2016)
Upon completion of training, every college becomes eligible for up to $50,000 + 10 hours of technical assistance for data-related projects. In addition, all colleges will have access to online self-help resources and free CATEMA and CTE Outcomes Survey data licenses for a specified period of time.
Expand Regional Data Use (Fall 2016)
Support for regional planning in ways that align with the Strong Workforce Program and federal Workforce Investment & Opportunities Act (WIOA) requirements.
Sign up NOW by visiting the CTE Data Unlocked  page for:
  • training content, locations, and dates
  • requirements to receive funding and technical assistance, and
  • more information on the CTE Data Unlocked.

Upcoming Events

Cyber Security Conference
Friday, April 8, 2016
8:00 am- 3:30 pm
El Camino College
16007 Crenshaw Blvd.
Torrance, CA 90506

El Camino College is hosting a Cyber Security Conference this upcoming month. The participation is limited to Community College faculty and staff. They are offering a $2oo stipend to faculty members who attend.  Must register by March 30th, 2016.

For more information and to RSVP please contact Lavonne at 310.660.3770.

For brochure and Agenda, Click Here.

Get a Taste of Success- Business Plan Pitch Competition
Friday, April 8, 2016
5:00 pm

The "Get a Taste of Success" Business Plan Pitch Competition provides an opportunity for high school and community college students to develop entrepreneurial skills necessary  to succeed in business. There will be two divisions for competition; one for high school students  and one for community college students.  The competition will have two
 rounds.  Participants must  register  online  at   and upload:

- a two minute Elevator Pitch Video
- a 10 slide PowerPoint Pitch describing their business idea
Entries must be submitted no later than  April 8, 2016 at 5:00 p.m.
Energy, Construction & Utilities Sector Expert Networks Launch Event
April 19, 2016
8:00 am - 5:00 pm

Register now for the April 19 launch of the Energy, Construction & Utilities Sector Expert Networks Launch Event at the Sacramento Convention Center.  This one-day event precedes the CCCAOE Spring Conference, and is eligible for Professional Development funds through your Prop 39 Project Director.  The first 30 registrants will receive travel, lodging, and full CCCAOE conference fee reimbursement, so don't delay.  Join your colleagues in Doing What Matters for Energy, Construction, and Utilities jobs!
Tentative AgendaClick Here
To registerClick Here

CCCAOE Spring Conference
April 20-22, 2016
Hyatt Regency and Convention Center
1209 L Street
Sacramento, CA 95814

Haven't registered yet?
We have reached maximum capacity.  We are working diligently to increase or capacity and extend registration.  More information will be made available soon.

Already Registered?  Great!  We look forward to seeing you at the conference.  Please be sure to have your early bird payment received by April 1.

Pre-conference sessions still available! 
  • Putting Legislative Pieces Together with Michael Brustein- Tuesday April 19, 8:30am-12:00pm, Registration $200
  • CTE Data Unlocked-Wednesday April 20, 8:00am-12:00pm, Registration $500 for Team of 5
  • Efficiency Matters: Energy Sector- Tuesday April 19, 8:00am-5:00pm
For more Spring Conference Information :


Culinary Arts/Food Service & Hospitality Regional Advisory Board
Friday, April 22, 2016
8:30 am - 3:00 pm
Irvine Marriott
18000 Von Karman Ave.
Irvine, CA 92612
  • Emerging trends and changing standards in the industry 
  • New materials, products or workplace methods being developed 
  • Current and future job market in Orange County 
  • Skills alignment with entry level positions 
  • The most important job skills wanted in an employee 
  • Weaknesses in skill sets of current job applicants 
  • The level of in-house training available in the industry
Download  Flyer
Click H ere 

LAOCRC Contacts


Los Angeles and Orange County Regional Consortia

Steven Glyer, Co-Chair

Nick Kremer, Co-Chair

Rita Khadige, Administrative Secretary




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