March 8, 2016

LAOCRC Monthly Meeting
Thursday, March 17, 2016  
Sheraton Cerritos
12725 Towne Center Dr.
Cerritos, CA 90703

8:00 a.m. - Breakfast
8:30 a.m. - Program Approval
9:30 a.m.- Breakfast and Networking
9:45 a.m. - Consortia Business Meeting

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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

California Community Regional Workshop
March 8-11, 2016
8:00 am - 12:30 pm
Pleasant Hill, Fresno, 
Santa Monica, Menifee 

Michael Brustein will conduct a comprehensive training on new federal requirements recently adopted by the U.S. Education Department (ED) and codified in the new EDGAR (to be released in December 2015).  Important changes have now been made to regulations covering equipment, supplies, indirect costs, time and effort certifications, procurement, travel, conflicts, conference/meal costs, risk- based monitoring and audits. ED has released significant policy change in the past few months. Perkins IV monitoring and audit findings (supplanting, CTSO transportation costs, accountability, size, scope, quality of projects, programs of study), funding, Perkins V Reauthorization, and the impact of AEFLA/WIOA changes on Perkins which go into effect on 7/1/2016 will be discussed.

To Register,  Click Here        
For More Information Click Here

What's Trending: How Workforce Expectations Are Changing Conference
March 11, 2016
8:00 am - 3:30 pm
La Convention Center
1201 South Figueroa Street
Los Angeles, CA 90015

Hear from industry leaders and professionals as we explore the effects of technology and global  connectivity across seven (7) industry sectors: Global Technology and Logistics, Advance Manufacturing,  Retail, Hospitality & Tourism, Small Business, Information Communications Technology, Advance  Transportation & Renewables, and Energy, Construction & Utilities. Learn how we can equip students throughout our region for career success!

  • Jaime CasapChief Education Evangelist at Google, Inc.
  • Doug Gibbs,  Principal Partner at Gibbs Group LLC
  • Noel MassiePresident, Southern CA District at UPS
  • Denise MontroseManaging Director and Logistics & SCM Recruiter 
    at Small World Recruiting
To registerClick Here
For more informationClick 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
La Convention Center
1201 South Figueroa Street
Los Angeles, CA 90015

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
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 

New Resources
Policies & Procedures of Articulation, Career Pathway, & Dual Enrollment Templates

SB 1070 Career Technical Education Pathways Program legislation implemented by the CaliforniaCommunity Colleges Chancellors Office (CCCCO) required each consortium to conduct an assessment at each college in the consortium to identify existing policies and procedures related to Articulation (Credit by Examination/CBE), Career Pathways, and Dual Enrollment. Because the information gathered during 2014 by the SB 1070 LA County (Co.) Ring College Consortium revealed a variety of policies, procedures, and practices they elected to devote time and resources to the task of developing model policies and procedures for local colleges to adopt/adapt. This first step to achieve uniformity across
institutionalized policies and procedures by member colleges is intended to better ensure student success  by reducing the inefficiencies that result from  inconsistent implementation and staff turnover/assignment changes .
Contact Information Click Here.
Dual Enrollment Toolkit: An Update

As you may know, we are working to develop a Dual Enrollment Toolkit for use by the field. We anticipate  releasing a Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) document in the next several weeks as a first installment in that toolkit. We are currently in an editing process with the Chancellor's Office; the FAQ will then be shared with the Dual Enrollment Toolkit Advisory Committee for feedback prior to release. We are also awaiting a legal advisory from the Chancellor's Office that addresses AB 288 .

If you are interested in getting started on an AB 288 partnership, we would like to point you to some 
LAOCRC Contacts


Los Angeles and Orange County Regional Consortia

Steven Glyer, Co-Chair

Nick Kremer, Co-Chair

Rita Khadige, Administrative Secretary




How to Publish in eUPDATE -- CLICK HERE