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October 2019 Newsletter
CRC Steering Committee Upcoming Meetings
Next Meeting:
Tuesday, October 15, 2019
4:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Omni Rancho Las Palmas Resort @ Fall CCCAOE
41000 Bob Hope Dr, Rancho Mirage, CA
Future Steering Committee Meeting:

Thursday, November 14, 2019
8:30 am- 2:30 pm
San Joaquin Delta College
5151 Pacific Ave
Stockton, CA
Around the CRC
Counselor Conference Success!
The conference kicked off with a warm and passionate welcome from the new President and Superintendent of San Joaquin Delta College, Dr. Omid Pourzanjani. Dr. Pourzanjani shared his story of a first generation college student and career path.

The conference had two keynote speakers in the lineup. First up was Consuelo Castillo Kickbusch, Founder & President Educational Achievement Services, Inc. Consuelo took all of us on a journey from her childhood days in a poor barrio in Laredo, Texas to becoming the highest-ranking Hispanic woman in the Combat Support Field of the U.S. Army, Lieutenant Colonel and then on to being an entrepreneur. Her mission is to prepare tomorrow’s leaders today. She had the entire audience cheering, laughing and crying on her road to FIND IT BE IT. Consuelo highlighted along the way how the counselors may relate her story to their work with students.  

K-14 Regional Engagement Meetings &
K-12 Strong Workforce Program Updates
On October 1-3, 2019, the CRC held three K14 Regional Engagement Meetings in Bakersfield, Lemoore and Stockton. Almost 200 stakeholders came together representing community colleges, K12 LEAs, CA Dept. of Rehabilitation, CA Dept. of Industrial Relations, local government, workforce development, and CRC Key Talent. Led by a team from West Ed, the meeting attendees worked on developing partnerships involving human-centered design using data and pathway tools to help direct the planning of intersegmental pathways between K12 and community college.


K14 TAP Diane Baeza is committed to providing technical assistance to the K12 SWP and CTEIG LEAs in the Central/Mother Lode Regional Consortium. This is an important time in Career Education and much is happening in our region! The California Community College Chancellor’s Office and the California Department Education have collaborated in partnership with WestEd to fully support the onboarding and development of K14 Technical Assistance Providers. This will help provide K14 TAPS with the tools and information to guide and support K12 SWP in the CRC and CTEIG in Region 4. The following is a collection of important resources, information, and critical dates and deadlines for both funding sources:

K12 SWP Resources

Important K12 SWP Dates:

  • September 18, 2019: K12 SWP Introductory Webinar – Guidance to field announcing K12 SWP Funding Opportunity (A joint CDE/CCCCO statewide communication). Recording is available.
  • October 1, 2019: Release of K12 SWP Request for Applications and Scoring Rubric
  • October 1-3, 2019: CRC Regional Engagement Information Sessions
  • October 16, 2019: Questions Submission Deadline. Email questions
  • October 21, 2019, 3:00 pm to 4:30 pm PST, Bidder's Conference Webinar - Link to Register
  • November 1 through December 18, 2019: K12 SWP Online Application submission window in NOVA
  • December 18, 2019, 5:00 pm PST: K12 SWP Applications due in NOVA system
  • March 11, 2020: Appeals due to CRC SWP Regional Consortium
  • April 10, 2020: CRC SWP Regional Consortium communicate intent to award funds to LEAs and initiate subcontract process
  • December 31, 2022: K12 SWP project term ends
Career Technical Education Incentive Grant (CTEIG)

Important CTEIG Dates:
  • CTEIG 1.0 (Original 3 Year $900m)
  • Round 1: 2015-16 – Spending Deadline Dec 31st, 2019
  • Round 2: 2016-17 - July 1, 2016 through Dec 31, 2020
  • Round 3: 2017-18 - July 1, 2017 through Dec 31, 2021
  • CTEIG 2.0 (Ongoing Funding $150m per year statewide)
  • Round 4: 2018-19 - July 1, 2018 through Dec 31, 2020 (These dates are correct, 2018-19 spending window closes BEFORE 2017-18.)
Find It. Be it. Campaign Update
Hot off the Presses!

Now available, the CRC’s Find It Be It Look-book for Counselors,

“Your Guide to Career Education in the Central Valley and Mother Lode Region”
Employer Outreach
Internship Resource Manual for Employers Now Available!

Teacher Prep Pipeline/ Education Futures
Update from TPP Lead, Giselle Simons:

Mark your calendars!

October 16 – 18, 2019   CCCAOE Fall Conference - Rancho Mirage, CA

November 15, 2019  TEACH! 2019 Conference – Lemoore, CA
Access the CCCCO TPP website – lots of resources available!  
Work Based Learning & Apprenticeship
CRC WBL Upcoming Events

If you are not on the e-list or have questions, please contact Autumn Gardia at

Regional Events and News

The California Workforce Association and TAD Grants are partnering to facilitate  The Best Coast Business Engagement Tour  training in 3 California cities, Long Beach, Fresno, and Sacramento.
2019 California Economic Summit
The 2019 California Economic Summit takes place in Fresno on November 7-8, marking the eighth annual gathering of private, public and civic leaders from across California’s diverse regions.

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