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September 2019 Newsletter
CRC Steering Committee Upcoming Meetings
Next Meeting:
 Thursday, September 19, 2019
8:30am - 2:30 pm
Taft College
29 Cougar Ct
Taft, CA

Future Steering Committee Meetings:

Tuesday, October 15, 2019
4:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Omni Rancho Las Palmas Resort @ Fall CCCAOE
41000 Bob Hope Dr, Rancho Mirage, CA
Register NOW for CRC K14 Engagement Meetings!
CRC Strong Workforce
K14 CTE Pathways Regional Engagement Meetings
for K12 and Community Colleges

What : Collaborative Strong Workforce K14 Pathway Development. To be most effective in our region, K12 and higher education programs must be aligned to regional workforce needs so that education and employment opportunities can be tightly connected. 

Who Should Attend : Central Valley and Mother Lode K12 LEAs, Community Colleges, and Stakeholders such as local workforce development boards and adult education leads.

When and Where : At three locations to best serve you! Each convening will follow the same agenda currently under development. 
Tues., Oct. 1, 2019 
9:30 am-3:00 pm  

Wed., Oct. 2, 2019
9:30 am-3:00 pm

Thurs., Oct. 3, 2019
9:30 am-3:00 pm

Kern Ag Pavilion
E Belle Terrace,
Bakersfield, CA 93307

West Hills College Lemoore
555 College Ave.
Lemoore, CA 93245

San Joaquin County Office of Education - Wentworth Education Center, Rm: Burwood 2
2707 Transworld Drive
Stockton, CA 95206

Find It. Be it. Campaign Update
How Modesto Turned 15% of Campaign Leads to Applicants
The Find It. Be It. campaign delivered more than 67 student leads to Modesto Junior College. Ryan Amaral, program specialist with Strong Workforce programs, didn’t waste any time turning 15% of the prospects into applicants to his college. 
Quick follow-up + helpful information
The B2B Engage system alerted Amaral via email every time someone submitted an interest form through the website, in cases where prospects had selected Modesto Junior College. Since the form included an email address, Amaral had what he needed to help move the would-be student closer to the MJC application. Within 48 hours, he emailed the prospect information about the area of interest they cited on the form, as well as general information about the college. 

He also invited them to email him back with any questions, setting himself up as the central point of contact. When necessary, he connected prospective students with other people at the college who could answer their questions.

“I think it was easiest to have a singular point of contact at the beginning, and then, as their needs expanded, to be able to provide additional resources,” Amaral said.

Congratulations Ryan for getting solid ROI out of your campaign leads!
WEBINAR: K-12 Strong Workforce Program Updates
Welcome! You are invited to join a webinar: K12 SWP Kick ...

Please join us on September 18, 2019 at 3:00pm for a kick-off meeting to discuss timelines and the application process for the coming year. This webinar is aimed at anyone who wants to know more about K12 SWP, including those from K-12 institutions.

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Employer Outreach
Internship Resource Manual for Employers Now Available!

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

Over the last few months, I have conducted teacher preparation program (TPP) campus visits within the Central Valley Mother Lode Region. I would like to thank Fresno City College, Clovis Community College, San Joaquin Delta College, Columbia College, Porterville College, and Bakersfield College for welcoming me to their campuses and allowing me the opportunity to learn about their TPP development along with the best practices! I will continue to work my way to other colleges throughout summer and in fall! Please feel free to send me any updates, articles, or best practices that you have adopted so I can share them within our region and across the state! Also, let me know if there are any updates to point of contacts for this distribution! 

Nora Seronello with the Centers of Excellence will be creating a regional TPP sector brochure that includes local labor market and contact information! More information to come!

Mark your calendars!

September 26, 2019  CRC Education Futures Convening and TEAM Teach Huddle – Lemoore, CA – Conference Center

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

Counselor Conference 2019
Regional Events and News
The Best Coast Business Engagement Tour

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.
California Community Colleges Hits the Road
Road trip Nation is a nonprofit with a mission of impacting how students choose their path and illuminating what’s possible when they follow their passion. It has produced more than 30 documentaries since its first road trip In 2001, but this is the first Road trip Nation production done in partnership with the California Community Colleges system, which commissioned the effort.
Delta College In Stockton Ranks As Top California Community College
San Joaquin Delta College in Stockton was listed as the best community college in California and fourth in the nation in a new ranking.
The financial website WalletHub compared 700 community colleges for quality of education, cost and post-college success.
Delta College President Omid Pourzanjani says one factor of the school’s ranking is how students fare after graduation.
Jobs Around The Region

San José-Evergreen Community College District - San José City College President Committed to Access, Opportunity, Equity, and Social Justice for all and through the hard work of our faculty, staff, and students, the San José-Evergreen Community...

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