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CTE Incentive Grant
Region 7 Network Newsletter
Fall, 2018
A Message from Kit Alvarez:

Dear CTEIG Colleagues,
Welcome back to the 2018-2019 school year! By now, you are all well entrenched in carrying out your goals and objectives in the implementation of high quality CTE. The 2018-2019 school year is stacking up to be one of more change, particularly in the areas of funding and policy. This year will be an important one for CTE funding, as the original CTEIG grant winds down and we await word on the roll out of the new version of CTEIG funding as well as the K-12 Strong Workforce funding via the California Community College Chancellor’s Office. Our CDE representatives in Sacramento are working side by side with representatives from the Chancellor’s office to ensure that the two funding streams are complimentary to one another and to ensure that the metrics used for determining student success and program effectiveness are aligned.  

With the reauthorization of federal Perkins funds, you can also anticipate changes to the state’s delivery of Perkins CTE funds next year. The reauthorization signals that our state plan for CTE will undergo an update. To this end, CDE in conjunction with the Chancellor’s office have convened the “The Workforce Pathways Joint Advisory Committee” (WPJAC) to put into place California policy objectives regarding workforce pathways that complement and support regional economies. 

“The goal of the WPJAC is to build connected, equitable, accessible, and high-quality K-14+ college and career pathways by: 1) signaling the infrastructure needs, 2) promoting regional and local educational agency efforts for alignment, and 3) reinforcing student supports during critical transitions leading into high school, community college, and beyond.” 

CDE is seeking public comment on the “Guiding Policy Principles to Support K-14+ Pathways” document which can be found along with a survey, the link below. Public comment regarding the policy document is currently being sought solicited. Please give your input. The policy document and the survey link can be found at the link below. Please take a few minutes to review the document and give your input.

Lastly, I’d like to invite you to join CAROCP: The Association of College and Career Readiness Organizations. Several years ago, CAROCP revised its membership structure to become inclusive of all types of CTE delivery systems, including individual school districts. In case you were not aware, CAROCP is a co-sponsor and founding agency of the annual fall CTE conference that is held in Rancho Mirage. For more information about CAROCP membership and the fall conference, visit: 

Best wishes for an amazing year in CTE!

Welcome Back to School!
Temecula Unified School District
Watch how Temecula Valley Unified School District Welcomed their Students Back to School!
Teacher In-Service
We are planning now for the 18-19 school year!

Call your CTEIG Technical Assistance Team to schedule a training. It isn't too early to plan a meaningful back-to-school in-service for the 18-19 school year. Start off the year providing teachers the strategies to design HIGH - Quality Key Assignments that take your students to the next level. / 909.252.4555
Upcoming Events and Webinars!

September 21, 2018
Ontario Carpenters Training Center
3250 E. Shelby Steet
Ontario, CA 91764

September 27, 2018
CyberSB - Dorothy Ingram Learning Center
670 East Carnegie Drive
San Bernardino, CA 92408
9:00 am - 12:00 pm

October 3-5, 2018
Los Angeles Marriott Burbank Airport
2500 N. Hollywood Way
Burbank, CA 91505

January 30 & 31, 2019
CyberSB - Dorothy Inghram Learning Center
670 East Carnegie Drive
San Bernardino, CA 92408

October 22-24, 2018
BWI Airport Marriott
1743 W. Nursery Road
Linthicum Heights, MD 21090

November 14 - 16, 2018
Omni Rancho Las Palmas
41000 Bob Hope Drive
Rancho Mirage, CA 92270

November 28-30, 2018
Holiday Inn Sacramento Capital Plaza
300 J. Street
Sacramento, CA 95814

* Our Partner Los Angels County Office of Education Online PD Offerings
August 30, 2018: CTE 101
September 6, 2018: CTE Online Resources
September 13, 2018: CTE Model Curriculum Standards
September 18, 2018: CTE Credentials
September 20, 2018: All Aspects of the Industry

* * * All CTE Members are Welcome to Attendand
Opportunities for Connecting Secondary
CTE Students and Apprenticeship Programs
This report profiles each programs history, structure, and lessons learned. The report also synthesizes observations across the sites to support state and local leaders in connecting high school CTE students with apprenticeships.

TOPICS: Work-Based Learning, Systems Alignment, Program Quality, Dual Enrollment, Articulation and Transfer, Employer Engagement
STATE(S): California, Kentucky, Missouri, New York, North Carolina, Ohio, South Carolina, Washington
EDUCATION LEVELS: K-12, Workforce development
RESOURCE TYPE(S): Case Study, Research/Report
PUBLISHED: June 2017
Programs in the Spotlight
CyberSB held its inaugural class on 8-22-18. More than 20 students attended the first ROP classes in the CyberSB program at the new San Bernardino San Bernardino County Superintendent of Schools Dorothy Inghram Learning Center.
ROP instructor Yui Shin introduced the students, who attend the Public Safety Academy in the San Bernardino City Unified School District, to the new technology they will be using in the CyberSB program. The students watched Steve Samaha in Pensacola, Fla., live-stream a lesson on cybersecurity in the CyberSB classroom. Students in San Bernardino also will be able to stream audio/video with ROP students in Big Bear, Morongo and Rialto Unified School Districts.

Interview by ROP Instructor Yui Shin:

Talk about the future opportunities students can enjoy after taking CyberSB ROP Classes.
Cybersecurity is specifically about computer intrusion detection, system audits, and deploying appropriate countermeasures. But what makes our course different is we realize not everybody wants to train to be a computer genius that stops hackers. Instead, we still want students to pursue this and other career fields as well because Cybersecurity is everybody's job and it impacts all industry sectors. Instead of being applicant number 400 just trying to get an interview, our students will have an edge that employers want and it will make them stand out. Employers want to know that they can trust an employee with the handling of information. That's the cybersecurity we all need. And our program course includes the genuine CompTIA exam vouchers, which can run over $200 each.
Describe the demand for workers with cybersecurity skills/degrees in today's workforce.
Today, I noticed 1,142 Southern California job postings by local credit unions, power utility companies, hospitals, and universities, all looking for Cybersecurity certifications like CISSP, GSEC and ours for the CompTIA track. Students can choose from 219 universities and colleges that are certified in Cybersecurity. An important point on this to know is that Cybersecurity falls under many different degree program paths including Information Assurance, Risk Assessment, System Information, Computer Information Technology, and Computer Forensics.
What are the skills students in the CyberSB program are learning today?
Today students learned that hexadecimal numbers can be used to change their screen color, later they will learn how powerful math is in cybersecurity and that it can be used to rewrite software or completely stop intrusions. This is where the girls in the program dominate. Later they will be terminating network cables by hand to create an industry standard TCP/IP network with Internet access. Later in the course students will be building computers, writing code, scanning for intruders, in a team based state of the art digital lab.
Talk about the enthusiasm you see from students taking part in the CyberSB program.
Cybersecurity is offered in 219 universities and colleges that recognize the Scholarship for Service program, which can lead to a paid government internship prior to graduation. Cal State San Bernardino, Cal Poly Pomona, and San Bernardino Valley College can help students get on this degree track . A final point, our Cyber SB Center is open to high school and adult enrollment.
Cybersecurity Month
This October, National Cybersecurity Awareness Month is commemorating its 15 th year as an annual initiative to raise awareness about the importance of cybersecurity. NCSAM 2018 is a collaborative effort between government and industry to ensure every American has the resources they need to stay safer and more secure online while increasing the resiliency of the Nation during cyber-threats. DHS is the federal, national lead for CSAM. DHS also co-leads NCSAM with the National Cyber Security Alliance.
Helpful Security Tips:
Manufacturing Day
Manufacturing Day is a celebration of modern manufacturing meant to inspire the next generation of manufacturers and occurs on the first Friday in October. Many events are accruing in our various regions, such as the ones listed below.

Celebrate National Manufacturing Day
with the InTech Center!

Friday, October 5, 2018 (Fontana)

Click on flyer below to register.
The National Association of Manufacturers
San Diego
Manufacturing Day Reception

On October 4th , celebrate all things #Made in San Diego. Manufacturing is one of San Diego's most diverse and innovation-driven industries.

MFG Day is a national celebration of modern manufacturing meant to inspire the next generation of manufacturers, and gives manufacturers the opportunity to open their doors to showcase their products.

This happy hour reception will bring together 200 business and community leaders to network and celebrate the region's manufacturing industry with tabletop displays of some of the most innovative products made in our region.
Check out for other ways to celebrate all that's #MadeinSD this October.

Early Bird tickets for $40 - prices increase September 10th.Sponsorship opportunities available. Contact Taylor Dunne at for more information.

Important CTEIG Dates
Expenditure Report due date is fast approaching, October 1st!!!
* CTEIG Annual Fiscal Report with Matching Funds - October 1, 2018
* Annual Progress Report and Renewal Funding Application - December 1, 2018
* CTEIG Funds (1,2, and 3 must be expended - grant and match) - June 30, 2018
Holiday/Birthday Wishes?
Is there a District, group or a specific grantee you would like to shout out to and wish them a Happy Birthday or send a Happy Holiday wish? Email your message(s) to , we will add them to our quarterly newsletters.
Questions for CTEIG Technical Assistance
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