I'm honored to be speaking at several upcoming national and California-based events. Read about them below and please join me if you can. 

Van Ton-Quinlivan, Vice Chancellor
Workforce & Digital Futures
Chancellor's Office, California Community College
October 20: 
Employer-Driven Innovations in Career Technical Education: Promise, Practice & Opportunities for Policy
An AYPF & MDRC Capitol Hill Forum, Washington, DC

A growing body of research shows promise that high-quality career technical education (CTE) pathways prepare students to be successful beyond a high school diploma in both post-secondary education and the workforce. This discussion, hosted by the American Youth Policy Forum and MDRC , in Washington, DC, will present leading research on CTE and analysis of the evolving workforce needs which have influenced the development of innovative CTE strategies. Vice Chancellor Van Ton-Quinlivan will serve as a panelist. 

Click here for more information and to register for the forum.  
November 2-3: California Economic Summit
San Diego

California Community Colleges' Doing What MATTERS for Jobs and the Economy is a proud supporter of the  California Economic Summit and its mission to  restore upward mobility and meet employers' needs by producing one million more graduates with bachelor's degrees and one million more workers with middle-skilled credentials over the next 10 years. 

Join California Community Colleges leaders Chancellor Eloy Ortiz Oakley, Vice Chancellor for Workforce & Digital Futures Van Ton-Quinlivan, San Diego Community College District Chancellor Dr. Constance Carroll, MiraCosta Community College District Superintendent/ President Dr. Sunny Cooke and more to track the progress of this mission and how you can make an impact.  Click  here  for a preview of what will be discussed during the workforce session of the Summit. 

To register for the California Economic Summit, click here

Ton-Quinlivan hosts "Fireside Chat: Are Workers Stranded?" on Day 1 of California Economic Summit

Registered attendees of the California Economic Summit are invited to join Vice Chancellor Ton-Quinlivan for a "fireside chat" to discuss "Are Workers Stranded?" as explained in her interview with The Chronicle of Higher Education (below). 

For more information and to RSVP for the discussion, click here

November 15: American Enterprise Institute
Washington, DC

On November 15 in Washington, DC, Ton-Quinlivan will speak on a panel about  career technical education and workforce development in secondary and post-secondary education with the American Enterprise Institute (AEI), a public policy think tank "dedicated to defending human dignity, expanding human potential, and building a freer and safer world."  Also presenting will be  Tamar Jacoby of Opportunity America and Diane Jones of the Urban Institute. Tom Bailey of the Community College Research Center has been invited as a fellow respondent. After the event, approximately 20-25 academics, researchers, wonks and practitioners will participate in a roundtable discussion to expand on the morning session. 

For more information, see the AEI website

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