Doing What MATTERS eUpdate
Thank you for 2017!
As we conclude the year and reflect on the many successes in California's workforce and economic development landscape, my leadership team and I extend our sincerest appreciation for the hard work, engagement and support by so many across the state and beyond. It takes collective impact to build a strong workforce, and we are grateful to be a part of this incredible effort.
Leadership Team, Workforce & Economic Development Division
California Community Colleges
December 2017
In this Issue:
OakleyChancellor Eloy Ortiz Oakley Named Education Dive President of the Year
Eloy Ortiz Oakley Cited for his emphasis on equitable success for all students, regardless of background, leading education news publisher  Education Dive  has named California Community Colleges Chancellor Eloy Ortiz Oakley its "President of the Year."
Oakley shared in his interview with Education Dive that he will "do everything I can to advocate for our students of all stripes - all of our students regardless of whether they're first, second or third generation, low income or middle income, regardless of where they're from, they should have an opportunity to succeed. They shouldn't have to be lucky to succeed - we should remove luck from our system and ensure that everyone has a real opportunity, [and] I'm going to wake up every morning and push in the direction that I think is best for our students, our state and our nation." 
VTQTon-Quinlivan Promoted to Executive Vice Chancellor of Workforce & Digital Futures
To prepare students for the state's good jobs and the rapidly changing, technology-driven world of work, California Community Colleges has created a dedicated position. The system's Van Ton-Quinlivan has been promoted to Executive Vice Chancellor of Workforce & Digital Futures.  She previously held the position of Vice Chancellor of Workforce & Economic Development, which will be backfilled. In her new, expanded role, Ton-Quinlivan is responsible for the system's education technology and data portfolio and is more strategically positioned to oversee the system-wide innovation described in the Institute for the Future report "Charting New Paths to the Future in the California Community Colleges," an outside-in examination and mapping of the system's current efforts against each of eight future "zones of innovation" that will redefine how people learn, work and live.
Related to this, Dr. Omid Pourzanjani has joined the Chancellor's Office Digital Futures leadership team as a visiting Vice Chancellor, focusing on the student user experience across the education technology portfolio. He was previously Vice President of Instruction at Golden West College. He holds degrees from California State University - Long Beach, University of California - Irvine and University of California - Los Angeles. 
JobOpeningJob Opening: Vice Chancellor of Digital Innovation & Infrastructure
Reporting to Ton-Quinlivan in her new role, the system is searching for a passionate, talented, dedicated and knowledgeable leader to join the team as the new Vice Chancellor of Digital Innovation & Infrastructure (formerly Vice Chancellor of Technology, Research & Information Systems).

This Career Executive Assignment (CEA) presents an opportunity of a lifetime to transform the student experience through innovative use of big data and education technology, and make a massive contribution within the California Community Colleges system that will resonate across higher education in the nation.
If you know a good candidate for this position, please share the job description , along with the documents below:
Soon-to-come: Ton-Quinlivan will also seek to fill the Vice Chancellor of Workforce & Economic Development position in 2018.
SWStarsStrong Workforce Stars Featured at Community College League of California Annual Convention
Student success outcomes matter. The Strong Workforce Stars recognition program was developed to celebrate career education programs with proven, measurable student outcomes. The program criteria include increased earnings, attainment of a living wage and employment in the field of study. Six commonalities were found among the system's Strong Workforce Stars -- these programs are all data-, career- and industry-driven, had outstanding faculty, were student-centered and had intersegmental partnerships.
In November, a panel of chancellors from districts and colleges with Strong Workforce Stars shared at the Community College League of California's annual conference what made their programs move the needle on student outcomes. Click here for a narrative of the session, featuring program best practices.
Strong Workforce Stars Presentation

Presenting their Strong Workforce Stars at the Community College League of CA Annual Convention were (l-r) Dr. Kathleen Hart, Superintendent/ President of San Joaquin Delta College; Ton-Quinlivan; Dr. Raul Rodriguez, Chancellor of Rancho Santiago Community College District; Dr. Deborah Budd, Chancellor of San Jose-Evergreen Community College District; and Dr. Ronald Kraft, Superintendent/President of Napa Valley College.
Mid-City Regional Tech Talk at Grossmont College
Leveraging the power of collaboration, Grossmont College drew more than 300 prospective IT students, IT faculty and industry professionals to the Mid-City Regional Tech Talk in November, providing a valuable networking opportunity that helps to strengthen information technology in the region. Hosted by Grossmont's Computer Science and Information Systems Department, the standing-room-only event was made possible with the support of San Diego City, Miramar and Cuyamaca community colleges, Point Loma Nazarene University and the Deputy Sector Navigator for the Information and Communication Technologies / Digital Media regional team under Doing What MATTERS for Jobs and the Economy.
Regional Tech Talk at Grossmont College
AwardsCommunications Initiatives Earn Global Awards - Workforce & Economic Development Division of California Community Colleges
Davey Awards 
Ton-Quinlivan's Workforce & Economic Development Division (WEDD) won a total of seven Daveys for its communications projects related to employer engagement, adult education and community reports. The Davey Awards is judged and overseen by the AIVA, a 700+ member organization of leading professionals from various disciplines of the visual arts dedicated to embracing progress and the evolving nature of traditional and interactive media.
The WEDD received one Gold and three Silver Daveys for its recently launched website for California employers , a companion site for its statewide career education campaign for students; a Gold Davey for its annual report , which informs the community about its key contributions and success outcomes with all of its key initiatives; a Gold Davey for the WEDD brand guidelines that support cross promotion of this work across the division and among its stakeholders; and a Silver Davey for its collaborative project with the California Department of Education called the Adult Education Block Grant (AEBG), a systems-building approach to creating 71 regional consortia among K-12 and community colleges resulting in innovations in adult education service delivery. The AEBG interactive magazine showcases the AEBG innovations and successes to legislators and informs them about their investments in this system.
CEWReportNew Georgetown University Center on Education and the Workforce Report focuses on "good jobs without a BA" with state-by-state analysis
A report released last month by the  Georgetown University Center on Education and the Workforce (CEW) indicates there are good jobs to be had by those seeking social mobility, and these jobs don't require a four-year degree. The report titled "Good Jobs That Pay Without a BA: A State-by-State Analysis," found that between 1991 and 2015 nearly half of states added good blue-collar jobs that pay without a bachelor's degree. The report, produced in partnership with JPMorgan Chase & Co. , also found that, since 1991, more good jobs have been going to associate degree-holders than workers with no more than a high school diploma in nearly every state.
Good Jobs that Pay Without a BA 

The good-jobs landscape shifted in California during the analysis period, with the state losing 232,000 blue-collar non-BA good jobs and adding 265,000 skilled-services good jobs for workers without a bachelor's degree. California Community Colleges is positioned to help train workers for these jobs, which are attainable with a high school diploma and some postsecondary education or training. The report also calls for a stronger connection between school and work to better prepare workers for the demands of today's new jobs, an area of focus for the system and its partners via the
California Apprenticeship Initiative .

You can read the CEW report, including
  California's fact sheet , on the accompanying website, .

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