March 2018
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civicstewardsCalifornia Community Colleges Joins With Stanford to Launch Nation's First Seminar Focused on Role of Civic Stewards in Workforce Development

As key drivers to fuel regional economies and enable social mobility, California community colleges are essential to the state's goal of 1 million more skilled workers - and, in turn, regional civic leaders play a key role in ensuring public investments in community college deliver on career education that meets employers' needs. To strengthen the ability of civic leaders to partner on a strong workforce, the  California Community Colleges' Doing What MATTERS for Jobs and the Economy, California Forward , the California Stewardship Network and the Stanford Educational Leadership Initiative have joined to shape the nation's first seminar of its kind, entitled " "Civic Stewardship to Strengthen Community Colleges ."
"Stanford hosts the Aspen Presidential Fellowship for Community College Excellence so it was a natural for us to approach them to sponsor this synergistic and complementary program, " states Van Ton-Quinlivan, Executive Vice Chancellor of Workforce & Digital Futures. 
This seminar, held March 29-30 at Stanford University, will enable regional civic stewards to understand the processes by which community colleges operate and the ways that long-term partnerships between civic stewards and community colleges can be built, strengthened, and based on sound workforce data, mutual trust, and effective communication. By design, three-fourths of workshop participants are identified prominent civic stewards in their regions and one-fourth are career education community college deans. 
Selected Regional Civic Stewards include:
  • Ahn Fielding, State Action Support Liaison, California Stewardship Network
  • Ann Marie Allen, Sr Director, Growing Inland Achievement
  • Bill Allen, President & CEO, Los Angeles Economic Development Corporation
  • Bill Mueller, Chief Executive, Valley Vision
  • Bruce Stenslie, President & CEO, Economic Development Collaborative Ventura County
  • Claire Chiara, Coro Fellow, Bay Area Council
  • Deborah Nankivell, CEO, Fresno Business Council
  • David Palter, Sr Associate, Higher Education and Workforce Development, Silicon Valley Leadership Group
  • Hayley Mears, Program Manager, Monterey Bay Economic Partnership
  • Heidi Hill Drum, CEO, Tahoe Prosperity Center
  • Jacob Peterson, Director, Junior Leadership Development Program
  • Jason Cordova, Director of Education and Workforce Development, Inland Empire Economic Partnership
  • Joel Morgan, Regional Director of Workforce & Career Development, Goodwill of Southern California
  • Kate Roberts, President, Monterey Bay Economic Partnership
  • Kathleen Moxon, Director, Redwood Coast Rural Action
  • Kathy Goodacre, Executive Director, CTE Foundation Sonoma County
  • Katie Greaves, Director, Sonoma County Workforce Development Board
  • Kristin York, VP, Sierra Business Council
  • Lauren Fernandez, Learning Development Consultant, SAP
  • Linda Bidrossian, Sr VP Policy, Bay Area Council
  • Lisa Schaffner, President, John Jordan Foundation
  • Loreli Cappel, Sr Project Director, Economic Vitality Corporation
  • Megan Joseph, Executive Director, Rise Together Bay Area
  • Michael Ward, Chief Strategy & Innovation Officer/ Strong Workforce Project Facilitator, HighBar Global/ Lake Tahoe Community College/ Tahoe Prosperity Center
  • Nikia Clarke, VP, San Diego Regional EDC
  • Nikki Henry, Director, Central Valley Community Foundation
  • Paola Santana, Sr Director, Center for Education Excellence and Talent Development
  • Paul Granillo, CEO & President, Inland Empire Economic Partnership
  • Tammy Cronin, Project Leader and Portfolio Manager, Valley Vision
  • Vanessa Bechtel, President & CEO, Ventura County Community Foundation
Selected Career Education Leaders include:
  • Alexandria Wright, Director of Economic & Workforce Development, Ventura County Community College District
  • Daren Otten, Dean of Applied Academics and Workforce Development, Yuba College
  • Doug Marriot, Dean of Adult/Community Education and Workforce Development, Los Angeles Valley College
  • Elizabeth Pratt, CTE Dean and Workforce Development, College of Marin
  • Eva Denise Jennings, CTE Dean and Workforce Development, CCCAOE President Elect, College of Alameda
  • Jeffrey Forrest, VP Economic and Workforce Development, College of the Canyons
  • John Jaramillo, Dean of Economic and Workforce Development and Business Science, Saddleback College
  • Joyce Johnson, CTE Dean and Workforce Development, Mt. San Jacinto College
  • Kim Harrell, Dean of Careers & Technology, Cosumnes River College
  • Lena Tran, VP Strategic Partnerships and Workforce Innovation, San Jose City College
  • Salvador Vargas, CTE Dean and Workforce Development, San Joaquin Delta College
futureofworkmeetupsRSVP for "Future of Work" MeetUps, with Focus on Impact of Artificial Intelligence, Platforms and New Automation
The Future of Work MeetUp series provides a better idea of how artificial intelligence, the rise of gig economy platforms and a new wave of automation will further change the future of work and the skill sets required to thrive in the workforce. How will employers, students and educators be impacted? Understanding shifts in the future of work can help workforce stakeholders move forward on strategies to ensure California's economic resilience.
Doing What MATTERS for Jobs and the Economyalong with California Forward and California Economic Summit , are hosting Future of Work MeetUps to seek input from a variety of leadership audiences. Click here and see the list below for a Future of Work MeetUp near you. 
Topics include:
  • The Need for Future Ready Skills
  • California's "Stranded" Working Adults
  • Overcoming Key Worker Barriers to Grow California's Competitiveness
  • Live Polling: Growing Regional Ecosystems - Input on Priorities & Actions 

Share these surveys with employer networks and their employees
A significant component of the Future of Work MeetUps will be a discussion of workers' barriers to upskilling and attaining industry-valued credentials. To that end, please share this link with your employer networks so they and their employees can communicate their experiences. Share this link with workers who want to give us feedback on their barriers to upskilling.

Future of Work MeetUp Schedule
Date / Time
Event / Theme
RSVP & Comments
Apr 2, 2018
2:00pm - 4:30pm
San Diego MeetUp San Diego Economic Development Corporation, City of San Diego and the San Diego Imperial Counties Regional Consortium
Apr 3, 2018
1:00pm - 2:00pm
Virtual MeetUp
Theme: Reconnecting the Stranded Worker
California Forward and the California Economic Summit Register

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar.

Note: While the theme is "Reconnecting the Stranded Worker", everyone is encouraged to attend!
Apr 4, 2018
8:30am - 11:30am
Sacramento Workforce Tech Forum
Theme: How will technology, automation, and the changing nature of work impact the essential skills and occupations needed in our region?
Valley Vision and SETA

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Note: While the theme is "How will technology, automation, and the changing nature of work impact the essential skills and occupations needed in our region?", everyone is encouraged to attend!
Apr 9, 2018
1:30pm - 3:30pm
Far North MeetUp Chico Stewardship Network  RSVP
Apr 11, 2018
9:30am - 12:00pm
Santa Cruz / Monterey Bay MeetUp Monterey Bay Economic Partnership RSVP

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Apr 14, 2018
8:45am - 1:05pm
Mid-Peninsula MeetUp Redwood City-San Mateo County Chamber of Commerce Progress Seminar
Conference Attendees Only
Click here to register for the conference.
Apr 16, 2018
2:00pm - 4:30pm
Central Valley MeetUp Kern Community Foundation and Kern County Superintendent of Schools RSVP

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Apr 19, 2018
2:30pm - 4:00pm
Inland Empire MeetUp Inland Empire Economic Partnership RSVP

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Apr 23, 2018
12:00pm - 1:30pm
Los Angeles MeetUp
Theme: Regional Los Angeles Associations and Businesses
Los Angeles Area Chamber of Commerce By Invitation Only
Cristina Guccione

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Note: While the theme is "Regional Los Angeles Associations and Businesses", everyone is encouraged to attend.
Apr 23, 2018
7:30am - 9:00am
Orange County MeetUp Orange County Department of Education, Orange County Business Council and OC Pathways RSVP

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May 5, 2018
3:45pm - 5:00pm
Trustees Conference MeetUp 
in Valencia
California Community College League Conference Attendees Only
cccmakerspacesCCC Maker Makes Progress in First Six Months of Implementation in Preparing Students for Careers
CCC Maker Learning by "making" is becoming increasingly popular in the educational realm and an approach that California Community Colleges is embracing through the CCC Maker initiative, which uses makerspaces to expose students to career options while allowing them to develop in-demand skills they can demonstrate to prospective employers. The Workforce and Economic Development Division of the California Community Colleges Chancellor's Office provided $17 million to fund the initiative under the Doing What MATTERS for Jobs and the Economy framework. (Sierra College is the initiative's fiscal agent and administrator.) Twenty-four California community colleges are building makerspace communities that facilitate hands-on experiences in making, innovation and entrepreneurship.
More than 300 faculty members are collaborating to embed "making" experiences into community college curricula and participated in 144 professional development activities.
"During the initiative implementation phase from July to December 2017, colleges reported that 9,158 students participated in activities in California Community Colleges Maker-funded makerspaces," said California Community Colleges Maker Project Manager Carol Pepper-Kittredge. Community colleges also reported 235 employers have been recruited to participate, 217 students went through pre-placement training and 81 students earned digital badges documenting their skills.
Read the press release here.  
OCC Update on Chancellor Governor Brown's Proposal to Establish an 115th Online Community College to Better Serve "Stranded" Adults
The online college would be the system's 115th community college and would provide working Californians with access to short bursts of education and training, on a flexible schedule.  Read more.
ortizinterview Chancellor Oakley Interviewed by Chronicle of Higher Education
Last month, California Community Colleges Chancellor Eloy Ortiz Oakley sat down with Eric Kelderman of The Chronicle of Higher Education to discuss the new online community college proposed in Governor Jerry Brown's budget.
Chancellor Eloy Ortiz Oakley  
Here is the video of the interview , in which the chancellor explains that the online college is an opportunity to expand the CCC reach and an on-ramp to further postsecondary education.
"We recognize that there is not one learning modality or learning style that works best for every Californian, so we want to introduce one more set of modalities, one more opportunity to reach more Californians," the chancellor said in the interview.
Roxanne Student Roxanne Valencia Explains How an Online Community College Would Benefit Millions of Students Like Her 
Without the skills necessary for a career pathway, workers like Roxanne Valencia are stranded and unable to realize economic resiliency. Watch this video to learn Roxanne's story and how a fully online community college could help millions of Californians like her.  
Student Video 

To learn more about the governor's proposal for a fully online community college, click here
California Apprenticeship Initiative Grant Program
The California Community Colleges Chancellor's Office has announced the availability of $6.5 million in Proposition 98 funding for the California Apprenticeship Initiative (CAI), New and Innovative Grant Program. This grant opportunity is part of the fiscal year 2017-18 $15 million CAI, which seeks to create new and innovative apprenticeship opportunities in priority and emerging industry sectors or areas in which apprenticeship training does not currently exist.
The RFA instructions, terms, and conditions describe opportunities and application requirements for these competitive grant opportunities available to California community college districts and California Department of Education local educational agencies, including regional occupational centers and programs and county offices of education.
KeyTalent Key Talent Administration & Sector Strategy Fiscal Agent
The California Community Colleges Division of Workforce and Digital Futures is pleased to announce the following Doing What MATTERS for Jobs and the Economy competitive grant opportunities: 2018-19 Request for Applications Key Talent Administration & Sector Strategy Fiscal Agent. All applications are due by 5 p.m. Friday, April 6. 

launchboard LaunchBoard

LaunchBoard News

Latest data now available in the LaunchBoard 

View 2016-17 data in the LaunchBoard! The most recent year's data now is available in the Strong Workforce Program, Snapshot Tables, and CTE K-14 Pathways tabs. In addition, we've released an improved interface for the Snapshot Tables tab that makes it easy to compare results across any program, college, or region. (Note: The Program Snapshot is temporarily down, as we prepare for the release of a new infographic view.) 

Learn more about the 
Adult Education Block Grant

CCC Maker

Learn more about apprenticeships in California 

California Apprenticeship Initiative

Learn more about
New World of Work

New World of Work