June 2018
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Van Ton-Quinlivan, Executive Vice Chancellor
Workforce & Digital Futures, DoingWhatMatters.cccco.edu
WalmartPlaybook for Workforce Resiliency in the Face of Automation: Look to Walmart's New Announcement as Exemplar
Walmart Inc. just announced it will subsidize a college education for its retail associates , with frontline workers contributing $1 per day for the length of the online program. This strategy to upskill the workforce comes as Walmart is testing shelf-scanning robots, named Bossa Nova, in some of its stores. Van Ton-Quinlivan, California Community Colleges' executive vice chancellor for Workforce and Digital Futures, joined a panel to discuss the significance of this employer co-investment strategy, following on the heels of her 22-community Future of Work MeetUp tour which discussed the changing workplace demands on skills.
Click the image to watch Ton-Quinlivan and other workforce development leaders share insights 
at  the Walmart Shareholders Meeting.
This announcement is a playbook for increasing resiliency that other companies should study and follow. Read Ton-Quinlivan's article featured on the CA Economy blog or read Upskill America Jaime S. Fall's blog entitled " The Hidden Benefit in Walmart's Education Announcement ."
Apprenticeship California Apprenticeship Initiative
California Community Colleges Secures Ability to Sustain Growing Innovative Apprenticeships
The California Community Colleges has been at the forefront of growing the apprenticeship training model into non-traditional areas through the California Apprenticeship Initiative (CAI). Chancellor's Office personnel Nick Esquivel and Javier Romero -- in partnership with the California Labor Agency, California Division of Apprenticeship Standards, Foundation for California Community Colleges, and the Governor's Department of Finance team -- have secured changes to the education code within the 2018-19 Budget Trailer Bill (Higher Education ECS 79148.1) language to allow community colleges to receive apportionment (a.k.a., FTES) for for-credit courses for state-registered apprentices.
The changes in education code will provide an "either/or" option, where a community college may opt to utilize related supplemental instruction (RSI) reimbursement rate for apprentice education delivery. This change will allow colleges a way to fund apprenticeship programs in an on-going way beyond the term of grants received under the CAI.
CivicStewardshipCivic Stewardship to Strengthen Community Colleges
Behind every strong regional workforce is a strong collaborative effort between community colleges, business and community partners. Community colleges must establish these types of partnerships to ensure workforce outcomes for students, and the Civic Stewardship to Strengthen Community Colleges provided valuable capacity-building for civic partners of community colleges on how to do this. The two-day workshop at Stanford University in March was designed "to strengthen the ability of California's top civic leaders to serve as effective stewards of public investments in community colleges."
This first-of-its-kind workshop was sponsored by the Stanford Educational Leadership Initiative , in partnership with California Forward and California Community Colleges . Read more here.

OCC Design
The budget agreement includes funding for the online community college as proposed by the Governor -- $120 million in 2018-19 (with $100 million one-time funds and $20 million ongoing). Building on the provisions included in the Governor's May Revision, the agreement includes additional language to specify alignment between the online college and other community colleges. Further, the agreement also includes $35 million one-time funds to support the Online Education Initiative, which will help expand and improve online education across the 114 colleges.
OCC DesignInstitute for the Future Workshop Prioritizes Design Principles for 115th Online College
CCC Online Design Workshop Drawing The imaginations of more than 50 experts, including faculty, students, administrators, employers, union organizers, disability advocates , adult education providers, workforce and welfare agencies, and tech innovators, went to work on this question in April during a two-day Design Shop for the 115th California Community College , hosted by the Institute for the Future  in partnership with the California Community Colleges Chancellor's Office .
This story on the Institute for the Future website provides an overview of the two-day workshop, which introduced participants to futures thinking, and the group articulated a set of critical design principles for building a successful online community college. The institute will publish a full report that outlines the process, as well as the set of design principles the college system will use to create an inclusive design process for the online college.

MeetUpInput 22 Future of Work MeetUps Garner Feedback to Strengthen Online College
"Jobs are being partially or completely replaced by technology and the use of artificial intelligence. However, many jobs will still require some level of human interaction to be successful. The challenge we face lies in changing the way we train people for this new high-tech workplace." - Kristie Griffith, Dignity Health 
Griffith attended one of the 22  Future of Work MeetUps  h osted across the state this spring, bringing together employer, workforce, community, civic, labor and education leaders to share insights about the future of work and support of a digital infrastructure. Hers and the insights of other meetup participants will inform the design of the new online community college .
If you didn't get a chance to attend one of the MeetUps, you can view the
presentation, final report and blog summaries here.
Stranded WorkersNew Brief Further Explains "Stranded Workers"

Stranded Workers Brief
A brief released by California Competes, which focuses on higher education policy in the state, paints a detailed picture of California's 2.5 million " stranded workers," the demographic that stands to benefit most from the new  online community college. According to the brief, more than half of them earn less than $25,000 a year. In their examination, California Competes also found that 54 percent of stranded workers are employed full time, half of women who are stranded workers have dependent children and 25 percent of stranded workers do not have health insurance. 
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