eUpdate - Doing What MATTERS for Jobs and the Economy
September 2018
 
In This Issue
CollegeNewsExecutive Vice Chancellor Ton-Quinlivan Selected for
Three-Month Executive-in-Residence with
Silicon Valley's Institute for the Future 
 
California Community Colleges Executive Vice Chancellor of Workforce and Digital Futures Van Ton-Quinlivan has been tapped to serve as an executive-in-residence at the Institute for the Future (IFTF), the world's leading non-profit strategic futures organization located in Silicon Valley. On this three-month special assignment, she will focus on the future of work, learning and social cohesion -- and how they are affected by technology -- while considering how to best position the California Community Colleges to make better decisions today.
 
"The California Community Colleges (CCC) stand at an inflection point as the adoption of automation, machine learning, and AI in the workforce usher major changes in the future of work. Acceleration of technological change and consequent impact on business and workers require us to develop a more expansive strategy to better position California's community colleges to serve the needs of Californians in this new economy," said California Community Colleges Chancellor Eloy Ortiz Oakley. "To assist us in this effort, IFTF has offered to host Executive Vice Chancellor Ton-Quinlivan during her special assignment. There, she will have access to specialized future foresight tools, networks of experts, and leading corporations grappling with these same issues."
 
During her time as executive-in-residence, Ton-Quinlivan will share her learnings through posts on Medium, on Twitter at @WorkforceVan, and on LinkedIn. All are invited to follow her learning journey. 

"The nature of work and learning is changing quickly, and our educational system must also change to meet new challenges ahead. Our work with Van and the California Community Colleges has already found innovative ways to equip learners with the skills they'll need in the new economy, and this new partnership will take that work forward toward more impact," said Marina Gorbis, IFTF's executive director. "We're excited to have Van engage with our team to translate, activate and utilize IFTF's tools and methods for thinking systematically about the future within California's educational system."

 
meeting attendees at the Insititure for the Future
Executive Vice Chancellor Ton-Quinlivan (center, holding sign) at design thinking workshop at Institute for the Future with California Community Colleges stakeholders.
 
In the News 
Ryan Craig Releases New Book about Forces Seeding Faster and Cheaper Alternatives to College
 
A New U by Ryan Craig
Ryan Craig, co-founder and managing director of University Ventures and recent speaker at a meeting of the Chancellor's Office workforce and economic development advisory body entitled WEDPAC/EDPAC, has penned A New U: Faster + Cheaper Alternatives to College. Among the book's reviewers is Executive Vice Chancellor Van Ton-Quinlivan, who offers the following quote about  the book, "Ryan Craig succinctly outlines how higher education will be reshaped by forces already seeded and in play. College and university leaders must listen to these signals from the future to effectively chart the path forward."

Old Idea, New Economy: Rediscovering Apprenticeships
 
Lynn Shaw California Community Colleges Interim Director for Workforce and Economic Development Lynn Shaw was featured in a recent American Public Media audio documentary about the rise of apprenticeships. In " Old Idea, New Economy: Rediscovering Apprenticeships," Shaw shares about her background in pioneering nontraditional roles for women, the nonprofit organization she founded to assist women and the California Community Colleges' work in the apprenticeship space. Shaw's portion begins at roughly the 20-minute mark of the show.

ArticleGrant Opportunity: Submit Your Idea to
Enable $1 Billion in Wage Growth
JFF Labs - $1B Wage Gain Challenge
Even though America's economy is growing, worker wages remain stagnated and JFF , a national organization with the mission of driving "change in the American workforce and education systems to promote economic advancement for all," is doing something about it.
 
The $1 Billion Wage Gain Challenge is "a moonshot to address wage stagnation" with a single tangible metric: raise the annual wages of at least 100,000 American workers by $10,000 or more by 2021. Have an idea to support this goal? Applications open September 24 and close November 25. The competition is supported by  Schmidt Futures .

USDOLGrantChancellor's Office Workforce Division Staff
Tours Impacts of Strong Workforce Funds at Sierra College
 

To get a pulse of the impact of the Strong Workforce Program by talking directly to faculty and administrators, the staff of the California Community Colleges Chancellor's Office Division of Workforce & Economic Development held its annual offsite meeting at Sierra College. Included in the tour were the Gene Haas Center for Advanced Manufacturing by Design and the  Sierra College Hacker Lab
 
"We were pleased to have the opportunity to show what we have accomplished in our career education programs, thanks to the Strong Workforce Initiative," noted Sierra College Superintendent/President Willy Duncan. "It's nice to be able to hear from the Chancellor's Office staff who administer the program and share with them how we are able to bring their vision to life for our students."
 
Chancellor's Office staff member Nita Patel, who organized the site visit, noted, "We are reminded of the important work done by our campuses and how our efforts in Sacramento support them."

CCCCO Workforce Development Staff at Sierra College
Staff of CCCCO Workforce and Economic Development Division visit Sierra College.
 
careeredCareer Education Collateral Materials Now Available

Need materials to help promote career education to students and parents? A new two-pocket folder (shown below), campaign brochure and pen are now available by order for FREE. The folder highlights some of the more than 200 hands-on training programs and features photos of actual California community college students, illustrating the diversity of our campuses.
 
A Spanish-language brochure will be available soon. Materials are also available for the I Can Afford College and Associate Degree for Transfer campaigns.
 
Hands on Training Brochures  

LaunchBoardLaunchBoard Community College Pipeline's
New Feature: Disaggregated Data

College administrators, faculty and grantees: the LaunchBoard's Community College Pipeline now has disaggregated data! Use the "Detailed Data" view to analyze student milestones and outcomes by gender, race/ethnicity and age group. Plus, you can now see CTE Outcomes Survey data integrated into the "Detailed Data" view. Check out this new feature on LaunchBoard. Questions can be directed to kbooth@wested.org.

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