October 2017
In this Issue:
firesidechatVan Ton-Quinlivan hosts "Are Workers Stranded?" fireside chat at upcoming CA Economic Summit

California Community Colleges Vice Chancellor Van Ton-Quinlivan will host a "Fireside Chat" that seeks feedback on the question "Are Workers Stranded?" during the upcoming California Economic Summit. The Summit  brings together private, public and civic leaders from across the state to craft a range of strategies to improve economic prosperity, including a strong workforce and upward mobility for workers.

As Ton-Quinlivan explained in a recent Chronicle of Higher Education interview , stranded workers are individuals who feel displaced in this economy and have a difficult time seeing their health and well-being in the economy to come.  

The event is open to registered Summit attendees and will be held Nov. 2 at 6:30 p.m., during the Summit's networking reception. If you have registered for the California Economic Summit,  c lick here to RSVP for the Fireside Chat. To register for the California Economic Summit, click here

NWOW35 community colleges take 21st-century employability skills to scale

A system-wide roll-out of the New World of Work 21st-century employability skills (sometimes referred to as "soft skills") curriculum at the California Community Colleges is underway, and just i n the first year of taking the program to scale, 35 of the system's 114 colleges have signed on as official partners. These community college partners are:
  • Northern Inland: Feather River, Lassen, Shasta, College of the Siskiyous
  • Northern Coastal: Mendocino, College of the Redwoods
  • Greater Sacramento: American River, Consumnes River, Folsom Lake, Lake Tahoe, Sacramento City, Sierra, Woodland
  • North Bay: Santa Rosa, Napa Valley
  • East Bay: Chabot
  • Mid-Peninsula: City College of San Francisco, Skyline
  • Silicon Valley: Evergreen Valley, West Valley
  • Central Valley / Mother Lode: Fresno City, College of the Sequoias, West Hills Coalinga, West Hills Lemoore, Columbia
  • Santa Cruz / Monterey: Hartnell
  • South Central: College of the Canyons, Santa Barbara City 
  • Los Angeles: Cerritos, East Los Angeles, Pasadena City 
  • Orange County: Golden West, Saddleback, Santa Ana
  • San Diego / Imperial: San Diego Miramar
The U.S. Department of Education's Institute of Education Science (IES) and  MDRC have selected New World of Work for a longitudinal evaluation as a promising practice . Read more about the study here
CCLCDistricts with Strong Workforce Stars career education programs to be featured at CCLC Annual Convention
Community College League of California Strong Workforce Stars, the new commendation recognizing the state's top career education programs with proven strong workforce outcomes, will be featured at the upcoming Community College League of California annual convention, November 16-18. Van Ton-Quinlivan will lead of a panel of college leaders whose programs earned the recognition, including Dr. Raúl Rodríguez, Chancellor of Rancho Santiago Community College District; Dr. Ronald Kraft, Superintendent/President of Napa Valley College; and Dr. Kathleen A. Hart, Superintendent/President of San Joaquin Delta College.
SWCRecognize your outstanding workforce partners through the Strong Workforce Champions Program

Consider awarding this honor to a Champion who meets one or more of these criteria:
  • Advance work-based learning opportunities, including internships and apprenticeships
  • Collaborate with career technical education faculty to develop programs and curricula with the skills that industry demands
  • Support development of quality career technical education faculty
  • Support general career technical education efforts
  • Support sustainable funding for career technical education programs
To learn more about Strong Workforce Champions, visit the website
NewOnTheTeamNew on the team
Dr. Lynn Shaw Dr. Lynn Shaw, the lead Technical Assistance Provider of Strong Workforce implementation and one of the program's primary architects, has moved to the role of Visiting Dean for Sector Strategies with the California Community Colleges Chancellor's Office. She works with the system's network of Sectors Navigators and Deputy Sector Navigators to align statewide business/ industry and college career education programs. Lynn has worked as a miner, steelworker, longshore worker and journey-level electrician. She earned her Ph.D. in educational policy from Claremont University and San Diego State, and is an electrical technology professor at Long Beach City College.

Dr. Grant Goold just joined as a Visiting Faculty and Technical Assistance Provider for Strong Workforce Implementation. His primary responsibility is direct communication with career education faculty statewide and as project lead on activities directly related to several Strong Workforce recommendations. Grant previously served as the Program Director and Department Chair of EMS Education at American River College and has been teaching career education courses at the Los Rios Community College District for more than 23 years. He served on the Executive Committee of the Statewide Academic Senate (ASCCC) from 2015 to 2017 and was the first chair of the Career Technical Education committee and chair of the Part-Time Faculty committee. He was actively involved in many projects concerning Pathways, CID, Strong Workforce, and LaunchBoard.

Three regional public-private partnerships for workforce development will be honored as recipients of the Partnership for Industry and Education (PIE) award at the  2017 California Economic Summit  in November in San Diego, and two of them are directly tied to the California Community Colleges. 
  • InTECH Learning Center , a  public-private partnership between Inland Empire community colleges and California Steel Industries, is designed to increase the number of well-trained manufacturing craft workers as a strategy to fill both the immediate and future needs of manufacturing employers. Chaffey College is the lead institution and additional community college partners include Barstow, College of the Desert, Crafton Hills, Mt. San Jacinto, MiraCosta, Norco, Riverside City, San Bernardino Valley and Victor Valley.
  • Antelope Aircraft Fabrication Training Program, a  partnership of the City of Palmdale, Antelope Valley College, Goodwill of Southern California, L.A. County Workforce Development and Northrop Grumman, was designed to fill a need for thousands of trained workers in the region, in large part because of Northrop Grumman winning a large Department of Defense contract to build aircraft in Palmdale.

How apprenticeship is helping state government grow its own talent
And more from California Apprenticeship Initiative
California Apprenticeship Initiative Information technology (IT) jobs are notoriously hard to fill -- perhaps especially in California where competition for technology talent in all industries is fierce. State government has struggled to attract workers with the tech skills it needs. Today, the vacancy rate for state IT positions stands at 19 percent. Will apprenticeship offer a solution? State leaders are eager to find out.
Click here to read more about this topic, as well as how College of the Canyons and industry partners build an apprenticeship culture in southern California, linking pre-apprenticeships with apprenticeships and more.
Small Business
A collaboration of the Small Business Sector of Doing What MATTERS for Jobs and the Economy and the Governor's Office of Business and Economic Development (GO-Biz) resulted in a $29 million federal award to bolster cybersecurity resilience and innovation. The Small Business Sector will oversee two projects of the overall grant to deliver ten regional supply chain workshops across the state and provide technical assistance to firms impacted by changes to defense spending to help them diversify into other markets. Additionally, it will deploy nine online Contract Readiness Modules that it had previously developed with the Cal Asian Chamber and Coastline Community College, and conduct a cybersecurity labor market analysis. Click here to learn more.

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The LaunchBoard is not just for Career Education! 

A new LaunchBoard tab shows student outcomes on the Guided Pathways Key Performance Indicators, including how many units students are earning and whether they make it through transfer-level English and math. Take a look here.

Learn more about the 
Adult Education Block Grant

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Learn more about apprenticeships in California 

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New World of Work

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