September 2014

Dear LAOCRC Member,

Lots of new and exciting new things are coming up this 2014/2015 academic year.  So, we've put together some information you'll need to jump start the fall semester.  

We look forward to working with and seeing you all soon!

Warm Regards,
Upcoming Events

LAOCRC September Meeting
Thursday, September 18th

We are gearing up for our first monthly meeting of the 2014/2015 academic year and we hope you can join us!  Below are the details for the September meeting (please note that our meeting format and times have changed):

Program Approval 
Breakfast & registration at 7:30 a.m., meeting from 8:00 a.m. to 9:00 a.m.
Who Should Attend: Voting Members (required), CTE and EWD professionals (optional)

Regional Consortia Business Meeting 
Breakfast & registration at 9:00 a.m., meeting from 9:.30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m.  
Who Should Attend:  Voting Members and CTE and EWD professionals

  • Update on the CTE Enhanced Funding
  • Update from the Chancellor's Office
  • Update from the California Community College Association for Occupational Education (CCCAOE)
  • Update from the Centers of Excellence

Please click here to register and for more detailed information.  We will still be meeting at the Sheraton Cerritos, 12725 Towne Center Dr., Cerritos, CA 90703.

Click here for a copy of the LAOCRC 2014/2015 meeting calendar.

September 8th, 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.

The Los Angeles High-Impact Information Technology, Entertainment-Entrepreneurship, and Communications Hubs (LA HI-TECH) Regional Consortium is launching its 2014-2015 project, recently funded by the California Department of Education through AB86 California Career Pathways Trust.  State Superintendent, Tom Torlakson, will host the Press Conference, with invited guest speakers.  Click here for more information and to RSVP.

Alignment Summit
on Career Technical Education
Enhancement Funds
September 9th and 10th, 9:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.

Two alignment summits have been organized to discuss the priority and emerging sectors, industry demand, gap analysis and recommendations to consider for these one-time Career Technical Education enhancement dollars.  Click the corresponding links below to register for these events:

The Los Angeles Deputy Sector Navigators will present on Los Angeles opportunities
Tuesday, September 9th
 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.
Long Beach City College

The Orange County Deputy Sector Navigators will present on Orange County opportunities
Wednesday, September 10th
9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.
Orange County Department of Education

Southern California Advanced Manufacturing Partnership Webinar
September 15th, 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. 

Southern California (counties of Los Angeles, Orange, San Diego and Ventura) has received an official Manufacturing Community designation from the federal government-enabling access to federal funding to assist the manufacturing industry and communities through workforce development, supplier networking, operational improvement, capital access, trade, research & innovation, and infrastructure and site development.  You can learn more about this effort here.

$1.3 billion will be made available to the 12 federally designated communities through various federal grant programs on a competitive basis.  Therefore, to be successful with this manufacturing community designation, we need the partnership and support of all of you.  We are asking for all stakeholders (companies, workforce development and education providers, labor, business organizations, municipalities, and others) to join us in this effort.  To find out how to get involved and what this manufacturing community designation means for you and your organization/company, please join us via webinar on September 15th.  To register for this event click here.

WINTER Grand Opening
September 18th, 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.

Women In Non Traditional Employment Roles (WINTER) invites you to the Grand Opening of the newly opened East LA Women Resource & Training Center on September 18th from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.  

4741 E. Cesar Chavez Avenue, Los Angeles, CA 90022

The Community College system has goals for recruiting and retaining nontraditional students. Nontraditional is defined as any occupation that has 25% or less of one gender. WINTER, Women In Non Traditional Employment Roles is a southern California resource to help you get women into your programs.

Orange County Business Council Economic Conference
October 7th, 11:00 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.

Register today for the 2014 Workforce Development Conference, hosted by the Orange County Business Council (OCBC) and the Orange County Workforce Investment Board (OC WIB).  The conference will feature Ken McNeely, President, AT&T California, who will address the current skills gap companies face with incoming employees and  what is needed to prepare a workforce for a competitive, 21st century global economy.  The conference will also unveil the 2014 Workforce Indicators Report with OCBC chief Economic Advisor Dr. Wallace Walrod analyzing the county's economic and workforce trends.  This event will be at the Hotel Irvine.  For more information and to register, click here.

Career Technical Education in High Schools and Regional Occupational Programs
October 18th & March 16th, 9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.

Twice a year our CTE K-12 and ROP partners meet to discuss their Carl D. Perkins projects. If you want to meet some of the people who do CTE work at the high school and adult school level, you are invited to attend these meetings. Dr. Sherry D. Davis is the Education Programs Consultant for Los Angeles County. You can contact her directly at or 



October 18, 2014 from 9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.

San Gabriel High School

801 Ramona St.

San Gabriel, CA 91776


March 16, 2015 from 9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.

Los Angeles County Office of Education

9300 Imperial Highway (EC 281)

Downey, CA 90242

California Community Colleges Association for Occupational Education Fall Conference
CTE in the Spotlight: Transition to Tomorrow
October 22nd-24th

Registration is open for the fall 2014 California Community Colleges Association for Occupational Education (CCCAOE) conference (October 22nd-24th) and the Leadership Academy (October 21st-22nd).  For more information and to register for these events, use the links below:
Good to Know

Secretary of Labor: 
"Community Colleges are the secret sauce for success!"

On August 18, Thomas Perez, Secretary of Labor, spoke to a small group of 60 Economic and Workforce Development and Business leaders at the Los Angeles Chamber of Commerce. LAOCRC was invited to attend. During his remarks the Secretary, twice singled out the key role of Community Colleges.

Career Technical Education Enhancement Funds Webinar
Archived Copies from CCCConfer

Throughout July and August each region offered webinars on the $50M enhanced funding.  Our region hosted its first webinar on July 31st and second one on August 28th.  If you were unable to join us, you're in luck, both 1 hour sessions were recorded.  Follow the instructions below to access the webinar:
  1. Click here to go the CCCConfer Archive page.
  2. In the Content box, insert: New $50M CTE Enhancement Funds: Region G Briefing.
  3. A copy of both webinars will be listed, just click on the Archive link next to the corresponding date to access the webinar.
Below are useful links for more information about the CTE Enhancement Funds:

California Career Pathways Trust
List of State Awardees

The Department of Education has published a list of the California Career Pathways Trust awardees.  Click here to view the fiscal agent, award amount, list of partners, and pathways.

Regional Economic Profile

The Employment Development Department published a 43 page Regional Economic Profile for Los Angeles, Orange, Riverside, San Bernardino, and Ventura Counties in June 2014. 

Click here to view the full report.

Employment Training Panel

The Employment Training Panel (ETP) provides funding to employers to assist in upgrading the skills of their workers through training that leads to good paying, long-term jobs. The ETP was created in 1982 by the California State Legislature and is funded by California employers through a special payroll tax. The ETP is a funding agency, not a training agency. Businesses determine their own training needs and how to provide training. ETP staff is available to assist in applying for funds and other aspects of participation.


Click here for a listing of community colleges that have received funding.

Discounted Software for California Community Colleges 
From CollegeBuys

Access to essential technology tools is integral to the success of our California Community College (CCC) students, faculty, and staff. The Foundation for California Community Colleges and CollegeBuys want to make sure our students are prepared and equipped with the necessary tools to succeed in the classroom and the workplace.  CCC students, faculty, and staff are eligible for several offers on educational software and hardware, through CollegeBuys, that will help make their semester a success.

LAOCRC Contacts


Los Angeles and Orange County Regional Consortia

Steven Glyer, Chair

Lynn Shaw, Vice-Chair

Chelsea Duclos, Administrative Secretary