November 2014
Upcoming Events

LAOCRC November Meeting
Thursday, November 20, 2014

Below are the details for the November meeting:

Program Approval 
Breakfast & registration: 7:30 a.m.
Meeting: 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: 9:00 a.m.
Meeting: 9:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m.  
Who Should Attend:  Voting Members and CTE and EWD professionals

Career Technical Education Enhancement Funds (CTE EF) 40% Regional Share
Meeting: 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
Who Should Attend: Voting Members (required), CTE and EWD professionals (optional)
Agenda:  A blog has been created to gather input and ideas, please feel free to contribute by clicking here.

Please click here to register and for more detailed information.  We will 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.

Webinar on Sustainability 
The Green Economy: Opportunities Now & Beyond
November 6, 2014
9:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m.

What is the Green economy today?  How can your school help train and market the new sustainability conscious works of tomorrow and help them be successful in solving environmental problems while making money?  Find out at the upcoming webinar hosted by West Valley College Agriculture, Water & Environmental Technologies (AWET) and David Esmaili, Deputy Sector Navigator.

Click here for more details and to register.

Additive Manufacturing Workshop
November 12, 2014 
8:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.
University of California, Irvine

Come hear an overview of additive manufacturing practices, equipment, and skills required to implement the technology from Ed Tackett, Director of the National Center for Rapid Technologies, RapidTech.

The workshop is being offered in partnership with the California Network for Manufacturing Innovation (CNMI) and the Centers for Applied Competitive Technologies (CACT).


The CACT is offering FREE REGISTRATION to community college faculty.  If you are Faculty and would like to attend, please register directly to:  


(Do not register via the Eventbrite link on the flier, as it will not provide free registration).  


Questions?  Call:  714.808.4610

Click here to view the flyer.

Trilateral Collaboration:
"Fostering Partnerships Between Education & Industry Leaders"
December 3-5, 2014

The International Consortium For Educational and Economic Development (ICEED) Conference will feature panel discussions of distinguished leaders in the Automotive, Manufacturing, Tourism, Health and Logistics Industries as well as educators from higher educational institutions from Canada, Mexico, and the United States.  We are pleased to count with the support and collaboration of Kia Motors of America, Chevrolet Motors, Kaiser Permanente, St. Joseph, UPS, DHL, RICOH, Hitachi, Robinson Pharma, Hilton, Marriott and others that will provide current information to help build the workforce of the future.

Click here for the flyer and more details.

American Association of Community Colleges Workforce Development Institute
January 28-31 2015
Newport Beach

American Association of Community College's (AACC) 2015 Workforce Development Institute (WDI) will be in beautiful Newport Beach in Orange County! Long Beach City College and Saddleback College are local co-hosts for this conference, and we encourage you to attend this event which will challenge you to rethink workforce and economic development partnerships and possibilities from new perspectives. Faculty, staff and administrators will benefit from learning about today's ever changing and more connected world of workforce and economic development.

AACC's Workforce Development Institute (WDI) early bird registration deadline has been extended to Friday, November 7. More than 100 of your colleagues have already registered to hear from industry, foundation, and federal leaders interested in partnering with your college. In addition, workforce and economic development policies and funding specific to community colleges will be showcased, including, but not limited to, the upcoming $100 million from the U.S. Department of Labor's Registered Apprenticeship initiative.

National Association of Music Merchants:
Generation Next 2015
January 15-18 2015

Produced in collaboration with the College Music Society, Generation Next is a National Association of Music Merchants (NAMM) Show exclusive educational opportunity for music students in conservatory, college or university, as well as higher education-level music faculty. Generation Next programming examines hot topics and relevant issues in the music products industry, as well as nurtures future music creators, innovators, and business leaders. Indeed, Generation Next gives college music students and faculty one-of-a-kind exposure to careers in the music products industry!

If you are in Digital Media, you can get a FREE badge!  Just put Audio or Video as the answer for "What is your major/ What do you teach?" and use your college email address.

For more information and registration, click here.
Let's Collaborate

Crosswalk of Program Codes
Tracking Students from K-12 to California Community Colleges

To support outcomes tracking within career pathways as students move from K-12 to community college, the Chancellor's Office and LaunchBoard team worked with the California Department of Education to create a draft crosswalk of program codes. This crosswalk can be used to support pathways mapping processes that are underway for projects such as SB1070 and the California Career Pathways Trust. It will also be used to create intersegmental metrics in the LaunchBoard Program Snapshot and Common Metrics tabs.

This draft crosswalk serves as an important starting place, but pathway mapping efforts that are currently underway are likely to clarify where the crosswalk needs to be amended. Please help us improve the crosswalk by reviewing the draft document and completing a survey to suggest ways to make it more accurate.

Want more information? Click here or contact Renah Wolzinger ( with questions and feedback.

Education Planning Initiative
Seeking Faculty and Staff Input

The California Community Colleges (CCC) Education Planning Initiative (EPI) is asking faculty and staff for input into the development of Education Planning, Degree Audit and Student Services Portal applications.

Using IdeaScale as the discussion platform, EPI is seeking input on broad themes, as well as specific ideas for functionality or tools, through Nov. 22.

IdeaScale is an online tool that lets communities submit, discuss and vote on ideas. The current IdeaScale discussion is focused on gathering input from faculty and staff. A later, separate discussion will seek input from students.

The discussions on IdeaScale are not intended for vendor use. The EPI team will use the information collected to inform future Requests for Proposal and ongoing requirements for development activities.

To participate, visit the EPI home page at and click the 

"Contribute Your Ideas" link.


Career Technical Education Enhancement Funds

60% Local Share
Initial Applications Are In, Now What?

Thank you for all the input and work you have done with the Career Technical Education Enhancement Fund (CTE EF) 60% Local Share projects. A total of 156 initial applications have been received. The on-line final application for the CTE EF 60% Local Share will be available Monday, November 10, 2014. The due date for the CTE EF 60% Local Share remains the same, Monday, December 1, 2014. Once the final applications are submitted we look forward to quickly completing the regional consortia secondary certification technical review and getting the money out to the colleges.

We encourage you to visit the LAOCRC website for more information.

40% Regional Share
Next Steps

At the October Regional Consortia meeting we began the discussion of how to allocate the Career Technical Education Enhancement Funds (CTE EF) 40% Regional Share. We have started a blog for you to contribute your ideas and suggestions. Click here to visit the blog.

Two meetings have been scheduled to continue the conversation:

November 12, 2014
1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.
Long Beach City College, 4900 E. Conant Street, Long Beach, CA 90808
Building O2, Room 208/ 209


November 20, 2014
10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
This meeting is scheduled to take place after the LAOCRC Monthly Business Meeting

Sheraton Cerritos, 12725 Towne Center Dr., Cerritos, CA 90703

Click here to RSVP

Job Opportunities

Center of Excellence

The Center of Excellence (COE) is one of seven regional grants that comprise a statewide technical assistance initiative. Under the direction of the Dean of the Business Division, or designee, the individual will organize and direct the COE operations and activities, including providing technical assistance with labor market data to community colleges in Los Angeles and Orange Counties, conducting research on regional workforce needs and identifying skills gaps. This is a grant-funded position and is contingent upon future funding.

Click here for more information and to apply for this job.

Long Beach City College
Career Technical Education Coordinator

The Workforce Development Department at Long Beach City College has an opportunity available for a  CTE Coordinator, which could be up to a 6 months project. 

The CTE Coordinator will  coordinate, organize and oversee the day-to-day operations of assigned CTE Special Programs and other CTE related programs.  The CTE Coordinator will implement and assist in evaluating program plans, budgets, procedures and supporting program promotional materials; interacts extensively with faculty, student/participants, outside agency representatives, District management and staff and others; and performs related duties as assigned. Work requires demonstrated organizational, administrative and communications skills, experience in CTE program delivery, policy development and interpretation and general knowledge about specific industries related to program areas and served populations. Duties and responsibilities are carried out with considerable independence within the framework of established policies, procedures and guidelines.

Click here for the job description.
For more information contact or 562-938-5047 
LAOCRC Contacts


Los Angeles and Orange County Regional Consortia

Steven Glyer, Chair

Lynn Shaw, Vice-Chair

Chelsea Duclos, Administrative Secretary