April 2015
LAOCRC Meeting

LAOCRC April Meeting
Thursday, April 16, 2015

Please join us at the April 2015 LAOCRC 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), DSNs (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

Meeting is at the Sheraton Cerritos, 12725 Towne Center Dr., Cerritos, CA 90703

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

The Los Angeles and Orange County Regional Consortia (LAOCRC) gathered in San Francisco during the California Community College Association for Occupational Education (CCCAOE) conference on March 26, 2015. While no decisions or official business took place, we did have a robust discussion on many topics. And San Francisco was beautiful!

Click here to view the agenda for the LAOCRC meeting.  Below each item on the agenda is summarized with relevant links and documents.

TED talk
Rainer Strack: The surprising workforce crisis of 2030  and how to start solving it now
The Workforce Crisis Of 2030 And How To Start Solving It Now

This 12 minute TED talk is an insightful look at the world economy and what motivates the workers of tomorrow.  Definitely worth watching!

Career Technical Education Enhancement Funds (CTE EF)
The 40% Applications are in!

Janeth Manjarrez, Interim CTE EF Director introduced herself and talked about the 40% applications. Click here for a written description of the projects.

LAOCRC Leadership/ Support Postings
Interim Co-Chair and Administrative Clerk

Are you interested in expanding your network across the colleges in the region and throughout the state? Please consider applying for the Interim-Co-Chair. Click here for a copy of the job description. A short letter of interest is due by April 30, 2015 to


LAOCRC is looking for a part time administrative clerk to assist with the work of the consortia. Click here for a copy of the job description. 

Regional Survey
Coming April 16, 2015

Every year the LAOCRC does a survey of our membership. At the April 16, 2015 meeting we will be asking you for your feedback on the work of the region.

LAOCRC 2015/2016 Workplan
Please Provide Feedback

The Los Angeles and Orange County Regional Consortia has completed our draft workplan for 2015/2016. We welcome any feedback, suggestions or input you may have. Click here for a full copy of the draft workplan.

Financial Aid
Did you know?

Jan Swinton led a short discussion on the rules and regulations for financial aid. It is important the we structure our programs to allow our students to fully access their financial aid opportunities. Click here for the document on "Financial Aid for Career Technical Education Students. Did you know?"


California Community Colleges Association for Occupational Education (CCCAOE)

CCCAOE is asking for your comments to send to the Task Force on Workforce, Jobs and a Strong Economy. Three documents were passed out at the meeting: Workforce Data Outcomes, Common Initiatives, and Phase 5 CCCAOE BOG Task Force Summary.

California Community Colleges Chancellor's Office (CCCCO)

Robin Harrington presented a detailed report on the current news from the Chancellor's Office.  The report will be available on the LAOCRC website by April 6th.


Upcoming Events

2015 Annual California Internship & Work Experience Association (CIWEA)
April 8-10, 2015, Sacramento

Participants will learn from the state's most effective change makers in the field of higher education and focus on critical issues addressing internships, work experience, field placement and employability for the millennial generation.  This year's conference feature a key note from Tim Rainey - California Executive Director for the Workforce Investment Board, and the Co-Chair of the Task Force on Workforce Job Creation and a Strong Economy.

Women Building the Nation
May 1-3, 2015, Los Angeles

This conference began as a California Conference and now has become a national gathering place for over 1000 tradeswomen. There is always a competition as to what trade can bring the most women. Last year the ironworkers beat out the electricians by 1! Skilled Trades are still represented by only 2% women. This is an excellent conference to send CTE students and faculty.


Click here for more information and to register.

Digital Media Educators Conference
June 11-12, 2015, Santa Clarita, College of the Canyons

Registration is officially open for the 2015 Digital Media Educators Conference! We have a great conference shaping up with tracks that will help you explore and understand how digital skills have penetrated every aspect of business in the 21st century. This conference will be a fantastic opportunity for you to update your skills, network with your fellow Community College and industry professionals and enjoy the Santa Clarita area and all the community has to offer.


Board of Governors
Task Force on Workforce, Job Creation and a Strong Economy

At the Town Hall meetings around the state the call went out to join the California Community colleges in meeting the demand for 1 million more jobs.  A four by six card was created to publicize this effort.  Click here for a web friendly and printer friendly copy of the card.

Communications, Professional Development and Logistics Hub
$550,000 Grant Opportunity- Due April 6, 2015

Click here for full details of the grant RFA instructions, specifications, terms and conditions.


Centers of Excellence
Reminder: How to Request Labor Market Data and Technical Assistance

Do you need labor market data for a grant application or for program approval? If you need technical assistance or labor market data from the Centers of Excellence, please complete the request form and email it to Daniel Nyiri COE Interim Director at

What's a Deputy Sector Navigator?
YouTube Video

Are you wanting an overview of the Doing What Matters system? This one hour webinar covers many of the aspects of the Doing What Matters system.  Topics covered include all the priority and emerging sectors, what are deputy sector navigators, what are Technical Assistance Providers, and much more.

Jobs Announcements

Fullerton College
Dean of Technology and Engineering

Please click here for job description.

Los Angeles Trade-Technical College
Dean of Academic Affairs & Workforce Development

Please click here for more information.

LAOCRC Contacts


Los Angeles and Orange County Regional Consortia

Steven Glyer, Chair

Lynn Shaw, Vice-Chair

Chelsea Duclos, Administrative Secretary