February 2016
In this issue you will find:
Van Ton-Quinlivan, Vice Chancellor
CCCCO Division of Workforce and Economic Development
Conference Calls on $200M Trailer Bill Language, SB 66 & AB 1892

Please join any of the following conference calls for an overview and discussion of the proposed trailer bill language to the Governor's proposed $200M Strong Workforce Program and to learn how Senate Bill 66 (Leyva) and Assembly Bill 1892 (Medina) will implement several Strong Workforce Task Force recommendations. Slides can be found here: PDF | PPTX
February 29th
Sunita Cooke
Van Ton-Quinlivan
February 29th
Grant Goold
Lynn Shaw
Van Ton-Quinlivan
March 1st
John Means
Van Ton-Quinlivan
March 2nd
Julie Bruno
Grant Goold
Lynn Shaw
March 3rd
Dianne Van Hook
Van Ton-Quinlivan
March 14th
Craig Justice
Van Ton-Quinlivan
March 17th
Gregory Anderson
Van Ton-Quinlivan
March 18th
Mollie Smith
Van Ton-Quinlivan

CTE Data Unlocked helps colleges find, understand, and use CTE data
The Chancellor's Office is pleased to announce the partnership of Doing What MATTERS for Jobs & the Economy (DWM), the Institutional Effectiveness Partnership Initiative (IEPI), and Technology, Research and Information Systems (TRIS) in the rollout of tools, training, technical assistance, and funding to improve the quality, accessibility, and use of student outcomes data and labor market information for CTE programs.

This suite of tools and services -- called CTE Data Unlocked -- readies the 113 community colleges for the newly announced $200M Strong Workforce investment in the Governor's proposed 2016-17 budget for expanding quality CTE education and training that fuel regional economies. Preliminary trailer bill language can be found here (note: language is finalized when budget is adopted in July 2016).

Click here to learn more about CTE Data Unlocked and sign up for upcoming training webinars. 
Solicitation of Interest: INNOVATIONMAKER Investment 3

The Doing What MATTERS for Jobs and the Economy framework recognizes the importance of STEM/STEAM to ignite the economy and is therefore seeking ways for community colleges to better connect into the Maker movement to foster critical thinking, creativity, collaboration and communications -- key, in-demand skills by California's employers. The INNOVATIONMAKER Investment 3 effort seeks to identify and network together 10+ colleges, including one lead for the community-of-practice, committed to exploring, setting up, and/or building out their connections to the Maker movement. Community colleges can use the establishment of a Makerspace as a means to position themselves as a key stakeholder in their region's innovation economy. Learn more 

Debra Connick Joins California Community Colleges Chancellor's Office
Debra Connick recently joined the California Community Colleges Chancellor's Office in the role of Chief Information Officer and Vice Chancellor of Technology, Research and Information Systems. She has spent more than 30 years in state government, serving the Department of Motor Vehicles, Department of Public Health, Office of Systems Integration, and Department of Alcohol and Drug Programs.
eShowcase: Regional Strategies in Action

CIOs Meet DSNs
In a first-time event, the CIOs or Vice Presidents of Instruction from the 27 community colleges in Los Angeles and Orange County met with the 14 Deputy Sector Navigators (DSN) serving LA and Orange County to engage in a meeting of the minds. Los Angeles-Orange County Regional Consortia Co-Chairs Nicholas Kremer and Steven Glyer facilitated the event. It was so successful that attendees wondered why they hadn't done it before.  Learn more> 

Green Pathways = Green Paydays
To provide training necessary for underemployed and unemployed residents to take advantage of the new jobs in the growing Green Economy, Deputy Sector Navigator Larry McLaughlin, serving the Advanced Transportation and Renewal Energy sector in the Inland Empire/ Desert region, worked with the local WIB in creating "Green Pathways = Green Paydays."  Learn more>

ICT Training for the 21st Century
Twenty Bay Area Community College Consortium (BACCC) colleges joined forces to establish a remotely shared ICT Lab Facility (NETLAB+) to serve their ICT students who need hands-on skills demanded by ICT employers. This shared facility was funded by the 40% CTE Enhancement funds. Gerlinde Brady of BACCC reports that in addition to saving on costs, benefits of the regional approach include collaborative curriculum development, coordination of industry academy programs, development and coordination of K-12 pathways, faculty professional development opportunities, and joint marketing and public relations efforts.  Learn more>

Williamson Featured in ASEAN-US Summit Story
Jeff Williamson, director of California Centers for International Trade Development and sector navigator for the Global Trade & Logistics sector, was recently tapped to opine on Southeast Asia consumer buying behavior in a Channel NewsAsia story about the ASEAN-US (Association of Southeast Asian Nations) Summit in mid-February in Sunnylands.  Learn more>  
San Joaquin Valley Manufacturing Summit

The Central Valley AgPlus Food and Beverage Manufacturing Consortium, the office of Community & Economic Development at Fresno State, and the California Partnership for the San Joaquin Valley are collaborating to host the second annual  Manufacturing Summit on March 3.
Advanced Manufacturing Deputy Sector Navigator Gurminder Sangha serves the Central Valley / Mother Lode region and has been an integral component of the event. "Manufacturing Summit is providing an opportunity for education, industry, and public and private sector folks of the Central Valley to come together and share the best practices, learn from each other, share the wealth of resources available to manufacturers," Sangha said. "In essence, Manufacturing Summit is a part of the vision of creating a world class Career Technical Education ecosystem in the Central Valley by bringing all stakeholders together at one place each year."
Mike Dozier and Karmjot Grewal of the Office of Community & Economic Development at California State University, Fresno, report that Sangha's "role as the DSN has been very helpful for us in terms of our role here at OCED. Our motto here is to advocate, connect, and facilitate within different industries, and Gurminder has been essential in assisting us with facilitating dialogue with different education partners and private sector business. It is easy to see Gurminder's passion is education. He enjoys sharing information on education in manufacturing and is always working towards collaboration with different sectors." 

Report & Recommendations

Task Force Info

LaunchBoard News
Revised Program Snapshot Tool is live!
The new tool includes visuals that answer questions like "Are the right number of people being trained for available jobs?" and "Are there equity gaps in student outcomes?" in addition to detailed data tables on student characteristics and outcomes. Learn more here.  
Chancellor's Office New State of the System Report

State of the System  

The California Community Colleges released its annual State of the System report, with results from the 2014-15 academic year showing another record reached in the number of certificates and degrees earned by students as well as increased number of course sections offered throughout the 113-college system.