June 2016
Strong Workforce Support in Op-Eds

by Bill Mueller, CEO of Valley Vision and Laurie Madigan of Madigan Consulting. They're also co-chairpersons of the California Economic Summit Steering Committee.

In this issue you will also find:
Bring your campus team to the League's CTE Leadership Summit, Aug. 5-6, in Oakland
Get ready for the infusion of the $200M in strong workforce funds.

The Community College League of California and the Chancellor's Office, in support of the Doing What Matters for Jobs and the Economy framework, presents the CTE Leadership Summit provide campus teams with current information, resources and tools to lead faculty, campus and community dialogue focused on student success with workforce outcomes. Discussion will include:
  • Funding requirements for the $200M Strong Workforce Program
  • Regulatory Changes
  • Impact of CTE on Student Services and Academic Affairs
  • Federal WIOA Performance Accountability Measures
  • CEO Strong Workforce Certificate Program
While this event is open to all who are interested, all CTE administrators are strongly encouraged to attend. Click here to learn more and register. 
article4Strong Workforce Program - Regional Webinars
In May the Governor's office released trailer bill language on use of the Strong Workforce Program funds. We are now awaiting the final language that will be signed by the Governor, and will issue an eAlert soon after its release.
Once again, the seven CTE Regional Consortia are gearing up to support the colleges in their region for these funds. Please call in to discuss preliminary planning for the roll out of Local Shares and Regional Shares. These calls will be held each month during the summer. Please join!

Region and Facilitator(s)
Date / Time 
Phone / Pin 
Region A, North Far North
(Jodi Ausland and Jamey Nye)
Thu, June 30
Pin: 6678141 
Region B, Bay Area
(Kit O'Doherty and Rock Pfotenhauer)
Tue, June 7
Pin: 6597741 
Region C,  Central Valley/Mother Lode 
(Karri Hammerstrom)
Wed, June 22
Pin: 9849864 
Region D, South Central
(Luann Swanberg & Diane Hollems)
Tue, June 21
Pin: 1833883
Region E, San Diego 
(Mary Wylie)
Thu, June 30
Pin: 5584463
Region F, Inland Empire
(Julie Pehkonen)
Mon, June 20
Pin: 7359666
Region G, Los Angeles & Orange County (Steven Glyer & Nick Kremer)
Thu, June 23
Pin: 4628215
articleinnovateInnovationMaker3 Symposium Series
STEM/STEAM economies demand creative economy skills. Doing What MATTERS for Jobs and the Economy is investing $17M funds to connect community colleges into the Maker movement to build students skills for the creative economy - namely the 4Cs: critical thinking, creativity, collaboration, and communication.
In partnership with the California Council on Science and Technology (CCST), the Chancellor's Office Workforce & Economic Development Division launched the first of three in its InnovationMaker3 Symposium Series. The series is designed to bring together interested community college faculty/administrators with experts from the Maker community. 

Northern regions symposium (Northern CA, Bay Area) at U.C. Berkeley was on June 13. Presentations can be found here. Panelists included:
  • Dr. Jessica Parker: education community manager at Maker Ed
  • Danny Beesley: founder of Idea Builder Labs and manager of Laney College Fab Lab
  • Landon Taylor: CEO of Base11, STEM Enterpreneur Accelerator Program
  • Gina Lujan: founder, director and CEO of Hacker Lab in Sacramento 
Southern regions symposium (LA, Orange County, San Diego) at U.C. San Diego is on June 16, 2016. Panelists include:
  • Dr. Nate Delson, EnVision Maker Studio faculty director; professor, Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, Jacobs School of Engineering, UC San Diego. 
  • Parker Thomas, Mirus Labs
  • Xavier Leonard, co-founder of San Diego Fab Lab
  • Salomon Davlia, dean of Economic and Workforce Development, Pasadena City College 
Central regions symposium (Central Valley, South Central Coast, Inland Empire) at CSU Bakersfield is on June 23. Panelists include:
  • Matt Chalker, CSU Bakersfield Fab Lab 
  • Parker Thomas, Mirus Labs 
  • Scott Kramer, founder/president of Fresno Ideaworks
Each symposium will include the presentation of the recently released report: "Promoting Engagement of the California Community Colleges with the Maker Space Movement," authored by CCST. The program will include a panel of experts eager to share their MakerSpace experience and provide colleges with the opportunity to ask questions, discuss program metrics, and to begin developing plans for connecting their community of learning to the Maker movement.
articleCTEDataUnlockedCTE Data Unlocked Update
The initial CTE Data Unlocked roll out was a huge hit! More than 80% of colleges completed initial training where they learned about the expanded CTE metrics on the Student Success Scorecard and got hands-on experience with statewide tools like Salary Surfer, Data Mart, and the LaunchBoard. Next steps for CTE Data Unlocked include: 
  • June 28: Key Talent Training in Sacramento
  • Fall 2016: Data support for colleges in creating regional workforce plans. A team of data experts will compile a report that brings together several data sources including Data Mart, the LaunchBoard, the CTE Outcomes Survey, and additional labor market information. Also, CTE Regional Consortia and Sector Navigators will convene a series of meetings with colleges, employers, and other educational partners to discuss the findings and implications for both local and regional action.
  • Fall 2016 through 2017: Colleges that participated in trainings in the spring will be eligible to receive $50,000 in funding and 10 hours of technical assistance to support CTE data usage. Also, "super-user" trainings will be offered across the state to build a cadre of college-based practitioners with deeper knowledge of CTE data tools and labor market information.
Dr. Matt Roberts of CCCCO Workforce & Economic Development and Kathy Booth of WestEd model their specially made CTE Data Unlocked world tour shirts.
workforcecredentialsWorkforce Credentials Activity Update
When a student earns an industry-valued third-party credential, employers know that a student has mastered the skills necessary to earn that credential.
On the national workforce credentials front, the Certification Exchange Project, an effort to expand and improve data exchange between industry certification organizations and state longitudinal data systems, is moving quickly, with a new major partnership between the Manufacturing Institute, the National Institute for Metalworking Skills and the American Welding Society. The industry certification agencies are submitting five years of data to the National Student Clearinghouse that will be matched to tax information held by the U.S. Census Bureau and further analyzed for labor market outcomes. 
In this video from the national Workforce Data Quality Campaign (WDQC), Renah Wolzinger on the Data Tools Team of Doing What MATTERS for Jobs and the Economy, and Matthew Meyer of STEM Innovations in the North Carolina Community College System, talk about the Workforce Credentials Coalition. This growing coalition of national and state-based education leaders and experts aims to ensure that community colleges across the United States have better access to certification outcomes.
The above efforts began several years ago with a meeting co-led by Vice Chancellor Van Ton-Quinlivan to bring together common interests on common efforts.  
awardwinnersCongratulations to These Award Winners
Gurminder Sangha, Advanced Manufacturing DSN, was recently recognized at the Tulare-Kings Linked Learning Partner Recognition and Celebration as one of 14 industry partners who have provided vision, leadership, and have committed themselves to building innovative career pathways and work-based learning experiences for Tulare-Kings students to grow and thrive. Reported by a representative of Innovate Tulare-Kings, "As a partner, 'G' has provided valuable externships for Lindsay High School-Academy of Engineering instructors. These externships allow instructors to provide powerful and relevant instruction in the class room. Thanks to his effort and planning meaningful events, he has provided more opportunities in manufacturing than most industries normally could. Thank you Gurminder for your regular support!"
The Community College Public Relations Organization (CCPRO) awarded honors to two communications campaigns for Doing What MATTERS for Jobs and the Economy.
"We are thrilled for this recognition of the work behind Doing What MATTERS for Jobs and the Economy (DWM)," said Margo Turner Mead, DWM Technical Assistance Provider for Communications. "The outreach was necessary to enlarge the community committed to developing California's skilled workforce. We are honored to be selected for these awards."
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