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Fighting for the Interests of Students

It is critical that our organization address issues at the local, state, and federal level impacting our members. We believe in consistent lobbying and grassroots advocacy that produces support for the importance and relevance of Career Education.

Join CCCAOE for two special online events to discuss the potential impacts of the upcoming election. Hear from education advocates in Sacramento and Washington, DC about what to expect with the upcoming year and how the shifting political landscape could shape our programs and our institutions.

November 1, 2022 at 3 pm



W Strategies President and CCCAOE Legislative Advocate Austin Webster is joined by the leadership team at Capitol Advisors, some of the top K-12 advocates in the country.


Only one week until Election Day, Kevin Gordon, Jack O’Connell, and Barrett Snider engage in a lively panel discussion about what they expect to be the outcomes of various Assembly and Senate races and how the new crop of legislators will shape the policy discussions in Sacramento next year.


Learn more about Capitol Advisors here

In order to ensure the zoom bandwidth please R.S.V.P to this free series. Once you complete the form, a confirmation email will be sent with the zoom information.

November 15, 2022 at 3 pm



CCCAOE Advocacy Committee Chair Tina Recalde and Legislative Advocate Austin Webster provide an overview of the election outcomes at the state and federal level and a breakdown of some of the key issues we’ll be facing in Sacramento and Washington, DC.


What races are you watching closely? What questions do you have about next year’s policy agenda?


Submit your ideas and questions ahead of time to


  • Establishing policy that responds to the changing needs and interests of career technical education and our member colleges.
  • Train our career educators in best practices for effective advocacy and leadership at a grassroots level.
  • Recruit members to serve on our legislative advocacy committee; The frontline and face of our efforts to impact legislation that favorably impacts career technical education in our state.
  • Advocate for career education at local, regional, and statewide levels.
Our Advocacy Impacts
2.1 Mil
California Community
College Students
of all California
Community College
Students are engaged
with CTE
$20 Mil
in State Funding
is allocated to CTE
Industries are connected
to our member colleges


Ongoing awareness and fiscal commitment to career education is a foundational tenet of CCCAOE. Through establishing a legislative agenda for meeting California’s broad career training needs, CCCAOE seeks to create open lines of communication with local, state, and federal staff, policy analysts, and legislators regarding the importance of continued funding and support for career pathways that decrease the middle-skills job gap.

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The Spring 2023 Breakout Session Proposals deadline is January 30th.