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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.

STRATEGIC VISION

  • 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
57%
of all California
Community College
Students are engaged
with CTE
$20 Mil
in State Funding
is allocated to CTE
175+
Industries are connected
to our member colleges

WHY THIS WORK IS IMPORTANT

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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