CCCAOE 2017 Spring Conference

May 09-12, 2017
Hyatt Regency & Sacramento Convention Center

CTE: Your Key to Equity & Access II:

Tuesday, May 09, 2017

10:30 am - 6:00 pm

Citizen Advocacy 101, Citizen Advocacy 201, Tour of the Capitol, and Legislative Update from Capitol Staff and networking session at the Capitol! (Santa Barbara (2) & State Capitol )

Wednesday, May 10, 2017

8:00 am - 11:30 am

Perkins, WIOA, SWP, etc. – Join us for an update of legislation impacting Perkins & CTE (Regency C (1))

Staying Current with the SWP: Data, Funding, and Integrated Planning (Regency A (1) )

11:00 am - 11:30 am

CCCAOE -- First Time Attendees Networking and Information Session (Big Sur (2) )

8:00 am - 6:00 pm
(Foyer (1))
12:15 pm - 12:45 pm

Student Outcomes: Unlocking Social Mobility (Ballroom (1))

12:45 pm - 1:15 pm

Transforming the Workforce Mission of the CA Community Colleges (Ballroom (1))

1:15 pm - 2:00 pm

Panel Discussion: Making Career Education Work for Students

2:00 pm - 2:15 pm
(Vendor Area)

Coffee and Dessert 

2:15 pm - 3:30 pm

Saddleback College Innovation & Entrepreneurship Center (Regency A)

The Saddleback College Innovation & Entrepreneurship Center vision is to create a unique multi-disciplinary  innovation, manufacturing, and entrepreneurial center for the benefit of Saddleback College students and the community where each of the four service offerings support one another and create an applied learning opportunity with a STEAM focus.

What are "Guided Pathways?" What about "Career Pathways?" (Regency B)

This session will explore what a Guided Pathways approach means, especially for CTE programs and consider questions such as: How do "guided pathways" and "Career pathways" approaches fit together?  How will students benefit?  The session will provide a state update and space for discussion of these important questions.

9-14 Career and College Pathways: From RapidMapping to Deep Action (Regency C)

Pathways with evidenced-based strategies, particularly dual enrollment, integrated instruction and prescriptive course sequences increase student success and equity. Our team supports local K-14 partners statewide to rapidly assess their local/regional pathways and plan for action. We will share and discuss K-14 action, including competency alignment and student services integration.

High School to College Transitions - How Do We Get it Right? (Big Sur)

Across the state, colleges are implementing dual and concurrent enrollment and articulation policy.  The doers of this work are putting their best efforts forward, but what happens when the college implementation is not in line with regulatory language. Join us to find solutions to this statewide problem. 

Dual Enrollment: An Equity Strategy (Tahoe)

Research finds that middle achieving California high school students performed as well on average in dual enrollment courses as college students, and while all students benefitted, minority non-White students generally derived even greater benefit than their counterparts, suggesting the use of dual enrollment as an equity strategy. 

Innovation in Regional Partnerships with Economic Development and Business (Carmel A)

This presentation introduces an innovative Strong Workforce Program project in LA county to align regional labor market and economic intelligence to support new mandates.  A workforce center is being co-created by LA colleges, Center of Excellence, LA Economic Development Corporation, LA Area Chamber of Commerce and Southern California Leadership Council.

Industry-Recognized Credentials: Why and How (Carmel B)

Learn about WHY and HOW of the industry credentials: why it is important to align programs to certifications and licenses and how to do it. We will present the research findings on the impact of credentials for Californias middle-skill workers and share best practices for integrating them into programs.

Q and A: Making Career Education Work for Students (Santa Barbara)

The Workforce and Economic Development Division's Leadership Team is charged with the rollout of the Strong Workforce Program. For this session, come prepared to discuss your questions about the Strong Workforce Program. We really want to hear your questions, comments, ideas, and suggestions.

IEPI: An Overview and Update (Ventura)

IEPI helps colleges and districts by providing technical assistance and professional development resources.  Learn how Partnership Resource Teams provide ideas for continuous improvement to California Community College institutions, receive updates on the Framework of Indicators and upcoming professional development opportunities, and learn about resources available through the Professional Learning Network.    

Streamlining Curriculum Processes at the State and Local Levels (Trinity)

Over the past three years, collaborative efforts involving the California Community Colleges Chancellor’s Office, the ASCCC, and the Chief Instructional Officers’ Board have led to changes in curriculum processes at the local, regional, and state level.  This breakout will provide an overview of the changes taking place around the state, both at local colleges and at the Chancellor’s Office, that will enable our colleges to be more efficient and streamlined in the approval and submission of curriculum.

3:30 pm - 3:45 pm
(Vendor Area)
3:45 pm - 5:00 pm

Equity in Transfer for Career and Technical Education Students (Regency A)

This session will be a lively presentation and discussion on how and why there is an equity gap in the way underrepresented students enroll in CTE pathways.  Results from a 5 year study will be presented showing the equity gap in CTE transfer pathways, and possible solutions discussed.  

IEPI’s Strategic Enrollment Management Applied Solution Kit (Regency B)

 This workshop will focus on IEPI’s Strategic Enrollment Management Applied Solution Kit (SEM-ASK). A holistic concept and process, SEM enables colleges to fulfill their missions while working within their fiscal environments. Resources included in the SEM ASK will address topics like: integrated marketing, outreach, programs, scheduling, retention, budget and FTES.

Partnerships That Unlock Social Mobility (Regency C)

Unlocking Partnerships for Social Mobility enhances the system’s capacity to provide career counseling, job placement, and supportive services.  Community Colleges along with their workforce partners - including workforce investment boards, adult education, K-12, community based organizations, and youth providers are collaborating regionally to help achieve prosperity for all Californians through the acquisition of skills and access to successful careers.  This session will equip participants with the skills and tools to unlock social mobility.

MyPath: Career/Assessment Solutions for the Student's Journey Through Education to (Big Sur)

Built by California Community Colleges, this online tool helps students find the right path through a quick, intuitive assessment, alignment with current labor market info and bridged to your college programs. Students are introduced to the entire array of potential programs and careers leading to informed decisions regarding their future.

CTE Portability and C-ID (Tahoe)

This breakout session will provide an update on the effort to develop C-ID course descriptors to support local degrees and certificates, specific to CTE disciplines. Attendees will receive an update on the recent work and how this work compliments industry competencies, the Doing What Matters Framework, and the Strong Task Force Recommendations.

Regionalization of Teacher Preparation Programs (Carmel A)

This interactive panel will begin the discussion on regionalization of teacher preparation programs. This panel will showcase voices of teacher preparation from across the state of California, and will include discussion with a Deputy Sector Navigator about the growing need for teachers in Career Technical Education industry sectors. 

Multidimensional Community Marketing : SBCC, Pearson, SynED -- Strong Workforce (Carmel B)

A community outreach strategy for the Santa Barbara CC Career Skills Institute that engaged Faculty,  revised curriculum, brought in badging expertise, local platform integration and community marketing outreach.

Partnership Paradigm: Systems Alignment to Advance Equity, Access and Relevance (Santa Barbara)

Central to this paradigm is a multi-systems alignment for a regionalized approach with collaborative relationships focused on "shared purpose" areas. Learn how county wide efforts moved systems to include a participatory process that operationalized intersectionality and joined the OC Development Board, LA/OC Regional Consortium and OC Department of Education.

Scalability: Mentors, Competency Modelling and Metrics Delivers Cybersecurity Workforce-Ready Professionals (Ventura)

The CEOs of iQ4, NSC and St Rose's Professor of Cybersecurity, show how Education gains the capacity and expertise it needs to scale Cybersecurity workforce-ready students, without adding to Educations payroll and how mobile digital academic credentials showing academic, experiential learning and supplemental progression and performance is now a reality.

Bridging 21st Century Professional Skills to Career Pathways for Student Success (Trinity )

This workshop will explore the ACE model which helps prepare students for academic and career success using a non-cognitive approach that emphasizes 21st century professional skill development. This adaptable model is evidenced based and was designed to accelerate at risk students academically and beyond. Program variations include Affective CTE Support, Affective Summer Bridge, and Affective Booster Learning.

5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
(Ballroom (1))
  • Dr. Kevin Fleming, Host

Thursday, May 11, 2017

8:00 am - 9:00 am
(Ballroom (1))
  • Eva Jimenez, President Elect
9:00 am - 10:00 am

Legislative Update and Advocacy Inspiration! (Ballroom (1))

10:15 am - 12:00 pm
Regional Consortia Meetings
(South Central - Carmel A, Desert - Tahoe, SD/Imperial - Big Sur, North/Far North - Golden State, Bay Area - Regency A, LA/OC - Regency B, Central - Regency C)
  • Regional Chairs/Co-Chairs
12:00 pm - 12:45 pm

LUNCH (Ballroom (1))

12:45 pm - 2:00 pm

Dead Ends: Why Students Struggle to Complete Longer-Term Pathways (Ballroom (1))

2:00 pm - 2:15 pm
(Vendor Area)

Coffee and Dessert 

2:15 pm - 3:30 pm

California Apprenticeship Initiative (Regency A)

Now in its second year of funding the California Apprenticeship Initiative (CAI) has competitively awarded $30 million in grant funds to develop and implement new and innovative apprenticeship training programs, in high-growth and emerging industries, that meet local and regional labor market needs. Come hear from CAI grantees on their successes in attaining DAS approval, identifying/engaging employers, indenturing apprentices and how they will sustain their programs after grant funds sunset. 

CTE Bridges and Pathways: Designing K-14 Career Exploration Programs (Regency B)

Career academies and bridge programs increase middle/high school students' readiness for post-secondary education and the workforce.  This panel presents Cypress, Irvine Valley and Orange Coast College models that contextualize English/math skills, and explore CTE pathways.  Panelists will engage the audience in discussing key features for design and scale up.

Making the Leap from CTE Pathways and Guided Pathways (Regency C)

This session will spell out the link between CTE Pathways and Guided Pathways, focusing on specific strategies for leveraging and expanding upon CTE pathways to foster redesign efforts. You will hear from experienced college leaders on specific strategies that your college can use to integrate existing college efforts within the guided pathways model, conduct targeted research that will help make the case for guided pathways, understand the relationship between competencies and career pathways to support the development of meta-majors, and develop student-friendly maps of possible pathways.

A Coaching Model for Partnerships in Dual Enrollment (Big Sur)

This session highlights one college and K-12 district's process for writing a CCAP Agreement for Dual Enrollment which has become a model for the new statewide Dual Enrollment Coaching process. Hear how this balanced partnership worked through a variety of hurdles, resulting in an actionable plan for student success.

Statewide CTE Rebranding (Tahoe)

Come hear more about the development of a comprehensive plan to rebrand and market the California Community Colleges Career Technical Education programs.  The purpose of the two-pronged campaign is to 1) define and raise awareness among students, their influencers, key stakeholders and others about the variety of career pathways available through career training programs at California community colleges that can lead to good paying jobs, AND 2) increase awareness and engagement by employers for community college Career Technical Education programs. This is an opportunity to get your questions answered!

More Women in Career Technical Education: How To (Carmel A)

Take away proven recruitment and retention strategies, so you can see more female students succeed in your STEM courses within the year. Donna Milgram will share research-backed strategies that resulted in real increases in female enrollment and in female and male retention in community college STEM programs around the country. 

CTE and Minimum Qualifications (Carmel B)

The Chancellor’s Office convened a workgroup in fall 2016 to address the recommendations to increase the pool of CTE instructors by addressing CTE faculty minimum qualifications, equivalency, and recruitment and hiring practices. In this breakout, the basics of minimum qualifications and equivalency will be presented, as will the outcomes of the CTE Minimum Qualifications Work Group to date, including recommendations to better align local equivalency and hiring.

Earn and Learn East Bay: Regional, Collaborative Employer Engagement (Santa Barbara)

Time and again business has requested a streamlined approach to work with workforce and education organizations to support workforce development. Coordinating regional employer engagement across K-12, community college, and youth workforce programs is highly demanding, but can be successfully done. Join us to learn about Earn and Learn East Bay.

Using I-BEST Approach to Link College CTE and Adult Education (Golden State)

Collaborative teaching by college CTE instructors and ABE, ESL, or GED teachers from adult schools or the college itself provides opportunities for adult learners to enter occupational training earlier and accelerate their progress. Teams from two consortia will share how this approach is being utilized effectively within the AEBG Initiative.

Reflecting on the past: CCPT to Strong Workforce (Capitol View )

This session will review observations from the first part of a research study on the implementation of CCPT, focusing specifically on the perspective of various community college stakeholders. Given that CCPT is sun-setting, the session will also highlight initial thinking around sustainability as new initiatives emerge (e.g., Strong Workforce).

Using Data to Chart Student Success for Career pathways. (Ventura)

This presentation discuss data analysis to track and chart the trajectory of career technical education (CTE) students through counselor input and case management approach.  These data were used to analysis students' credit completion hours, date of enrollment, years towards completion, and plans for job placement.

Western Academy Support Training Center ICT Professional Development at Scale (Trinity )

WASTC: a public/private partnership between Cisco, Diablo Valley College and the Bay Region DSN.  We provide events, conferences, training and support for over 230 Cisco Academies and other public institutions that provide ICT education.   Learn how this collaborative professional development platform supports ICT currency, innovation, and best practice at scale.

3:30 pm - 3:45 pm
(Vendor Area)

Snack time! 

3:45 pm - 5:00 pm

IEPI's Data Disaggregation Applied Solution Kit (Regency A)

IEPI's Data Disaggregation Applied Solution Kit (ASK) houses a variety of resources that show how to use data for institutional decision-making. This session will focus on disaggregating employment outcomes by program of study, including how to use the CTE Outcomes Survey and Perkins Core Indicators to derive employment in the field for program completers.

Career Technical Education Stars (Regency B)

In each Doing What Matters priority sector, up to five colleges will be identified as Career Technical Education Stars based on student outcomes in three categories: 1) increasing earnings by 50% or more 2) attaining the regional living wage by 60% or more and 3) ensuring that 90% of their students are employed in a job similar to their field of study. This breakout will highlight how colleges attained star status, and hear from star colleges on how they are unlocking student’s social mobility.

Sustainability in Career Pathways: Shifts in College & Secondary Roles (Regency C)

Sustaining robust career pathways requires changes in work responsibilities across many leadership and educator roles in community colleges and secondary education. In the North & East Bay Region, partners from college and K-12 collaborated to summarize key shifts in roles, to more effectively sustain pathways.

Funding Boot Camp: Workforce and Economic Development (Big Sur)

Are you new to the community college system? Learn the ABC’s of Workforce and Economic Development funding streams through this interactive and engaging workshop. Learn to navigate processes, procedures and the Doing What Matters website. Meet your grant monitors and analysts and find out how they can best support you.

College/Career Ready: "Projects in Common" through Strong Workforce Program (Tahoe)

Under the Strong Workforce Program, the CCCCO has identified successful Projects in Common€ which can be utilized statewide to build college/career ready and 21st Century employability skills for secondary and postsecondary learners. Resources from two of these programs, New World of Work and Get Focused Stay Focused, will be explored. 

Taking Work-Based Learning to Scale: Insights for the Future (Carmel A)

Work-based learning (WBL) is widely considered an effective strategy to connect students with careers and to develop the workforce. While progress has been made, taking WBL to scale is challenging. This presentation highlights key insights from the Foundation for California Community Colleges ongoing efforts to develop a scalable WBL infrastructure.

Program Viability, Discontinuance, and Creation (Carmel B)

The Strong Workforce Program has put a spotlight on the need for CTE programs to be responsive to industry needs. Whether colleges are developing new CTE programs or evaluating and updating existing programs as part of these efforts, it is important that colleges have a program viability process is both effective and collegial. This session will provide participants with some strategies to consider when reviewing programs.

Why STE@M?- Why Mentoring - Why Girls- Why Start Early? (Santa Barbara)

An 8th grade student, a TOSA teacher & a school Principal make the case for starting in Middle School to fill the STEM pipeline with girls. Hear about the award-winning STE@M™ Mentoring program that helps teens answer 2 age-old questions: “Why do I have to learn that?” & “What am I going to do when I grow up?”  See what free CA Dept. of Education tools are available to incorporate into the STE@M™ Mentoring program. Empower your students to become workers, leaders & business owners in STEM careers. 

Pathways as a framework for Integrating College Plans (Golden State)

We will highlight the results of a series of case studies of how California colleges have integrated planning for different funding sources. Specifically, we focus on how using pathways as a unifying framework, colleges have been able to co-leverage funds from Strong Workforce, Equity, and BSI to support student success.

Bridge to CTE: Opportunity Youth and College Success (Capitol View )

This presentation addresses ways to onboard opportunity youth and other potential hard-to-reach students into CTE programs and into college, sharing what we've learned from two pilots of the "Bridge to Healthcare Careers" program, how we've implemented wrap-around support services and work-based learning, and challenges/obstacles students typically encounter.  

Equity and Access in Entrepreneurship - the Gig Economy (Ventura)

Together we will consider the wide range of diversity affecting our student populations, demographics yes, but also gender fluidity, food and housing insecurity, and social capital.  CTE programs are especially well suited to draw in these students and remove barriers to entrepreneurship and encourage economic independence. Find out how.

Skills Building to Student Success to Student Tracking (Trinity )

This presentation will talk about how you can meet Strong Workforce requirements for student skill building, completion, earnings and employment through a system which tracks the students skill attainment then matches the student to jobs and tracks their earnings and employment longer term.

Friday, May 12, 2017

8:00 am - 9:00 am
(Ballroom )
  • Eva Jimenez, CCCAOE President Elect
9:00 am - 10:30 am

(Re)Defining the Goal: The True Path to Career Readiness in the 21st Century (Ballroom )

10:30 am - 11:30 am

Awards, CCCAOE BOD Report, Evaluations, and Prizes (Ballroom)