Fall Conference – 2024

Informational Flyer



CCCAOE will only accept credit card payments for all events and conferences moving forward. We appreciate your understanding.

Agenda coming soon


California Community College Association for Occupational Education’s (CCCAOE) conferences are widely known for offering powerful keynote, plenary, and pre-conference experiences. Each year, CCCAOE works with a theme. This year’s theme is Shaping a Sustainable Future for California’s Diverse Workforce.


Your CCCAOE professional development planning committee for the Fall 2024 Conference has aligned the conference strands with Vision 2030 and the feedback you provided in the 2023 Survey.

  • Leaning into the Future: Artificial Intelligence, Robotics/Automation, Healthcare, Cybersecurity, STEM, Inter-sector programs


  • Educational Access for All Lifelong Learners:  Adult Education, DuE, RERP, HRCC, K12SWP, Rising Scholars/Justice-Involved Learners, Individuals with Disabilities, Not-for-Credit


  • Experiential & WorkBase Learning: Apprenticeship, CPL, CBE, Career Placement, Internships, LAEP and Work Experience


  • Climate Practice: Forestry Management, Electric Vehicle, Microgrid, Climate and Sustainable Education Programs (SEEP), Environmental Sustainability, BioTech, AgTech, Regenerative Systems


  • Social Mobility Strategies for CTE Students with Equity in Success: Certificates, Degrees and CC Baccalaureate, Stackable Credentials, Enrollment Management (non-traditional scheduling), etc


  • Support: Funding, Marketing, Advisory Committees, Curriculum, Retention, Summer Bridging, Counseling, Student Affinity Groups, WIB, WIOA


Join in the energizing opportunity to hear from leaders and peers, who, like you, show up every day in their roles as active leaders. Gain knowledge and inspiration that will help you be the best leaders in your classrooms, school districts, and college campuses, whether locally, regionally, statewide, or nationally.


Two Full days and two half days.

Pre-conference sessions are on Tuesday, October 22nd, from 1:00 pm – 5:00 pm and Wednesday, October 23, 2024, from 8:00 am-10:00 am. The full conference begins on Wednesday, October 23, 2024, at 10:00 am. The conference will wrap up on Friday, October 25, 2024, by noon.

Meals: Breakfasts are provided Wed. – Fri. Mid-morning breaks, lunch, and mid-afternoon breaks will be provided Wed. – Fri.. President’s Reception on Wed. Evening. All at the OMNI.

There will be two full days and two half days with:

  • Four Pre-Conference Sessions
  • Regional Meetings
  • Three Keynotes
  • Student Panel
  • Chancellor’s Office updates
  • Five Concurrent Plenary Sessions
  • 30 breakout sessions
  • …and more

Full Conference – $945

CCCAOE is only accepting credit card payments for all events and conferences moving forward. 

To Book your room(s):

OMNI Rancho Mirage room booking link.

OMNI Rooms started at $199++/night with a daily $15 resort fee that includes parking, gym, etc.

New OMNI Policy: Guests must make a *refundable one-night deposit when they make their reservations.

*Refundable with a 72-hour notice (three days before the arrival date, by 12:00 pm Pacific time).




Other nearby lodging options were – 


Are you a Sponsor?

To be a Sponsor, first review the Fall 2024 Sponsorship Opportunities Information here.

The steps that follow are listed on the informational flyer linked above.

Bringing the latest in technology, collaborations, and programs to campuses across the state fosters the best opportunities for student success. Your presence at CCCAOE’s Conference is a key part of delivering connections and impact to career education professionals. We appreciate you joining us and being a supporting partner as we all work towards a stronger, smarter, and better-prepared workforce in California. Each Sponsorship level has other unique offerings.

Please note: Due to the limited capacity for sponsorship booths, sponsorship is first come, first serve. Act today, as we do sell out.

2024 Fall Conference Event Overview

Details coming soon

An opportunity to network with your colleagues and the professionals that are advancing student success


This conference is designed for: 

Professors &
Classroom Educators

Deans &
Program Managers

Administrators &
Administrative Assistants

Top 5 reasons members attend:



1. “My students are counting on me.”

Invest in your students and schools by attending. Get information, share insights, find solutions and ways to increase recruitment and retention rates.


2. “From a leadership perspective, I can’t afford not to attend.”

This is the only career education professional development opportunity that offers the leadership and faculty perspective. Partner directly with leaders in the education arena and collaborate with your peers to tackle the issues you face in your own district or regions.


3. “It’s how I follow education trends and best practices.”

Whether it’s issues related to budget and finance; innovation and student learning; leadership; equity; community engagement, communication or collaboration, this premier event focuses on key areas to share best practices and programs being implemented in the field.


4. “I discover practical solutions to education challenges.”

We deliver practical solutions to help Career Education teams improve education and economic development opportunities.


5. “It’s a way to partner with education experts.”

Spend time with our business partners on our fast-growing Vendor Show floor and find out how they can help you effectively manage and lead your districts with the various product and service solutions they offer.

Omni Rancho Las Palmas Resort & Spa

OCTOBER 23 – 25, 2024

Attending this event will

kickstart change at your college

Get a direct connection to a network of career education practitioners

that share best practices.


Learn how to navigate the California Community College system and

advocate more effectively for your programs.

“This whole program was extremely helpful and educational. I was coming from a university and I wished that many other people from CSU and UC had attended to learn about the work the CCs are doing in this area.” – 2024 Conference Attendee

“CCCAOE provides an engaging, informative setting to connect with colleagues and learn about the future of CTE in California. I plan to attend every semester!” – 2024 Conference Attendee

“As always, the networking opportunities to connect with folks in my area at different campuses is the best thing about this conference.” – 2019 Conference Attendee

“My favorite part of the CCCAOE Conference is the knowledgeable and dedicated presenters that took time to collaborate and connect colleagues from various colleges!” – 2019 Conference Attendee

Learning about what other colleges are doing across the state, the best practices, and insight to overcome issues… these are the reasons I attend.” – 2019 Conference Attendee


Are hotel accommodations included in my registration?

No. – All attendees are responsible for covering the cost of their own hotel accommodations

Is the preconference worked into the full registration cost, or is that a separate cost?

The pre-conference is worked into the full registration. However, that day does not include meals.
Separate RSVPs for each pre-conference offering will be required once they are released.
Stay tuned for when those flyers are released to RSVP.

Will meals be provided to attendees?

Breakfast is Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday. Lunch is served on Wednesday and Thursday. A light evening reception is served on Wednesday evening.

Is there a way to request a refund if I register and am unable to attend?

Yes. – Please consult our refund policy here.

Where can I find the schedule at a glance?

The schedule is outlined at the top of this page.

Can I substitute my registration for someone else?

Attendance Substitutes are acceptable. After the cancellation deadline, there are no refunds.
Please email substitute’s first and last name, cellphone (for registration purposes) as well as their job title and college/organization affiliation to registration@cccaoe.org for name tag and registration purposes as early as possible.
Please include your name and organization in the email.



October 22-25, 2024

4 Days
in Palm Springs/Rancho Mirage
Colleges Represented
Sponsors and Exhibitors


Phone: (877) 7- CCCAOE


Kimberly Ranalla, Project Manager


Gary Quire, Interim Executive Director


Mailing Address:
1800 21st Street PMB 205
Sacramento, CA 95811

OMNI Rancho Las Palmas Resort

41000 Bob Hope Drive

Rancho Mirage, CA, 95814

CCCAOE rates begin at $199++


Must register first before booking your room. 

Fall 2024 Conference registration has launched!