Ontario-Montclair Promise Scholars Program

The Ontario-Montclair Promise Scholars Program was inaugurated when key community and education leaders came together in October 2011 to address barriers to college and career access and success. At this event they signed an agreement creating a universal PK-16 pipeline and guaranteeing a place in college for all students in the community. Today, Promise Scholars is the initiative leading Ontario and Montclair towards the college-going culture needed to create long-term change with partners from all sectors, serving 10,000 students each year. In 2016, the City of Ontario deepened its...

IEPI Pathways Workshop- January 2017

IEPI, in partnership with the Statewide Academic Senate and select AACC CA Guided Pathways colleges, sponsored two pathways events in late 2016 and early 2017. These two-day events were designed for college leadership teams interested in learning about different strategies for implementing a college pathways approach. Time and attention were spent disseminating California-grown pathway strategies now in place at our colleges. National pathways models were also shared. In addition, workshop attendees heard from Davis Jenkins, Senior Researcher at the Community College Research Center at...

Cuesta College Completes Successful Business and Entrepreneurship Pilot Program

eLearning Module Resource Description This resource was originally posted on the " Doing What Matters for Jobs and the Economy " website. High School Students explore business and entrepreneurship career pathways and earn high school credit with new entrepreneurship curriculum. The Challenge To engage high school students and introduce self-employment (i.e., entrepreneurship) as a viable and attainable career option. To provide hands on experiential learning, problem solving skills, decision making skills, and critical thinking skills. To provide relevant curriculum that aligns with National...

Skyline College Delivers Education…Literally!

This resource was originally posted on the " Doing What Matters for Jobs and the Economy " website. Skyline College’s Green Energy Camp was very successful, but was offered only on campus, limiting the program’s reach. The backstory: The earth’s environment faces numerous challenges, including climate change and “dirty” energy. Skyline College responded with a two-week, onsite “Green Energy Camp” that integrates a young demographic into the emerging green sector, essential to the development and growth of a robust workforce to meet the challenging climate, energy, and water challenges in our...

California Conservation Corps

For decades, select California Conservation Corps centers and California community colleges have benefited from local educational partnerships; some of these partnerships are informal while others are formal and highly developed. However, the growth of these inter-organizational partnerships and new educational programs are often impeded by conflicts between the local college course scheduling and the Corpsmembers’ fluctuating work schedules and remote work locations. Other impediments to expanding community college educational programs that serve this population include the Corpsmembers’ low...

Basic Skills and Student Outcome Transformation Program Workshops

The Basic Skills and Student Outcome Transformation Program Workshops were IEPI -sponsored events that featured practitioners and other experts who provided information on a variety of evidence-based and nationally-recognized principles and practices related to basic skills. The goal was for attendees to leave these highly interactive workshops with knowledge of a set of high-impact strategies that could be locally implemented. Agendas and resources from the various events are available . Additional information related to many of the presentations is available elsewhere in the PLN. Videos...

Career Coach and Education Planning Initiative

PowerPoint presentation describing the relationship between Career Coach and Education Planning Initiative. CareerCoach-Education-Planning-Initiative-20160609-alt_added.pptx PDF format: CareerCoach&EducationPlanningInitiative .pdf Real Text Transcription of PowerPoint: Career Coach and Education Planning Initiative June 09, 2016 “ Good morning everyone and welcome. My name is RP and I work for Economic Modeling Specialists Intl, Emsi. I also have Angela Baucom product Manager for the California CC Technology Center. We are privileged to talk with you about the EPI and specifically the...

OC Pathways Showcase Builds Regional Collaboration

The major challenge for all California Career Pathway Grant recipients centers on building a sustainable regional infrastructure that builds new avenues for regional collaborations. The Challenge OC Pathways is a California Career Pathways Trust (CCPT) grant led by the Orange County Department of Education and Saddleback Community College. Our consortium partners include 14 school districts, 4 regional occupational programs, 9 community colleges and multiple intermediaries, such as workforce investment boards (WIBs) and non-governmental organizations. The challenge we face is shared by all...