2017-2018 Updates

Strong Workforce Updates for 2017-2018

Update 1 – August 23, 2017 - Strong Workforce Stars

The chancellor's office created "Strong Workforce Stars" to reward CTE programs that:

  • Provide an increase in earnings for our students
  • Provide the attainment of living wages for our students
  • Provide the curriculum tied to industry that ensure employment in the field of study

You can search the database to find out which programs are the best at the state level here http://dwmshowcase.com/showcase_workforce_stars.aspnew window

While Cerritos College did not get any official "Star", the top performing programs in terms of attaining a living wage were Dental Hygiene, Physical Therapy, Real Estate, Nursing, Industrial Technology, Welding, Business Management, Machine Tool, Paralegal, and Educational Technology in that order. In terms of median change in earnings, the best programs were Dental Hygiene (again...), Human Services, Dental Assisting, Medical Assisting, Architecture, Physical Therapy, Administration of Justice, Culinary Arts, Industrial Technology, and Automotive Technology also in that order.

On a separate note, about a third of CTE programs on campus have completed their year 1 Strong Workforce projects. Another third is in progress and getting close to finishing. A last third needs to work hard to finish them. We are able to extend the finishing deadline for reporting to October 1st per the Chancellor's office instructions. Here is the link to the year 1 projects http://cms.cerritos.edu/cte/Projects201617.htm as well as the year 1 updates http://cms.cerritos.edu/cte/Updates201617.htm

We will let you know when year 2 projects can start as soon as we have the selection criteria from the Chancellor's office.


Update 2 – October 4, 2017

Strong Workforce - Local projects:
7 out of 28 Year 1 projects are completely finished. You are encouraged to contact Kathy Hogue to close your project if you have not done so. We should get the data tables for year 2 on the 19th of October.

Strong Workforce - Regional projects:
Regional projects for Strong Workforce year 2 are in the approval cycle

New report from LAEDC:

The Center for a Competitive Workforce released its new report, L.A. & Orange County Community Colleges: Powering Economic Opportunity. This ground-breaking report focuses on the region’s community college supply of talent in order to better align skilled graduates with projected hiring by local employers.

https://laedc.org/research-analysis/search-reports/download-info/l-orange-county-community-colleges-powering-economic-opportunity/new window

The report includes an analysis of 20 middle-skill occupations for which community colleges offer degree and/or certificate programs. The occupations are drawn from six regionally-concentrated industries in which the L.A. Basin has a competitive advantage over other economic regions. Potential shortages were and identified by performing a gap analysis that compared the occupational forecast with the number of community college graduates from programs associated with training required for these occupations.

Course in Effective Teaching Practices:

The California Community College Chancellor’s Office, Strong Workforce Division, is pleased to announce a collaborative multi-regional pilot project with the Association of College and University Educators (ACUE). The pilot project will provide 30 Career Education (CTE) faculty the opportunity to complete ACUE’s Course in Effective Teaching Practices. This course “prepares college educators to implement all of the essential practices shown to improve student outcomes. The Course includes 25 one-hour online modules across five comprehensive units of study. Consisting of over 180 instructional videos, the Course showcases exemplary teaching on campuses nationwide and features interviews with leading experts in college instruction.
This facilitated, online Course is offered to cohorts of faculty at participating institutions. Educators who satisfy Course requirements earn a Certificate in Effective College Instructionnew window endorsed by the American Council on Education (ACE).”
Information regarding the course content can be found at http://acue.org/course/new window.

Please send the CTE Faculty member’s name and email to:
gooldg@arc.losrios.eduemail link

I would like to get these names by October 15th, 2017. Dr. Grant Goold - Visiting CTE Faculty - California Community College Chancellors Office - Strong Workforce Division