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Columbia College Apprenticeship Initiative

Columbia College Apprenticeship Initiative This January 2017 Columbia College, a beautiful Community College in the foot hills of the Sierra’s, on boarded 28 apprentices into our Hospitality Management Apprenticeship Initiative. Apprentices in the program are working towards earning an Associate Degree while getting paid to do on-the-job training. Columbia College Apprenticeship Initiative is a grant funded … Read More

Health Workforce Initiative

Highlights from our DSN, Valerie Fisher on the Health Workforce Initiative: HWI: Providing Services to Business Edition 7 HWI: Career Pathway Outcomes Edition 9 For more information visit the HWI Website

CCCCO Webinars

The CCCCO is hosting webinars to provide updates on a number of Chancellor’s Office activities.  Webinars will be held from 12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m. on various upcoming dates.  Registration and more information can be found at

Efficiency Matters Workshop: Energy Sector

Join faculty experts from around California for a one day intensive workshop highlighting future building and energy trends in California. Hear from Industry Keynotes Join Regional Expert Networks Prepare for Strong Workforce Investments Register Today! Go to and select Pre-conference – Efficiency Matters: Energy Sector (Prop 39) after login to register. Prop 39 will … Read More

College of the Sequoias Partners with Career Coach for One Stop Career Information

College of the Sequoias has partnered with Career Coach in order to help students achieve their career goals through current industry information and their connection to programs.   Studies show that college students who choose a program of study have higher completion rates than those who remain undecided.  Career Coach offers everything from career exploration, … Read More

Workforce Credentials Activity Update

When a student earns an industry-valued third-party credential, employers know that a student has mastered the skills necessary to earn that credential. On the national workforce credentials front, the Certification Exchange Project, an effort to expand and improve date exchange between industry certification organizations and state longitudinal data systems, is moving quickly. In this video … Read More

C-ID: Faculty Review Needed – Water and Wastewater Technology

The Course Identification Number (C-ID) System held several discipline input group (DIG) meetings this past April, where faculty from Water and Wastewater Technology drafted seven descriptors for courses identified as part of a potential certificate for the discipline.  In addition, the faculty present at the meetings believed that the seven draft descriptors could be used … Read More

Strong Workforce Support in Op-Eds

Please click the links below to read recent Op-Eds supporting a Strong Workforce from The Sacramento Bee and The San Francisco Chronicle. California’s Economy Can be Boosted by Investing in Workforce June 13, 2016, Sacramento Bee by Bill Mueller and Laurie Madigan Invest in Training to Revitalize California Manufacturing June 7, 2016, San Francisco Chronicle … Read More

Small Business Deputy Sector Navigator Lorinda Forrest Selected for NACCE 2016 Impact Award

Lorinda Forrest, Small Business Deputy Sector Navigator, was selected to receive a National Association for Community College Entrepreneurship (NACCE) 2016 Impact Award.  She will be recognized at the NACCE Conference in Sacramento in October. Congratulations to Lorinda for the well-deserved recognition! Missed any previous posts? Check out the News Page for past posts!

Annual Planning Conference in Monterey a Success!

The 2016 CRC Annual Planning Conference was a successful gathering of approximately 60 representatives from CRC colleges, K-12, adult education, the CCCCO, Key Talent, and other CTE stakeholders.  Keynote speaker CCCCO Dean Walt DiMantova presented on the evolution of CTE at CA Community Colleges, invoking humor with salient points directing the future charge of community … Read More

NACCE 2016 Educator Stipends Available

Educator Stipends Available A limited number of educator stipends are available to cover the cost of conference registration and hotel stay. Availability is on a first ask, first receive basis. To request a stipend for NACCE2016, contact Small Business Deputy Sector Navigator Lorinda Forrest at Missed any previous posts? Check out the News Page … Read More

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