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The LaunchBoard, a statewide data system supported by the California Community Colleges Chancellor’s Office and hosted by Cal-PASS Plus, provides data to California community colleges on the effectiveness of career and technical education (CTE) programs. This information is intended to facilitate local, regional and statewide conversations about how to improve students’ educational and employment outcomes. View short videos or see a sample of the data available in the LaunchBoard.

The LaunchBoard is one of several statewide data tools available to practitioners and technical assistance providers. Read more about the various tools and the data they provide.

LaunchBoard Tools
The LaunchBoard includes several data tools:

  • Program Snapshot: graphical reports and detailed data tables on college offerings, students’ educational attainment, employment outcomes, and regional labor market demand
  • Strong Workforce Program: all of the Strong Workforce Program metrics are currently in the Program Snapshot tab of the LaunchBoard. A separate tab that is specific to these measures, including benchmarking tools to support goal setting, will be available in fall 2016.
  • CTEOS: makes Career and Technical Education Outcomes Survey (CTEOS) responses more broadly available to faculty and administrators
  • CCPT: a voluntary tool that supports data collection for California Career Pathways Trust (CCPT) grant consortia

Logging into the LaunchBoard
The LaunchBoard is only available to employees of California community colleges, participating institutions in CCPT consortia, and Chancellor’s Office grantees. Request a password.

Using the LaunchBoard
Looking for more information on what the LaunchBoard is and how to use it?

CTE Data Unlocked: Find it. Understand it. Use it.
The Chancellor’s Office is providing tools, training, technical assistance, and funding to help colleges better use the LaunchBoard and labor market information through the CTE Data Unlocked initiative. Read details here.

“The LaunchBoard makes the California Community College system the national leader in the development of data base tools for aligning student's career aspirations, curricula and labor market opportunities. The LaunchBoard offers community college practitioners detailed and readily accessible information on student progress, credential attainment, employment outcomes, and labor market information all in one place.”

Anthony P. Carnevale
Research Professor and Director, McCourt School of Public Policy
Georgetown University Center on Education and the Workforce

The Opportunity
For community colleges to become essential catalysts to California’s economic recovery and jobs creation at the local, regional and state levels.

The Strategy
Doing What MATTERS for jobs and the economy is a four-pronged framework to respond to the call of our nation, state, and regions to close the skills gap. The four prongs are:

  • Give Priority for Jobs and the Economy
  • Make Room for Jobs and the Economy
  • Promote Student Success
  • Innovate for Jobs and the Economy
California Community Colleges Chancellor's Office