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eUpdates & eAlerts

April 10, 2017 - eUpdate - "Community Colleges Give Breakdown Where New Workforce Funds Being Spent" by CA Economic Summit; Strong Workforce Investments: Regional and Local Plans and Analytics; Stanford Social Innovation Review Publishes Ton-Quinlivan's Article about Cross-Sector Collaboration; Career Technical Education Rebranding Campaign; Sector Strategies; Doing What MATTERS for Jobs and the Economy Brings Innovation to Scale; LaunchBoard: Want Help Explaining Who Skills-Builders Are?

February 14, 2017 - eUpdate - Partnerships that Unlock Social Mobility; Process Breakthrough Enables CTE Curriculum at the Speed of Business; Apply to be a California Guided Pathways College; Apply for Pre-Apprenticeship Grants; LaunchBoard News: Need Help Setting Accreditation Benchmarks?

February 3, 2017 - eAlert - Chancellor's Office and Regions Embark on Campaign to Promote Value of CTE to Students, Employers

January 26, 2017 - TakeNote, eNews for CTE Faculty & Counselors - Process Breakthrough in Delivering Streamlined Curriculum Approval; Use Web-Based Tools to Prepare Data to Expand and Enhance Your CTE Program; Counselors and the Strong Workforce Program; Academic Senate CTE Leadership Committee; Helpful Resources; Wanted: CTE Faculty and Counselors to Subscribe

December 16, 2016 - eUpdate - Strong Workforce Featured at California Economic Summit; White House Champions of Change: Van Ton-Quinlivan Attends Reunion and Incoming Chancellor Eloy Oakley and Board of Governors Member Scott Budnick Earn the Honor in 2016; 25 Strong Workforce Recommendations Update; Pilot Project Opportunity: Innovative Community College and Workforce Board Partnership; Student STEM Competition: NSF Community College Innovation Challenge; LaunchBoard News: New Third-Party Credential Resources and TOP Codes Video

December 5, 2016 - eAlert - Career Technical Education Credentials in Health at California Community Colleges Lead to Sizeable Wage Earnings

November 16, 2016 - eAlert - California Celebrates National Apprenticeship Week; Largest Number of Apprentices in US

November 1, 2016 - eUpdate - The Atlantic Interviews Incoming Chancellor Oakley ; Ton-Quinlivan Speaks at RAND on Workforce Development for Jobs of the Future; California Presents to Senate HELP Committee; Community Colleges Wins SBA Grant to Help California Grow Jobs through Export; $200M Strong Workforce Program: Know When to Weigh In; Strong Workforce Lunch & Learn Webinars; New Grant Opportunity: $9M in California Apprenticeship Initiative; LaunchBoard News: New Tab for CTE Program Metrics and CTE Data Unlocked Experts Video

September 20, 2016 - eUpdate - Strong Workforce Website: New Tools and Resources; Strong Workforce Overview: Get Up to Speed; New Crosswalk Tool: Find Your Regional Partners for WIOA and Strong Workforce Planning; Career Pathways & Guided Pathways: New Resources; Grants & Awards: Doing What MATTERS for Jobs and the Economy Stakeholders Shine; LaunchBoard Video: Academic & Career Advising Support

August 25, 2016 - TakeNote, eNews for CTE Faculty & Counselors - CTE Faculty - A Necessary Voice in Strong Workforce Program Implementation; Voices from the Strong Workforce Task Force; Statewide Academic Senate Fall Plenary, Nov. 3-5; Attend an Academic Senate Area Meeting; Want to Include Entrepreneurship in Your Classes? Here's Your Chance!; Wanted: CTE Faculty to Subscribe

July 18, 2016 - eAlert - Eloy Ortiz Oakley Named Chancellor of the California Community Colleges

June 20, 2016 - eAlert - Legislature Passes $200M Strong Workforce; California Cyber Innovation Challenge Addresses Cybersecurity Skills

June 15, 2016 - eUpdate - Strong Workforce Support in Op-Eds; League's CTE Leadership Summit, Aug. 5-6, in Oakland; Strong Workforce Program Regional Webinars; InnovationMaker3 Symposium Series; Workforce Credentials Activity Update; Award Winners

May 6, 2016 - eUpdate - Steve Westly, Jack Scott, Bill Mueller, Doug Houston Talk Up CTE; Apprenticeships Get Another $90M Boost from DOL; White House Announces $100M Competition to Expand Tuition-Free Community College; White House Names Sacramento a Founding Health Career Pathways Community; Inland Empire's New InTech Center to Build Skilled Workers for Advanced Manufacturing Sector; CTE Data Unlocked: Find it. Understand it. Use it.; DRAFT Guidance on the Administration of the $200M Strong Workforce Program; LaunchBoard video answers 'Need program-level information on equity gaps?'

May 3, 2016 - eAlert - CA Community Colleges Double Down on Creative Economy Skills Thru Maker Space Movement

April 15, 2016 - eUpdate - Faculty at the Forefront; Sacramento CITD Receives Presidential "E Star" Award; Op-Ed: Don't Forget the Median Wage -- and Higher; Report Shows Middle-Skill Credentials Benefit Immigrant Dreamers; Creating Skills for the STEM/STEAM Economies; LaunchBoard Video

March 11, 2016 - eUpdate - Groundbreaking Work: New Metric for Skills Builders' Wage Gains; Join Briefings on $200M Trailer Bill Language, SB 66 & AB 1892; New $1M INNOVATIONMAKER Investment Lines Up with President's Nation of Makers Initiative

February 28, 2016 - eUpdate - Conference Calls on $200M Trailer Bill Language; CTE Data Unlocked; Solicitation of Interest: INNOVATIONMAKER Grant; Debra Connick Joins California Community Colleges Chancellor's Office; eShowcase: Regional Strategies in Action; San Joaquin Valley Manufacturing Summit

January 29, 2016 - eUpdate - Chancellor's Office Receives Job Creation Award; 1st Regional-Wide Curriculum Approval; Connecting Credentials

January 8, 2016 - eAlert - Governor Backs Strong Workforce with $; Feds Announce More Grants for TechHire

2015 eUpdates & eAlerts »

December 11, 2015 - eUpdate - White House Interest in Strong Workforce; Record Award of Workforce Training Contracts; Regional Strategies; Historic Pell Grant Experiment; LaunchBoard CCPT User Guide Update

November 17, 2015 - eAlert - Board of Governors of the California Community Colleges Unanimously Approves Strong Workforce Task Force Recommendations

November 6, 2015 - eUpdate - IT Technician Pathway; Strong Workforce Op-Ed; Dual Enrollment; Sector Strategies; Apprenticeship Week; LaunchBoard 2.0 on the Way

October 9, 2015 - eAlert - California Community College Colleges Chancellor Brice W. Harris praises legislation that expands high school students' access to college instruction

October 1, 2015 - eUpdate - Ton-Quinlivan Named to Tom Steyer's Fair Shake Commission; Demystifying Labor Market Information; Making California Shine; Sector Strategies in Action; New Grant Opportunities: Small Biz, Apprenticeship, NSF; Launchboard Tools

September 10, 2015 - eAlert - The American Apprenticeship Grants are being announced today!

August 26, 2015 - eAlert - Strong Workforce Town Hall Showcases New Steps to Close Skills Gap by California Community Colleges

June 29, 2015 - eAlert - "Strong Workforce" Recommendations Open for Public Comment thru 7/15; RSVP for Wrap Up Town Halls; View Photo Gallery

June 19, 2015 - eUpdate - 'Strong Workforce' Task Force Update; CA Commitment to Clinton Global Initiative; New Regional Economic Data & Labor Market Reports

May 29, 2015 - eAlert - National Skills Coalition Selects California for State Workforce and Education Alignment Project; Award of Career Pathways Trust (CCPT) Grants Announced

May 28, 2015 - eUpdate - Federal Workforce Law Unifies Strategies; Strong Workforce Task Force Update; $60M Grant Opportunity; Regional Data in Launchboard

April 6, 2015 - eAlert: Workforce Task Force considers feedback from 1300 internal/external stakeholders, tackles workforce data & outcomes; Watch video & read along

March 31, 2015 - eUpdate - Sacramento Town Hall Says Rebranding Career Tech Jobs is Vital, San Diego Region’s High-tech Sectors Need Strong Workforce

March 11, 2015 - eAlert - $100M in new White House TechHire grants ; Town Hall in Los Angeles invokes business voices for stronger workforce

February 18, 2015 - eUpdate - 130 Attend 1st Strong Workforce Town Hall; Faculty Leaders Advise Task Force; Walt DiMantova Joins Chancellor’s Office; In the News

January 27, 2015 - eAlert - Board of Governors Task Force Kicks Off Work to Close California's Skill Gap

January 20, 2015 - eUpdate - Strong Workforce Town Halls Announced; In the News; New Grants

January 12, 2015 - eAlert - Governor's 2015-16 Budget Proposal tackles poverty by realigning workforce training, adult education, and apprenticeships

January 9, 2015 - eAlert - White House Unveils America's College Promise Proposal: Tuition-Free Community College for Responsible Students

2014 eUpdates & eAlerts »

December 19, 2014 - eUpdate - Burning Questions on Board of Governors Task Force on Workforce; Beyond the Skills Gap Report; LaunchBoard Program Review Tool; Meet Paul Steenhausen

December 17, 2014 - eAlert - Business and Labor Leaders Join Educators to Serve on California Community Colleges Task Force on Jobs and Workforce Education

December 15, 2014 - eAlert - U.S. Department of Labor announces $100m in funding to support apprenticeship job training

December 11, 2014 - eAlert - Practices with Promise Workforce Outcomes eShowcase - Featuring Contextualized Content Stories

December 8, 2014 - eAlert - "InnovationMaker" Grant Series Supports White House IT Inititiave - $2.7M available for coding/programming and soft skills development

December 5, 2014 - eAlert - Chancellor's Office Launches "InnovationMaker" Grant Series with $1.2 Million Award to Strengthen STEM Teacher Workforce Recruitment and Training

November 18, 2014 - eAlert - California Community Colleges Board of Governors Creates Task Force to Improve Workforce Education and Promote Job Creation

November 5, 2014 - eAlert - Practices with Promise Workforce Outcomes eShowcase - Featuring Data-Backed Decision Making Stories

November 4, 2014 - eAlert - Schools Chief Torlakson Announces $250 Million Available in Pathway Grants

October 27, 2014 - eAlert - Mobile app to help Latino families make college and career decisions

October 23, 2014 - eAlert - Practices with Promise Workforce Outcomes eShowcase - Featuring Industry Engagement Stories

October 14, 2014 - eUpdate - Practices with Promise eShowcase Unveiling; USDOL WIOA Top 4 changes; New Vice Chancellor of Institutional Effectiveness; New Reports on Biotech & SkillsBuilders

September 30, 2014 - eAlert - Chancellor Brice W. Harris Congratulates Chaffey College and College Consortium for Winning $14.9 Million Federal Grant to Develop Inland Empire Career Training Program

September 16, 2014 - eUpdate - SoCal Shifts Regional Attention to Workforce; WIOA Law Affects Flow of Funding to States; Meet Vice Chancellor of Academic Affairs Pamela Walker; CTE Enhancement Fund & LaunchBoard Tips

September 10, 2014 - eAlert - California Labor Agency and California Community Colleges to Administer $1 Million Drought-related Training Program in the San Joaquin Valley

August 6, 2014 - eUpdate - President Obama's Visit; CA Leads in Workforce Accountability Tool and Credentialing Dialogue; Grants Opportunities; What's New

July 28, 2014 - eAlert - WIOA Bill Signing Signals a Federal ReFocus on Training That is Job-Driven

July 8, 2014 - eAlert - Regional Briefings on One-Time $50M CTE Enhancement Funds

June 18, 2014 - eUpdate - Final 2014-15 CA Budget; $75 Million First-in-the-World Competition; New Workforce Investment Act Proposed; Apprenticeship Tool Kit; SITN Recognized by President Obama

Jun 2, 2014 - eAlert - $250M Winners of CA Career Pathway Trust Announced; Feds Designate SoCal as Nat’l Manufacturing Community

May 14, 2014 - eAlert - Governor’s 'May Revise' Supports Career Technical Education

May 12, 2014 - eUpdate - CTE Budget Hearings; Online Pilot; New Report: "The Progress of Education Reform: Career and Technical Education'; Drought Training Dollars; Outreach to High Schools; New "Workforce: The Regional Reality" Video – for Employers

Apr 17, 2014 - eAlert - US DOL Releases $450M in TAACCCT and $100M in Apprenticeship Grant Opportunities

Apr 7, 2014 - eAlert - California Community Colleges Led National Drive to Better Track Information on Workforce Credentials and Bridge Skills Gap

Apr 1, 2014 - eUpdate - Student Voices; New Data RFA; LaunchBoard & Accreditation; Apprenticeships; New Face of ICT-Digital Media

Mar 6, 2014 - eUpdate - US-Mexico Bilateral Forum on Higher Education; Regional Collaboration Models in Action; 3 New Grants Opportunities

Feb 12, 2014 - eAlert - Grants to Boost CA's Distressed Areas; Update Your Advanced Manufacturing Curriculum; Future of Manufacturing

Feb 5, 2014 - eUpdate - LaunchBoard: Data-Backed Decisions

Jan 22, 2014 - eAlert - Invitation to Apply for $250M in Career Pathways Trust Grants

Jan 7, 2014 - eUpdate - Regional Reality Video; Nat'l Governors Assoc; New ETP Funds; JP Morgan $250M; Consolidated Reporting Links

2013 eUpdates & eAlerts »

Dec 20, 2013 - eAlert - Intent to Award – Regional SB1070 CTE Pathways Program Grants

Dec 18, 2013 - eUpdate - CA Economic Summit; Preserving High Cost CTE Report; Free Folders; Updated Website; State Agencies Collaborate to Target Funding at Key Sectors

Dec 10, 2013 - eAlert - Apply for Grants: $100M Youth CareerConnect; $5M Prop 39 Workforce; $25M AB86 Adult Ed Planning; $85M WIA Title II

Nov 08, 2013 - eUpdate - Regional Collaboration Momentum; TedX-Curious About Global Connectivity; Impact Apprenticeship Program Design

Oct 21, 2013 - eUpdate - Proposal Requested for $19M in SB1070 Funds; CCCAOE Conference; AB 86 What's Next

Sep 26, 2013 - eAlert - California Community Colleges Announce Federal Grants of $29 Million to Provide Workforce Training Programs and Foster Business Partnerships

Sep 24, 2013 - eUpdate: Policy Change Enables More LWIB/College Partnership; Interactive Map Link; Self-Help Resources

Aug 13, 2013 - eUpdate: Brand New Interactive Resource Map; Grant Opportunities; Workforce Bill; Common Core; Support for Job-Seeking Vets

Jun 21, 2013 - eAlert: Intent-to-Award: Deputy Sector Navigators Grantees

Jun 19, 2013 - eAlert: Groundbreaking Salary Surfer Launched Shows Student Earning Power

May 22, 2013 - eAlert: Re-Release of Select Deputy Sector Navigator Package Grants

May 21, 2013 - eAlert: White House Recognition of California Community Colleges Role in Exporting

May 20, 2013 - eAlert: Release of Vacant Sector Navigator RFA - Retail/Hospitality/Tourism "Learn to Earn"

May 13, 2013 - eUpdate: Build a Winning $25M Consortia Application; RFA Timelines; Limit to Flexing of SB1402 Funds

May 9, 2013 - eAlert: Intent to Award - TA Providers: Centers of Excellence for Labor Market Research

Apr 30, 2013 - eAlert: White House names Ton-Quinlivan as a 'Champion of Change’

Apr 23, 2013 - eAlert: Up to $25M per consortia available in new US Dept of Labor TAACCCT grant announcement

Apr 17, 2013 - CIO Update: Doing What MATTERS for Jobs and the Economy Webinars

Apr 11, 2013 - eAlert: Intent to Award – SECTOR NAVIGATORS and REGIONAL CONSORTIA Key Talents

Apr 9, 2013 - eUpdate: WageTracker/Launchboard, Visual of RFA Grantees, ICT Survey, CCCAOE Leadership Academy

Mar 19, 2013 - eAlert: CareerCafe.com Announces Free Job Portal in Partnerships with EDD

Mar 14, 2013 - eUpdate: A Look Ahead At RFA and Industry Competence Model Clearinghouse

Mar 11, 2013 - eAlert: Deputy Sector Navigator Package Grant

Feb 26, 2013 - eAlert: California Community Colleges Joins Force with USDA to Support Rural Jobs & Economy

Feb 19, 2013 - eAlert: Center of Excellence for Labor Market Research Grant Opportunities

Feb 14, 2013 - eUpdate: Chancellor Harris Highlights Workforce Mission

Feb 7, 2013 - eAlert: Message from Chancellor Brice Harris on Jobs and the Economy

Jan 28, 2013 - eAlert: ETP Focus & Funding for Community Colleges

Jan 18, 2013 - eAlert: Announcing RFAs release in support of Jobs and the Economy

Jan 11, 2013 - eAlert: Governor's Budget Highlights

2012 eUpdates & eAlerts »

Dec 18, 2012 - eUpdate: Announcing New Dean & Staff

Dec 7, 2012 - eUpdate: RFA MeetUps, Distance Education Webinar and Special AACC WDI Registration

Nov 27, 2012 - eAlert: RFA MeetUps

Nov 13, 2012 - eAlert: 60 Minutes Report on Natl Skills Gap & Readying for US DoL Grants

Nov 9, 2012 - eUpdate: New RFA Docs, Appreciation, and NSF Grant Opportunity

Nov 7, 2012 - eAlert: Proposition 30 Election Results Conference Call

Oct 10, 2012 - eAlert: Chapters of Redesigned RFA Process Open for Public Comment

Oct 1, 2012 -eUpdate: Let’s Keep the Conversations Going

Sep 18, 2012 - eAlert: Bill Signing Extends Workforce and Economic Development Program

Sep 5, 2012 -eUpdate: Closing Skills Gap & Available Grant Funds

Aug 30, 2012 - eAlert: SB 1402 Support Letters Needed

Aug 1, 2012 - eUpdate: Follow Van on Twitter to the National Advisory Committee on Apprenticeship

Jul 27, 2012 - eAlert: Critical Conversations Calendar

Jul 2, 2012 - eUpdate: The Doing What Matters Framework

Jun 11, 2012 - eAlert: Forbes Features Innovation between California Community Colleges, LearnUp and Corporate Voices

May 4, 2012 - eUpdate: 2012 Labor Market Reports Now Available


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