Career Technical Education

Critical Support for Early Childhood Education/Child Development Programs

Whereas, The state of California will experience no economic recovery without securing safe and equitable accessible childcare for Californians as well as employment

opportunities and child education for the California Early Childhood Education workforce, over 85% of whom complete classes at California community colleges;

Work Based Learning in California Community Colleges

WORK BASED LEARNING IN CALIFORNIA COMMUNITY COLLEGES

Career technical education (CTE), labeled career education by the California Community Colleges Chancellor’s Office (CCCCO) in July 2017,1 has been given a boost in recent years by legislation and funding intended to support efforts to close both the skills gap and employment gaps anticipated in California’s future. While classroom instruction is a critical component of programs that prepare students for the general and job-specific demands of occupations, work-based learning is equally critical.

Adopt the Paper Work-Based Learning in California Community Colleges

21.0           Whereas, Resolution 13.05 S18 directed the Academic Senate for California Community Colleges to “develop a paper that clearly explains and differentiates Career and Technical Education, Cooperative Work Experience, internship, and apprenticeship programs, including their regulations, funding models, and overall guiding principles, and bring the paper to the Spring 2019 Plenary Session for approval”;

Career Technical Education Apprenticeship Programs

Whereas, The Board of Governors approved the Board of Governors Task Force on Workforce, Job Creation, and a Strong Economy Report and Recommendations,[1] including Recommendation 14.f., which states that the California Community College system should “Convene representative apprenticeship teaching faculty, labor organizations, and other stakeholders to review the appropriateness of minimum qualifications for apprenticeship instructors”;

Support for Career Technical Education Programs

Whereas, The Board of Governors approved the Board of Governors Task Force on Workforce, Job Creation, and a Strong Economy Report and Recommendations,[1] including Recommendation 20.b., which states that the California Community College system should “Provide support for [Career Technical Education] CTE programs including internships, guest lecturers, employment, equipment and facilities support, and participation on advisory boards”;

Career Technical Education Professional Development for Faculty Internships and Mentoring

Whereas, The Board of Governors approved the Board of Governors Task Force on Workforce, Job Creation, and a Strong Economy Report and Recommendations,[1] including Recommendation 13.d., which states that the California Community College system should “Establish a mentorship model that delineates pathways for industry professionals to intern at colleges to gain teaching skills, knowledge, and experience while pursuing an associate degree or the equivalent”;

Institute for Counseling Faculty Focused on Career Technical Education

Whereas, The Board of Governors approved the Board of Governors Task Force on Workforce, Job Creation, and a Strong Economy Report and Recommendations,[1] including Recommendation 1.e., which states that the California Community College System should “Enhance capacity of counselors to provide [Career Technical Education] CTE-related program counseling through professional development and the sharing of best practices such as designating counselors as CTE specific or designating liaisons to CTE programs”;

Faculty Participation in Career Technical Education Regional Consortia Governance

Whereas, As a condition for receiving funding from the Strong Workforce Program, as defined in Education Code §§88820-88826, regional consortia must develop plans that enact the requirements of the Strong Workforce Program, including the establishment of governance models;

Whereas, The role of faculty in governance is an academic and professional matter under the purview of local senates, and thus local senates must be centrally involved in identifying faculty to serve on regional consortia governance bodies;

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