2015 Career Technical Education Institute

Deadline to Register/Application Deadline: 
Friday, April 17, 2015 - 5:15pm

The Academic Senate is holding a CTE Leadership Institute on May 8 - 9, 2015, at the Sheraton in La Jolla. As many of you know, this year there is an intense focus on career and technical education at the federal, state, and local level. In our CCC system, the Board of Governors has formed a task force on Workforce, Job Creation and a Strong Economy, which has been convening regional college and faculty conversations and industry town hall meetings.

President Obama’s recent national challenge focuses on the dire lack of equity in America by calling for open access to higher education for all Americans though community colleges. “A college degree is the surest ticket to the middle class, it ensures you are always employable.” President Barack Obama, January, 2015

This event will provide CTE faculty with the opportunity to engage in key policy conversations through their interaction with representatives of the task force, by learning about the implications of policy decisions on local programs and courses, and in participating in breakout sessions to better understand the college processes including topics on leadership, curriculum design, course repetition, and effective program advocacy.

The Sheraton La Jolla Hotel located at 3299 Holiday Court La Jolla, CA 92037 is the host hotel for this year's Institute! Driving directions can be found here. For those flying, the San Diego International Airport is located 13.6 miles from of the hotel. 





***  Thank you for your interest in the Career Technical Institute Conference, however we have reached capacity for this event! ***

Please note, registration is free for all CTE Faculty. Free registration includes breakfast and lunch on Friday and Saturday, hotel accommodations and conference materials. 


The cancellation deadline is April 30, 2015.  If you register and do not cancel before April 30, 2015, you will be assessed a $50 cancellation fee. Please keep in mind that registrations are transferable. Please review the Senate Cancellation Policy here.

Call Tonya Davis, ASCCC Office Manager, at (916) 445-4753 x 106 with any payment questions.

Hotel & Travel

Updated Hotel Information 4/20/15

****We are sold out of sleeping rooms within our room blocks**** The Sheraton La Jolla and Marriott La Jolla may have rooms available, however it will be at a higher rate.  Please contact the hotels directly if you wish to reserve rooms outside of our negotiated rates. Please note we have put a cap at $159++ per night for expense reimbursement.

Currently, you can make a hotel reservation at any nearby hotel and be reimbursed by the Senate based on the following criteria:

1. You live more than 30 miles away from the Sheraton La Jolla

2. Your hotel accomodations room rate does not exceed $159++ per night.  (You would be liable for anything over that amount.)

3. The reimbursement forms must be turned into the Senate Office no later than 30 days following the conference.  

Below is a list of other nearby hotels. ** Please note that we have not established a room block at these properties. ** Please contact them directly to make your reservations considering the guidelines listed above.

Embassy Suites: http://embassysuites3.hilton.com/en/hotels/california/embassy-suites-san-diego-la-jolla-SANLJES/index.html (858) 453-0400

Residence Inn: http://www.marriott.com/hotels/travel/lajca-residence-inn-san-diego-la-jolla/ (858) 587-1770 

Please email edie [at] asccc.org if you have any further questions.

Presentation Materials

Title Breakout Time
Structured Career Pathways May 8, 2015 - 10:45am
Labor Market Information May 8, 2015 - 10:45am
Regional Coordination May 8, 2015 - 10:45am
A Call To Action May 8, 2015 - 1:00pm
Options for CTE Training and Education May 8, 2015 - 1:30pm
Doing What Matters DSNs May 8, 2015 - 2:00pm
Dual Enrollment May 8, 2015 - 2:00pm
You Need to Create and Advisory Committee - Now What? May 8, 2015 - 2:00pm
Advisory Board Experience May 8, 2015 - 2:00pm
Curriculum and Instructors May 8, 2015 - 3:30pm
Curriculum and Instructors (2) May 8, 2015 - 3:30pm
Contextualized Learning May 8, 2015 - 3:30pm
Contextualized Learning 2 May 8, 2015 - 3:30pm
Launchboard, Using Data to Evaluate Your Programs May 9, 2015 - 9:00am
Accreditation May 9, 2015 - 10:30am
C-ID and Model Curriculum—Not Just for Transfer Anymore May 9, 2015 - 10:30am
Moving the Needle on CTE May 9, 2015 - 10:30am
Leadership Training May 9, 2015 - 1:00pm
Call to Action PPT May 9, 2015 - 1:00pm


 2015 CTE Institute Program

*** Individual Presentation Materials in Resource Documents***

Friday, May 8

8:30 a.m. – 9:30 a.m.   Registration/Continental Breakfast
Coast Ballroom Foyer and Village Ballroom

9:30 a.m. – 10:30 a.m. General Session 1:  CTE Task Force—Doing what Matters
Coast Ballroom

David Morse, ASCCC President, Facilitator
Sunita Cooke, Task Force Co-chair, Mira Costa College
Lynn Shaw, Task Force Co-chair, Long Beach City College
Lynell Wiggins, Task Force Member, Pasadena City College

The Board of Governors Task Force on Workforce, Job Creation, and a Strong Economy goal is to increase individual and regional economic competitiveness by providing California’s workforce with relevant skills and quality credentials that match employer needs and fuel a strong economy. Ultimately, the task force will recommend policies and practices designed to improve the effectiveness of career technical education programs in the California Community College System, which may impact other aspects of our curriculum. The work of the task force is progressing quickly, with final recommendations to be presented to the Board of Governors in September. This panel will provide an update on the progress of the task force and outline the issues that will affect faculty, academic senates, our colleges, and our students.

10:30 a.m. – 10:45 a.m. Break

10:45 a.m. – 12:00 noon Breakout Session One

Labor Market Information
Tecolote Room

Achala Dalal Chatterjee, CTE Leadership Committee Member, Facilitator
Lori Sanchez, Center of Excellence

In this session, the Center of Excellence for Labor Market Research Director will share labor market information, tools, and applications. Attendees will learn about types and sources of labor market information including labor market data (demand for occupational jobs, employer job postings, etc.) and supply data (student program completions), examples of data products, and the application of data for program review, pathway development, and more. Participants will be provided with a preview of the Launchboard Tool presentation on Saturday including its various data options.

Structured and Career Pathways
Wind & Sea Room

Grant Goold, Public Safety, CTE Leadership Committee Chair, Facilitator
Kris Costa, Articulation Liaison, Statewide Career Pathways

Pathways for CTE students continue to gain increased attention from powerful policy makers, CTE funding organizations, concerned parents, and engaged CTE faculty.  This interactive session will review the current state of dual enrollment, provide insight into effective and productive articulation agreements and offer a summary of statewide career pathway initiatives from SCP to C-ID.

Regional Coordination
Rose Room

Wendy Miller, CTE Leadership Committee, Facilitator
Rock Pfotenhauer, The Bay Area Community College Consortium (BACCC)

Regional coordination among colleges and CTE programs has become an essential part of doing business. The “Doing What Matters for Jobs and the Economy” framework requires that every new workforce grant or project include some level of regional collaboration and coordination.  The Workforce Task Force is focusing on how our workforce programs will interact with our regional economies. Colleges are being asked to think regionally when they plan courses and programs. This trend is especially true for our CTE programs – to make sure we are turning out enough qualified graduates to fill the workforce need, not flooding the market, avoiding destructive competition and unnecessary program duplication, and minimizing the program boom and bust cycle.  How does the new emphasis on regional coordination affect the CTE professional?  How does regionalism benefit our students? Join us for this dynamic session to learn about the impacts on budgets, curriculum sharing and alignment, effective practices for regional collaboration, and some thoughts about what the future might hold.

California Community College Bachelor's Degrees
San Clemente Room

Michelle Grimes-Hillman, ASCCC Bachelor’s Degree Task Force Co-chair
John Stanskas, ASCCC Bachelor’s Degree Task Force Chair
ASCCC Bachelor Degree Task Force Committee Members

The passage of SB 850 (Block, 2014) last year called for a 15 college pilot project authorizing the creation of bachelor's degrees to meet workforce needs in areas not currently covered by the CSU and UC systems.  The Board of Governors approved colleges to create bachelor's degrees in fields ranging from respiratory care to mortuary science to automotive technology. The academic senate is charged with providing guidance in the 10+1 areas of degree requirements, minimum qualifications, and student preparation and success for these new degrees.  Join us for a lively conversation about what it means to offer a bachelor's degree and how you imagine setting the parameters of these degrees.  

12:00 noon – 12:45 p.m. Lunch, Village Ballroom

12:45 p.m. – 1:00 p.m. Break

1:00 p.m. – 1:45 p.m.  General Session 2:  Call to Action!
Coast Ballroom

Julie Adams, Executive Director, ASCCC
Grant Goold, CTE Leadership Committee Chair

Transformation, revolution, renovation, and renewal are all words used to describe the present environment for CTE in California’s community colleges.  This interactive session will explore the current initiatives set to significantly change CTE programs in California. A brief overview of the Theory of Change will help identify where we are in this exciting change process.

1:45 p.m. - 2:00 p.m. Break

2:00 p.m. – 3:15 p.m. Breakout Session Two

Doing What Matters with Deputy Sector Navigators (DSNs)
Tecolote Room

Robert Cabral, CTE Leadership Committee Member, Facilitator
Margaret Lau, DSN -- Agriculture, Water & Environmental Technology

Deputy Sector Navigators (DSNs) are industry specialists that serve as in-region contacts for an identified industry sector. They work with the regions’ colleges, employers, workforce investment boards and the community (high schools, adult schools, regional occupations centers and programs). This session will provide CTE faculty with tools and tips on how to partner with their sector DSN and learn how DSNs can provide faculty development, incumbent worker training, and technical assistance for curriculum and pathway development as well as assist in advocating for programs locally and statewide.

You Need to Create an Advisory Committee -- Now What?
Wind & Sea Room

Monica Thurston, CTE Leadership Committee Member, Facilitator
Robert Caban, Industry Partner -- Healthcare
John Frala, Industry Partner -- Automotive
Conan McKay, CTE Leadership Committee Member

Establishing an advisory committee can be a daunting task for many program directors. This presentation will allow participants to understand the importance of establishing an advisory committee comprised of the various industry workforce leaders in their field. Panelists will also address the legal requirements for an advisory committee and how program directors can establish and facilitate meeting obligations and expectations of their local advisory committee. Participants will share their experience with advisory committee practices with other attendees.

Dual Enrollment and Its role in College and Career Readiness
Rose Room

Michelle Grimes-Hillman, ASCCC Curriculum Chair, Facilitator
Eva Jimenez, Shasta College

Shasta College has been collaborating with local high school districts for over five years on creating a successful dual enrollment program.  Shasta is currently offering over 115 courses impacting over 1800 high school students.  In this session, learn about reform acts, best practices, and the role of high school and college faculty and administrators.  This session will also explain the impact a dual enrollment program has in providing students access to college level coursework which prepares and provides them for college and career readiness.

Educational Planning Initiative
San Clemente Room

Wheeler North, ASCCC Treasurer, Facilitator
Cynthia Rico, Co-chair Educational Planning Initiative
Lynell Wiggins, Pasadena City College  

The primary goal of Educational Planning Initiative is to provide a system-wide student portal, an online student educational planning tool, a degree audit system, and a student online orientation to be made available to all 112 community colleges. Clearly, the initiative is significant for our colleges, our programs, and our students. Come and learn about the progress of the initiative and, more importantly, how the initiative may support counseling and CTE faculty in providing the support students need to reach their career and educational goals.

3:15 p.m. – 3:30 p.m. Break

3:30 p.m. – 4:45 p.m. Breakout Session Three

Funding Resources for Career and Technical Education Programs
Tecolote Room

Dustin Sperling, CTE Leadership Committee Member
Nancy Gutierrez, SN - Agriculture, Water & Environmental Technology
Lynn Shaw, Vice Chair for Los Angeles and Orange County Regional Consortia

Career and technical education programs play a crucial role in closing the skills gap that separates students from successful employment within the state’s workforce. To ensure that CTE programs provide the technical skills and up-to-date academic knowledge necessary for student success and employment in today’s skills-based economy, colleges must continually focus on instructional innovation, program improvement, and increasing overall student access. However, providing programs that are academically rigorous and responsive to the needs of local labor markets often comes at a substantial cost to colleges and presents significant challenges sourcing the financial resources necessary to operate such high quality programs. Join this session to increase your awareness of the financial resources available for career and technical education programs and improve your success in acquiring the funds necessary for local program improvement.

Contextualized Learning: Relating Subject Matter Content to Meaningful Situations that are Relevant to Students’ Lives 

Shawn Carney, CTE Leadership Committee Member, Facilitator
Corle Huffman, San Diego Continuing Education, Business Communications

Typically, career technical education utilizes contextualized teaching and learning, but different models exist for integrating contextualized academic skills. Contextualized teaching and learning aims to integrate necessary academic skills into career technical education courses. By incorporating this real-world context, students are encouraged to become stakeholders in their own educational process. This workshop will explore several different successful models that can be used to prepare hands-on curriculum. Join us in exploring the elements, the evidence, and the core pedagogies behind these various models.

Options for CTE Training and Education: Apprenticeship, Internship, Work Experience, Short-term Non-credit and Contract Education
Rose Room

Phil Crawford, CTE Leadership Committee Member, Facilitator
Brenda Childes S4CA, Santa Clara County Construction Trades Council
John Dunn, Chancellor's Office

This session will provide an overview of the options for CTE training and education, including how to establish an apprenticeship program, credit and non-credit options, not-for-credit programs, and contract education options as well as California work experience opportunities and internships.  Examples of matriculation and high-school to work and college pathways will be discussed and described.

Curriculum and Instructors
San Clemente Room

Jolena Grande, CTE Leadership Committee, Facilitator
Michelle Grimes-Hillman, ASCCC Curriculum Chair

Learn how you can support career technical education and workforce development in new and increasingly effective ways by gaining insight into the curriculum development process at the local and state levels, understanding how limits on course repetition impact our programs, discovering noncredit curriculum opportunities, and exploring the future of associate and baccalaureate degrees., Attendees will emerge from this facilitated and informative session with ideas that can help them navigate the apparent labyrinth of curriculum design and approval.

5:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m. Reception -- Grove Area

6:00 p.m. Dinner on your own

Saturday, May 9

8:00 a.m. - 9:00 a.m.  Breakfast – Village Ballroom

9:00 a.m. - 10:15 a.m.           

General Session:  The Launchboard - Using Data to Evaluate Your Programs and Showcase What You Do Best!
Coast Ballroom

Dianna Chiabotti, Curriculum Technical Assistance Provider, Facilitator
Renah Wolzinger, WestEd Research Associate

What are the strongest aspects of your CTE program?  Do your students get an industry certification? Do you have a lot of students completing small unit certificates? What jobs are available in your region and the salaries for those jobs?  Help with answering these questions and more will be presented during this presentation on the Launchboard, a new statewide data tool that contains information on all colleges, regions, and CTE programs in the California community colleges.  The tool was developed in a partnership with the Chancellor’s Office, CalPass Plus, and WestEd.  Renah Wolzinger, a Digital Media faculty at GoldenWest College and an integral part of the Launchboard development team, will demonstrate how to use the Launchboard, find interesting data on your students, and look for areas to add including data to show where your program is performing.  This presentation will provide a critical eye to how faculty can be involved in ensuring correct data and indicating where colleges are doing their best in promoting student outcomes from your program.

10:15 a.m. - 10:30 a.m. Break

10:30 a.m. - 11:45 a.m.  Breakout Session Four

Moving the Needle on CTE
Tecolote Room

Catherine Shafer, CTE Leadership Committee, Facilitator
Jonathan Lightman, Executive Director, Faculty Association of the California Community Colleges

In this interactive session, the FACCC Executive Director Jonathan Lightman will share the latest information on how Sacramento is supporting CTE and provide guidance regarding advocacy skills to make a difference for our programs, our students, and our profession.

Program Review/Viability
Wind & Sea Room

Donna Davis, CTE Leadership Committee Member
Renah Wolzinger, WestEd Research Associate

Join us for a lively discussion on program review and validation, from the Chancellor’s Office guidelines to the new program review tool available in Launchboard.  Participants new to program review as well as those experienced with the process are encouraged to attend.

Rose Room

Louis Quindlen, CTE Leadership Committee, Facilitator
Leslie Blakie Director of the Laney College Bio-Manufacturing Program and Chair of the Laney College Technical Advisory Committee
John Stanskas, ASCCC Accreditation Committee Chair

The accreditation standards mention CTE programs (called vocational in the standards) only once separate from academic or general education requirements. CTE is responsible for meeting the same standards as any other academic program: assessment of student learning outcomes and program learning outcomes, evaluation and integrated planning, and the same catalog based general education requirements for degrees.  In addition, "CTE students completing vocational and occupational certificates and degrees demonstrate technical and professional competencies that meet employment and other applicable standards and are prepared for external licensure and certification." This session will explore what evidence the Accrediting Commission for Community and Junior Colleges will ask our CTE programs and faculty to produce in order to show they are meeting the standard.

C-ID and Model Curriculum - Not Just for Transfer Anymore
San Clemente Room

Michelle Pilati, C-ID Curriculum Director
Julie Bruno, ASCCC Vice-president

The implementation of Senate Bill 1440 (Padilla, 2010) has bought new attention to the Course Identification Numbering System (C-ID) and institutionalized the use of model curriculum. Interest in facilitating student movement and goal attainment, as well as in establishing appropriate comparability in awards offered by the colleges, has resulted in C-ID and model curriculum work being conducted in various CTE disciplines. What can C-ID and model curriculum do for your discipline and your students? Join us for a discussion of where these efforts are and where they are going.

12:00 noon – 1:00 p.m. Networking Lunch – Village Ballroom

1:00 p.m. – 2:30 p.m. General Session 4:  Leadership Training – Coast Ballroom

David Morse, ASCCC President
Julie Bruno, ASCCC Vice-president

After spending two days immersed in the challenges confronting faculty, our students and our colleges, what do you do now? Every challenge presents an opportunity for leadership but to take advantage of the opportunity requires a plan. This interactive session is designed to assist you in creating a concrete leadership action plan to use when you return to your college.  The goal is for you to use your new skills and knowledge to implement your plan this next academic year so that you may influence critical decisions at the state and local levels and represent the faculty perspective on issues that will shape CTE, our colleges, and our system in the years to come.

2:30 p.m. – 2:45 p.m. Closing Session - Coast Ballroom