2016 CTE Leadership Academy

Event Dates
Deadline to Register/Application Deadline

The Academic Senate will hold a CTE Leadership Institute on May 6-7, 2016, at the DoubleTree Hilton in Anaheim. This year will bring an intense focus on career and technical education at the federal, state, and local level. In our CCC system, the Board of Governors’ Task Force on Workforce, Job Creation, and a Strong Economy recently released its recommendations.  By the time this event takes place in May, implementation conversations will be well underway and input from faculty statewide will be needed.

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.


ASCCC CTE MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS REGISTRATION - *** Please Note Time Change 10:00a.m. to 4:00p.m.

Online Registration is now closed.  If you would like to attend the Minimum Qualifications, please see the registration desk at the Doubletree Hilton on Thursday May 5th at 9:00 a.m.


Registration is free for all ASCCC CTE Liasions. Free registration includes breakfast and lunch on Friday and Saturday and conference materials. Failure to attend the institute will result in a no show invoice + hotel room expenses, if applicable. 

Attendees are responsible for all hotel and travel expenses.

Registration for CTE Faculty is $100.00. Registration includes breakfast and lunch on Friday and Saturday and conference materials.

Registration for Deans and Others is $275.00. Registration includes breakfast and lunch on Friday and Saturday and conference materials.

Online Registration is now closed.  If you would like to attend, on-site registration for the CTE Leadership Academy will take place starting at 8:00 a.m. on Friday May 6th.

Please review the Senate Cancellation Policy prior to registering for the event.

Checks for payment can be mailed to Academic Senate, One Capital Mall, Suite 340, Sacramento, CA 95814.


The cancellation deadline is March 31st, 2016.  If you register and do not cancel before March 31, 2016, you will be assessed a $50 cancellation fee. Please keep in mind that registrations are transferable. Please review the Senate Cancellation Policy here.

Call Edie Martinelli, ASCCC Event Planner, at (916) 445-4753 x 102 with any payment questions.

Hotel & Travel


The DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Anaheim-Orange County is located at 100 The City Dr S, Orange, CA 92868 is 20 minutes from John Wayne (SNA) Airport and 45 minutes to LAX and located on the doorstep of Disneyland Park and Anaheim Convention Center. The DoubleTree Hotel Anaheim Orange County does not provide a hotel shuttle service from/to the airport. If you are traveling by car, please see driving directions, from the airport or any other location. Attendees will receive the discounted parking rate of $10.00 per day.  Wi-Fi in all guest rooms will be complimentary.


You can make your hotel reservations at the DoubleTree Hilton with the following link:

Your web page address is: http://doubletree.hilton.com/en/dt/groups/personalized/S/SNACCDT-ASC-20160505/index.jhtml?WT.mc_id=POG


***Hotel Alternatives***

Embassy Suites located at 400 N. State College Blvd. 714-938-1111

Driving Directions to DoubleTree by Hilton can be found here.

Sheraton Garden Grove located at 12221 Harbor Blvd. 714-703-8400

Driving Directions to DoubleTree by Hilton can be found here.

Anaheim Marriott located at 700 W. Convention Way 714-750-8000

Driving Directions to Doubletree by Hilton can be found here.

*** If you have any questions regarding hotel accommodations, please email events@asccc.org.***

Presentation Materials


Click here to download the program in PDF.

Friday, May 6th

8:30 a.m. – 9:30 a.m. Registration/Continental Breakfast

9:30 a.m. – 10:30 a.m. General Session 1: CTE Strong Workforce Taskforce Recommendation Implementation
Grand Ballroom

The California Community Colleges Task Force on Workforce, Job Creation, and a Strong Economy (commonly referred to as the Strong Workforce Taskforce) put forth 25 recommendations to strengthen workforce education throughout the 113 college system with the goal of closing the skills gap that is a barrier to filling existing jobs and fueling job creation. The Task Force goal was to identify and recommend policies and practices to meet California’s anticipated shortage of one million industry-valued middle skill credentials. The 25 recommendations build upon the Student Success Initiative and Doing What Matters for Jobs and the Economy and represent the culmination of extensive input from more than 1,200 stakeholders during a nine-month period. In September 2015, these recommendations were presented to the Board of Governors as an informational item. At its November 2015 meeting, the Board adopted all 25 recommendations. Now the time for action has come and we need your involvement. Come to this session to learn about the work performed to date and how you can play an important role in next steps.

10:30 a.m. – 10:45 a.m. Break

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

  • CTE Strong Workforce Taskforce Implementation-Student Success

    Learn to develop strategies that help you achieve the goals of both the Strong Workforce Taskforce recommendations and those of a more mature statewide initiative, Student Success. Panelists will describe development of communities of practice that tackle contextualized learning, cohort-building, basic skills, and support programs that prepare students for success in STEM and technical training programs. Our presenters will share data, some of their toughest challenges, and their best advice. Come away with ideas to help you invest in tactics which most efficiently serve our students and improve Student Success in our CTE programs.

  • CTE Strong Workforce Taskforce Implementation-Career Pathways

    Career Pathways have become the buzz phrase in the CCC system. The Career Pathway Trust grants and the Workforce Taskforce recommendations on establishing industry-informed career pathways from middle and high school through college have brought this topic toward the forefront of CCC education. Join us for an informative session on where career pathways currently are in the CCC system, where they are heading, and how the Workforce Taskforce recommendations may affect their future in California for years to come.

  • CTE Strong Workforce Taskforce Implementation-Workforce Data

    You can access a suite of training, tools, technical assistance, and funding to support the integration of CTE data into college processes like program review, planning, and accreditation. This session will walk you through the resources available through CTE Data Unlocked, including short videos, reference guides, and workshop opportunities. You will leave with a better understanding of how to assess labor market information, which data tools can answer your questions, and how to interpret information on employment and earnings.

  • CTE Strong Workforce Taskforce Implementation-Curriculum
    International Center
    The Strong Workforce Taskforce recommendations have asked that we evaluate, strengthen, and revise the curriculum development process to ensure alignment of education and employment. As we embark on implementation on this effort, we need to identify the factors that are necessary to ensure thoughtful and academically sound curriculum processes, engage all stakeholders, and ensure faculty purview over curriculum while also responding to industry needs.
  • CTE Strong Workforce Taskforce Implementation-CTE Faculty

    The implementation of the Workforce Taskforce recommendations by the BOG and Governor Brown has CTE faculty in an unfamiliar place: the driver’s seat. From recommendations that affect us directly, such as hiring practices and professional development, to curriculum and career pathways development where we may be playing an advisory role, your input is needed. If you are interested in upcoming plans for their implementation and how you can become involved in the implementation process, this breakout is the session for you.

12:00 noon – 12:50 p.m. Lunch

1:00 p.m. – 1:45 p.m. General Session 2: ASCCC State of the Senate
The Academic Senate for California Community College continues to take an active role in numerous statewide initiatives within its 10+1 purview. The panelists will give updates and share information on the implementation of the Strong Workforce Taskforce recommendations, minimum qualifications, CTE liaisons to local academic senates, and other topics of interest.

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

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

  • Contextualized Teaching

    This breakout will offer a brief overview of contextualized learning and an opportunity to explore tips and techniques for the development of contextualized learning to enhance student performance and achievement of academic success. Attendees will share lessons learned with colleagues and discuss classroom activities to enhance basic skills across the curriculum.

  • Why and How-Stackable Credentials

    Come to this session to learn why and how your program should be considering stackable certificates or credentials and how your program could benefit from those stackable certificates or credentials. This presentation will allow participants to understand why they should be creating these new awards to benefit and improve student and program success rates. Participants will be able to share their own success stories with stackable certificates or credentials for their students and programs.

  • CTE C-ID Update

    This breakout session will provide an update on the effort to develop C-ID course descriptors to support local degrees and certificates, specific to CTE disciplines. Attendees will receive an update on the recent work and how this work compliments industry competencies, the Doing What Matters Framework, and the Strong Task Force Recommendations.

  • Minimum Qualifications and Equivalency: Regulations, Compliance, and Applications in Career Technical Education

    What are the minimum qualifications for a specific discipline in CTE? Who determines the minimum qualifications? Why do they exist? If a candidate doesn’t meet minimum qualifications, what is the procedure used to evaluate whether or not his or her qualifications are equivalent to those identified in the Disciplines List. Is this process working for you at your college? If you are seeking answers to any of these questions or others regarding minimum qualifications, please join us for an interactive discussion about minimum qualifications and equivalency.

  • Dual Enrollment Toolkit
    The Dual Enrollment Toolkit was developed in response to the confusion around dual and concurrent enrollment and the multitude of possible implementation methods. The Toolkit provides needed guidance for colleges looking at engaging in dual enrollment with local K-12 districts and also facilitates perfecting of processes that colleges and K-12 districts already utilize.
  • ASCCC 101
    International Center

    Title 5, §53200 (b) reads that an academic senate is an organization whose primary function is to make recommendations with respect to academic and professional matters. In this session, the executive director and executive board members will discuss the role of the State Academic Senate and describe how recommendations to various stakeholder groups are developed, debated, and ultimately presented.

3:15 p.m. – 3:30 p.m. Break

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

  • CTE Online Education and OER

    One of the constant concerns about CTE courses is the cost of textbooks and other materials. A potential solution to this issue is the use of Open Educational Resources (OER), which offers low or zero cost materials for students. With the increased scrutiny on costs and interest in options for students, OER is becoming a much more appealing possibility. This breakout will discuss what OER materials are, the financial incentives available in AB798 (Bonilla, 2015) and other legislative actions, and ways that CTE faculty can avail themselves of these materials to the benefit of their students.

  • Non-Credit/Adult Education CTE
    International Center

    With the equalization funding provided for non-credit Career Development and College Preparation courses (CDCP), along with the Adult Education Block Grant incentive, community college faculty are being provided with the resources necessary to build short-term vocational pathways to employment for adults who seek entry or reentry into the workforce in programs that have high employment potential, including programs offering pre-apprenticeship training for those apprenticeship programs approved by the Division of Apprenticeship Standards for the occupation and geographic area. Come to this session to learn how you can build a non-credit to credit pathway for your career technical education program from those who have pioneered non-credit short-term vocational offerings.

  • Program Competition: Good, Bad and Ugly

    CTE programs have an additional step in their curriculum approval process that non CTE-programs do not require –Regional Consortia. Regional Consortia are composed of CTE deans and faculty, workforce development personnel, Sector Navigators, and Technical Assistance Providers. The consortia serve industry sectors and bring faculty and practitioners together to integrate and coordinate economic development, increase the knowledge of programs and services in the region, and disseminate best practices. This panel discussion will provide information on best practices and how they are advancing their region’s prosperity.

  • Advisory Boards—The Next Generation

    Running an effective advisory committee can be an intimidating task for many faculty and program directors. This presentation will allow participants to understand the importance of having various industry workforce leaders represented and active participants on their advisory committees. How program directors establish and facilitate meeting obligations will be addressed during this presentation. Participates will be able to share their personal best advisory committee practices with other attendees.

  • Grant Development and Funding

    With the growing focus on CTE as an essential resource for job placement, career advancement, and economic development in our communities statewide, sustainable funding of your institution’s programs is the challenge. Grants are one tool for your toolbox, yet the grant world is becoming more and more competitive. Whether private foundation, federal or state funders, learn how to identify whose mission and program is aligned with your program, how to create relationships with them to improve your understanding of their priorities, and to establish the team necessary to prepare a successful proposal and fulfill the grant.

5:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m. Reception

6:00 p.m. Dinner (on your own)

Saturday, May 7th

8:00 a.m. - 9:00 a.m. Breakfast

9:00 a.m. - 10:15 a.m. General Session: CTE Data Unlocked
California is leading the nation in recognizing that CTE programs include short-term pathways that help experienced workers maintain and add to skill-sets required to keep their jobs and move up the career ladder. This year, the Chancellor’s Office unveiled an earning gain metric for “skills-builder” students in the Student Success Scorecard and released a new version of the LaunchBoard, which provides detailed information on employment and earnings for both skills-builders and completers. Attendees of this session will learn more about how they can use this information to support instruction, program design, and advising as well as how to access a suite of resources designed to help translate this information into processes like program review and planning.

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

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

  • Leveraging Data for Student Support: New Tools for Student Services Professionals and Students
    The Strong Workforce Task Force recommendations emphasize the need for data tools and technical assistance to help practitioners integrate information on CTE student outcomes and labor market information into their day-to-day work. This workshop will provide a hands-on demonstration of several tools that can support students’ career exploration and help student services professionals get program-level information on student characteristics, equity gaps, and employment outcomes. Attendees will get a chance to test out the new mobile version of the Salary Surfer, plus see a live demonstration of the LaunchBoard Program Snapshot tool. The workshop will also provide information on where to access additional online tools, sign up for face-to-face training, apply for technical assistance, and receive funding to support data usage.

  • Equity: Still Working On It
    CTE faculty strive for equity in our classrooms, but looking around the classroom faculty can wonder where or even if that equity exists. Finding students who are interested in non-traditional workforce fields can be a daunting task. This session will discuss how CTE faculty and program directors have increased their equity numbers for program review reporting, Perkins reporting purposes and most importantly for those students who are looking for career in these fields. CTE faculty will have time to share their best personal equity practices for their programs with other attendees.
  • Program Initiation Policy

    Significant conversations are occurring statewide on developing and initiating new CTE programs to meet the reported massive needs of local, regional, and statewide employers. This session will investigate the steps and policy currently required to take a new CTE program from idea to approval.

  • Role of Local Senates in CTE Programs
    Are you a new CTE liaison? Are you involved in your academic senate? How do these activities relate to the work of your dean or economic development office? How can your involvement as a CTE faculty member make your senate better? In this session, we will explore ways faculty can access the academic senate and the shared governance system to better support CTE programs on your campus.
  • Intentional Interdisciplinary Discussion
    Almost all careers involve successful interactions with colleagues trained in a number of different disciplines. Effective CTE training should strive to involve practice and coaching in developing interdisciplinary communication and teamwork skills. In this session attendees will experience examples of culminating educational events and in-class experiences currently used in CTE programs.

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

1:00 p.m. – 2:30 p.m. Closing Session: Future of California’s Workforce
California’s workforce is changing at an almost alarming rate in terms of both diversity and skills demands. This session will provide a snapshot of the characteristics of the future employee as well as the educational demands and skill sets that will be required. CTE faculty will play a critical role in ensuring the California Community Colleges meet and exceed this demand.