Whereas, Occupational Programs are an integral part of the California Community College System;
Whereas, Over the past two years, the Governor, through his budget, and the Legislature have funded many career and technical education and other economic development projects and initiatives;
Whereas, Local senates, curriculum committees and all faculty need to be aware of issues affecting occupational programs; and
Whereas, The public and governing bodies often have inaccurate perceptions of occupational programs and students;
Resolved, That the Academic Senate for California Community Colleges attempt to integrate occupational education issues and perspectives throughout presentations at plenary sessions, institutes, and other Senate events as appropriate;
Resolved, That the Academic Senate for California Community Colleges actively seek out vocational faculty to address the Board of Governors regarding vocational education at community colleges; and
Resolved, That the Academic Senate for California Community Colleges consider publishing at least one article per Rostrum on occupational education issues. MSC Disposition: Local Senates
CTE topics are integrated into breakouts at session and at least one CTE-related article was included in each Rostrum.