It is the intent of the SB1070 grant to continue, expand, and regionalize the best practices achieved thus far by the Career Technical Education Pathways Program. The nine “Ring Colleges” located outside of the LACCD in Los Angeles County have come together to form a consortium to submit a response to the SB1070 Career Technical Education Pathways Program Grant. The nine “Ring Colleges” have shared information from their SB70 collaborative/CTE Transitions efforts and selected key talent to guide the consortium in the development of a steering committee in order to develop a two-year plan to implement sustainable policies/practices on a regional landscape. The consortium has selected Rio Hondo College as the fiscal agent. Member colleges are listed below.
|Cerritos College||Citrus College||Mt. San Antonio College|
|El Camino College||Rio Hondo College||Glendale Community College|
|Santa Monica College||Pasadena College||Rio Hondo College|
The SB70 Community Collaborative Grants established regional partnerships among middle schools, high schools and two or three community colleges. These partnerships accomplished great outcomes that laid the foundation for the next step to develop and implement sustainable policies and infrastructure that will result in the measurable and successful transition of CTE students from high schools to community colleges across the region. Many exemplary programs/activities established by these regional collaborative efforts have been highlighted in the Needs Statement as well as some of the challenges faced when attempting to implement seamless transitions for students from high school to post-secondary education. Regional collaboration among the nine colleges through SB 1070 will provide the platform to conduct an initial SWOT (strengths, weakness, opportunity, threats) analysis of existing programs within the Colleges. The outcomes of the analysis will guide the steering committee in recommending policy changes in the areas that affect CTE student success in secondary and post-secondary education in the Los Angeles County Region.
The Ring College’s Consortium is guided by current research in the area of student success and the California Community College’s Doing What Matters for Jobs and the Economy. The Consortium addresses the SB1070 year one objectives by working collaboratively with the Deputy Sector Navigators, LA/Orange County Regional Consortium, secondary partners, business/industry representatives, Workforce Investment Boards, college faculty/staff and other key players. The Los Angeles County “Ring Colleges” SB 1070 Consortium will continue the practice of making available to the members as well as other practitioners within the state the products developed.
For more information contact:
Lyla Eddington, Ed.D.