CRC Strong Workforce Draft Plan Available for Review

CRC Strong Workforce Draft Plan Available for Review
CRC Strong Workforce Draft Plan
Now Available for Review
CRC Strong Workforce Draft Plan 
Now Available for Review 
Comment Period Open Until  January 24th
As required by the Strong Workforce legislation, CTE Regional Consortia are required to submit regional plans to the California Community Colleges Chancellor’s Office (CCCCO) by January 31, 2017.  The draft Central/Mother Lode Regional Consortium Strong Workforce Program (SWP) Plan is now available for review and comment.
The purpose of this regional plan is to identify and solidify the opportunities for growth of existing CTE programs, potential development of new programs, and regional opportunities for collaboration to capitalize on the SWP funding provided by the State of California which will better serve the communities within the Central/Mother Lode Region, as well as the micro-economies that are driven by higher education, business, and industry.  The plan is intend to be a living document and intended to meet the intent of the SWP to expand the availability of quality community college CTE and workforce development courses, programs, pathways, credentials, certificates, and degrees; and responsive to labor market data.  It will be annually reviewed and updated annually.
As you may be aware, in anticipation of a Strong Workforce Program regional planning process, the region began brainstorming opportunities for collaboration and strengthening CTE programs at our colleges in June 2016.  Over the course of the next several months, over a dozen meetings were convened to discuss the SWP, to review data, identify gaps, and propose strategies for the use of Strong Workforce regional funds.  On behalf of the CRC please accept our sincere appreciation for the countless hours you have invested in this process and for sharing your expertise and unique perspective.
In November, CRC Steering Committee reviewed input and began exploring in earnest new and expanded opportunities for collaboration in response to the SWP.  As stated previously, the draft plan is intended to be a living document and intended to meet the intent of the SWP to expand the availability of quality community college career technical education and workforce development courses, programs, pathways, credentials, certificates, and degrees.
The draft plan can be accessed by going to the CRC website at
We ask for just a few more moments of your time to review the proposed plan and submit comments if you so desire by January 24, 2017. Comments and responses will be shared with the CRC Steering Committee and CRC College CEOs later this month; and then they will formally approve the plan and it will be submitted to the Chancellor’s Office.  Again, thank you for your participation and we look forward to hearing from you.
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Strong Workforce Program Go to:doingwhatmatters.cccco.edu/StrongWorkforce.aspx
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Please feel free to contact me with any questions.
Best,
Karri Hammerstrom
Regional Chair, Central/Mother Lode Regional Consortium
CTE Enhancement Funds Grant Coordinator
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January 18, 2017