IEPI CTE Data Unlocked Workshop - April 2017: Tools for Growing Enrollment and Strengthening CTE Pathways

Under the Strong Workforce Program, many colleges are striving to increase enrollments in CTE. But in order to support this growth, colleges need to establish pathways that work for diverse student populations and help them progress up their career ladders. IEPI designed a workshop in order help colleges face these challenges. The workshop outlined common barriers to student progress and described ways that colleges can support students in overcoming those challenges. For example, topics included covered: Why students do and don’t major in CTE The highest-leverage actions that can change...

Cuesta College Completes Successful Business and Entrepreneurship Pilot Program

This resource was originally posted on the " Doing What Matters for Jobs and the Economy " website. High School Students explore business and entrepreneurship career pathways and earn high school credit with new entrepreneurship curriculum. The Challenge To engage high school students and introduce self-employment (i.e., entrepreneurship) as a viable and attainable career option. To provide hands on experiential learning, problem solving skills, decision making skills, and critical thinking skills. To provide relevant curriculum that aligns with National Content Standards and Benchmarks for...

Skyline College Delivers Education…Literally!

This resource was originally posted on the " Doing What Matters for Jobs and the Economy " website. Skyline College’s Green Energy Camp was very successful, but was offered only on campus, limiting the program’s reach. The backstory: The earth’s environment faces numerous challenges, including climate change and “dirty” energy. Skyline College responded with a two-week, onsite “Green Energy Camp” that integrates a young demographic into the emerging green sector, essential to the development and growth of a robust workforce to meet the challenging climate, energy, and water challenges in our...

An Introduction to LaunchBoard

The CTE LaunchBoard , a statewide data system supported by the California Community Colleges Chancellor’s Office and hosted by Cal-PASS Plus, provides data to California community colleges and their feeder K-12 school districts on the effectiveness of CTE programs. This information is intended to facilitate local, regional and statewide conversations about how to improve student transitions from K-12 to college and on to the workforce. Below are descriptions, tools, and tutorial resources to get started on LaunchBoard. What Are the Data Sources in the LaunchBoard? (Infographic) How Do the...

CTE Data Unlocked: Using Statewide CTE Resources Workshop (2016)

Increasingly, colleges are examining employment outcomes and evaluating regional labor market data to support both planning and evaluation of career and technical education (CTE) programs. However, many colleges struggle to access and understand these new sources of information. This day-long training walked participants through a suite of resources and a new grant program that would help their college gather the data they need, understand how to integrate it into processes like program review and planning, and utilize tools that provide this information in a user-friendly format. Finally,...

Career Technical Education (CTE) Data - Informing Program Development

The CTE LaunchBoard, a statewide data system supported by the California Community Colleges Chancellor’s Office and hosted by Cal-PASS Plus, provides data to California community colleges and their feeder K-12 school districts on the effectiveness of CTE programs. This information is intended to facilitate local, regional and statewide conversations about how to improve student transitions from K-12 to college and on to the workforce. LaunchBoard data can be used to inform local discussions related to the development of new programs and the viability of existing programs. The resources below...

Using and Understanding Labor Market Information Data

Career Technical Education (CTE) programs in California community colleges must be informed by and respond to the needs of the state of California. There are many data sources that colleges can access when identifying new programs to develop, determining how to modify an existing program, or establishing the viability of a program. Labor market information is one of these data sources. Making Use of Labor Market Information: Where to Find Data for Common Community College Decisions Understanding Labor Market Information Resources: Descriptions, Benefits, and Limitations

Improving Career Technical Education (CTE) Data Quality

Reporting accurately on CTE programs is important to not only strengthen statewide tools, like the LaunchBoard , but also to help accurately depict a school’s outcomes and achievements. One way to increase the accuracy of CTE program data is by reporting locally-issued certificate data and ensuring appropriate use of the codes assigned to programs. Below are resources related to these two topics. Reporting Locally-Issued Certificates Which Codes Are Assigned to My Program? LaunchBoard Validation Strategies Understanding TOP Codes Understanding TOP Codes (Infographic) Want to Start Reporting...

Benefits of Cal-Pass Plus

Cal-PASS Plus is California’s free, actionable system of data that connects student performance from pre-K through grade 12 to college and university. Cal-PASS Plus data, coupled with data from the CTE LaunchBoard, can be used to inform efforts to align programs and curricula, identify scalable best practices, close the achievement gap, and ensure students’ successful transitions from K–12 through college and university and into the workplace. Below are some resources on the benefits of participation in Cal-PASS Plus. How Universities Can Benefit from Participation in Cal-PASS Plus How K–12...

Career Technical Education (CTE) Outcomes Survey

The Chancellor’s Office is underwriting the cost of participation in the CTE Outcomes Survey for all 114 California community colleges. The CTE Outcomes Survey collects statewide data for documentation of CTE outcomes and provides insightful information for local program improvement. Below are samples of the type of information that comes out of these surveys and a guide on how to get stronger response rates. CTE Outcomes Survey Poster for Students CTE Outcomes Survey Poster for Colleges Improving Response Rates on the CTE Outcomes Survey