IEPI Dual Enrollment Workshop - February 2017

This IEPI Workshop was designed for secondary and postsecondary partners, and the agenda was shaped by key questions that they raised about dual enrollment implementation. Information shared was designed to support the development of new and the scaling up and strengthening of existing partnerships with a focus on students from underrepresented groups. Participants (1) learned about relevant research, (2) discussed implementation challenges and barriers, (3) shared promising practices and models, and (4) reviewed legislative guidelines. Special attention was paid to similarities and...

Achieving Dual Enrollment Success through Hybrid Courses

High schools are requesting dual enrollment courses from your college, but you currently don’t have a model for successfully fulfilling their requests. This presentation from the 2017 OTC conference shows how one college has increased its FTES and student success rates and maximized its human resources through its dual enrollment offerings. The model pairs a hybrid online delivery system with a daily high school support class. It is applicable across multiple disciplines and implementation blueprints have been developed for each entity involved. This conference presentation included the...

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...

Alternative Methods for the Awarding of College Credit: Credit by Examination for Articulated High School Courses

The California Community Colleges have long had mechanisms for awarding students credit for prior learning, from evaluating transcripts to establishing standards for the units and course credit to be associated with designated scores on nationally and internationally recognized curricula and exams. While the processes for awarding credit via these traditional mechanisms are generally well-developed, other avenues to college credit may not benefit from the same level of standardization and may be in need of refinement locally. Most notably, the awarding of credit in career technical education...

Regional Collaboration Leads to Student Success at New High School

College of the Sequoias expanded its Tech Prep Consortium to include multiple industry sectors in the Central Valley. The collaboration helped to establish a new charter school focused on career technical education (CTE). The Challenge Fostering regional collaboration in order to develop innovative and sustainable programs that have the buy-in, backing, and support of multiple actors, and which highlight weaknesses and minimize redundancies in regional offerings. Approach/Strategies College of the Sequoias expanded its Tech Prep Consortium, which was historically focused on agriculture, to...

DSNs Lead Training for High School Faculty on Global Trade and Entrepreneurship

Deputy Sector Navigators (DSNs) representing Global Trade & Logistics and Small Business led a two-day training for high school faculty to raise their awareness about employment in these sectors. The Challenge Providing high school teachers with a better understanding of the global marketplace and information on how they can teach their students to cultivate and leverage entrepreneurial skills in order to compete for jobs and find success in the workplace. Approach/Strategies Deputy Sector Navigators (DSNs) representing Global Trade & Logistics and Small Business led an intensive two-...

OC Pathways Showcase Builds Regional Collaboration

The major challenge for all California Career Pathway Grant recipients centers on building a sustainable regional infrastructure that builds new avenues for regional collaborations. The Challenge OC Pathways is a California Career Pathways Trust (CCPT) grant led by the Orange County Department of Education and Saddleback Community College. Our consortium partners include 14 school districts, 4 regional occupational programs, 9 community colleges and multiple intermediaries, such as workforce investment boards (WIBs) and non-governmental organizations. The challenge we face is shared by all...

Pre-College Students Explore Careers, Earn College Credit in Career Academy

Barstow Community College’s Career Academy offers free career technical education (CTE) courses to middle and high school students. The Academy emphasizes the completion of certificates and/or degrees. The Challenge Giving pre-college students (6th to 12th graders) the opportunity to explore different career pathways and putting them on the path to completion of a certificate and/or degree. Getting pre-college students to see the relevance between science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) and real world jobs. Approach/Strategies Barstow Community College’s Career Academy allows middle...

High School Students Design Product, With Help of Sierra College

Sierra College made a 3-D printer accessible to Colfax High School students, allowing them to design, produce, and market a new invention. The Challenge Getting students engaged and excited through applied learning. Establishing partnerships between high schools and community colleges. Approach/Strategies Sierra College STEM (science, technology, engineering, and math) Collaborative and the Center for Applied Competitive Technologies at Sierra College made a 3-D printer accessible to Colfax High School students. This allowed students to invent, design, and produce a product, which they were...