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Business & Industry Presentation on The Stepping Stones Collaborative and Career-Technical Education

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The following presentation was prepared by Gregory Cabrera, Business Partnerships Coordinator, who represents "The Stepping Stones Collaborative" in Silicon Valley and Santa Clara County ROPs. His …

The following presentation was prepared by Gregory Cabrera, Business Partnerships Coordinator, who represents "The Stepping Stones Collaborative" in Silicon Valley and Santa Clara County ROPs. His position is funded by a grant through the California Department of Education (SB 70 CTE) to promote The Stepping Stones Collaborative and develop business partnerships with local business and industry.

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    • 1. Presentation on The Stepping Stones Collaborative & Career-Technical Education By Gregory Cabrera Business Partnerships Coordinator MetroED & Santa Clara County ROC/Ps
    • 2. Metropolitan Education District
      • MetroED is the largest career-oriented educational organization in Santa Clara County, comprised of high school and adult career-technical, academic and community programs. MetroED annually provides more than 30,000 diverse students with the skills to help them be productive, income-earning and tax-paying contributors to Santa Clara County.
    • 3. The Stepping Stones Collaborative
      • Mission
      • Our mission is anchored in the vision of creating a seamless system of Career-Technical Education between secondary and post-secondary education and the needs of the business industry within Santa Clara County and adjoining portions of San Benito County.
      • Members:
        • MetroED, North County ROP, Central County ROC/P, and South County ROP
        • Mission College, West Valley College, Gavilan College, Evergreen Valley College, San Jose City College, DeAnza College, and Foothill College.
      • Funding:
        • Senate Bill 70 Stepping Stones Grant
    • 4. Geographic Distribution
    • 5. What is Career-Technical Education?
      • (CTE) is a program of study that involves a multiyear sequence of courses that integrates core academic knowledge with technical and occupational knowledge to provide students with a pathway to postsecondary education and careers.
      • Source: California Department of Education
    • 6.  
    • 7. Main Point #1: CTE is a reservoir for skilled, employable people
      • CTE covers a broad range of industries, emerging technologies, and growing fields
      • CTE is a robust system of education that prepares students for careers
      • CTE is a necessary investment if California is to remain globally competitive
    • 8. By 2014, California will have 6.5 million job openings, some of which include:
      • 188,000 constructions jobs
      • 177,000 manufacturing jobs
      • 50,000 automotive repair jobs
        • 73,100 carpenters
        • 25,100 electricians
        • 132,000 nurses
        • 11,700 welders
      • California’s nanotechnology sector needs:
        • 250,000 production workers in the next 10 years.
      • Source: The California Labor and Workforce Development Agency
    • 9. Main Point#2 CTE provides direction, opportunities, and pathways to high skilled work
      • Students learn employability skills
      • Students apply theory to practice
      • Students explore career-tech options
      • Students gain industry experience
      • Students build self-esteem, confidence, and problem-solving abilities
    • 10. Main Point #3: Partnering with our CTE Programs is an asset, not a liability
      • Business participation enhances student learning and helps build community
      • Business has access to a source of well-rounded, employable workers
      • Business acts as a catalyst, ensuring the growth of a competitive workforce in the global economy
      • The ROI comes in many forms!
    • 11. “ We Want You As Our Partner”
    • 12. What does a business partnership look like?
      • Do you support CTE programs and students?
      • What can you do to support CTE programs?
      • How can you help our students achieve success?
    • 13. Final Point “The Big Picture” Career-Technical Education Matters
      • To the regional sustainability of Silicon Valley
      • Sustaining high-tech global outputs
      • To the economic development of California
      • Helping business successfully compete
      • To the future of work and life in the U.S.
      • Preparing workers for the new economy
      • Maximizing one’s individual opportunity in achieving success in the workforce
    • 14.
      • Gregory S. Cabrera ,
      • Business Partnerships Coordinator
      • MetroED/CCOC Administration
      • 760 Hillsdale Ave. Bldg. 800
      • San Jose, CA 95136
      • E-mail: [email_address] www.metroed.net
      • Phone: (408) 723-6474 What could you be?
      “ Please come visit us. Thank you for your time & consideration!”