September 18, 2008 LOWDL Minutes

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September 18, 2008 LOWDL Minutes

  1. 1. Los Angeles/Orange County Workforce Development Leaders Meeting Minutes – September 18,2008 Wilshire-Metro WorkSource Center, Los Angeles, CA Attendees College Name College Name Cerritos College Nick Kremer LA Southwest College Elmer Bugg Chancellor’s Office Kathy Pulse LA Trade Tech Marcia Wilson Citrus College Jim Lancaster Long Beach City College Gail Schwandner Coast Community College District Raine Hambly Long Beach City College Greta Rice Long Beach City College Marty Alvarado East LA College Gayle Brosseau Long Beach City College Paul Creason El Camino -Compton College Nelly Rodriguez Mount San Antonio College Rich Patterson El Camino -Compton College Rudi Lopez Orange Coast College Ann Beheler Glendale Community College Jan Swinton Orange Coast College Corine Doughty Irvine Valley College David Gatewood Pasadena City College Douglas Haines Rancho Santiago Community Irvine Valley College Rachel Manders College District Bart Hoffman LA Community College District Diane McBride Saddleback College Don Taylor LA Community College District Grace Ishikawa Santa Monica College Larry McLaughlin LA Mission College Ed Zayas West Los Angeles College Kevin Considine LA/OC Regional Consortium Lyla Eddington West Los Angeles College Laura Peterson LA/OC Regional Consortium Susan Coleman West Los Angeles College Linda Clowers Agenda Discussion Follow-up Welcome and Dr. Lyla Eddington welcomed everyone to the Wilshire-Metro WorkSource Center and thanked Diane Introductions McBride for facilitating the meeting. Dr. Eddington then asked the attendees to introduce themselves and tell the group how long they have been in their current position. After Lyla introduced herself the introductions went around the room. Lyla presented those that have been in their current position six months or less the book, The Elements of Mentoring, and encouraged the recipients to read the book, find a mentor, and then pass the book on. I. Approval of ● Minutes from June 19, 2008 – LOWDL Meeting; Glendale Community College – APPROVED Minutes ●Lyla informed the group that an electronic vote was taken to approve the West Los Angeles College’s Computer Web Development and Database Administration program which was presented at the June 19, 2008 meeting. The program was approved and she allowed it to go through despite not having complete participation from all the community colleges in the Los Angeles/Orange County area. Of the electronic votes that were received there were no negative votes.
  2. 2. II. Announcements of A. Announcements of Intent - Intent & Lyla reminded the group that when an Announcement of Intent is disseminated electronically cc concerns regarding a Recommendations for a proposed program, it is at this point when concerns should be addressed so they are proposed program to for Approval resolved by the time they are up for the approval process. jgallardo@citruscollege.edu prior to meeting 1. Rio Hondo College – Advanced Degree Engine Performance Technician. New A.S. Degree program. For more information contact Mike Slavich, Interim Dean, Career and Technical Education at 562.463.7368 or mslavich@riohondo.edu or Steve Tomory, Director, Advanced Transportation Technology at 562.463.7371 or stomory@riohondo.edu 2. Rio Hondo College – Tune-Up and Emissions Specialist - New A.S. Degree program. For more information contact Mike Slavich, Interim Dean, Career and Technical Education at 562.463.7368 or mslavich@riohondo.edu or Steve Tomory, Director, Advanced Transportation Technology at 562.463.7371 or stomory@riohondo.edu 3. Rio Hondo College – Advanced Diagnostic Technician. New A.S. Degree program. For more information contact Mike Slavich, Interim Dean, Career and Technical Education at 562.463.7368 or mslavich@riohondo.edu or Steve Tomory, Director, Advanced Transportation Technology at 562.463.7371 or stomory@riohondo.edu. 4. Rio Hondo College – General Service Technician. New Certificate of Achievement in existing Automotive Technology Program. For more information contact Mike Slavich, Interim Dean, Career and Technical Education at 562.463.7368 or mslavich@riohondo.edu or Steve Tomory, Director, Advanced Transportation Technology at 562.463.7371 or stomory@riohondo.edu. 5. Rio Hondo – Alternative Fuels. New Certificate of Achievement in existing Automotive Technology Programs. For more information contact Mike Slavich, Interim Dean, Career and Technical Education at 562.463.7368 or mslavich@riohondo.edu or Steve Tomory, Director, Advanced Transportation Technology at 562.463.7371 or stomory@riohondo.edu. 6. Rio Hondo College – Bosch Automotive Electrical, Fuel & Safety Systems. New Certificate of Achievement in existing Automotive Technology Programs. For more information contact Mike Slavich, Interim Dean, Career and Technical Education at 562.463.7368 or mslavich@riohondo.edu or Steve Tomory, Director, Advanced Transportation Technology at 562.463.7371 or stomory@riohondo.edu.
  3. 3. 7. Rio Hondo College – Brake Service. New Certificate of Achievement in existing Automotive Technology Programs. For more information contact Mike Slavich, Interim Dean, Career and Technical Education at 562.463.7368 or mslavich@riohondo.edu or Steve Tomory, Director, Advanced Transportation Technology at 562.463.7371 or stomory@riohondo.edu. 8. Rio Hondo College – Engine Repair. New Certificate of Achievement in existing Automotive Technology Programs. For more information contact Mike Slavich, Interim Dean, Career and Technical Education at 562.463.7368 or mslavich@riohondo.edu or Steve Tomory, Director, Advanced Transportation Technology at 562.463.7371 or stomory@riohondo.edu. 9. Rio Hondo College – Transmission Service. New Certificate of Achievement in existing Automotive Technology Programs. For more information contact Mike Slavich, Interim Dean, Career and Technical Education at 562.463.7368 or mslavich@riohondo.edu or Steve Tomory, Director, Advanced Transportation Technology at 562.463.7371 or stomory@riohondo.edu. 10. Cerritos College – Auto body Estimating & Management Certificate of Achievement. New Certificate of Achievement in existing program. For more information contact Randy Peebles, Instructional Dean, Technology Division at 562.860.2451 ext. 2903 or rpeebles@cerritos.edu or Charles Robertson, Automotive Collision Repair Professor at 562.860.2451 ext. 2942 or crobertson@cerritos.edu. 11. Cerritos College – Automotive Refinishing Certificate of Achievement. New Certificate of Achievement in existing program. For more information contact Randy Peebles, Instructional Dean, Technology Division at 562.860.2451 ext. 2903 or rpeebles@cerritos.edu or Charles Robertson, Automotive Collision Repair Professor at 562.860.2451 ext. 2942 or crobertson@cerritos.edu. 12. East Los Angeles College – Insurance: Property and Casualty. New Certificate of Achievement and A.S. Degree in Insurance. For more information contact Olivia Anderson at 323.265.8771 or andersov@elac.edu. 13. Pasadena City College – Automotive Technology & Electrical/Electronics – New Certificate option (19-20 units) within an established program. For more information contact Wayne Houlinan at WPHoulinan@pasadena.edu or Douglas Haines at dxhaines@pasadena.edu.
  4. 4. B. Programs for Approval – All Programs were APPROVED. Consent Agenda: • Nick Kremer asked Dr. Lyla Eddington to pull #8 and vote on it separately. • All programs under the Consent Agenda items were approved with the exception of #8 which was held for questions and then voted on separately. 1. East Los Angeles College – Undercar Specialist – Request for a new Certificate of Achievement. For more information contact Adrian Banuelos, Department Chair at 323.265.8726 or banuelam@elac.edu. APPROVED 2. East Los Angeles College – Drivetrain Specialist – Request for a new Certificate of Achievement. For more information contact Adrian Banuelos, Department Chair at 323.265.8726 or banuelam@elac.edu. APPROVED 3. East Los Angeles College – Cooling Systems & Climate Control Specialist – Request for a new Certificate of Achievement. For more information contact Adrian Banuelos, Department Chair at 323.265.8726 or banuelam@elac.edu. APPROVED 4. East Los Angeles College – Engine Performance & Drivability – Request for a new Certificate of Achievement. For more information contact Adrian Banuelos, Department Chair at 323.265.8726 or banuelam@elac.edu. APPROVED 5. East Los Angeles College – Architectural CAD - MicroStation – Request for a new Certificate of Achievement. For more information contact Jerry Ishino, Chair at 323.265.8839 or Ishinojg@elac.edu. APPROVED 6. East Los Angeles College – Architectural Design – Request for a new Certificate of Achievement. For more information contact Jerry Ishino, Chair at 323.265.8839 or Ishinojg@elac.edu. APPROVED 7. East Los Angeles College – Architectural Drawing – Request for a new Certificate of Achievement. For more information contact Jerry Ishino, Chair at 323.265.8839 or Ishinojg@elac.edu. APPROVED 8. East Los Angeles College – Microcomputer Programming Specialist – Request for a new Certificate of Achievement. For more information contact Helen Sheran, CSIT
  5. 5. Professor, Chair at 323.265.8836 or shranhj@elac.edu. APPROVED • Nick Kremer asked about the title of programming when the LMI Data included states “Specialist.” He wanted to know what they can do with a certificate. • Gayle Brosseau said it was an introductory program and with a certificate a person can be a part-time IT person. For instance, when a company cannot hire a full-time IT employee they may be able to hire a part-time employee with this certificate to handle the basics. 9. Santa Ana College –Computerized Accounting or Bookkeeping Certificate – MAS 90 Emphasis- Request for a new credit program - Certificate of Achievement. For more information contact Sheila Shain, Accounting Faculty or Jinhee Trone, Dept. Chair at 714.564.6788 or shain_sheila@sac.edu. APPROVED 10. Santa Ana College –Television/Video Communications Certificate – Media Studies (SAC 2395) – Request for a new credit program - Certificate of Achievement. For more information contact Terry W. Bales at 714.241.5578 or bales_terry@sac.edu. APPROVED Action Agenda: • A question was posed outside of the LOWDL meeting regarding program procedures. Q: Does it go to the Board first or to LOWDL first? A: It is not the LA/OC Regional Consortium – LOWDL’s roll to decide how to get the applications through the system. LOWDL is just a piece of the process. It was highly recommended that if no procedure or guidelines are in place that each college set up one since the process typically varies per college. • Marcia Wilson, LA Trade Tech College pulled #12 on behalf of Leticia Barajas for this meeting 11. West Los Angeles College – Film/TV Production Crafts – Request for a new Certificate of Achievement program. For more information contact Linda Clowers, Dean, Academic Affairs, Curriculum, Retention, & Educational Services at 310.287.4377 or ClowerLG@wlac.edu. APPROVED The program is designed for individuals preparing for careers in the production crafts. There is already a partnership with union locals and industry that support the program. Hollywood Cinema Production Resources (HCPR) provides the training and has established relationships with the unions. The training is housed on the West Los Angeles College campus across from LAX. They are transitioning an existing training
  6. 6. program into an OFFICIAL training program. The certificate can lead directly to a job in the industry or they can continue their education in pursuit of an Associate’s Degree. This is connected to the West LA Job Training Program. Laura Peterson and Kevin Considine from HCPR came to provide more information on the Film/TV Production crafts and the need for such employees in the industry. Kathy Pulse offered additional resources for West LA to contact – Initiatives Centers at Pasadena City College and LA Valley College. The contacts are: Lori Burruss from Pasadena City College and Richard Holdridge from LA Valley. 12. Los Angeles Trade Tech College –Correctional Science– Request for a new A.S. Degree & Certificate of Achievement program. For more information contact William Program information is located Elarton, Director at 310.763.3701 or elartowd@lattc.edu. on the LA/OC Regional Consortium website • Jim Lancaster inquired as to what the difference between consent agenda and action (www.laocrc.com). agenda is. Action Agenda items are new programs or new program options whereas Consent Agenda items are programs that were locally approved under 18 units at the college. The Chancellor’s Office has stated no course/program can be put on a student’s transcript unless it is approved by them. • It was noted that Stephanie Low mentioned that approximately 800 programs are still not posted on the website despite their approval. III. Reports A. The Ideal Partnership – WIB Initiative – Lyla Eddington, Ed.D., Chair, Los Angeles/Orange County Regional Consortium • Overview of Services – Wilshire Work Center – Monica Petco and Brenda Martinez provided a presentation of the services provided at the Wilshire-Metro WorkSource Center. Community Career Development is a non-profit organization is the operating agency for the Wilshire-Metro WorkSource Center. • The WorkSource Center is involved in community career development, recruitment, client screening, job placement, education, business referrals and training. They are the premier provider of workforce and business services. The challenges they are hearing from business and industry is trouble finding qualified candidates with basic skills. The WorkSource Center provides business services for job seeking individuals including the use of computers, fax machines, and telephones at no cost. They assist with job search and placement; provide financial vouchers if needed; training on and off-site; as well as Veterans’ Services. • Current Projects – • Metro Bus Operator Training • Logistics/Goods Movement Training
  7. 7. • Welfare to Work • Healthcare • General Office Occupations • Security • The Literacy Network • The Wilshire-Metro WorkSource Center is always looking for other partnerships and willing to assist anyone at no cost to build their skills. • The Literacy Network are a group of volunteers that help with tutoring sessions to help with test-taking skills, study skills, reading, and language. • They connect with community colleges to build basic skills. They provide available classrooms on-site to anyone who is interested. They are interested in not only providing basic skills but to help individuals advance their education. B. System (Chancellor's) Office – Kathy Pulse, Economic & Workforce Development, Chancellor’s Office 1. Economic and Workforce Development – • Just getting in the final reports from the 2007-08 grants. • An annual report to the legislature is completed every year. Jose Millan would like to do a report talking about what was done this year and where they are going, including all they have done in terms of green technology particularly solar technology. The report is their top priority to show the Governor where they are going. 2. CTE – Kathy informed the group that she was representing CTE and Economic Development in the place of Ron Selge who was busy with the Federal Monitors who were visiting California. She relayed to the group that things were going well. • CTE Monthly Updates are available on the Chancellor’s website. http://www.cccco.edu/SystemOffice/Divisions/EconDevWorkPrep/CTE/MonthlyUp dates/tabid/510/Default.aspx • Funding for CTE Collaboratives for 08-09 is still influx since the budget has not been signed. Once it is signed the Dept. of Finance has to review the budget plan.
  8. 8. • LA-San Fernando Valley does not have a collaborative grant and will have an opportunity to write one. • Perkins – Concern was expressed over the number of 2008-2009 incomplete Tech Prep grants. • CTE unit is creating an online application for consortium based funding projects and collaborative. They are trying to have everything transmitted electronically. • Budget for 2009-2010 Changes – The Board of Governors approved a budget change proposal (BCP) for $48 million to augment the Career Technical Education programs. Also includes the set aside for $24 million for Green Sustainable Projects. C. 2007-2008 Core Indicators – Nick Kremer The 2007-2008 Core Indicators are not available. The State is administering Federal Funds built on accountability with the core indicators as the main instrument. No one has the baseline information. Nick was told they are not available. He was told it was sitting with the IT personnel, who were not making it a priority. He is hoping the Federal Monitors will uncover the problem. Nick suggested this reflects that Workforce Development is not important. Message for Ron – The Chair of the Statewide Research & Accountability Committee is very upset and feels like he is wasting his time chairing a committee to carry this out. Corine Doughty stated that in a conversation with Ron Selge, the Federal Government is not concerned that the Core Indicators are not available. It is not a big issue with the Federal Government. Felicito Cajayon stated that Santa Monica takes a look at what they do not have to meet the Core Indicators, employment retention - those things have to be quantified. What mechanisms do they have internally to reduce the gap? What do they not have currently but can implement in the next year or two to get that data. The Core Indicators suggest they have to account for that data after the graduation, so if they don’t have it now they need to figure out how to attain it. Lyla suggested they look at local data, to see what they need and then develop their own survey to get trends in the program. Lyla posed the question, “What would happen if each college’s President wrote a letter to the Chancellor. Elmer Bugg asked to keep the Presidents out of it. Lyla said she and Susan would bring up the issue at the Regional Chairs Meeting as a topic of discussion. D. CCCAOE Vice President’s Report – Paul Creason, Vice President, CCCAOE
  9. 9. • The CCCAOE Fall Conference is October 22-24 at the Holiday Inn on the Bay in San pcreason@lbcc.edu Diego. For more information go to www.cccaoe.org. The Hotel is almost full. CCCAOE needs hosts to introduce the speaker/sessions and collect survey sheet. As of this date he had 5 from the LA/Orange region and needs 10. Anyone interested in hosting contact Paul Creason. • The CCCAOE website contains tools for new deans and links to various Chancellor’s Office sites. It is a great resource. • CCCAOE Distribution List – Communication from CCCAOE is going to be through email so it is necessary to update the list Paul circulated via email. Anyone that would like Paul Creason is going to send a to get communications from CCCAOE needs to let Paul know so he can add them to the template to provide input, ask a list. question, or give recommendations/suggestions • CCCAOE Board Meeting – Jose Millan talked about grant deadlines. He is amenable to on the RFAs. take suggestions to the Chancellor’s Office. This will be everyone’s opportunity to help build the template that Paul is going to formulate. He would like to have it done prior to the CCCAOE Fall Conference. Kathy Pulse said this is the time when they are starting their process so if they can get something to her in 3 weeks they can utilize the suggestions in the new RFA. She stated that a group of staff (monitors) approve the RFA template. Susan Coleman suggested someone from the community colleges sit in on the meeting. • Nick Kremer asked about the Construction track at CCCAOE. Paul stated the agenda was just a list of some of the items. He didn’t know the specifics. • New Math Requirement, Spring 2009 – Paul suggested that a discussion in this forum would be good. As a field they need to discuss what is everyone doing in that field. He wants to hear feedback from other colleges. Jan Swinton suggested they find math colleagues who are on-board with CTE. E. The Ideal Partnership – WIB Initiative – Lyla Eddington, Ed.D., Chair, Los Angeles/Orange County Regional Consortium RSVP to Jessica Gallardo at jgallardo@citruscollege.edu • Overview of Services – Wilshire Work Center F. LA/OC Regional Consortium – Lyla Eddington, Chair, LA/OC Regional Consortium More information to follow. 1. Tech Prep Meeting - September 23 at Sheraton Cerritos. Jim Brazell would be presenting “The Future is Now.” Flyer included in folder. RSVP is mandatory. 2. Articulation Meeting – November 4th at NOCCCD. An articulation notebook will be
  10. 10. distributed to those in attendance. It includes practices from all 18 colleges in Los Angeles. It was suggested that attendees bring Admissions & Records personnel and anyone that halts their progress of articulation. Michelle Pilati from the Career Pathways: Creating School to College Articulation Project will be there. The purpose of the meeting is to obtain information on articulation to help it make sense. 3. Automotive Faculty Regional Articulation Project - March 6, 2009. LA County Tech Prep Regional Coordination Project will hold a regional articulation meeting focusing on auto technology. 4. LA/OC Regional Consortium Steering Committee Meeting – October 7, 2008 at Sheraton Cerritos. Lyla was able to recruit some new members to the committee including Dr. Paul Parnell from Rio Hondo, Lou Ann Bynum from Long Beach City College, Gene Bohatch from the Center for International Trade, and Perla Fickenscher from NOCCCD/Environmental Training Center. 5. Tri-Region Co-op Meeting – September 25, 2008 at NOCCCD. 6. 2009 Leadership Institute – Save the Date: April 22-24, 2009 at the UCLA Conference Center in Lake Arrowhead, CA. The title of the institute is Maximize Leadership Effectiveness through Strengths. 7. LAEDC Subcommittee Membership • If you know of anyone interested in being on a subcommittee let us know. The subcommittees available are: • Transportation • Aviation • World Trade • Workforce Development • Land Use • LAEDC Workforce Development Committee – Nick Kremer Completed a survey and discovered Workforce was very important to the members. They are concerned where their workforce is going to come from. A disappointing Email Jessica Gallardo at factor of the committee is that it is made up primarily of educators with only a couple of jgallardo@citruscollege.edu individuals from the private sector/businesses. They have held 2 meetings so far, one in with any updates or changes. June and the other in August. Led by David Rattray the topic of green technology, green jobs, green economy and workforce boards was discussed. A Green Economy subcommittee is going to discuss what we are doing to address the green movement. 8. LOWDL Roster – A copy of the roster was supplied in the folders. Lyla asked that everyone update their section so that we can update our distribution list. It is also on the LA/OC Regional Consortium website. (www.laocrc.com)
  11. 11. 9. Calendar of Events V. Other • The Green California Community College Summit - October 8-9, 2008 at the Pasadena Notify Jessica Gallardo if you Convention Center. To register or for more information visit www.green- are interested in attending. technology.org/ccsummit. If you have any questions contact Eric Rennie at 626.577.5700. The Los Angeles/Orange County Regional Consortium offered to pay for registrations for those interested in attending the conference. • They are also having a job fair at the Green CA Summit from 1 to 3 PM on October 8th. The job fair is offered at no cost to those interested. VI. Next LOWDL • October 23, 2008 at CCCAOE Fall Conference, Holiday Inn on the Bay, San Diego, CA Deadline for agenda items is Meeting October 16, 2008. Program Applications are due by October 9, 2008.

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