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California Community College Association for Occupational Education (CCCAOE)


The California Community College Association for Occupational Education (CCCAOE) was founded in 1967 as a technical support group for administrators of 'vocational education programs' in the community colleges. As the California Community Colleges' mission changed, so has CCCAOE's mission to become what is now recognized as the premier source of leadership and advocacy for career and workforce preparation. The core purpose of the organization is to strengthen communities and improve lives by preparing current and future generations for the workforce.

Please visit the CCCAOE website to review the organization's core values, mission and other valuable information.

Similar to the previous CCCAOE conference, through the Strong Workforce Program, the Chancellor's Office will be providing a limited number of attendance scholarships for CTE faculty to attend the fall 2018 conference in Palm Springs. More details to follow! 

Association for Career & Technical Education (ACTE)


ACTE is a national association representing thousands of career and technical education professionals, all working to make a real difference in students’ lives. We provide educators with powerful resources, professional development, and information to help them achieve more.

The Opportunity
For community colleges to become essential catalysts to California’s economic recovery and jobs creation at the local, regional and state levels.

The Strategy
Doing What MATTERS for jobs and the economy is a four-pronged framework to respond to the call of our nation, state, and regions to close the skills gap. The four prongs are:

  • Give Priority for Jobs and the Economy
  • Make Room for Jobs and the Economy
  • Promote Student Success
  • Innovate for Jobs and the Economy
California Community Colleges Chancellor's Office