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LaunchBoard Training

Free training is available on understanding and using the LaunchBoard in four ways: face-to-face regional workshops, onsite training, remote training, and recorded webinars and videos. To request training, email

Face-to-Face Regional Workshops

Workshops providing an overview of the LaunchBoard and other CTE data tools will be hosted by the Institutional Effectiveness Partnership Initiative during spring 2016. Detailed information will be available in early February.

Onsite and Remote Training

The LaunchBoard team also supports local training by presenting through a CCC Confer webinar or video interface, or onsite (based on availability).

Using a series of common data usage scenarios like starting a new program, program review, accreditation reports, and equity planning, participants will have the opportunity to log into their own accounts to find this information and discuss their implications, with support on understanding and interpreting the information shown.

Audience: community college senior leadership, CTE faculty, deans, and program chairs

Scheduling: To ensure that the training meets college or regional needs, we use the following process:

  • Phone call to determine training objectives and audience
  • Review of a draft agenda and sample materials to ensure the training will be on target
  • Requestor sends specific communications to attendees about how to prepare for the session, including securing LaunchBoard log-ins before the training
  • Requestor secures meeting space and equipment appropriate to the training content (e.g., internet access, conference phone, or computer lab)

Online Training

CTE Data Unlocked and the LaunchBoard Program Snapshot: Tools to Improve CTE Program Review, Accreditation, and Planning

Wednesday, February 25, 2016 | 12:00-1:00 pm

The CTE LaunchBoard, a web-based tool supported by the California Community Colleges Chancellor’s Office and hosted by Cal-PASS Plus, provides easily-accessible information on program enrollment, student completion, employment outcomes, and alignment with regional labor market demand. This webinar walks you through the LaunchBoard’s revised Program Snapshot tab, using four common scenarios for using CTE data: developing new programs, program review, integrated planning, and accreditation. Then, it describes changes to the other tabs of the LaunchBoard including shifts in reporting requirements for the Common Metrics and how to use the CTE Outcomes Survey tool to access program-level results on students’ post-college employment gains. Finally, the webinar describes the new CTE Data Unlocked initiative and how colleges can access tools, training, technical assistance, and funding to support the use of CTE data in college and regional processes.

Log in:
Dial your telephone conference line: 1-719-785-4469 or 1-888-886-3951
Participant Passcode: 973338

Videos are available on:

  • Building More Comprehensive Measures of Workforce Training Success
    This four-minute video explains why including factors such as wage gain, employment retention, and third-party certification would better capture the full range of career and technical education outcomes.
  • How Workforce Pathways Shape College Outcomes and Earnings Gains
    This eight minute video examines the multiple types of workforce training offered by community colleges and their associated earnings gains, as a means of documenting the value of both short-term and long-term educational pathways.
  • Using the LaunchBoard Program Snapshot tab - coming soon
    These four two-minute videos describe how the Program Snapshot tab can be used to support the development of new programs, program review, integrated planning, and accreditation

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