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Scope of Membership Bodies

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WEDPAC

The Workforce and Economic Development Performance Advisory Committee (WEDPAC) is an advisory body comprised of worldviews important to advancing the workforce mission of the California Community Colleges. The Chancellor’s Office Division of Workforce & Economic Development looks to this body to advise on the execution of the Doing What Matters for Jobs and Economy framework, which calls for the braiding of workforce‐related incentive funds under a unified framework.

Additionally in 2016, WEDPAC members will be engaged to advise the implementation of the 25 strong workforce recommendations approved by the Board of Governors.

In the past, meetings of WEDPAC have been conjoined with those of EDPAC. WEDPAC meetings can be made open to the public.

EDPAC

Economic Development Program Advisory Committee (EDPAC) is an advisory body established to fulfill the statutory requirements of SB 1402, one of the workforce funding streams administered by the Chancellor’s Office Division of Workforce & Economic Development.

The Chancellor’s Office Division of Workforce & Economic Development looks to this body to advise on the execution of the Doing What Matters for Jobs and Economy framework, which calls for the braiding of workforce‐related incentive funds under a unified framework.

Additionally in 2016, EDPAC members will be engaged to advise the implementation of the 25 strong workforce recommendations approved by the Board of Governors.

In the past, meetings of EDPAC have been conjoined with those of WEDPAC.  EDPAC meetings are open to the public.

WEDPAC/EDPAC

Between EDPAC and WEDPAC, discussions bring forth the voices of industry, labor, economic development, policy advocacy, related state agencies, as well as community college faculty, classified staff, administrators, student and trustee.

Conjoined WEDPAC/EDPAC meetings are open to the public. Meeting dates can be found here.

DWM KEY TALENT ‘DEEP DIVE’ DISCUSSIONS

Key Talents are expert practitioners who have been retained through Chancellor’s Office Division of Workforce & Economic Development grants to support and strengthen the field in implementing state policies, strategies and practices. A full directory of Key Talents can be found here or use the Interactive Map. Roles and responsibilities of each category of Key Talent are described here. Key Talents hold ‘deep dive’ discussions (e.g. Regional Consortia Deep Dive) as a way to share best practices, plan, and problem solve. These discussions are not open to the public. Meeting dates can be found here.

EXTENDED OPERATIONS MEETINGS

The Extended Operations team is comprised of a subset of Key Talents. Extended Operations meetings create a forum for dialogue on shared issues and processes amongst the Key Talents with each other and the leadership of the Chancellor’s Office Division for Workforce & Economic Development. These discussions are not open to the public. Meeting dates can be found here.


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
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