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eUpdates & eAlerts


December 18, 2018 - eUpdate - Happy Holidays! 2018 Division Year in Review

November 16, 2018 - eUpdate - Apply for Apprenticeship Grants, Addressing Shortage of Career Ed Faculty, New Book Features Innovation in Community Colleges, Funding Formula

September 14, 2018 - eUpdate - Ton-Quinlivan Selected for Executive-in-Residence in Silicon Valley to Set Strategy for Future of Work, $1 Billion Wage Gain Challenge

August 24, 2018 - eUpdate - Amazon and 19 Colleges Partner on "Cloud" Workforce, Career Ed Rebrand Campaign Now in Spanish, Apply for Apprenticeship and Broadband Grants

July 24, 2018 - eAlert - Request for Interest - Deputy Sector Navigators and Host Colleges for Deputy Sector Navigators

June 25, 2018 - eAlert - Career Education 2018 "Strong Workforce Stars" Programs Named Along With Enhanced Salary Surfer for Career Exploration

June 18, 2018 - eUpdate - Playbook for Workforce Resiliency in the Face of Automation, Policy Secured to Sustain Innovative Apprenticeships, Design Thinking to Shape Online College

May 21, 2018 - TakeNote, eNews for career education (CTE) faculty & counselors - A message from Chancellor Oakley; New CTE Faculty Information Resource Hub; CTE Faculty & AB 705; CTE News of Interest; Chancellor Oakley Interview with NPR About the Proposed Online Community College; Increasing Trend: Mobile CTE Training Labs; CTE Advocacy Group Highlight

April 27, 2018 - eAlert - Now Hiring! California Community Colleges seeking vice chancellors in workforce and technology positions

March 30, 2018 - eUpdate - Nation's First Focus on Civic Leaders as Community College Partners, RSVP for Future of Work MeetUps, Two New Grants Released

February 26, 2018 - eUpdate - Governor's Online Community College Proposal, "Future of Work" MeetUps Discuss Impact of AI, Rebrand Campaign Gets 133M Impressions

January 11, 2018 - eAlert - California Governor Releases Proposal for Online Community College to Provide Skills, Training for "Stranded" Working Adults


December 15, 2017 - eUpdate - Good Jobs Without BAs; Chancellor Named President of the Year; Job Opening Vice Chancellor Digital Innovations & Infrastructure

December 13, 2017 - TakeNote, eNews for career education (CTE) faculty & counselors - A message from Van Ton-Quinlivan, Executive Vice Chancellor of Workforce & Digital Futures; News from the Workforce and Economic Development Division; Key System Updates; CTE Faculty Friday is Coming Soon!; California Community Colleges Association for Occupational Education Fall Conference; Team Updates; Tell Me Something Good!; Subscribe to TakeNote

November 3, 2017 - eAlert - Ton-Quinlivan Receives Statewide 2017 California Steward Leader Award

October 31, 2017 - eUpdate - Ton-Quinlivan asks "Are Workers Stranded?", Recognize a Strong Workforce Champion, 35 Colleges Tackle Employability Skills

October 16, 2017 - eAlert - Please join Van Ton-Quinlivan at CA Economic Summit, AEI and AYPF/MDRC events

August 4, 2017 - eUpdate - New Vision for Success; Career Education Campaign Brings 9.7M Impressions; Report on Future Proofing; Stranded Workers Interview

July 25, 2017 - eAlert - Strong Workforce Stars honors college programs that enable students' social mobility

July 20, 2017 - eAlert - New campaign brings career education front and center in California

June 20, 2017 - eUpdate - CA Apprenticeship Initiative; Stanford Works with Civic Leaders to Strengthen Community Colleges; 'CCC Maker' Showcased Nationally

May 2, 2017 - eAlert - California Community Colleges Announces Pathway to Self-Employment Pilot to Kickoff California's Small Business Month

April 10, 2017 - eUpdate - "Community Colleges Give Breakdown Where New Workforce Funds Being Spent" by CA Economic Summit; Strong Workforce Investments: Regional and Local Plans and Analytics; Stanford Social Innovation Review Publishes Ton-Quinlivan's Article about Cross-Sector Collaboration; Career Technical Education Rebranding Campaign; Sector Strategies; Doing What MATTERS for Jobs and the Economy Brings Innovation to Scale; LaunchBoard: Want Help Explaining Who Skills-Builders Are?

February 14, 2017 - eUpdate - Partnerships that Unlock Social Mobility; Process Breakthrough Enables CTE Curriculum at the Speed of Business; Apply to be a California Guided Pathways College; Apply for Pre-Apprenticeship Grants; LaunchBoard News: Need Help Setting Accreditation Benchmarks?

February 3, 2017 - eAlert - Chancellor's Office and Regions Embark on Campaign to Promote Value of CTE to Students, Employers

January 26, 2017 - TakeNote, eNews for CTE Faculty & Counselors - Process Breakthrough in Delivering Streamlined Curriculum Approval; Use Web-Based Tools to Prepare Data to Expand and Enhance Your CTE Program; Counselors and the Strong Workforce Program; Academic Senate CTE Leadership Committee; Helpful Resources; Wanted: CTE Faculty and Counselors to Subscribe


December 16, 2016 - eUpdate - Strong Workforce Featured at California Economic Summit; White House Champions of Change: Van Ton-Quinlivan Attends Reunion and Incoming Chancellor Eloy Oakley and Board of Governors Member Scott Budnick Earn the Honor in 2016; 25 Strong Workforce Recommendations Update; Pilot Project Opportunity: Innovative Community College and Workforce Board Partnership; Student STEM Competition: NSF Community College Innovation Challenge; LaunchBoard News: New Third-Party Credential Resources and TOP Codes Video

December 5, 2016 - eAlert - Career Technical Education Credentials in Health at California Community Colleges Lead to Sizeable Wage Earnings

November 16, 2016 - eAlert - California Celebrates National Apprenticeship Week; Largest Number of Apprentices in US

November 1, 2016 - eUpdate - The Atlantic Interviews Incoming Chancellor Oakley ; Ton-Quinlivan Speaks at RAND on Workforce Development for Jobs of the Future; California Presents to Senate HELP Committee; Community Colleges Wins SBA Grant to Help California Grow Jobs through Export; $200M Strong Workforce Program: Know When to Weigh In; Strong Workforce Lunch & Learn Webinars; New Grant Opportunity: $9M in California Apprenticeship Initiative; LaunchBoard News: New Tab for CTE Program Metrics and CTE Data Unlocked Experts Video

September 20, 2016 - eUpdate - Strong Workforce Website: New Tools and Resources; Strong Workforce Overview: Get Up to Speed; New Crosswalk Tool: Find Your Regional Partners for WIOA and Strong Workforce Planning; Career Pathways & Guided Pathways: New Resources; Grants & Awards: Doing What MATTERS for Jobs and the Economy Stakeholders Shine; LaunchBoard Video: Academic & Career Advising Support

August 25, 2016 - TakeNote, eNews for CTE Faculty & Counselors - CTE Faculty - A Necessary Voice in Strong Workforce Program Implementation; Voices from the Strong Workforce Task Force; Statewide Academic Senate Fall Plenary, Nov. 3-5; Attend an Academic Senate Area Meeting; Want to Include Entrepreneurship in Your Classes? Here's Your Chance!; Wanted: CTE Faculty to Subscribe

July 18, 2016 - eAlert - Eloy Ortiz Oakley Named Chancellor of the California Community Colleges

June 20, 2016 - eAlert - Legislature Passes $200M Strong Workforce; California Cyber Innovation Challenge Addresses Cybersecurity Skills

June 15, 2016 - eUpdate - Strong Workforce Support in Op-Eds; League's CTE Leadership Summit, Aug. 5-6, in Oakland; Strong Workforce Program Regional Webinars; InnovationMaker3 Symposium Series; Workforce Credentials Activity Update; Award Winners

May 6, 2016 - eUpdate - Steve Westly, Jack Scott, Bill Mueller, Doug Houston Talk Up CTE; Apprenticeships Get Another $90M Boost from DOL; White House Announces $100M Competition to Expand Tuition-Free Community College; White House Names Sacramento a Founding Health Career Pathways Community; Inland Empire's New InTech Center to Build Skilled Workers for Advanced Manufacturing Sector; CTE Data Unlocked: Find it. Understand it. Use it.; DRAFT Guidance on the Administration of the $200M Strong Workforce Program; LaunchBoard video answers 'Need program-level information on equity gaps?'

May 3, 2016 - eAlert - CA Community Colleges Double Down on Creative Economy Skills Thru Maker Space Movement

April 15, 2016 - eUpdate - Faculty at the Forefront; Sacramento CITD Receives Presidential "E Star" Award; Op-Ed: Don't Forget the Median Wage -- and Higher; Report Shows Middle-Skill Credentials Benefit Immigrant Dreamers; Creating Skills for the STEM/STEAM Economies; LaunchBoard Video

March 11, 2016 - eUpdate - Groundbreaking Work: New Metric for Skills Builders' Wage Gains; Join Briefings on $200M Trailer Bill Language, SB 66 & AB 1892; New $1M INNOVATIONMAKER Investment Lines Up with President's Nation of Makers Initiative

February 28, 2016 - eUpdate - Conference Calls on $200M Trailer Bill Language; CTE Data Unlocked; Solicitation of Interest: INNOVATIONMAKER Grant; Debra Connick Joins California Community Colleges Chancellor's Office; eShowcase: Regional Strategies in Action; San Joaquin Valley Manufacturing Summit

January 29, 2016 - eUpdate - Chancellor's Office Receives Job Creation Award; 1st Regional-Wide Curriculum Approval; Connecting Credentials

January 8, 2016 - eAlert - Governor Backs Strong Workforce with $; Feds Announce More Grants for TechHire

Previous Years

2015 eUpdates & eAlerts »

December 11, 2015 - eUpdate - White House Interest in Strong Workforce; Record Award of Workforce Training Contracts; Regional Strategies; Historic Pell Grant Experiment; LaunchBoard CCPT User Guide Update

November 17, 2015 - eAlert - Board of Governors of the California Community Colleges Unanimously Approves Strong Workforce Task Force Recommendations

November 6, 2015 - eUpdate - IT Technician Pathway; Strong Workforce Op-Ed; Dual Enrollment; Sector Strategies; Apprenticeship Week; LaunchBoard 2.0 on the Way

October 9, 2015 - eAlert - California Community College Colleges Chancellor Brice W. Harris praises legislation that expands high school students' access to college instruction

October 1, 2015 - eUpdate - Ton-Quinlivan Named to Tom Steyer's Fair Shake Commission; Demystifying Labor Market Information; Making California Shine; Sector Strategies in Action; New Grant Opportunities: Small Biz, Apprenticeship, NSF; Launchboard Tools

September 10, 2015 - eAlert - The American Apprenticeship Grants are being announced today!

August 26, 2015 - eAlert - Strong Workforce Town Hall Showcases New Steps to Close Skills Gap by California Community Colleges

June 29, 2015 - eAlert - "Strong Workforce" Recommendations Open for Public Comment thru 7/15; RSVP for Wrap Up Town Halls; View Photo Gallery

June 19, 2015 - eUpdate - 'Strong Workforce' Task Force Update; CA Commitment to Clinton Global Initiative; New Regional Economic Data & Labor Market Reports

May 29, 2015 - eAlert - National Skills Coalition Selects California for State Workforce and Education Alignment Project; Award of Career Pathways Trust (CCPT) Grants Announced

May 28, 2015 - eUpdate - Federal Workforce Law Unifies Strategies; Strong Workforce Task Force Update; $60M Grant Opportunity; Regional Data in Launchboard

April 6, 2015 - eAlert: Workforce Task Force considers feedback from 1300 internal/external stakeholders, tackles workforce data & outcomes; Watch video & read along

March 31, 2015 - eUpdate - Sacramento Town Hall Says Rebranding Career Tech Jobs is Vital, San Diego Region’s High-tech Sectors Need Strong Workforce

March 11, 2015 - eAlert - $100M in new White House TechHire grants ; Town Hall in Los Angeles invokes business voices for stronger workforce

February 18, 2015 - eUpdate - 130 Attend 1st Strong Workforce Town Hall; Faculty Leaders Advise Task Force; Walt DiMantova Joins Chancellor’s Office; In the News

January 27, 2015%20-%20eAlert%20-%20Board of Governors Task Force Kicks Off Work to Close California's Skill Gap

January 20, 2015 - eUpdate - Strong Workforce Town Halls Announced; In the News; New Grants

January 12, 2015 - eAlert - Governor's 2015-16 Budget Proposal tackles poverty by realigning workforce training, adult education, and apprenticeships

January 9, 2015 - eAlert - White House Unveils America's College Promise Proposal: Tuition-Free Community College for Responsible Students

2014 eUpdates & eAlerts »

December 19, 2014 - eUpdate - Burning Questions on Board of Governors Task Force on Workforce; Beyond the Skills Gap Report; LaunchBoard Program Review Tool; Meet Paul Steenhausen

December 17, 2014 - eAlert - Business and Labor Leaders Join Educators to Serve on California Community Colleges Task Force on Jobs and Workforce Education

December 15, 2014 - eAlert - U.S. Department of Labor announces $100m in funding to support apprenticeship job training

December 11, 2014 - eAlert - Practices with Promise Workforce Outcomes eShowcase - Featuring Contextualized Content Stories

December 8, 2014 - eAlert - "InnovationMaker" Grant Series Supports White House IT Inititiave - $2.7M available for coding/programming and soft skills development

December 5, 2014 - eAlert - Chancellor's Office Launches "InnovationMaker" Grant Series with $1.2 Million Award to Strengthen STEM Teacher Workforce Recruitment and Training

November 18, 2014 - eAlert - California Community Colleges Board of Governors Creates Task Force to Improve Workforce Education and Promote Job Creation

November 5, 2014 - eAlert - Practices with Promise Workforce Outcomes eShowcase - Featuring Data-Backed Decision Making Stories

November 4, 2014 - eAlert - Schools Chief Torlakson Announces $250 Million Available in Pathway Grants

October 27, 2014 - eAlert - Mobile app to help Latino families make college and career decisions

October 23, 2014 - eAlert - Practices with Promise Workforce Outcomes eShowcase - Featuring Industry Engagement Stories

October 14, 2014 - eUpdate - Practices with Promise eShowcase Unveiling; USDOL WIOA Top 4 changes; New Vice Chancellor of Institutional Effectiveness; New Reports on Biotech & SkillsBuilders

September 30, 2014 - eAlert - Chancellor Brice W. Harris Congratulates Chaffey College and College Consortium for Winning $14.9 Million Federal Grant to Develop Inland Empire Career Training Program

September 16, 2014 - eUpdate - SoCal Shifts Regional Attention to Workforce; WIOA Law Affects Flow of Funding to States; Meet Vice Chancellor of Academic Affairs Pamela Walker; CTE Enhancement Fund & LaunchBoard Tips

September 10, 2014 - eAlert - California Labor Agency and California Community Colleges to Administer $1 Million Drought-related Training Program in the San Joaquin Valley

August 6, 2014 - eUpdate - President Obama's Visit; CA Leads in Workforce Accountability Tool and Credentialing Dialogue; Grants Opportunities; What's New

July 28, 2014 - eAlert - WIOA Bill Signing Signals a Federal ReFocus on Training That is Job-Driven

July 8, 2014 - eAlert - Regional Briefings on One-Time $50M CTE Enhancement Funds

June 18, 2014 - eUpdate - Final 2014-15 CA Budget; $75 Million First-in-the-World Competition; New Workforce Investment Act Proposed; Apprenticeship Tool Kit; SITN Recognized by President Obama

Jun 2, 2014 - eAlert - $250M Winners of CA Career Pathway Trust Announced; Feds Designate SoCal as Nat’l Manufacturing Community

May 14, 2014 - eAlert - Governor’s 'May Revise' Supports Career Technical Education

May 12, 2014 - eUpdate - CTE Budget Hearings; Online Pilot; New Report: "The Progress of Education Reform: Career and Technical Education'; Drought Training Dollars; Outreach to High Schools; New "Workforce: The Regional Reality" Video – for Employers

Apr 17, 2014 - eAlert - US DOL Releases $450M in TAACCCT and $100M in Apprenticeship Grant Opportunities

Apr 7, 2014 - eAlert - California Community Colleges Led National Drive to Better Track Information on Workforce Credentials and Bridge Skills Gap

Apr 1, 2014 - eUpdate - Student Voices; New Data RFA; LaunchBoard & Accreditation; Apprenticeships; New Face of ICT-Digital Media

Mar 6, 2014 - eUpdate - US-Mexico Bilateral Forum on Higher Education; Regional Collaboration Models in Action; 3 New Grants Opportunities

Feb 12, 2014 - eAlert - Grants to Boost CA's Distressed Areas; Update Your Advanced Manufacturing Curriculum; Future of Manufacturing

Feb 5, 2014 - eUpdate - LaunchBoard: Data-Backed Decisions

Jan 22, 2014 - eAlert - Invitation to Apply for $250M in Career Pathways Trust Grants

Jan 7, 2014 - eUpdate - Regional Reality Video; Nat'l Governors Assoc; New ETP Funds; JP Morgan $250M; Consolidated Reporting Links

2013 eUpdates & eAlerts »

Dec 20, 2013 - eAlert - Intent to Award – Regional SB1070 CTE Pathways Program Grants

Dec 18, 2013 - eUpdate - CA Economic Summit; Preserving High Cost CTE Report; Free Folders; Updated Website; State Agencies Collaborate to Target Funding at Key Sectors

Dec 10, 2013 - eAlert - Apply for Grants: $100M Youth CareerConnect; $5M Prop 39 Workforce; $25M AB86 Adult Ed Planning; $85M WIA Title II

Nov 08, 2013 - eUpdate - Regional Collaboration Momentum; TedX-Curious About Global Connectivity; Impact Apprenticeship Program Design

Oct 21, 2013 - eUpdate - Proposal Requested for $19M in SB1070 Funds; CCCAOE Conference; AB 86 What's Next

Sep 26, 2013 - eAlert - California Community Colleges Announce Federal Grants of $29 Million to Provide Workforce Training Programs and Foster Business Partnerships

Sep 24, 2013 - eUpdate: Policy Change Enables More LWIB/College Partnership; Interactive Map Link; Self-Help Resources

Aug 13, 2013 - eUpdate: Brand New Interactive Resource Map; Grant Opportunities; Workforce Bill; Common Core; Support for Job-Seeking Vets

Jun 21, 2013 - eAlert: Intent-to-Award: Deputy Sector Navigators Grantees

Jun 19, 2013 - eAlert: Groundbreaking Salary Surfer Launched Shows Student Earning Power

May 22, 2013 - eAlert: Re-Release of Select Deputy Sector Navigator Package Grants

May 21, 2013 - eAlert: White House Recognition of California Community Colleges Role in Exporting

May 20, 2013 - eAlert: Release of Vacant Sector Navigator RFA - Retail/Hospitality/Tourism "Learn to Earn"

May 13, 2013 - eUpdate: Build a Winning $25M Consortia Application; RFA Timelines; Limit to Flexing of SB1402 Funds

May 9, 2013 - eAlert: Intent to Award - TA Providers: Centers of Excellence for Labor Market Research

Apr 30, 2013 - eAlert: White House names Ton-Quinlivan as a 'Champion of Change’

Apr 23, 2013 - eAlert: Up to $25M per consortia available in new US Dept of Labor TAACCCT grant announcement

Apr 17, 2013 - CIO Update: Doing What MATTERS for Jobs and the Economy Webinars

Apr 11, 2013 - eAlert: Intent to Award – SECTOR NAVIGATORS and REGIONAL CONSORTIA Key Talents

Apr 9, 2013 - eUpdate: WageTracker/Launchboard, Visual of RFA Grantees, ICT Survey, CCCAOE Leadership Academy

Mar 19, 2013 - eAlert: Announces Free Job Portal in Partnerships with EDD

Mar 14, 2013 - eUpdate: A Look Ahead At RFA and Industry Competence Model Clearinghouse

Mar 11, 2013 - eAlert: Deputy Sector Navigator Package Grant

Feb 26, 2013 - eAlert: California Community Colleges Joins Force with USDA to Support Rural Jobs & Economy

Feb 19, 2013 - eAlert: Center of Excellence for Labor Market Research Grant Opportunities

Feb 14, 2013 - eUpdate: Chancellor Harris Highlights Workforce Mission

Feb 7, 2013 - eAlert: Message from Chancellor Brice Harris on Jobs and the Economy

Jan 28, 2013 - eAlert: ETP Focus & Funding for Community Colleges

Jan 18, 2013 - eAlert: Announcing RFAs release in support of Jobs and the Economy

Jan 11, 2013 - eAlert: Governor's Budget Highlights

2012 eUpdates & eAlerts »

Dec 18, 2012 - eUpdate: Announcing New Dean & Staff

Dec 7, 2012 - eUpdate: RFA MeetUps, Distance Education Webinar and Special AACC WDI Registration

Nov 27, 2012 - eAlert: RFA MeetUps

Nov 13, 2012 - eAlert: 60 Minutes Report on Natl Skills Gap & Readying for US DoL Grants

Nov 9, 2012 - eUpdate: New RFA Docs, Appreciation, and NSF Grant Opportunity

Nov 7, 2012 - eAlert: Proposition 30 Election Results Conference Call

Oct 10, 2012 - eAlert: Chapters of Redesigned RFA Process Open for Public Comment

Oct 1, 2012 -eUpdate: Let’s Keep the Conversations Going

Sep 18, 2012 - eAlert: Bill Signing Extends Workforce and Economic Development Program

Sep 5, 2012 -eUpdate: Closing Skills Gap & Available Grant Funds

Aug 30, 2012 - eAlert: SB 1402 Support Letters Needed

Aug 1, 2012 - eUpdate: Follow Van on Twitter to the National Advisory Committee on Apprenticeship

Jul 27, 2012 - eAlert: Critical Conversations Calendar

Jul 2, 2012 - eUpdate: The Doing What Matters Framework

Jun 11, 2012 - eAlert: Forbes Features Innovation between California Community Colleges, LearnUp and Corporate Voices

May 4, 2012 - eUpdate: 2012 Labor Market Reports Now Available