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Strong Workforce projects 2017-2018

REGIONAL STRONG WORKFORCE PROGRAM (ROUND 2: 2017-2018)

Biotechnology
Career Pathways Specialist
Cloud Computing
Energy, Construction, and Utilities: Sustainability
NetLab Hub & Cybersecurity
Non-Credit College & Career Readiness
Regional Marketing
Teacher Preparation

BIOTECHNOLOGY
Goal of building a biomanufacturing program through the purchase of necessary equipment and laboratory tools.

CAREER PATHWAYS SPECIALIST
Focus on 8 priority industry sectors with highest labor market gaps. Expand career pathway alignment to implement alternative methods for gaining credit; implement dual enrollment; implement CATEMA to track credit attainment.

lA CLOUD COMPUTING CONSORTIUM
Non-credit short-term vocational credentials leading to employment.

ENERGY, CONSTRUCTION AND UTILITIES: SUSTAINABILITY
The Energy Efficiency/Sustainability project is a response to the Energy Efficiency industry facing serious shortfalls in developing a skilled, trained, and available labor pool. The project strives to develop solutions, such as outreach campaigns and integrating industry and academia in a campaign to address the shortfall., particularly in Air Conditioning and Refrigeration. The EC&U sector Sustainability pathways project continues an initiative that responds to sector employer’s needs for a trained and employment ready workforce.

INTERNSHIP/JOB PLACEMENT SPECIALIST
This Project, aims to establish a central point of contact for jobs & internships and consistent processes for how employers work with colleges and how students access job and internship placement services throughout the LA region. Funds to colleges will be used to hire internship placement specialists at 18 participating colleges, or alternatively, using funds to supplement existing job and internship placement activities at specific colleges that already have such staffing.

NETLAB HUB & CYBERSECURITY
Participation in regional NetLab Hub will give students round-the-clock access to CTE training and virtual labs, which will be used for courses that prepare students for jobs in IT and CyberSecurity.

NON-CREDIT COLLEGE & CAREER READINESS
Expand non-credit to credit pathways, work with pre-CTE and pre-apprenticeship courses and programs.

REGIONAL MARKETING
Leverage and coordinate outreach for Career Education Programs with Chancellor's Office statewide marketing efforts.

TEACHER PREPARATION - STEM/CTE COLLABORATIVE
Develop "Careers in Education" pathway(s) model with a focus on STEM and CTE.

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