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California Workforce Pathways Minutes

The Workforce Pathways Joint Advisory Committee plans to address workforce pathways to address California’s regional economies.

REPORT OF ACTION
Friday, December 14, 2018

California Workforce Pathways Joint Advisory Committee Members Present
State Board of Education Representatives
  • Patricia Rucker
  • Ting Sun, Chair
Community Colleges Chancellor’s Office Board of Governors Representatives
  • Amy Costa
  • Pamela Haynes, Vice Chair
Ex-Officio Members
  • David Rattray, Los Angeles Area Chamber of Commerce
California Workforce Pathways Joint Advisory Committee Members Absent
  • Gustavo Herrera, Young Invincibles
  • Feliza Ortiz-Licon, State Board of Education
  • Man Phan, Community Colleges Chancellor’s Office Board of Governors
  1. California Workforce Pathways Joint Advisory Committee Meeting
    • Call to Order
      • Chair Sun called the meeting to order at approximately 9:14 a.m.
      • Chair Sun checked in with all locations: Hayward, Los Angeles, Oakland, and Sacramento.
    • Introductions
      Chair Sun had participants make introductions. Chair Sun announced a new member from the community colleges, Amy Costa. Chair Sun also mentioned that this is Pamela Haynes’s last meeting, and Jolena Grande will be joining the Committee in January.
    • Meeting Overview
      Chair Sun provided a brief overview of the meeting’s planned agenda.
  2. Timeline for the Perkins V State Transition Plan
    • Donna Wyatt, Director, Career and College Transition Division, California Department of Education (CDE), presented a timeline to the Committee that outlines when items needs to be completed in order to meet the deadline for submission of the state’s 2019-2020 transition plan to the United States Department of Education.
    • Feedback from committee members:
      • Chair Sun stated that since we have such a short timeline we should move forward with the transition plan option and agree that we target the tighter timeline. And reminds everyone that the state should drive Perkins.
      • Ex-Officio Member Rattray hopes that we leverage the guiding principles, especially in light of the tight timeline.
  3. California Initiatives and Metrics Continued
    • This is a continuation of the discussion that took place at the November 26, 2018, Committee meeting. This discussion focused on the Career Technical Education Incentive Grant and the Kindergarten through grade twelve (K–12) Strong Workforce Program initiatives, aligning proposed metrics to the Committee’s guiding policy principles.
    • After each metric, Chair Sun asked for consensus on that specific metric. A vote took place after all metrics were introduced and commented upon by committee members.
    • Feedback from committee members:
      • Metric 1 – Data reported pursuant to this paragraph shall include, but not be limited to, the quality indicators described in the California State Plan for Career Technical Education (CTE).
        • Chair Sun asked for questions, members did not have any questions. Consensus was reached.
        • Chair Sun noted that efforts continue between the CDE and the California Community Colleges Chancellor’s Office (CCCCO) for a Memorandum of Understanding for data sharing.
      • Metric 2 – High School Cohort Graduation Rate.
        • Recommendation was to exclude the word cohort to be more inclusive of all students participating in CTE.
        • Member Rucker suggests that we have consensus, but wants to make sure we are including the largest number of students. We are collecting information on all high school students, not just those that need to be federally reported under Perkins.
        • Vice Chair Haynes suggests that we define what is being included to ensure that both sides are blended.
        • Member Rucker added that we want to include all of the ways students can graduate high school, it goes with including multiple pathways.
        • Chair Sun asked for more questions, members did not have any more questions. Consensus was reached.
      • Metric 3 – Number of pupils completing CTE coursework.
        • Ex-Officio Member Rattray wonders if academic courses that are truly integrated with a CTE pathway would be included in the future.
        • Member Rucker reminds the Committee that the academic courses needs to be aligned to the state’s Model Standards.
        • Member Costa believes that portability is very important and that aligned academic courses should be explored when developing the state plan.
        • Chair Sun asked for more questions, members did not have any more questions. Consensus was reached.
      • Metric 4 – Number of pupils meeting academic and career readiness standards as defined in the College/Career Indicator (CCI).
        • Member Costa wonders how career readiness is defined in the CCI and is concerned that the definition may be too restrictive. Member Costa wants to make sure that trade and apprenticeship programs could be included.
        • Chair Sun asked for more questions, members did not have any more questions. Consensus was reached.
      • Metric 5 – The number of pupils obtaining an industry-recognized credential, certificate, license, or other measure of technical skill attainment.
        • Chair Sun asked for questions, members did not have any questions. Consensus was reached.
      • Metric 6 – The number of former pupils employed and the types of businesses in which they are employed.
        • Member Costa wants to ensure that the data definition is clear and we are not collecting two different data sets.
        • Chair Sun asked for more questions, members did not have any more questions. Consensus was reached.
      • Metric 7 – The number of former pupils enrolled in a postsecondary educational institution.
        • Chair Sun asked for questions, members did not have any questions. Consensus was reached.
      • Metric 8 – The number of former pupils enrolled in a state apprenticeship program.
        • Vice Chair Haynes hopes that the alignment will help us obtain data that is timely enabling the data to impact the decision making process.
        • Chair Sun asked for more questions, members did not have any more questions. Consensus was reached.
      • Metric 9 – The number of former pupils enrolled in a form of job training other than a state apprenticeship program.
        • Member Costa wonders if we are including other for-profit workforce preparation programs like Code Bootcamp.
        • Vice Chair Haynes also wonders about programs that are community driven like the Los Angeles Urban League and others that are not for profit workforce development programs.
        • Chair Sun asked for more questions, members did not have any more questions. Consensus was reached
  4. Public Comment
    • Chair Sun asked for public comment.
      • Diane Walker – Antelope Valley High School District
      • Dr. Jeffrey Mrizek – California Community Colleges
    • Additional comments from committee members:
      • Member Costa is concerned about the continued cost to locals to collect and report on the metrics.
      • Member Rucker believes it is important to look at all the state plans, looking at our principles. We have to commit to align to the metrics and the guiding principles.
  5. Approval of Metric Recommendations
    • Chair Sun asked for a motion to approve the metric recommendations that were presented. The motion was made by Vice Chair Haynes, and seconded by Member Costa. A roll call vote was conducted, committee members approved, the motion was carried.
  6. Discussion and Next Steps
    • Schedule of Future Meetings
      • Friday, January 11, 2019 from 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
      • The previously proposed meeting dates for 2019 will be adjusted.
  7. Adjournment
    • Chair Sun adjourned the meeting.
Questions:   Lisa Reimers | lreimers@cde.ca.gov | 916-322-1762
Last Reviewed: Friday, January 18, 2019
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