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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, November 7, 2019

Members of California Workforce Pathways Joint Advisory Committee

Members Present

State Board of Education
  • Feliza Ortiz-Licon
  • Patricia Rucker
  • Ting Sun, Vice Chair
California Community Colleges Chancellor’s Office, Board of Governors
  • Jolena Grande, Chair
  • Bill Rawlings
Ex-Officio
  • David Rattray, Los Angeles Area Chamber of Commerce
Members Absent
  • Alma Salazar, California Community Colleges Chancellor’s Office, Board of Governors
  • Kristin McGuire, Ex-Officio Member, Young Invincibles

Principal Staff

California Community Colleges Chancellor’s Office
  • Sheneui Weber, Vice Chancellor, Workforce and Economic Development Division (WEDD)
  • Sandra Sanchez, Assistant Vice Chancellor, WEDD
  • Jeff Mrizek, Dean, WEDD
  • Matthew Roberts, Dean, WEDD
California Department of Education
  • Khieem Jackson, Deputy Superintendent, Equity and Access Branch (EAB)
  • Pradeep Kotamraju, Division Director, Career and College Transition Division (CCTD)
  • Stephanie Papas, Education Administrator, EAB
  • Michelle McIntosh, Education Administrator, CCTD
  • Lisa Reimers, Education Programs Consultant, CCTD
  • Rachel Moran, Associate Governmental Program Analyst, EAB
State Board of Education
  • Patricia de Cos, Deputy Executive Director
  • Pamela Castleman, Education Programs Consultant

Please note that the complete proceedings of the November 7, 2019 California Workforce Pathways Joint Advisory Committee (CWPJAC) meeting, including closed-captioning, are available online, California Workforce Pathways.


California Workforce Pathways Joint Advisory Committee Meeting

Call to Order

Introductions

Chair Grande called the meeting to order at approximately 10:04 A.M.

Approval of the Preliminary Report of Action
  • October 11, 2019
    • Member Rucker moved to approve the October 11, 2019 meeting’s Preliminary Report of Action.
    • Member Rawlings seconded the motion.
      • Yes Votes: Chair Grande, Member Ortiz-Licon, Member Rawlings, Member Rucker, and Vice Chair Sun
      • No votes: None
      • Member Absent: Member Salazar
      • Abstentions: None
      • Recusals: None
      The motion passed with five votes.
Meeting Overview
Review of Meeting Documents

Agenda Items

Item 01

Subject: California Career Technical Education (CTE) Initiatives: An update and recommendations on metric changes for the Career Technical Education Incentive Grant (CTEIG) and the K–12 Strong Workforce Program (K–12 SWP) State CTE funding legislation.

Type of Action: Action, Information

Recommendation: Given the connection between both the state and federal program metrics, staff from the CDE and the CCCCO recommend that the CWPJAC do the following:

  1. Approve the updated Matrix of Metrics with data and source information as provided;
  2. Update terminology from “Carl D. Perkins Career and Technical Education Improvement Act of 2006” to “Strengthening Career and Technical Education in the 21st Century Act (Perkins V);” and
  3. Provide time for CDE and CCCCO staff to continue to work on integrating the various metrics for the purposes of common alignment and non-duplication for the local education agencies (LEAs).

Action: Approval of the updated Matrix of Metrics with data and source information as provided with the additional use of the Capstone course.

  • Member Rawlings moved to approve the Matrix of Metrics with data and source information as provided with the additional use of the Capstone course.
  • Vice Chair Sun seconded the motion.
    • Yes Votes: Chair Grande, Member Ortiz-Licon, Member Rawlings, Member Rucker, and Vice Chair Sun
    • No votes: None
    • Member Absent: Member Salazar
    • Abstentions: None
    • Recusals: None
    The motion passed with five votes.

Comments from Committee Members:

  • Member Rucker would like to see the CTE Capstone Course added to the Matrix of Metrics.
  • Members would like to see one set of metrics that would encompass state and federal reporting requirements.

Public Comment:

  • None
Item 02

Subject: Proposed Revisions to the Guiding Policy Principles to Support K–14+ Pathways (Guiding Policy Principles), as approved by the CWPJAC in 2019, to strengthen business and industry partnerships.

Type of Action: Action, Information

Recommendation: Staff of the CWPJAC recommends that the CWPJAC review, provide feedback, and approve the proposed changes to the Guiding Policy Principles document.

Action: Approval of the proposed changes to the Guiding Policy Principles document.

  • Vice Chair Sun moved to approve the proposed changes to the Guiding Policy Principles document with the inclusion of the word “racism” in Essential Element B, and the CWPJAC’s reworded proposal for Essential Element L.
  • Vice Chair Sun seconded the motion.
    • Yes Votes: Chair Grande, Member Ortiz-Licon, Member Rawlings, Member Rucker, and Vice Chair Sun
    • No votes: None
    • Member Absent: Member Salazar
    • Abstentions: None
    • Recusals: None
    The motion passed with five votes.

Comments from Committee Members:

  • Member Ortiz-Licon wanted to add the word “racism” to letter “B” of the Essential Elements.
  • Members adjusted the wording on letter “L”.

Public Comment:

  • Chris Walker, California Association of Sheet Metal and Air Conditioning Contractors, appreciated the inclusion of the new element but wanted to raise awareness that career pathway programs need to also meet “today’s” industry needs as well as the future. Mr. Walker also mentioned the difficulties at the local level meeting today’s needs because of outdated standards.
  • Linda Granger, Eden Area Regional Occupational Program, thanked the committee on the inclusion of letter “L” in the Essential elements.
  • Al Love, San Diego County Office of Education, also thanked the committee on the inclusion of letter “L” in the Essential elements.
  • Kyle Hyland, CTE Joint Powers Agreement Coalition, also thanked the committee on the inclusion of letter “L” in the Essential elements.
Item 03

Subject: First Reading of the Draft California Federal Perkins V State Plan to fulfil the requirements for the Strengthening Career and Technical Education for the 21st Century Act (Perkins V).

Type of Action: Action, Information

Recommendation: The Draft California Federal Perkins V State Plan was jointly completed by the staff from the SBE, the CDE, and the CCCCO. The SBE, the CDE, and the CCCCO staff jointly recommends that the CWPJAC receive information, provide input, and acts on the Draft California Federal Perkins V State Plan to the ED to fulfil the requirements for the Perkins V. Draft California Federal Perkins V State Plan has been provided as a separate attachment. The timeline is presented as a second separate attachment. An outline of the California State Plan for CTE is presented as third attachment.

Action: Approval of the Perkins V State Plan

  • Member Rucker moved to approve the Perkins V State Plan.
  • Member Ortiz-Licon seconded the motion.
    • Yes Votes: None
    • No votes: Chair Grande, Member Ortiz-Licon, Member Rawlings, Member Rucker, and Vice Chair Sun
    • Member Absent: Member Salazar
    • Abstentions: None
    • Recusals: None
    The motion did not pass.

Comments from Committee Members:

  • Committee members had many comments for inclusion in the California Perkins V State Plan. As a result, an additional CWPJAC meeting was scheduled for November 25, 2019.
  • Staff was directed to address the comments made by the CWPJAC members for inclusion in the next Draft California Perkins V State Plan.

Public Comment:

  • Matt Patton, California Agriculture Teachers’ Association, in regards to accountability Matt wonders if the numerator of a semester of a college credit class a rigorous enough measure of a CTE program? Matt also feels that California needs to focus on CTE preparation of student to give them the skills they need to earn a living wage.


Public Comment

Chair Grande asked for public comment.

  • None


Discussion and Next Steps

Guiding Policy Principles
  • Student-Centered Delivery of Services
  • Equity and Access
  • System Alignment
  • Continuous Improvement and Capacity Building
  • State Priorities and Direction Lead the State Plan
Schedule of Future Meetings
  • Friday, November 25, 2019 from 10:30 A.M. to 3:30 P.M.*

Proposed List of Meeting Dates and Times for 2020:

  • Friday, January 31, 2020 from 10:30 A.M. to 3:30 P.M.*
  • Friday, March 13, 2020 from 10:30 A.M. to 3:30 P.M.*
  • Friday, May 8, 2020 from 10:30 A.M. to 3:30 P.M.*
  • Friday, July 10, 2020 from 10:30 A.M. to 3:30 P.M.*

*Proposed meeting dates and times may be adjusted.


Adjournment

Chair Grande adjourned the meeting at approximately 4:15 P.M.

Questions:   Lisa Reimers | lreimers@cde.ca.gov | 916-322-1762
Last Reviewed: Tuesday, July 28, 2020
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