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Success Stories eShowcase

The Practices with Promise - Workforce Outcomes eShowcase is one of the tools provided under the Doing What MATTERS for Jobs and the Economy framework to support stakeholders in developing and sharing best practices. Here you can submit your regional collaboration success stories, testimonials and innovations which will be shared on the Doing What MATTERS for Jobs and the Economy website.

Stories filtered by Practice = Student Engagement and Career Awareness, Sector = All

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IT Technician Pathway developed for statewide use
Aligning and filtering the many IT training options to a simple step by step job entry pathway- with stackable credentials to follow- was the goal of this statewide effort.


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Improving High School– College– Employer pathways and faculty training
The ATRE Initiative, Gerald Bernstein and Pamela Gutman, have been focusing on improving High School– College– Employer pathways to green transportation & renewable energy careers


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Non-Traditional Employment for Women
The purpose of N.E.W. is to introduce young women to growing opportunities in career technical education at a specific campus. The careers range from CIS to Heavy-Equipment Operators.


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Organizations team up to host Scrubs Camp
The daylong career exploration event was organized by John Cordova, Deputy Health Sector Navigator and Irene Ornelas, Health Industry.


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Local Workforce Champions Create High School International Business Curriculum
Eddy Sumar, Founder & CEO of ERS Consulting, and RVS teacher Dave Dillon created a course curriculum on International Business to teach high school students about career pathways in the industry.


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Ignite Opportunity 4.0 STEM Career Day
Regional career day that focuses on STEM careers. This event is open to 9 counties of students and exhibitors, highlighting the STEM careers that exist in the northstate!


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Los Angeles Virtual Enterprise Trade Show
DWM Small Business Sector supports Los Angeles Virtual Enterprise Trade Show at the Pasadena Convention Center


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Prop.39 Success Story: OSHA-10 Construction Safety Course Reader Development
Prop. 39 funds supported Santa Rosa Junior College to develop OSHA 10 Outreach Training curriculum and create a required course reader that is now available to students at the campus bookstore.


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The RHT Sector uses Industry Certification to teach Customer Service Skills
The Retail, Hospitality, Tourism sector uses the American Hotel and Lodging Association's Guest Service Gold Certification to introduce Customer Service Skills to HS and Community College students.


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Career pathway/workforce development: San Diego-Imperial Region
ATRE DSN, Greg Newhouse, works to support a number of key foundational career pathway/workforce development programs in the San Diego-Imperial region.


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Ignite Opportunity 2.0 STEM Career Day
Annual STEM Career Day designed to highlight STEM career opportunities in our region. Local industry representatives were on hand to engage students in the possibilities of a STEM career.


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Workshop Provides Students with a Live Global Trade & Logistics Career Pathway
Students got a glimpse of various career paths available in international business, as well as insight on the education, knowledge, and skills it takes to be successful in the field.


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Men in Nursing
The Health Workforce Initiative (HWI) continues to offer Men in Nursing regional workshops, a statewide conference, and local campus chapters with the goal of increasing the number of males in nursing


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Growing an Entrepreneurial Ecosystem
An entrepreneurial mindset, with its focus on celebrating and encouraging self-generated ideas and light-bulb ingenuity, empowers both students and workers.


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Skyline College Delivers Education…Literally!
Skyline College’s Center for Sustainable Construction is taking a “mobile classroom” on the road this year to deliver a college-level, “Green” Construction Basics course.


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Mother-Daughter STEM program at Evergreen Valley College
Lena Tran, director of business and workforce development at Evergreen Valley College, describes an innovative approach to encourage high school girls to engage in STEM classes. Invite their moms!


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Health Care Entree to Employment event links students, instructors, industry
A two-hour networking event allowed students to meet and learn from professionals in health care careers -- a success for all involved.


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San Diego City College demonstrates Social Justice
With many homeless students in its population, SDCC faculty and students take action to alleviate hunger and provide clothing.


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New Course Teaches Rural Students to Become Online Independent Contractors
Feather River College partnered with SamaUSA to offer a semester-long, three-unit course to students to give them the tools to work as online independent contractors.


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Norco College Develops Course to Meet Labor Demand for Supply Chain Technicians
Norco College is developing a new program to meet the expected labor demand for supply chain technicians. A new course covers the basic knowledge needed for work in an automated distribution center.


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Pre-College Students Explore Careers, Earn College Credit in Career Academy
Barstow Community College’s Career Academy offers free CTE courses to middle and high school students. The Academy emphasizes the completion of certificates and/or degrees.


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New Web Platform Helps Students Navigate Career Pathways
California Career Café, a new web platform, contains comprehensive career development resources including videos and student activities that can be used by students, counselors, and faculty.


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“Get Focused…Stay Focused” Gets High School Students College & Career Ready!
Together with local schools and partner organizations, Santa Barbara City College developed “Get Focused…Stay Focused!” to help high schools students transition seamlessly from high school to college.


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New Work-Based Learning Partnership Established with Bon Appetit at Google
The Bay Region Retail, Hospitality and Tourism (RHT) sector met with Bon Appetit to explore and design an internship program for high school and community college students at Google’s campus.


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Rio Hondo College Brings STEM Program to Eighth Graders
Rio Hondo offers two weeklong summer academy sessions to peak young student interest in science, technology, engineering and math careers.


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Career Coaches Help High School Students Devise a Career and Education Plan
The Career Coach program at College of the Canyons places college employees in local high schools, where they act as career coaches to high school juniors and seniors with a GPA between 2.0 and 3.0.


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High School Students Design Product, With Help of Sierra College
Sierra College made a 3-D printer accessible to Colfax High School students, allowing them to design, produce, and market a new invention.


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Cuesta College Completes Successful Business & Entrepreneurship Pilot Program
High School Students explore business and entrepreneurship career pathways and earn high school credit with new entrepreneurship curriculum.


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Lessons From Life Sciences/Biotech Sector on Expanding Internship Opportunities
Establishing internships for students can be labor and personnel intensive. Nevertheless, such experiences can be invaluable for students. Here are two examples of successful programs.


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Middle, High School Students Develop Career Awareness at Summer Institute
College of the Canyons’ Summer Institute program provides middle and high school students with opportunities to explore career paths in a summer camp format.



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