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Peralta Community College District Receives Over $1.8 Million in Grants for Online Career Education

5 September 2019

 The Peralta Community College District has been awarded over $1.8 million in competitive grants to improve online career and technical education programs.  Berkeley City College, College of Alameda, Laney College, and Merritt College, as well as the Peralta District office, all received grants awarded by the California Virtual Campus-Online Education Initiative (CVC-OEI), Improving Online CTE Pathways Grant Program.

 

The California legislature and governor provided funding to support existing California Community Colleges in accelerating innovative online learning opportunities leading to increased employability and upward mobility for working Californians.  The Budget Act of 2018 (SB840) and trailer bill (SB843) appropriated one-time funds of $35 million and  provided competitive grants to community college districts to develop online programs and courses through the Online Education Initiative, the California Virtual Campus-Online Education Initiative (CVC-OEI) and Improving Online CTE Pathways Grant Program.  No matching funds are required.  

 

“We are delighted that the California Community Colleges and the Peralta Community College District are aligned and well-positioned to educate our diverse population in order to increase wages and improve social mobility in a rapidly changing economy, ” said PCCD Acting Chancellor, Frances L. White.

 

The largest grant within the Peralta district went to College of Alameda, which was awarded $450,880.31 to develop Online Career Education Opportunities at the College.  These opportunities include: 17 new online Career & Technical Education (CTE) courses; the updating of two hybrid online CTE courses; the improvement of access to opportunities for students; and the acceleration of the attainment of credentials for students in Aviation Maintenance Technology, Business and Entrepreneurship, Computer Information Systems, and Public Administration/Violence Prevention CTE programs. Eva Jennings, Dean of Career and Workforce Education  at College of Alameda says, “We’re excited about the opportunity to expand our programs and offer online Career Education opportunities to our students.”

 

Merritt College received a $413,009 award in the area of Accelerating Online CE Pathways to Employment, in order to build new online credit and noncredit certificates. CE Advisory Boards will identify skills needed to fill employment gaps and will concentrate programming on Business, Education, Allied Health, and Public Safety, as well as collaborate with faculty from other colleges to develop coursework that can be deployed regionally in a shared sequence.

 

A grant in the amount of $400,370.00 for Improving Online CTE Pathways with a Focus on ESOL and Adult Students has been awarded to Laney College in order to create and expand online opportunities in:  Business Management and Supervision; Construction Management, California Green, and Sustainable Building Standards; Legal Community Interpreting; and provide wraparound support through counseling and tutoring.

Berkeley City College, a recipient of a $282,300.00 grant for Innovative CTE Online Pathway Development and Quality Assurance for Students Success, will address gaps and build certificates to focus on workforce needs such as: Develop online course offerings and certificates in Multimedia Arts and Business, professional development for CE faculty in DE; and hire an Instructional Designer to coach, train, and guide faculty to ensure that all online courses created are aligned with the Online Equity Initiative Course Design Rubric. Dr. Francisco Gamez, Dean of Business, Science, Multimedia Arts, and Applied Technology, states that “BCC is excited to be awarded this grant to develop our online course offerings and certificates in Business and Multimedia Arts.  We wish to deliver student-centered online certificates that will meet the workforce needs of our community and region.“

 

The Peralta Colleges District Office has been awarded a CTE Online Equity Initiative grant in the amount of $319,000 that will be used to:  redesign the Peralta Online Equity Rubric and Training for CTE programs; extend the impact of the PCCD Online Equity Rubric and offer trainings and workshops to 300+ faculty throughout California; and train 20 PCCD faculty to incorporate equity principles into online CTE courses. The primary goal of this grant is to develop more inclusive career focused programs across the district.

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CTE Open House at Laney College, Saturday, April 29

25 April 2017

 

 

image002Don’t miss the CTE Open House at Laney College on Saturday, April 29. See this flier for details:

 

 

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Peralta Community College District Receives $500,000 Grant For Career Technical Education

26 October 2015

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CTEOAKLAND, Calif., October 26, 2015 On Tuesday, October 20, at its regular meeting, the Board of Trustees for the Peralta Community College District authorized the acceptance of a Career Technical Education (CTE) Enhancement Fund sub-grant of $505,052 (40% allocation) from Cabrillo Community College District, which is the Bay Area Community College Consortium’s (BACCC) fiscal agent that is responsible for the distribution of CTE Enhancement Funds from the California Community College State Chancellor’s Office.

The Career Technical Education (CTE) Enhancement Fund was created by a one-time allocation from the state’s FY 2014-15 budget for California Community Colleges. The purpose is to develop, enhance, retool and expand quality career technical education offerings that build upon an existing community college regional capacity to respond to local labor market needs.

Acceptance of funds by each of The Peralta Colleges (Berkeley City College, College of Alameda and Laney and Merritt Colleges in Oakland) from the CTE Enhancement Allocation will greatly enrich the educational mission of the district that serves the cities of Albany, Alameda, Berkeley, Emeryville, Oakland and Piedmont.

Many of its over 30,000 students attend the Peralta Colleges – Berkeley City College, College of Alameda, Merritt College and Laney College – in order to pursue certificates in Career Technical Education and fast-track to the every-changing job market.

This sub-grant will make a significant difference in the quantity and variety of CTE classes offered by the four-college district.

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Peralta News – CTE Fair at College of Alameda

1 April 2015

The College of Alameda hosted a very successful Career Technical Education (CTE) Fair welcoming over 400 high school students from all over the Bay Area. There were DJ’s, guided tours, hands on lab experience, free lunch, giveaways and a ton of activities!

College of Alameda’s award-winning CTE vocational programs include:

– Apparel Design and Merchandising

– Business/Accounting/Office Administration

– Computer Information Systems

– Dental Assisting

– Aviation Maintenance Technology

– Maritime Painting

– Transportation Technology – (Auto Body & Paint, Automotive Technology, and Diesel Mechanics)

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Career Ladders Project: iDesign Survey Course at Laney College

17 April 2014

A video about the summer program at Laney College on for Career Technical Education departments. See more on CareerLadderProject.org.

 

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Career and Technical Education Open House at Laney College, April 26

17 April 2014

Career_Tech_Open_HouseSaturday, April 26, 10:00 am – 3:00 pm. For more information email CAA.Outreach@gmail.com

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Laney College to Showcase Training Opportunities at Career and Technical, April 27

10 April 2013

Laney CollegeIn an effort to raise awareness of the many training opportunities available to community members who are looking for a job, want to find a new career or update their skills, or will soon graduate from high school, Laney College will present its Career and Technical Expo 2013 on Saturday, April 27, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

More than a dozen hands-on demonstrations of Laney’s many programs will be presented onsite, including machine technology, welding, biomanufacturing, green jobs training, architecture and engineering, carpentry, photography, and cosmetology. Attendees will have a chance to talk to instructors about their programs and to meet with college staff about registration and financial aid. In addition, Laney’s business partners from local industry will be available to talk about job opportunities. All participants will be treated to a complimentary lunch.

Through this event, Laney CTE hopes to show the community the many excellent programs offered that can lead to in-demand occupations and to show employers where they can send their workers to upgrade their skills. There is a high demand for skilled workers in many occupations, and Laney is one of the best programs in the region to find that training.

The event will be held on the Laney Campus, 900 Fallon Street, Oakland, CA, in and around Building G.

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