Welcome reader to the North Far North Regional Consortium E-Blast.

As a NFNRC Member, you will receive this E-Blast to your inbox every 2 weeks.  The goal of the E-Blast is to keep everyone in the NFN Regional Consortium up-to-date on news, events and other activities happening both in our region and the state.   If you would like something placed into the E-blast, please send us the information so we can share. All E-blasts will be archived and available on the NFNRC.org website.



• New North Far North Region Commercial:  Watch it on the front page of the NFNRC Website.   

• $200M Strong Workforce Program: Final Trailer Bill Language


• REMINDER:  Meeting agendas for NFNRC Regional Meetings, Program Proposal Endorsement Meetings, DSN/Key Talent Meetings, etc will no longer be mailed out to NFNRC members.  All agendas will be posted on the nfnrc.org one (1) week prior to the scheduled meeting and a Draft version of the minutes will be posted no more than one (1) week after the meeting.  Each Regional Meeting can be found by visiting the NFN Region Information Hub page.


Upcoming Regional Events & Activities

• Highway to Hired!

Free Career Exploration Camp

August 3rd, 4th, and 5th at Butte College’s main campus

Discover the skills needed to build a career!
See firsthand what local companies are doing!
Learn resume basics!
Practice your interview skills!
Snacks and lunch provided

Click Here to Learn More

Questions? Click Here to Contact Myron Curtis, Far North ICT DSN

• SRMC HESI: July 18-Aug 4 with student presentations Aug 4, 2016

Questions? Click Here to Contact Trudy Old, Far North Health DSN

• Two-day Preceptor Training Program:  Aug 11-12, 2016 

Questions? Click Here to Contact Trudy Old, Far North Health DSN

• Labor & Delivery Physiologic Review: The Butte College Health Workforce Initiative in collaboration with Enloe Medical Center is offering this event Monday and Tuesday, August 29 and 30, 2016 in Chico, CA.

Questions? Click Here to Contact Trudy Old, Far North Health DSN


NFNRC CTE Sector Announcements

• Visit the NFNRC CTE Sector pages Today!   Learn more about each CTE Sector and see upcoming events in each.   

• New Website to Help You Grow Your FTES!   


Center of Excellence Updates

• Demand and Supply Data Tools:  Conducting a program review? Doing analysis of your CTE portfolio? Looking for data to kick-start regional conversations about program alignment?



Chancellor's Office Updates

• California Community College System Names Student Success Champion and First Latino  Chancellor

Today, in a historic move, the California Community Colleges Board of Governors chose Eloy Ortiz Oakley to become the system's next Chancellor. Oakley will be the first Latino to serve as Chancellor of a system that serves over 2.3 million students, 42% of whom are Latino.  

• Statewide CTE Advisories

 If you're willing and Interested in serving on the CTE Leadership Committee, please complete a State Level Application form.

• Now Available: Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act Final Rules

The U.S. departments of Labor and Education have collectively issued five rules to implement the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA) (Pub. L. 113-128).  President Barack Obama signed WIOA into law on July 22, 2014.  WIOA is landmark legislation that is designed to strengthen and improve our nation’s public workforce system and help get Americans, including youths and those with significant barriers to employment, into high-quality jobs and careers and help employers hire and retain skilled workers. 

Today, the U.S. departments of Labor and Education announce the advanced posting of the following: 

• Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act; Joint Rule for Unified and Combined State Plans, Performance Accountability, and the One-Stop System Joint Provisions; Final Rule

• Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act; Department of Labor-only Final Rule

• Programs and Activities Authorized by the Adult Education and Family Literacy Act (Title II of the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act); Final Rule

• State Vocational Rehabilitation Services Program; State Supported Employment Services Program; Limitations on use of subminimum wage; Final Rule

• Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act, Miscellaneous program changes; Final Rule 

These rules will formally publish in the Federal Register in the coming weeks and will be available on the Federal Register’s public inspection website at https://www.federalregister.gov/.  For a preview of these documents, please visit https://www.doleta.gov/wioa/, https://www.ed.gov/aefla, and http://www.ed.gov/about/offices/list/osers/rsa/wioa-reauthorization.html.

For more information and the most recent updates, please visit the Department of Labor’s WIOA landing page at www.doleta.gov/WIOA and the Innovation and Opportunity Network on WorkforceGPS (ION), which features technical assistance on strategies fundamental to WIOA implementation, such as customer-centered design, strategic boards, career pathways and sector strategies. It will also host technical assistance specific to the regulations as it is available. Use ION to find peer learning groups and calls, fact sheets, and details on training events. 

Disclaimer:This regulation has been submitted to the Office of the Federal Register (OFR) for publication, and is currently pending placement on public inspection at the OFR and publication in the Federal Register.  This version of the regulations may vary slightly from the published document if minor technical or formatting changes are made during the OFR review process.  Only the version published in the Federal Register is the official regulation.



Upcoming NFNRC Meetings and Calls

• DSN/Key Talent Monthly CallMonday, August 1, 2016, 9:30AM-10:30AM, 888.450.4821, Participant Code: 512448, Agenda Can Be Found by Clicking Here

• Coordinating Council Monthly Call,Tuesday, July 26, 2016, 8:30AM-10:00AM

• Program Proposal Endorsement Monthly Call,Thursday, September 1, 2016,  9:00AM-10:00AM, 888.450.4821, Participant Code: 822954, Agenda Forthcoming.  If you are a member of the Program Proposal Endorsement Call RSVP Here

• NFNRC Regional Meeting, Friday, September 9, 2016, 10:00AM-3:00PM @ Los Rios Community College District REGISTER HERE

To RSVP to meetings in the NFN Regional Consortium, visit NFNRC.org; click on the Contact and Meeting RSVP tab at the bottom right hand corner of the website, then go to RSVP to Meetings Here.  Doing this will put the meeting right into your calendar!