E-Blast October 2019

E-Blast October 2019

As a subscriber, you will receive this E-Blast to your inbox every month. 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 and/or NFNRC Calendar, please send the information to (please submit by 5pm on the first Monday of the month to be included in that month’s newsletter). A full calendar and more information can be found on the Member Hub of the NFNRC website.

Upcoming AB705 Implementation Regional Convening

The Chancellor’s Office will be offering an opportunity for California community college professionals to discuss and design AB705 implementation at their college or district.

The regional convening will focus on highlights and trends from the AB705 implementation plans and provide colleges with a forum to collaborate on implementation challenges and early successes.

Attendees will have the opportunity to discuss strategies to support AB705 implementation, such as retroactive placement or inclusion of counseling staff. Presentations will include a discussion of data collection practices and ways to use data to support a continuous improvement cycle.

Click on the date below for registration and hotel information.

All workshops are from 9:30am to 3:00pm

Sacramento: October 14, 2019

Courtyard Sacramento Cal Expo

The Chancellor’s Office invites all California community college professionals to attend.

CCC Vision for Success Summit

Regional ICT Industry Advisory Meeting

This semester’s Regional ICT Industry Advisory meeting will be held on Friday, November 01st, 2019 from 8:30 AM to 12:00 NOON  at the Sacramento County Office of Education in the Mather Room at 10474 Mather Blvd, Mather, CA 95655 .

The meeting will feature speakers and panelists on the important and timely topic of, Which Cybersecurity Skills do Employers Need Most Urgently?

Our planning team has also set aside some time for you to meet with fellow educators from throughout the region.

Please register here to reserve your seat.

For additional information please contact Markus Geissler, PhD at 1-916-692-9155 or


This free course will provide skills for Health Professionals on:
Assessment tools and techniques for physical and psychosocial assessments.
Risk factors (abuse, neglect, hoarding, addiction, suicide) & health promotion.
Cognitive & psychological changes, sexuality and gender identification.
Caring for diverse populations & communication strategies with the cognitively impaired.

9:00 am – 2:00 pm Continental Breakfast (8:30 – 9:00 am) & Lunch Provided
Face-to-Face Location
Holiday Inn Express & Suites
815 W Wabash Ave, Bayshore Rm
Eureka, CA 95501
Trudy Old, Regional Director, Employer Engagement, Health Far North

Zoom TeleConference/Webinar
Butte College Skyway Center
2480 Notre Dame Blvd Rm 144 Chico, CA 95928

Informational Flyer



Inviting all industry and educational sectors to a FREE Development Dimensions International’s award-winning “Interaction Management” workshop that covers the wide range of critical skills your leaders and team members need to drive productivity and achieve results. These training programs equip leaders at all levels with day-to-day interpersonal skills for leading individuals or groups and with the broader, overall skills needed to create and maintain a high performance workplace.

2001 Campus Drive Room 121
Yreka, CA 96094


Friday, November 1, 2019

Path to Success
8:00 am – 12:00 pm

Communicating for Leadership Success
1:00 – 5:00 pm


Informational Flyer

Amendment to California Code of Regulations (CCR) title 5 Local Approval of Noncredit Curriculum

In response to stakeholders in the California Community College System, the Board of Governors (BOG) of the California Community Colleges approved and adopted changes in the regulations governing the approval of noncredit curriculum. These actions build upon the foundation and framework to equalize noncredit curriculum approval process to that of credit curriculum approval processes in order to be more responsive to the curricular needs of the students in the California Community College system.

Memorandum September 25, 2019 

California Community Colleges 2020-21 Budget and Legislative Request
Request Introduction

The California Community Colleges is the largest system of higher education in the nation, made up of 73 districts and 115 colleges that serve 2.1 million students annually. The state’s community colleges provide a range of educational needs aimed at supporting Californians’ social and economic mobility, with students seeking to  build foundational skills, gain career-related skills to enter or advance in their careers, or earn a degree or transfer to a four-year university.

New Grant Opportunities—2019-20 K12 Strong Workforce Program

The Request for Application (RFA)  for the K-12 SWP funds was released on October 1, 2019.  The link to the application can be found here

The CCCCO staff will host an informational Bidders’ Conference Webinar to provide an overview of the project submission process and offer potential applicants an opportunity to ask additional clarifying questions. Failure to attend the webinar will not preclude the submission of an application.
               Bidders’ Conference: October 21, 2019, 3:00 pm – 4:30 pm PST
Link to register:

For question please contact the North/Far North K-14 Technical Assistance Provider:  Tanya Meyer at

October 1, 2019 Memorandum

Regions Rise Together hears from Northern CA

Leaders from northern California came together to share with state officials the vital issues of forest resiliency, housing, broadband access, ag tech, and the climate economy.

The conversation is part of a process which will identify and inform recommendations to support inland California and the interconnected nature of the state’s economy.

“It was thrilling to see the transformation going on in northern California,” said Micah Weinberg, CA Fwd CEO


Northern California priorities are focus of Redding’s Regions Rise Together Event


E-Blast September 2019

E-Blast September 2019

As a subscriber, you will receive this E-Blast to your inbox every month. 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 and/or NFNRC Calendar, please send the information to (please submit by 5pm on the first Monday of the month to be included in that month’s newsletter). A full calendar and more information can be found on the Member Hub of the NFNRC website.

Innovative Pathways to Public Service

Innovative Paths to Public Service (IPPS) has not only launched pilots and initiatives but now has the attention of community stakeholders and decision makers at a recent IPPS summit. A Collation of the willing and passionate work of individuals has come together to forge a conversation about the opportunities of the public service job market. The need to up-skill current public sector employees and attract highly skilled community members to work within the public sector is important work that many times goes overlook. We need community members and our youth to be aware of the opportunities that public sector jobs offer but not only that we need a public sector workforce that is reflective of our diverse communities. The summit was filled with an immense amount of information which was shared through a variety of presentations.

For more information visit the website: Innovative Paths to Public Service

Native American Enrollment In Community College Has Plummeted 60% In 20 Years. Here’s Why

Native American higher education advocates say that regardless of the reasons, the data highlight a big problem: California’s Native American population is large and growing and the state’s largest college system is not doing enough to support and recruit Native students.    For information visit this site: 

September 2019 C-ID Update
Discipline Updates

Health Information Technology

The Health Information Technology is currently working to finalize the draft Model Curriculum (MC) for Medical Coding, which has resulted in the creation of several descriptors. Once the MC and descriptors are finalized, the results will be posted on the C-ID website and an announcement will be made.


As a reminder, C-ID finalized nine (9) new Welding Technology descriptors for courses identified as part of a potential certificate for the discipline in spring 2019. The new descriptors have been posted and may be viewed on the C-ID website. Campuses may now submit courses for C-ID review to determine comparability.

5 Year Review Disciplines

The following disciplines are beginning their 5 Year Review process Fall 2019. Be on the lookout for vetting announcements to provide feedback regarding the TMC and descriptors!

·         Computer Science

·         Administration of Justice

·         Early Childhood Education

Faculty Members Needed

As a faculty driven system, we always welcome faculty to participate as COREs and FDRG members. If you are interested in participating with C-ID, please see below for further details.

C-ID is seeking CCC faculty to participate as FDRG members for the following disciplines: 
•    Accounting
•    Emergency Medical Technician
•    Geology
•    Interior Design
•    Manufacturing & Industrial Technology
•    Marketing and Distribution
•    Medical Assisting
•    Philosophy
•    Psychology

C-ID is seeking CSU faculty to participate as FDRG members for the following

Please email if you have CSU faculty recommendations, or are
interested in serving.

•    Accounting
•    Administration of Justice
•    Early Childhood Education
•    History
•    Theatre Arts
•    Film, Television, & Electronic Media
•    Geology
•    Biology
•    Journalism
•    Mathematics
•    Political Science
•    Information Technology & Information Systems
•    Psychology

If you are interested in participating as a CCC CORE for C-ID, please complete our CORE interest survey. If you are interested in becoming a CCC FDRG member for C-ID please complete our FDRG interest survey. If you would like more information regarding these roles, send us an email at or visit our website. Please share this newsletter with any faculty that may be interested.



CSU CORE Recruitment

Please email if you have CSU faculty recommendations, or are interested in serving one of our disciplines in need.

•    Accounting
•    Administration of Justice
•    Art History
•    Biology
•    Child Development
•    Computer Science
•    Early Childhood Education
•    Economics
•    English
•    Environmental Science
•    Film, Television & Electronic Media
•    Geology
•    History
•    Information Technology & Information Systems
•    Journalism
•    Mathematics
•    Philosophy
•    Public Health Science
•    Psychology
•    Spanish
•    Theatre Arts


If you would like to download and read the entire newsletter in more detail you can download it or find it on our website.


K12 SWP Kickoff Webinar September 18, 2019

Save the Date!

The California Community Colleges Chancellor’s Office in coordination with the California Department of Education is gearing up to release the

2019-20 K12 Strong Workforce Program RFA.

Please join the kick off meeting on September 18, 2019 at 3:00 pm to discuss timelines and the application process for the coming year.  This webinar is aimed at anyone who wants to know more about K12 SWP, including those from K-12 institutions, California Community Colleges and community, workforce and employer partners.

Register below:

K-12 SWP Regional Engagement Meeting October 8 & 9 2019

October 8, 2019

Far North Participating Colleges

College of the Redwoods
Mendocino College
College of the Siskiyous
Shasta College
Feather River College
Lassen College
Butte College

Register Here

Location: Redding Ca @ the Red Lion Hotel 9:00-4:00

October 9, 2019

North Participating Colleges

Yuba College
Woodland Community College
Sierra College
Lake Tahoe Community College
Los Rios Community College District
American River College
Folsom Lake College
Sacramento City College
Cosumnes River College

Register Here

Location: Elk Grove, Union Brick Conference Center 9:00-4:00

2019 CA Economic summit Early Bird Registration

Don’t miss out: Early bird registration in effect for the 2019 CA Economic Summit

Join us in Fresno for the eighth annual gathering of leaders who share a commitment to expanding access to the California Dream for all regions. Our early bird discount is available for a limited time.

“The California Economic Summit will be a critical moment for us to come together.” – Governor Gavin Newsom



CTE Conference Registration

The 5th annual CTE Counselor Conference registration is open. Details of the conference are on the attached flyer, our guest speaker this year is Kevin Fleming, PhD. As a special bonus, all attendees will receive a copy of Dr. Fleming’s new book “(Re)Defining the Goal”

Book Link:

Early registration is highly recommended as this conference reaches max capacity every year. The conference is free to attend, feel free to send the flyer on to your colleagues.

Register Here

For Questions, Contact Teri Munger (916) 724-9444


The position at Shasta College is now live! And can be viewed on the HR website:

E-Blast June 2019

E-Blast June 2019

As a subscriber, you will receive this E-Blast to your inbox every month. 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 and/or NFNRC Calendar, please send the information to (please submit by 5pm on the first Monday of the month to be included in that month’s newsletter). A full calendar and more information can be found on the Member Hub of the NFNRC website.

Update on Perkins V – State Process moving forward

California Workforce Pathways Joint Advisory Committee Presented May 29th

Proposed Timeline of Activities for the Development of the California State Plan for Career Technical Education (Perkins V) in the proposed draft timeline, CDE, CCCCO and SBE staff will be seeking information from the field via surveys and public meetings, and creating a stakeholder group to help with the development of the State Plan. Staff from the SBE, the CDE, and the CCCCO are in the process of developing an Initial CTE Survey to collect initial input from the field before summer vacation begins to capture initial feedback on specific elements of the State Plan and new provisions of Perkins V.

In order to have a comprehensive plan including all state CTE programs administered by both CDE and the CCCCO, including alignment to the Local Control and Accountability Plans submitted by local educational agencies as well as the Student-Centered Funding Formula by local community colleges. This allows more opportunity for stakeholder input on a joint mission and vision encompassing all CTE in California. In the past, the State Plan was branded as the “Perkins Plan” rather than the CTE Plan for California, and this option would help alleviate this issue.

Full Memo with Summary, History, recommendations.

For additional information contact Blaine Smith NFNRC Director at

Camps and Competitions Spark Interest in Cybersecurity Among Middle and High School Students

Cyber camps and competitions throughout California are helping to reach thousands of new students who can start on the pathway to a cybersecurity career through community college. These events allow students, parents, business leaders, community members, and others to learn about cybersecurity while having a little fun at the same time.

The California Mayors Cyber Cup (CMCC), a program of the California Cyberhub, was held Feb. 23 in 12 regions across the state. The goal is to increase awareness about cybersecurity and the many career opportunities that exist within that field.

The event brought students, parents, teachers, government officials, business leaders, and other stakeholders together to create awareness of cybersecurity issues and reinforce the connections between the community and educational institutions to highlight the many career and business support resources available in each community.

While we have good traction for cybersecurity events in the North Region, it has not been so in the past for the Far North.  We are happy to announce our Far North Mendocino and Butte Colleges hosted the competition for the first time this year!  We were able to get 14 brand new cyber teams from local middle and high schools to join the competition. CORE Butte High School team took home the win and Ukiah High School took second place.  This was a huge accomplishment especially with the challenges our schools have faced in light of the recent devastating fires.  The CORE Butte team presented the Mayors Cup to Chico City Mayor Randall Stone at the April 16th City Council meeting.  It was an amazing experience for these students and their parents.

Putting together the CMCC for the first time in the Far North has been an extremely impact-full experience.  The students of course have benefited but the improved relationships between K-12 and our Community Colleges in Butte and Mendocino has been significant.  In Butte County specifically we have seen two of our high schools working on cyber security and IT class articulation with Butte College.  This is a result of the faculty involved getting to know each other during the CMCC competition.  The other huge win is the new relationship between Butte College faculty member Linda Fischer and Chico State faculty member David Zeichick.  Both professors teach cyber security and are developing a stronger transfer pathway from Butte to Chico State.  The love does not stop there.  Both Linda and David are encouraging all of their students and club members to commit to mentoring new cyber teams in our area and to participate in camps and competitions.

Wendy Porter, ICT-DM Deputy Sector Navigator in the North-Far North Region, has been working hard to channel the energy from the CMCC into excitement for cyber camps this summer. This summer, camps will be offered in five counties across our Far North region — a substantial increase from offering one camp last summer.

“The feedback has been that the colleges see this as an amazing opportunity to strengthen their relationships with their feeder high schools and to gain interest in attending the community colleges,” Porter said.

The top teams from each region will compete in the California Cyber Innovation Challenge at Cal Poly San Luis Obispo in June.

Submitted by Wendy Porter, NFNRC DSN housed at Butte College

MAKERS Act Introduced by Congressman David Scott (GA)

Congressman David Scott (GA-13) was joined by Co-Chair of the Makers Caucus, Rep. Mark Takano (D-CA), and Rep. Drew Ferguson (R-GA) in introducing H.R. 2518, the Making Advances Kinetic Education, Research, and Skills Act or The MAKERS Act.   

The MAKERS Act directs the National Science Foundation (NSF) to award competitive grants to institutions of higher education to research or develop makerspaces throughout the United States.  The legislation directs the NSF Director to prioritize applicants such as community colleges, Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs) or other Minority Serving Institutions; as well as applicants that include partnership with a workforce development component, a high-need, low-income school district, or an independent nonprofit or academic makerspace.  The MAKERS Act also gives priority to applicants who meet previous criteria but also operate within a rural community. 

“I am proud to introduce the historic and bipartisan MAKERS Act along with Rep. Drew Ferguson, a member from the Georgia delegation, and Rep. Mark Takano, a leader in the national movement for makerspaces,” said Congressman Scott.  “HBCUs play a pivotal role in preparing minority students for the workforce and my home-state of Georgia hosts ten HBCUs where thousands of African-American students graduate annually.  All Americans, regardless of race or socioeconomic status, should have the opportunity to partake in the increasing demand for a STEM-capable workforce and makerspaces are where that demand is met. The MAKERS Act bridges the gap between HBCUs and the increased demand for STEM capable employees by providing grants to develop and hone both hard and soft skills in students.” 

Community Colleges Board of Governors to Extend Contract with Chancellor Eloy Ortiz Oakley

Press Release, May 21, 2019.  SACRAMENTO, Calif. – The California Community Colleges Board of Governors on Tuesday announced its intention to extend its employment contract with state Chancellor Eloy Ortiz Oakley by four years, citing his leadership in advancing reforms to improve student outcomes and close equity gaps within the 115-college system that serves 2.1 million students.

“Chancellor Oakley has demonstrated the intellect, courage, creativity and heart needed to lead the California Community Colleges to continued success in the future,” said Epstein, noting that the board’s move was supported by Gov. Gavin Newsom’s Office. “We look forward to approving a new contract with the chancellor to send a message that our commitment to student achievement and equity will continue.”



Shasta College Contract Education Re-Branded

In May 2019, the Shasta College Contract Education Office has successfully rebranded itself and is now excited to be known as the Shasta College Business Training Center (BTC) serving the community as a one-stop shop for customized workforce training solutions.  In conjunction with this exciting rebranding effort, the new Shasta College BTC kicked off a dynamic training series on Lean Processes.  The initial course on Lean Principles was held on May 17th, 2019, with students from 3 different local companies in attendance.  The 8 hour session was a highly informative and interactive look into the basics of lean manufacturing fundamentals.  Students put the learned principles to the test while engaging in hands-on simulations.  The series continues on throughout the year with one to two sessions per month.  In addition to the excellent curriculum, companies participating in the Employment Training Panel Program (ETP) are eligible in offsetting the costs of these valuable customized training courses.


More information of the Shasta College BTC can be found via their Facebook page at:


Additional information of the Lean Process Training series can be viewed here

Lean Processes Workshops

Submitted by John Schmidt DSN housed at Shasta College

Upcoming Events
Workforce Brand Alignment Webinar

The California Community Colleges Chancellor’s Office (CCCCO) Communications Division launched a brand standardization project to formalize the Chancellor’s Office visual identity system and provide a set of tools to help the California Community Colleges’ projects, programs and initiatives standardize representation of the system.

You are invited to join the meeting. After registering, you will receive a confirmation email about joining the meeting.

Second webinar:

Jun 27, 2019 10:00 AM Pacific Time (US and Canada)

Register in advance for this meeting:

Brand Toolkit & Guidelines – Doing What MATTERS for Jobs and the Economy

Partnerships for Industry and Education (PIE) Contest

On behalf of CA Forward, we would like to share with you an exciting opportunity to recognize those who are working in the area of education-industry partnerships. Some of you may have already received this information and have responded, so thank you for participating.

The Partnerships for Industry and Education (PIE) contest was kicked off this month with a call for nominations (see below). Nominations will now be accepted through June 30, 2019 and the top three partnerships will be recognized at the 2019 California Economic Summit in November. This is a great opportunity for educational entities to showcase their efforts with industry to ensure students are made aware of various career pathways, enroll in industry aligned programs and/or participate in industry supported apprenticeships or internships.

Partnerships of all kinds can apply, as long as they involve one educational entity and one industry partner and can demonstrate successful outcomes. Folks can also self-nominate. Read more about the contest.

We would appreciate any assistance in sharing this opportunity to your regional partners and colleagues who may be interested in participating.

Feel free to reach to Veronica Villalobos Cruz at CAFwd with any questions.

For additional information contact Blaine Smith NFNRC Director at

FREE Summer CyberCamps in Greater Sacramento

Fun and interesting Information Technology skills building for 7th – 12th-grade* students!

During the summer of 2019 the Greater Sacramento Region’s Information & Communication Technologies/ Digital Media Sector Team will once again offer CyberCamps for students entering 7th -12th grade*. Various CyberCamps will be offered at Sacramento area community colleges during the weeks of July 22-26, July 29-August 02, and August 05-09.

Standard and Advanced AFA CyberCamps, developed by the Air Force Association’s CyberPatriot program, teach Cybersecurity skills such as hacking prevention, system hardening, access control, and system protection. On Fridays campers participate in a national competition.

CyberSkills Camps by Yellow Circle teach Cybersecurity, Cloud Computing, and Android™ Programming skills.

* Middle school student registrations will be considered if they can provide a teacher recommendation. Please have the teacher email their recommendation, including the student’s name, to .

Registration is now open.

Please visit to register.

Submitted by Markus Geissler, NFNRC DSN housed Los Rios

CTEOS 2019 Research Academy

August 1-2, 2019

Santa Rosa Junior College in Petaluma

Event Webpage

NFNRC 19/20 Regional Meetings

September 5, 2019


9:00 am-3:00 pm


October 17, 2019


Las Palmas


December 5, 2019


9:00 am-3:00 pm


March 12, 2020




May 14, 2020


10:30 am-12:00 pm