Contributor Newsletter February 2023

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Press Release-January26,2023

SACRAMENTO, Calif. — Feather River College, with its strong history of developing and enhancing strategies to improve learning and advance equitable placement, along with Victor Valley College, whose multipronged approach to student support is steadily improving student success, have been named this year’s John W. Rice Equity and Student Success award recipients.

A newly established Legislative Equity Award was presented to state Sen. Monique Limón (D-Santa Barbara) in honor of her commitment to community colleges and reducing equity barriers for Dreamers and other underrepresented students.

Representatives of the colleges (photos below) were presented with the awards at a ceremony this week in Sacramento. Lake Tahoe Community College earned an honorable mention in the college equity award category.

The awards focus on the progress colleges are making in reforming remedial education. The California Community Colleges has seen significant increases in the number of students completing transfer-level English and math courses as a result of the implementation of AB 705.

“On behalf of the Board of Governors, I want to congratulate Feather River College, Victor Valley College, and Lake Tahoe Community College for setting the standard in advancing equitable placement goals and objectives and to Sen. Limón for her unwavering commitment to community colleges,” said Board of Governors President Amy Costa. “Their work truly is exemplary.”


Cosumnes River College’s Fire Technology program demonstrated their 20 newly-acquired virtual reality headsets in the Winn Center on Monday.
Interim Dean of Health and Human Services Kris Hubbard said he collaborated with American River College for a
$200,000 regional workforce grant to get the new training technology. The headsets allow students in the program to experience how to handle hostile situations for firefighters without being put in danger.
“This will give us the opportunity to show them first, talk to them first and then we can reinforce that by then going into the live fire,” said Fire Technology Coordinator Richard Haas. Haas said prior to the VR headsets, the training consisted of “hands-on” training and “instructional videos” and will still be part of CRC’s Fire Technology program.



Fund Your Small Business Event

This No Cost event is for any small business owners in Tehama County:

The Women’s Business Center at JEDI, the Corning Chamber of Commerce, and the Butte College Small Business Development Center are hosting the Fund Your Small Business Event at Rodgers Theater, 1217 Solano Street, Corning, CA, 96021, on February 23, 2023, from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. Refreshments will be served. Cost: FREE.

This event is designed to connect local small business owners and entrepreneurs in the Tehama County community to capital and financing that fit their needs.

  • Loan Readiness
  • Loan and Grant Products for Small Business Owners
  • Funding Your Startup

Featured Speakers Include WBC at JEDI advisors, local banking institutions, alternative lenders, and additional resources for small business owners.


Welcome Presentation 11:00-11:15

Bank Panel 11:15-12:00

Mission-Based Lenders 12:00-12:30

Networking & Refreshments 12:30-1:00

Learn more and register by visiting our website: or call 1-888-926-6670

Dan Zuno,  3CORE, Inc. , Relationship Manager – Butte/Tehama/Glenn

2515 Ceanothus Ave. Ste 105, Chico, CA 95973  / Office: 530-893-8732 x207 / Office Hours: Mon – Thurs 8a to 5p ,


CCCAOE’s Spring 2023 Conference will focus on Belonging, Connectedness, Student-Centered Strategies, Work-based Learning, Community Partnerships

Visit for all the Spring Conference details! You will find everything Spring 2023 Conference under the Professional Development drop-down menu.

The spring conference will kick off on Wednesday, April 19, 2023, at 8:30 am at the Convention Center in Sacramento

Pre-conference sessions on Tuesday, April 18, 2023.  Visit the website to register and book your room.

The California Community College Association for Occupational Education (CCCAOE) is seeking nominations for open Board positions.  Deadline to submit for consideration: February 10, 2023. Elections will be held March 1-11, 2023.

The following positions are up for election for Los Angeles, North Far North, San Francisco Bay Area and South Central Coast Regions.

President-Elect, Communications Officer, Regional Vice President

Learn More Here                 Nomination Form