E-Blast January 2021


E-Blast January 2021

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).
North Far North Regional Consortia
The NFNRC Regional Plan comment period is now open!

The North Far North Regional Plan annual update is in draft for and we are releasing it for public comment before the submission deadline to the Chancellor’s Office.

We welcome everyone to review and comment.

  The plan can be accessed on the NFNRC website resources page.


Regional Plan Comment Form

Note: The deadline to complete the form is Friday January 22, 2021 COB

Cradle-to-Career Data System Legislative Report
The Cradle-to-Career Data System’s first legislative report is now available on our website. If you would like to submit any public comments about the report, please visit our Public Comment page here.
2021-22 Joint Analysis of the Governor’s Budget Proposal

Governor Newsom released his budget proposal for the 2021-22 fiscal year. The proposed budget maintains the state’s recent commitment to paying down liabilities, maintaining reserves, and increasing spending primarily for one-time initiatives. 

 For California Community Colleges, the Governor’s proposal includes around $600 million in funding for one-time and ongoing programs and initiatives. Net new resources for community colleges are limited as the proposal would pay back about $1.1 billion in outstanding deferrals but leave in place a deferral of about $327 million. 

 To assist your review of the recently released budget proposal, attached please find the 2021-22 Joint Analysis of the Governor’s Budget Proposal.  This detailed and comprehensive tool is crafted to serve as a common factual resources to aid in further analysis or advocacy.

 The California Community Colleges Chancellor’s Office once again partnered with the Association of California Community College Administrators (ACCCA), the Association of Chief Business Officials (ACBO), and the Community College League of California to release this analysis. 

2021 Economy, Jobs, Housing, Business Confidence

Monday, January 25, 2021

8:30 a.m. (Pacific) 

Please join us for another 30-minute webinar with Dr. Robert Eyler


2021 Economy, Jobs, Housing, Business Confidence

Participants will have an opportunity to ask questions at the end of Dr. Eyler’s presentation.

Ask the Economist is hosted by
Chabin Concepts, Keyser Marston Associates, and Economic Forensics Analytics
to assist you in gaining clarity on the economy,
consequences of the disruption and potential recovery timelines


Global trade in 2020 was buffeted by trade wars, talk of anti-globalization, and a recession-driven by the COVID-19 pandemic. Is an incredible 33.1% third-quarter growth in US GDP likely to continue in the first quarter of 2021? As the first vaccine is now being distributed worldwide, can we expect the global economy to reach pre-pandemic levels anytime in 2021?

Join the World Trade Center Northern California as we examine the global trade outlook for 2021, the current state of international business, and what the path forward may hold.

Tuesday, January 26, 2021-Zoom Webinar


10:00 – 10:45 am PST


No-cost Webinar

 Pete Mento, Global Customs and Trade Consultant

For more information contact:

Gordon Hinkle, Regional Director, Industry Engagement Global Trade (North/Far North),Phone: 916-765-6122,

Contract Education TAP Webinar of 2021
“Contract Education 2021 Tactics and How to develop a Strategic Plan for your Contract Education Unit”

For our first CE TAP Webinar of 2021, Greg Marsello of Learning Resources Network LERN, will be sharing “Contract Education 2021 Tactics” and providing critical education on “How to develop a Strategic Plan for your Contract Education Unit”. Specific 2021 Tactics will cover Finances, Leads/Sale, Products/Services and Staffing. Our hopes are that the one-hour of time you invest in this first CE TAP Webinar will set your CE unit up for success for many years to come. Please join us!

Zoom details provided below:

Topic: CE TAP How to Create a Strategic Plan

Time: Jan 27, 2021 10:00 AM Pacific Time (US and Canada) 


Or iPhone one-tap (US Toll):  +16699006833,99809624252#  or +12532158782,99809624252#

Submitted by Margaret Schmidt ,Project Manager, Contract Education, Technical Assistance Provider
Preparing Students to be Workforce Ready in the Digital Economy
The California Community Colleges Statewide Industry Directors present:

Join the California Community Colleges Statewide Industry Directors hosting Microsoft in an overview of tools, content and training to assist students in being Workforce Ready for the Digital Economy.
The Milken Institute will facilitate the conversation including industry leaders, faculty and students in discussing how the workplace is evolving and what skills are most crucial to short-term and long-term employability. College faculty will share their experience integrating Azure content in the classroom and provide insights for augmenting or building programs that expose students to technological skills across disciplines.

Virtual Event

January 27, 2021

10:00-11:45 am (PST)

Informational Flyer

Space is limited: Register Now!

Non Credit Regional Meeting

What is the Noncredit Regional Research Group? 

The Noncredit Regional Research Group is the newest addition to our Regional Research Group family, approved officially in March 2018. This group shares research-based information to inform policy and legislation regarding Adult Education and the noncredit world, as well as tools, lessons learned, and best practices related to noncredit research and planning.

  • What: Noncredit Regional Research Meeting
  • When: Thursday, January 28th, 2021 from 9:00 am- 11:30 am via Zoom
  • How: Please register at the following link:
  • Who: This meeting is open to anyone and everyone interested in learning more about the noncredit world! This group is made up of a variety of noncredit champions including, faculty, administrators, researchers, and other stakeholders that work closely with noncredit and adult education programs.
  • Host: Saddleback College

The only topic currently on the agenda is a group discussion around the latest memo from the CO (FS20-12): COVID-19 Guidance- Attendance Accounting for Noncredit Courses and Exception Related to DE Lab courses. If you have any agenda items that you would like to include or any noncredit research projects you would like to share or get feedback on, please email Dulce Delgadillo at or Karima Feldus at


Join the Courageous Leadership Webinar Series

January 2021-May 2021

Held on the third Thursday of each month from Noon -1 p.m.

Dear Campus Leaders,

On behalf of the California Community Colleges Chancellor’s Office, I invite you to join the upcoming Courageous Leadership Webinar Series, an opportunity to support each other as we choose courage over comfort in leading Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI), and anti-racism efforts on our campuses.

We know changing our organizational culture will take bravery and vulnerability. That’s why I invite you to join a conversation to not only lift up what is working in championing DEI and anti-racism on campuses, but also share how we are navigating challenges and supporting each other in our struggles.

We’re honored to be in conversation with leaders from Cerritos College, Chaffey College, Foothill College, Compton College and Lake Tahoe Community College as part of this series.

Please register for the Courageous Leadership Webinar Series to advance DEI and anti-racism and be fearless in our commitment to make the California Community Colleges truly student-ready. Through this work, you’ll bring us closer to fulfilling our mission to provide opportunities to all who seek them and be a powerful force for breaking down systemic inequities that block too many students from attaining the career and life they want.


Dr. Siria S. Martinez, Assistant Vice Chancellor of Student Equity and Success

Register Here

Registration for the Courageous Leadership Webinar Series is only required one time. Once registered, you will gain access to all of the webinars listed in the calendar below, and receive a reminder email with your link prior to the start of each webinar.

Courageous Leadership Webinar Series Calendar

Date & Feature College

January 21, 2021-Cerritos College

February 18, 2021-Chaffey College

March 18, 2021-Foothill College

April 15, 2021-Compton College

May 20, 2021-Lake Tahoe Community College

For questions related to the Courageous Leadership Webinar Series email Arthur Golovey at

Registration is LIVE for Spring 2021 CCCAOE Conference & Leadership Academy 2021

CCCAOE 2021 Spring Conference

Spring 2021 Virtual Conference Informational flyer –

Registration link

 Leadership Academy 2021 Level 1.0 and Level 2.0 are both LIVE!!

Leadership Academy

Spring 2021 Virtual Conference

Leadership Academy 2021 Level 1.0 – April/May 2021

Informational Flyer 

LEVEL 1.0 Registration link

Leadership Academy 2021 Level 2.0 – Fall 2021

Informational Flyer

LEVEL 2.0 Registration link

NFNRC News Center
Hire Stakes: How a tumultuous 2020 highlighted college-employer partnerships in California

The light at the end of the tunnel may well be a medical assistant’s penlight – or a spark from a welder’s torch. 

After 11 months in crisis mode, California’s economic recovery will no doubt depend on a versatile, educated workforce. And while the events of 2020 clogged college-to-career pipelines in ways that were impossible to foretell, they also managed to toughen the increasingly critical bond between employers and career education.  

“Frontline” employers in the North-Far North, from law enforcement and public services to health, transportation, retail and logistics, relied on their college partnerships to find innovative solutions to meet surging demand. Meanwhile, crisis-affected industries used the “down time” to recalibrate services to align with the emerging future. 

American River College instructor Galen Hartman, who looked to local career education as an employer in the Sacramento Valley for 26 years, may have said it best: “Innovations happen when there is a need.” 

With the “need” becoming more apparent – and innovation ever more essential – the colleges of the North and Far North regions met 2020’s startling challenges with the same “Butte Strong” mindset that sustained resilience in the communities of its most crisis-tempered member institution. 

‘Ag-Vocates’: Regional Collaborations Building the Workforce, Feeding the Future

There’s a supply-and-demand problem cropping up. 

With the worldwide population expected to boom by 2 billion over the next 20 years, the agriculture sector will have to feed more people… with less water and arable land. And while this climate change-induced challenge is essentially global, it hits especially close-to-home for California, the country’s premier agricultural producer and the sole source of crops like almonds, pistachios and walnuts.

“We ag-vocate for agriculture so that people know where their food comes from and appreciate the dedication and hard work that goes into it,” says Carrie Peterson, Regional Director for Agriculture, Water, & Environmental Technology (AGWET) in the North Far North Region. “Most people don’t realize the extent of what it takes to get food to your table.” 

Work may start with farmers and ranchers, but when it comes to Ag, it takes an ecosystem. From food and beverage manufacturing and packaging, to support industries like farm machinery, equipment and supplies, the Food and Ag cluster is a major economic driver in the greater Sacramento region. All told, local industry commands more than $7.2 billion of direct economic impact, according to the latest Ag-Tech Workforce Assessment by Valley Vision.