E-Blast May 2022


E-Blast May 2022

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).
Introducing our newest NFN ADEP’s

The North Far North Regional Consortia is pleased to announce the following new hires who will be serving as Assistant Director of Employer Partnerships (ADEP). Please welcome these talented individuals and reach out to connect with them on employer engagement and work-based learning opportunities in your community.

Assistance Director of Employer Partnerships

Wendy Porter, Butte Community College , Linkedin

Josh Sweigert, Lake Tahoe Community College,, Linkedin

Pamela Heston, Mendocino College,

Madisyn Harlan, College of the Redwoods, Linkedin

Molly Stimpel, Shasta College, Linkedin

Alexandra Kelner, Woodland Community College, Linkedin

Director of Employer Partnerships

For more information contact Drew Aversa, Shasta Community College,, Linkedin


California’s K–12 public schools

California’s K12 public schools returned to more normal conditions this spring for students, teachers, and parents as COVID rates declined and mask mandates were lifted. Still, there are lingering questions about state mandates for COVID vaccinations in local public schools, and concerns about how to best address the educational inequities clearly in evidence during the pandemic. Strong revenue growth at the state level is providing a positive fiscal outlook for local school districts this year; however, declining enrollment raises questions about future finances.

“It’s a win-win-win,” program awarding $10,000 for community service looks for students

CHICO, Calif. — Some low-income college students will have a choice on their hands come next semester: to trade hundreds of hours of community service for thousands of dollars or not.

That’s the premise of the Californians for all College Corps. The state program recruitment kickoff was at Chico State Wednesday afternoon with representatives from Northstate colleges who will be getting this opportunity: Chico State President Gayle Hutchinson, Superintendent & President of Butte College Samia Yaqub and Associate Vice President of Student Services Shasta College Tim Johnston.

Tide of Exits Without Degrees Still Rising

The number of students in the United States who have attended college but left before receiving a credential, certificate or degree has risen to 39 million, from 36 million in 2019, according to a new report released Tuesday. Black and Hispanic students continued to make up of disproportionate share of the total number.

California’s Cradle-to-Career Data System

California’s Cradle-to-Career Data System Achieves Early Milestones, Announces Multi-Agency Data Sharing Agreement

SACRAMENTO — The Office of Cradle-to-Career Data has signed landmark legal agreements with 15 education, social service, and workforce entities that allow for the creation of data sets on student progress from pre-K through college and employment, one of several important early milestones that were announced at the May 11 Governing Board meeting. These milestones make progress toward creating a transformative statewide data system that will link together existing data on education, workforce, financial aid, and social services to create tools for use by students, families, policy makers, researchers and the public.



Dr. Robert Eyler will be presenting on May 16, 2022-North region @ 9:00 am and May 23, 2022-Far North region @ 9:00 am. There is one scheduled for each region.

The presentation will be 40 minutes with Q & A at the end.  Please register if you’d like to attend one or both. You will need to register for North and Far North regional updates, if you plan on attending both.


North Region                                                                            Far North Region

Date: Monday May 16, 2022                                                                Date: Monday May 23, 2022

Time: 9:00-10:00 am                                                                           Time: 9:00 am-10:00 am

Register Here                                                                                              Register Here

WestEd’s NEW! Two-Part Professional Development Opportunities

On Tuesday, May 17, 2022, join WestEd as they host Part II of their two-part professional development series. In this session, WestEd will explore equity in CAEP programming using the AEP dashboard data and other data tools. Review the below descriptions and register for Part II and their June sessions.


Part I and II: Exploring Equity in CAEP Programming using AEP Dashboard Data and other Data Tools

Join this professional development opportunity to explore issues of equity as it relates to your programming. We will use Adult Education Pipeline data, as well as other resources to identify equity gaps and opportunities to center equity discussions in your consortium or program planning. We will also lead participants in a process that will in turn help them lead discussions that center adult learners and equity. This TWO session workshop will focus on 1) exploring and using data- quantitative and qualitative- to identify equity gaps; 2) identifying opportunities to engage underrepresented populations in your programming or consortium; 3) supporting decision making for program and consortium planning. The limited numbers will allow for 1) breakout groups, idea sharing, discussions, and networking opportunities with your peers; and 2) the opportunity to explore and ask questions about your data. This professional development opportunity will use a problem of practice approach which will be contextualized to participants needs and contexts. Sign up as an individual or as a group. Enrollment is limited to 30. Participants must attend both sessions.

Part II

Date: May 17, 2022

Time: 12:00 p.m. – 1:30 p.m.


Part I and II: Creating Career Pathways Using the Updated Adult Education to Workforce Dashboard Tool

Join this professional development opportunity to explore career pathways in your consortium. This TWO session workshop will focus on using data to make decisions for identifying opportunities and gaps in educational offerings and local labor market needs. We will introduce and explore the Regional Adult Education to Workforce Dashboard, which provides information on local educational programs and training (by metacluster) by institution as well as local labor market information, (annual openings, COE Skill category, Self-Sufficiency wages). We will also explore other data tools to help identify feasible and sustainable pathways for adult learners. Activities and discussions will focus on how to identify collaborative student centered opportunities that create a coherent pathway through K-12 Adult Schools and Noncredit community college programs to employment or additional training. The limited numbers will allow for 1) breakout groups, idea sharing, discussions, and networking opportunities with your peers; and 2) the opportunity to explore and ask questions about your data. This professional development opportunity will use a problem of practice approach which will be contextualized to participants needs and contexts. Between sessions participants will complete a self-identified Action Step that will inform Session 2. Sign up as an individual or as a group. Enrollment is limited to 30. Participants must attend both sessions.

Part I                                                                                  Part II

           Date: June 14, 2022                                                  Date: June 28, 2022                

             Time: 12:00 p.m. – 1:30 p.m.                                    Time: 12:00 p.m. – 1:30 p.m.                

 Register                                                                                      Register

Generational Collaboration

“The Generational Shift”

 How to manage the 4 different generations in the workplace and ensure that your company thrives.

Who: Dr. Katherine Jeffery, Generational Strategist, Consultant and an award-winning Vistage Speaker, from Black Mountain, North Carolina. She has studied generational dynamics for 20 years and has worked with leading global companies, helping them transform culture and develop strong, cohesive teams across the generations.

When:  May 25th at the Cascade Theater: Talk 9:00-11:15, Optional Q&A 11:30-12:00.  And be sure and bring your teams! More info at this link & Register here to save your seat; just copy into your browser:


  • How do we define a generation and why does it matter?
  • How do we recruit, retain, and engage these generations?
  • How do we stay relevant as we market to these generations?
  • Practical applications to improve organizational effectiveness and business results.


  • Understand the why behind the generational tension.
  • Learn to communicate in a way that motivates each generation.
  • Increase your awareness and understanding of other generations.
  • Gain practical strategies to facilitate each generation flourishing.
  • Shift your perspective to improve retention & engagement.
  • Gain valuable insights in understanding your children.

Sponsored by O2 Staffing and VISTAGE Redding

“ Dr. Jeffrey paints a compelling picture of the generational differences that exist in the workforce today and the importance of understanding and embracing these differences for the long-term viability and success of your organization.  Her presentation is a “must-see” for those involved in any kind of leadership role.”

Paul J. Reuter, P.E. ,President/Managing Engineer, Pace Engineering ,Inc.

Chancellor’s Office
Proposed changes to BOG title 5 regulations: Work Experience Education (45-Day Notice for Comments)

Please find attached a notice of proposed rulemaking and text from the California Community Colleges Chancellor’s Office titled ”Work Experience Education.”  Comments must be received by the Regulations Coordinator prior to 4:00 p.m. June 26, 2022.  If you have any questions, please contact the regulation coordinator at  As stated in the notice, please email any comments to the regulations email account, .


The Board of Governors’ agenda referenced in the notice will be posted to our website soon.  The attached documents will also be available on the Office of General Counsel page of the Chancellor’s website at Office of the General Counsel – Pending Regulatory Action


Proposed Revisions to title 5, California Code of Regulations, Related to Work Experience Education


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Fall 2022 CCCAOE Conference

Conference Dates: October 5 – 7

The CCCAOE planning committee for the Fall 2022 Conference is looking for proposals that lead to STRENGTHENING CONNECTION, PARTNERSHIPS, INNOVATION, SHARING the voices of those who aren’t being heard and HIGHLIGHTING the great work that is happening all across the state Submissions are open from April 20 to June 15, 2022

Submit your proposal today!

Notification of Selection – Will occur by July 31, 2022

Proposals should correspond to one of the major strands identified for this year’s conference:

⭐️ K-16 Programs & Partnerships⭐️ Program Funding and Finance⭐️ JDEI – Justice, Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion

⭐️ Community and Employer Partnerships⭐️ Marketing & Retention Strategies

Visit the CCCAOE website to view the call for proposal requirements, criteria for strong proposals, proposal form, and more!

NFNRC News Center
‘Talk to Jen’: NorCal Nurse Educator on a Mission to Mentor

Alyssa O’Gorman didn’t plan to plunge into a healthcare career in the middle of a pandemic. But when her community needed her, she was ready to dive into the deep end.

“We became a COVID hotspot,” O’Gorman recalls about her first weeks on the job, fresh out of the Registered Nursing program at American River College. Amid the raging virus, two-thirds of her hospital had tested positive, increasing stress on the staff. 

“It was really tough, especially as your first nursing job,” says O’Gorman. “It was the biggest learning curve in my life and probably one of the hardest things I’ve ever done.”

The newly licensed nurse was ready to throw in the towel. But before making a rash decision, the ARC grad sought advice from her former professor, Jayanti “Jen” Kirkman.

“I talked to Jen — she’s always been someone that I call when I need support,” says the alum. “She definitely supported me through the process.”

Kirkman suggested staying the course for a few months, then trying a different job closer to home and her support network. “I ended up doing that,” says the grateful grad, relieved that she could withstand the challenge. “I’ve been working at another hospital, and I love it.”

NFNRC K-12 News Center
Striking it Successful

Internships Afford Golden Opportunities for Gold Country High Schoolers

A leg up can go a long way. And with a new plan in place to connect students to CTE internships, the Nevada Joint Union High School District (NJUHSD) is helping students make the leap to making a living. 

Generation Z is dealing with a global health crisis on top of an unprecedented economic downturn… right at the beginning of their professional lives. Pandemic-proof high school internships, the District hopes, will provide a competitive head start when it comes to applying to college and careers. 

“Since the senior project is a graduation requirement, 100 percent of graduates will have completed internships in some form,” explains Aurora Westwood Thompson, Director of Career Technical Education and State/Federal Programs. 

Even amid the ongoing health crisis, every single senior at Nevada Union and Bear River High Schools managed to participate in on-ground and virtual internships aligned with their chosen career pathways, amounting to some 2,600 total students.

The District left no student behind, thanks to a Strong Workforce grant which provided new internship coordinators to connect high schools in the region to work-based learning opportunities. 

“These work-based learning coordinator positions have really bled out into the whole school, even the non-CTE kids,” effuses Christina Levinson, Workplace Learning Coordinator and Digital Media Arts Instructor.