Inland Empire/Desert Regional Consortium - California Community Colleges, Doing What Matters for Jobs and the Economy

Career Readiness through Education and Strategic Training (CREST)

Participating Colleges: Moreno Valley, Mt. San Jacinto, Norco, and Riverside City

CCPT/CREST

The overarching goal of the CCPT is to build robust partnerships between employers, school districts, and community colleges in order to better prepare students for the 21st century workplace and improve student transition into postsecondary education, training, and employment. These partnerships will develop and integrate 18 standards-based CTE pathways with a career-relevant, sequenced curriculum following industry-themed pathways. Over 16,000 students will be served through these pathways in the first three years of the grant. Some of the first year activities included: articulation meetings, IBEW boot camp, Robotics boot camp, Student Health Conference, internships, staff development, pathway development, guest speakers, outreach to middle school on careers, and program equipment.

Each pathway shall be aligned to high-skill, high-wage, high-growth jobs, in three emerging regional economic sectors:

  1. Information and Communications Technologies
  2. Manufacturing and Product Development/Advanced Manufacturing
  3. Health Science and Medical Technology

Contact:

Maureen Sinclair
Norco College
Project Director
maureen.sinclair@norcocollege.edu
(951) 738-7746