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

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September 2018

Go West!

GO WEST! Making, Inventing, & Entrepreneurship: New Pathways & New Opportunities

September 19-21, 2018
Oakland, CA.

A collaborative conference for NACCE members in California, northwest states and Canada, Lemelson/MIT grantees, and other K-16 ecosystem members. The summit will also feature content from the Contextualized Entrepreneurship Curriculum Collaborative.

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Regional Advisory & Industry Skills Panel

Energy/Construction/Utilities (ECU) - Regional CTE Advisory Meeting

Friday, September 21, 2018

9:00 am - 2:00 pm
Ontario Carpenters Training Center (Tour Included)
Registration link to come

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Temecula Startup Week

Riverside College & Career Fair

Thursday, September 27, 2018
4:00 - 8:00 PM at 1299 Galleria at Tyler

Join over 180 colleges, universities, vocational schools, and military branches as they outreach to local students.
For questions, please contact Aly Herrera at (951) 683-7100 Ext. 218

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Temecula Startup Week

Techstars Startup Week Temecula

September 24 - 28, 2018
Temecula, CA.

Techstars Startup Week Temecula is a free, five-day celebration of our community that builds momentum and opportunity around entrepreneurship. We’re led by local entrepreneurs and hosted in amazing spaces all over town. And we want you involved!


October 2018

Educator’s STEPCon (Science, Technology, Education Partnership (STEP) Educator’s Conference)

Tuesday, October 2, 2018 from 8:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.
Bourns, Inc.

Supported with funding from Science, Technology, Education Partnership (STEP) and the California Space Grant Consortium, the San Bernardino County Superintendent of Schools and the MESA Program at UCR are collaborating to provide the STEP Educator Conference. The STEP Educator Conference is the premier regional STEM Educator Conference which serves the Inland Empire. The purpose of the conference is to inspire hundreds of area teachers with motivating keynote speakers, immersive workshops and hands on activities, and engaging panels and discussions.

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Best Practices for Clinical Placement Coordinators and Clinical Faculty

October 4, 2018 from 8:00 a.m. to ~4:00 p.m.
Copper Mountain College, 6162 Rotary Way, Joshua Tree, CA

Copper Mountain College and Donna Ignatavicius MS, RN, CNE, ANEF Presents A Hands-On Workshop showcasing Local, Regional and National Perspectives on Best Practices for Clinical Placement Coordinators and Clinical Faculty
Come join us in the sunny High Desert location of Joshua Tree, CA Copper Mountain College’s Clinical Placement Coordinator, Christi Blauwkamp, RN, BS, MSN and Nationally Renowned Speaker and Curriculum Consultant for Academic Nursing Programs, Founder: Boot Camp for Nurse Educators, and President of DI Associates, Donna D. Ignatavicius MS, RN, CNE, ANEF, invite you to join fellow CPC’s as we share our experience, best practices and ideas related to clinicals, and being a Clinical Placement Coordinator. This workshop will feature hands-on activities, discussions, tips and tricks, and a whole lot more! Come ready to participate.



CCCAOE 2018 Fall Conference

October 10-12, 2018
Omni Rancho Las Palmas, Rancho Mirage, CA.

Reasons to Attend:

  1. Your students are counting on you. Invest in your students and schools by attending CCCAOE 2018 Fall Conference. Get information, share insights, find solutions and ways to increase recruitment and retention rates.
  2. You can't afford not to attend. This is the only leadership development opportunity that offers the leadership and faculty perspective. Partner directly with leaders in the education arena and collaborate with your peers to tackle the issues you face in your own district or regions.
  3. Get the skinny on future education trends and issues. Whether it's issues related to budget and finance; innovation and student learning; leadership; equity adequacy, and opportunity; community engagement, communication or collaboration, this premier event focuses on key areas to guide teams through tough fiscal times.
  4. Practical solutions to education challenges. We deliver practical solutions to help Career Education teams improve education and economic development opportunities.
  5. Partner with education experts. Spend time with our business partners on our fast-growing Vendor Show floor and find out how they can help you effectively manage and lead your districts with the various product and service solutions they offer..
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Your Future Starts Now! Job Fair

Job Fair

Wednesday, October 17, 2018, 9:00am to 1:00pm
Applied Technology Training Center (Bldg.)
114 S. Del Rosa Dr.
San Bernardino, Ca 92408

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Southern California Cybersecurity Summit 2018

Tuesday, October 23, 2018 from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Bourns Technology Center
1190 Columbia Avenue
Riverside, CA 92507.

Please join us for our annual Cybersecurity Summit. Learn from industry experts about the state of Cybersecurity threats, and the need to educate CEOs on the strategic, cross-enterprise value of cyber defense. As well as, the importance of moving to a skills-based training approach to protect your enterprise.
This years topic is: Securing the Cloud


Digital Media Regional CTE Advisory Community Meetings

Friday, October 26, 2018 from 9:30am - 2pm
The Life Arts Center, Riverside

**Please note, due to a conflict, our meeting date has been changed to Oct 26 but was previously advertised as Oct 19**

Planned as part of the SWP Regional CTE Advisory Pilot Project. We will provide a light continental breakfast and lunch. The moderated panel will be from approximately 10:00am - 11:30am. Breakout sessions by specific sub-sector areas of Digital Media will be held after the panel and will include Photography, Graphic Design & Web content, Social Media Marketing, Radio/TV/Film/Video (editing and production), Animation/Motion Graphics/Gaming and Game Design.

November 2018

Business Model Canvas Workshop

November 1st & 2nd, 2018
Riverside County

Please join us on Thursday & Friday, November 1st & 2nd, 2018 for our Inland Empire/Desert Region Business Model Canvas Workshop.
This is a two-day workshop to learn how to use the Business Model Canvas to create innovative business models, and how to test a business model for viability and growth potential.

San Gorgonio Girl Scouts

San Gorgonio Girl Scouts "Women in Manufacturing" Day at InTech

Friday, November 2, 2018 from 9:00am to 1:00pm
InTech/Conference Center - Fontana

Women in Manufacturing field trip for the Girl Scouts on November 2nd. An early snapshot of the day will include an interactive tour of InTech; visual bus tour of CSI; a women in manufacturing panel; and possible welcome by Senator Leyva or Assemblywoman Reyes.
Sponsor: Advanced Manufacturing Sector DSN for Doing What Matters for Jobs and the Economy.

Healthcare Regional CTE Advisory Community Meetings

Thursday, November 8, 2018

More information to come

Equity Awareness to Equity Action

Equity Awareness to Equity Action

November 28 - 30, 2018
Holiday Inn Capitol Plaza, Sacramento, CA.

Equitable Strand Categories

  • Increasing Equity and Access in CTE and STEM
  • Building and Equitable Workforce
  • Implementing Equity, Diversity, Inclusion, and Access (ex. Guided Pathways, Career Pathways)
  • Strategies for Equitable Learning Environments
  • Using Data to Expand Equitable Opportunities for Students
  • Equitable Leadership Practices

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December 2018

Rube Goldberg Machine Contest

Saturday, December 1, 2018 (Tentative) Competition: 8:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. Awards Ceremony: 2:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Location TBD

Supported with funding from Southern California Edison, the San Bernardino County Superintendent of Schools will be holding our third official Countywide Rube Goldberg Machine Contest. A Rube Goldberg Machine is a comically involved, complicated invention, laboriously contrived to perform a simple operation. The construction of these machines requires problem solving, patience, perseverance, collaboration, and strong communication skills. The contest invites 60 teams of 3-10 students at the elementary, middle and high school levels. In order to participate, team lead teachers must participate in an innovative mindset professional development provided by the Alliance for Education.

January 2019

Silicon Valley

Western Academy Support & Training Center (WASTC)

Jan 3 & 4, 2019
Cisco Headquarters
260 E Tasman, Building 9
San Jose, CA 95134

ICT Educator’s Winter Conference
This is the 4th annual WASTC hosted Winter ICT Educators' Conference that was birthed by MPIC. We believe that the value of this conference is in the shared knowledge, experience, and wisdom each of you brings to ICT Education.

Registration will open October 1, 2018.
Contact Karen Stanton
**IE Cyber HUB SWP Project participating colleges – this would be an excellent professional development opportunity for ICT faculty and a good use of your funds**


April 2019

San Bernardino/Inyo/Mono Science & Engineering Fair - Competition

Tuesday, April 2, 2019 9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Auto Club Speedway of California

The SIM Science & Engineering Fair is an annual competition of exemplary science projects designed, developed and presented by elementary and secondary students from schools in San Bernardino, Inyo and Mono counties. Participants share their knowledge of science and engineering with experienced industry professionals. Projects are judged based on scientific method, content, clarity of presentation and originality. Who might participate? Engineering Pathways and Advanced Manufacturing Pathways.

San Bernardino/Inyo/Mono Science & Engineering Fair - Awards Ceremony

Wednesday, April 3, 2019 Doors Open: 5:30 p.m. Awards: 6:00 - 8:30 p.m.
Location TBD