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Priority and Emerging Sectors


Health Care continues to be one of the fastest growing industries in California and faces unprecedented challenges to its delivery systems. The California Community College Chancellor's Office and it's Economic and Workforce Development Program has established the California Community College Health Care Initiative to provide education and training programs to meet these emerging demands for health care delivery.

Economic & Workforce Development Program (EWD)

The Chancellor's Office EWD coordinates programs and projects in the California Community Colleges that are funded through competitive grants for economic and workforce development activities. The EWD was designed to leverage resources and connections within the community college system. By linking projects together, the program can increase every project's access to the rich and deep expertise and intellectual resources that exist in the colleges across the state. The program allows best practices that are developed in one arm of the projects to be replicated without delay or additional cost in other projects.

Health Workforce Initiative

The purpose of the Health Workforce Initiative is to identify health care workforce needs and cultivate solutions. The role of the Health Workforce Initiative is to facilitate a community college response to workforce needs.

Upcoming Events

Creativity in Nursing Education: Teaching For Deep Learning
Thursday June 6, 2019
8:00am – 4:00pm
Riverside City College: School of Nursing
4800 Magnolia Avenue Riverside CA 92506

Topics Include: strategies to build thinking and learning, priority-setting skills, decision making-skills, generating critical thinking in the clinical setting
RSVP: Please submit email reservation to Stephanie Lowry at


CNE Prep Course

June 11th - 12th, 2019
8:00am - 4:30pm
Four Points by Sheraton
11960 E. Foothill Blvd
Rancho Cucamonga, CA 91739

Inland Empire Community College Faculty, if you are interested in taking the National League of Nursing Certified Nurse Educator exam, you don't want to miss this 2-day prep course. Based on the NLN competencies, the seminar will help you follow the test blue print to be prepared for this exam.

Remember to start studying material found at NLN Certification for Nurse Educators; Print and study materials on their test blueprint – CEUs for BR

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Next Generation Learning (NCLEX)

June 13th, 2019
Ayres Hotel Costa Mesa/Newport Beach
325 Bristol Street
Costa Mesa, CA 92626

This event is for Inland Empire Community College Nursing Faculty to learn about the Next Generation NCLEX.




Wendy Deras

Deputy Sector Navigator
Hosted at College of the Desert
43-500 Monterey Ave.
Palm Desert, CA. 92660

John Cordova

Statewide Sector Navigator