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P08 - Regional CE Advisory Communities


Round 1 Funding (through 12/31/18)
Round 2 Funding (through 12/31/19)
Round 3 Funding (through 12/31/20)
Round 4 Funding (through 12/31/21)
Lead: Susanne Mata,, Regional Director, Employer Engagement - ICT/Digital Media, Inland Empire/Desert Colleges: Chaffey, Norco, Palo Verde, San Bernardino Valley, Victor Valley
Number of colleges participating: 5

Sector: Across all CTE TOPS and Sectors

  • Metrics: Enrollments, Students Who Earn a Degree or Certificate, Employed 2 Quarters After Exit, Employed 4 Quarters After Exit

Project Description: Continuing work of the initial pilot project, establish & strengthen industry partnerships on behalf of improving pathways. Ultimately, students will be better prepared to meet new emerging industry standards and employment needs. Regional advisories provide: labor market information, industry skills panels, and breakout groups. Community college and K12 faculty develop meaningful partnerships leading to on-going curriculum advisement; internship & apprenticeship opportunities; etc. Meets Perkins requirements.

Status Update

Funding Cycle: 7/1/16 - 12/31/18

Final spending as of 12/31/18

Funding Cycle: 7/1/19 - 12/31/21

Spending as of 09/30/19

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How to Get Involved

Educators + Industry Partners = STRONG WORKFORCE
EDUCATORS, please join Regional Advisory Meetings - Invite educator and industry partners; meet Perkins requirements
INDUSTRY PARTNERS, please join Regional Advisory Meetings in your area of expertise - provide new industry standards; review curriculum, etc.

SWP Regional Career Education Advisory Communities Project builds a regional network of partners

The SWP Regional Career Education Advisory Communities Project successfully established and strengthened educational and industry partnerships. The meetings helped build stronger career education pathways throughout the inland empire through industry skills panels, labor market presentations, faculty and student presentations and breakout group discussions. The strength of the project was in the robust partnerships developed along the way - partnerships between community college and K12 faculty, business and industry partners and regional leadership and key talent. We are thankful for the opportunity this project provided to collaborate for the good of our students, our educational institutions and our regional workforce.

To view a list of the career education advisory communities key partners and contributors. This list is a work in progress and may be subject to changes. If you wish to make changes to the list, please send to SWP Program Assistant, Avi Nair at or Regional Director, Susanne Mata at

Upcoming Events

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Through the Strong Workforce Program, Regional Advisory Communities are building industry/education collaboration with the following goals in mind:

  • To meet industry employment and training needs
  • To advance career pathways for student success
  • To meet Perkins grant guidelines.

Digital Media
November 12, 2020, 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM
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November 6, 2020: 12:00 PM – 2:00 PM
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Susanne Mata
San Bernardino CCD