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

Project: Pilot Project: Regional and Sub-regional CTE Advisory Program


Cost: $300,000
Number of colleges participating: 12
Lead district: San Bernardino CCD, Susanne Mata,

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

Currently, each educational entity in the region manages and facilitates advisories to support their individual CTE programs. The demand for business partner engagement far exceeds the available supply of quality business partners. Limited resources (including time, money, and personnel) impact regional business partners and make it difficult to meet the growing demand in the region. The project will develop regional and sub-regional advisory committee(s) that will serve both community colleges and K-12 feeder schools. The project will collaborate with the IEEP to convene and facilitate advisory meetings and strengthen industry-education relationships. The project will also promote concurrent curriculum revisions (when needed) and help ensure that programs accurately predict skill requirements to develop a workforce that will meet the future needs of industry.

Status Update

Total Funded: $300,000

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Susanne Mata
San Bernardino CCD
Lori Benson
San Bernardino CCD