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Career Education and Workforce Development


Workforce Council:

The Santa Ana College Workforce Council, a committee comprised of CTE administrators, support staff, faculty and industry representatives, meets regularly throughout the fall and spring semesters to review information regarding CTE expenditures, workforce needs as expressed in departmental portfolios, student outcomes, planning requirements issued by the State Chancellor's Office, and core measures data and other information from which to make a determination on funding priorities.                                                                                


In order to receive federal grant funding, you must have a program with CTE (Career Technical Education) TOP (Taxonomy of Programs) Code that is in need of improvement based on core indicator data and strong job demand.
Vocational Course TOP Codes: Every course offered by a college/district is assigned a TOP code by the college/district based on the content of the course.  The TOP code assigned to the course is reported in MIS data element CB03 Course-Program-Code in each term-end submission in the MIS data collection cycle.
LA/OC Workforce Development Leaders (LOWDL) Consortium: Los Angeles/Orange County Workforce Development Leaders (LOWDL) is comprised of Deans and Directors of Career and Technical Education (CTE) and Economic Development Programs.  Faculty/staff from college programs are also encouraged to participate.  LOWDL meets monthly during the academic year and is responsible for reviewing and recommending for approval Career and Technical Education Programs.  Focus of program approval is labor market data as well as to avoid destructive competition among other CTE programs in the region.  Workshops that focus on federal, state as well as local initiatives are included in the monthly meetings. 
 The Los Angeles and Orange County Region contains twenty eight (28) colleges in Region 7 and Region 8.  Activities support communication among the 28 colleges as well as with the Systems Office (previously known as California Community College Chancellor’s Office).  Meeting dates and meeting minutes are available.
California Community College Association of Occupational Education
The mission of CCCAOE is to provide leadership for occupational education and economic development professionals involved in workforce development and the enhancement of California's position within a global economy.
Economic Development:
Get detailed information about RSCCD's Economic Development programs.
Non-Traditional Student:  Get a detailed description of a Non-traditional student.
 For more information on Promoting Equity and Student Success Through Career Technical Education visit the Joint Special Populations Committee website at the mission of the CA Perkins JSPAC is to promote equity and success in CTE for students from special populations by providing educators research based professional development, instructional strategies and resources. For more information, contact Dena Montiel at .

Bart Hoffman, Dean
Sue Gibson, Administrative Clerk
Santa Ana College is accredited by the Accrediting Commission for Community and Junior Colleges, Western Association of Schools and Colleges, 10 Commercial Blvd., Suite 204, Novato, CA 94949, (415) 506-0234, an institutional accrediting body recognized by the Council for Higher Education Accreditation and the U.S. Department of Education. Additional information about accreditation, including the filing of complaints against member institutions, can be found at: