Employer Engagement Summit: Building Tomorrow's Workforce

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Costa Mesa, CA 92626

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Building tomorrow's workforce for business entrepreneurship, with a focus on start-ups and the disruptive economy

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Join an engaged group of industry leaders, and community college and high school educators in discussions and presentations that connect employers with educators to build tomorrow's workforce. This event is produce by EXP in partnership with Rancho Santiago Community College District and the California Community Colleges Chancellor's Office.

INDUSTRY LEADERS: Please join us from 11:45 a.m. - 1 p.m. for networking, lunch and panel discussion.

EDUCATORS: The Summit satisfies CA EC Para. 8070 business/education advisory discussions.

For questions or information, please contact Nicole Martin Huezo, EXP Director of Programs & Strategic Partnerships, at nicole@expfuture.org or (424) 368-7100 x107 or via cell at (818) 599-2407.

AGENDA

7:30–8:00 a.m.: Networking & Breakfast

8:00 a.m.: Welcome & Overview

  • A. Cathleen Greiner, PhD., Regional Direct Employer Engagement, Business & Entrepreneurship OC

8:15 a.m.: The Disruptive Economy & OC Community College Students

  • Wallace Walrod, Ph.D., Executive Researcher, Orange County Business Council

9:00 a.m.: TalentED Overview & Enrollment of Business & Entrepreneurship Students

  • Brian Donnelly, Ph.D., Learning Curved Inc.
  • Stephanie Feger, Technical Assistance Provider – OC
  • A panel of TalentED student participants

10:00 a.m.: Break

10:15 a.m.: Dual Enrollment: OC Community Colleges Regional Partnership with California Coalition of Early and Middle College

  • Stephanie Feger, Technical Assistance Provider – OC

10:45 a.m.: Employer Engagement | Curriculum Dialogue -- The Community College Business-Entrepreneurship & Allied Disciplines Curriculum

  • Facilitated Discussion by Professor Graves, Fullerton Community College

11:45 a.m. – 12:15 p.m.: Networking & Lunch

12:15 p.m.: Employer Engagement Panel & Discussion: Navigating the Here and Now Reality of the Disruptive Economy

  • Moderated by Todd Gasparik, Vice President of Business Development Smart Planet Technologies
  • Ladan Davia, CEO & Founder, Beeya
  • Cara Rafelle, VP Marketing, ManifestSeven
  • TJ Kinion, Program Manager, Learningfuze

1:15 p.m.: Regional Business Resources: Support, Data & Analytics for the OC Region & Impact Curriculum Content & Student Preparation for the Workforce

  • 1:15-1:30 p.m.: SBDC: Opportunities, Resources & Entrepreneurship Support, Ruth Cossio-Muniz, Director, Santa Ana Office
  • 1:30-2 p.m.: OC Center of Excellence: Data Resources, Updates & Information, Jesse Crete, Director, OC Center of Excellence

2:00–2:15 p.m.: Closing

Note: Complies with California Education Code Requirements for CTE: California Education Code specifies: “The governing board of each school district participating in a career technical education program shall appoint a career technical education advisory committee to develop recommendations on the program and to provide liaison between the district and potential employers. The committee shall consist of one or more representatives of the general public knowledgeable about the disadvantaged, students, teachers, business, industry, school administration, and the field office of the Employment Development Department (EDD).” (EC § 8070.)

The State Plan for Career Technical Education specifies: “Each CTE program assisted with Section 131 or 132 funds must have extensive business and industry involvement, as evidenced by not less than one annual business and industry advisory committee meeting and planned business and industry involvement in program activities as described in the Guidelines for the 2008—2012 Local Plan for Career Technical Education and instructions for the annual application for funds.” (2008—2012 CA CTE State Plan, Ch. 5 (2).)

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365 Clinton Street

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Costa Mesa, CA 92626

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