Career Technical Education

The Silicon Valley job market continues to be strong in 2016-17. But for those students who need basic skills the divide will continue to widen. That's why we are working together - to build pathways into careers with family-sustaining wages for all our students.

Thanks to the dedicated faculty of both systems who worked to contribute to the Three Year Regional Plan for SBCAE. Each member selected representatives, working with their Academic Senates, faculty collective bargaining units, and other faculty leaders. These faculty members reviewed the range of career education offerings and pathways in the region, specifically calling for innovative models of skills building in career contexts. Both focused skill development and Bridge programs blending skills development and career technical education will take lower basic skilled adults into career certificate programs leading to jobs with family-sustaining wages. The SBCAE plan, validated by the work with our community partners, addresses this critical need to develop an employment preparation system that addresses the widening income disparities in the Silicon Valley.


Evergreen - Bridge to Career Pathways, Evergreen - Bridge to Engineering Pathways, San Jose/Evergreen ElectronicTechnician

October 5, 2018 Faculty Work Group Meeting 1:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Overfelt Adult Center (Directions),1901 Cunningham Ave., San Jose, CA 95122

Nine Project Plans Summary for 2018-2019

Project 5 – CTE/Pre-apprenticeship Programs (PDF)

1a. Create, distribute, and maintain an inventory list/matrix of career pathways and apprenticeship programs currently offered among SBCAE institutions

1b. Create user friendly career pathway tool for Open Doors/SBCAE website for students and staff to explore career opportunities

1. Identify CTE/apprenticeship programs and associated course sequences associated with these programs that lead to a certificate of completion currently offered among institutions a part of the South Bay Consortium

2. Draft a comprehensive and coherent document that details the CTE/career pathways by institution

3. Distribute the draft document to consortium members and end-users for review and revision, including steering committee members, transitions specialists, counselors, and marketing and outreach groups.

4. Submit feedback of consortium members and end-users redistribute for final feedback to FCM

5. Build the infrastructure for SBCAE CTE Career Pathway navigation tool to post program information

6. Upload final inventory to SBCAE website Open Doors and ensure accessibility of information

7. Review CTE/career pathway changes among SBCAE institutions quarterly and update the CTE/career pathways inventory list/matrix as necessary

2. Align SBCAE Career Pathways/apprenticeship programs with Strong Workforce, CCPT, WIOA, SSSP and BSI

1. Have access to Strong Workforce, CCPT, WIOA, SSSP and BSI plans

2. Collaborate with project managers

3. Identify opportunities for program alignment

3. Continue develop relevant curriculum/programs in order to meet the needs of a competitive workforce.

1. Labor market data

2. Connect faculty from both systems to identify and update existing programs/develop new bridge programs to align with market trends

4. Assess and offer opportunities to improve workforce readiness skills in all CTE Bridge Programs

1. Conduct workshops for faculty to incorporate workforce readiness skills in CTE courses

2. Review Progress

5. Establish connections with business, industry, and community organizations

1. Pool all current contact information form SBCAE members

2. Contact and explore workforce learning opportunities

6. Explore grant opportunities to strengthen existing CTE programs as well as adding new pre-apprenticeship programs

1. Review grant opportunities

2. Develop and submit grant applications

7. Establish industry advisory council for SBCAE

1. Gather all existing CTE advisory contacts from SBCAE member schools and colleges

2. Create the group that is representative of industry, community and education partners.

3. Organize meetings

8. Compile CTE/Apprenticeship resources and post it to SBCAE/Open Doors website

1. Gather all local, regional, state, and nationwide resource list

2. Verify with data team for their validity and usefulness

3. Create links and/or post the information websites

Organization Faculty
Silicon Valley Adult Education Norma Martinez, SC Support Nazila Safari
Campbell Adult and Community Education Elaine Lagge
Milpitas Adult Education Aven Magana, Co-chair Mila Schherbataya
Santa Clara Adult Education Gail Yee
East Side Adult Education Traci Williams, Co-chair Ronny Bates
San Jose City College Phil Crawford
Evergreen Valley College VACANT VACANT
West Valley College David Esmaili
Mission College VACANT VACANT
San Jose/Evergreen Community College District Kishan Vujjeni, SC Support/Co-chair