About LAOCRC

Regional Consortium Synopsis

Vision

To bridge the skills and jobs gap through “Doing What Matters for Jobs and the Economy” by serving priority and emergent sectors, and to maintain our region’s national reputation for creating both jobs and extraordinary economic development.

Background

Responding to the newly enhanced mission of the California Community College Chancellor’s Office, the Los Angeles and Orange County Regional Consortium (LAOCRC) will provide local and regional decision makers with the increased capacity to measure regional progress toward goals of efficiency and effectiveness, while also improving their access to indicators that measure student/incumbent worker progress through the educational system.

The goal of the LAOCRC grant is to connect individuals and align programs and curriculum to the needs of business & industry.  The LAOCRC will welcome business, non-profits, unions, government agencies and industry leaders to provide current market data and insight, which will improve the decision-making and responsiveness of our educational institutions to reflect changing market and technological trends. 

The LAOCRC will improve efficiencies by reducing the costs associated with forming advisory groups, and allow continuous communication between the regional Deputy Sector Navigators, Sector Navigators and Technical Assistant Providers to provide just-in-time labor market data, and business contacts.  The LAOCRC will integrate more closely with our Career Technical Education (CTE) kindergarten through 12 grade (K-12) partners on the new Common Core State Standards (CCSS) to assure our students a career and college pipeline/pathway.

The LAOCRC will establish a networked community, which will allow members to upload and share events, websites and program information, photos and more. The LAOCRC will provide professional development opportunities to key stakeholders assisting the consortium in “Doing What Matters for Jobs and the Economy”.   

Goals

  1. Unify the Los Angeles/Orange County region by reconstituting, rebuilding and resetting the framework for “Doing What Matters for Jobs and the Economy.”
  2. Organize and continuously improve the process for identifying, validating and submitting program approvals, and program changes to the Chancellor’s Office for approval. 
  3. Develop processes to ensure greater awareness and participation within the region. 
  4. Connect faculty, staff, administrators and key workforce development stakeholders.
  5. Provide technical, curricular and logistical support for regional projects that affect the Common Core Metrics and Accountability Measures.
  6. Meet the labor market needs by working closely with industry, business councils, chambers, deputy sector navigators and technical assistance directors to support not only the emerging and priority sectors to solve labor and program shortages.
  7. Coordinate and leverage resources with Technical Assistance provides, Deputy Sector Navigators and Sector Navigators, colleges and national organizations.
  8. Engage the region’s network of college leadership, economic and workforce development leaders and Chief Executive Officers. 
  9. Create regional collaborative communities with faculty and other practitioners on regional priority and emergent sectors.
  10. Develop a process for administering mini-grants to the region.
  11. Develop resources, and tools that provide support to college leadership, key stakeholders and employers.  
  12. Provide professional development opportunities to key stakeholders, college practitioners, administrators and other partners.
  13. Launch a dashboard for the region to access pertinent information.
  14. Identify employers and solicit feedback and gap analysis of the regional offerings and needs.  Create a strategic plan of action to close the skills gaps.
  15. Promote advocacy locally, statewide and nationally through professional development.

“Moving the Needle” Key Activities

The regional consortium will benefit the local economy by engaging, leveraging, and advancing special projects that better prepare students for employment in business and industry.

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Using Technology & Innovation:

To increase efficiencies, technology will be used to enhance communication and improve productivity.

Opportunities for Involvement

General Information

Key Contacts (click here to Meet the Team):

  1. OC Director- Gustavo Chamorro
  2. LA Director- Richard Verches
  3. Administrative Secretary- Maria Madrigal

Meeting Schedule & Location: