The Los Angeles/ Orange County Regional Consortium (LAOCRC) consists of 28 community colleges. It serves as a regional framework to communicate, coordinate, collaborate, promote and plan a career and technical education and workforce and economic development in the Los Angeles/Orange County Region.
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 Directors of Employer Engagement, Statewide Directors 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”.