Frequently Asked Questions

Q: What does the consortium do?

A: The Consortium provides services and assistance to community college faculty, staff and administrators in the Los Angeles and Orange County Region. It provides support to individual colleges to design programs and courses that will be used region-wide to meet student needs for workforce competence and advancement. The Consortium strives to strengthen leadership and communication across colleges and public and private partners. It also provides professional development opportunities, disseminates best practices, and increases the visibility of career and technical education, and economic development opportunities throughout the region.

Q: Can other colleges become members?

A: No, regions are defined by the California Community Colleges Chancellor's Office. The LA/OC Regional Consortium comprises the 28 community colleges in Los Angeles and Orange County and are listed on this website. Other colleges in California are served by their own regional consortium.

Q: I am not in the Los Angeles/Orange County Region; how can I find out how to contact the Consortium serving my region?

A: You can find information about the different regions at doingwhatmatters.cccco.edu

Q: Who leads the Consortium?

A: Rancho Santiago Community College District was awarded the leadership grant and the administration of the consortium through a competitive process. The project directors are Richard Verches, LA Director, and Gustavo Chamorro, OC Director.

Q: What happens at regional consortium meetings and should I attend?

A: There are two meetings: College Resource Leadership Council (CRLC) Business Meeting at 8:30 a.m. During the CRLC Business Meeting Voting Members meet to review and recommend new CTE programs LAOCRC Collaborative Meeting at 10:00 a.m. This is a general session composed of Community Colleges, K-12, business, and industry stakeholders. Meeting minutes and agendas are available on this website. If you would like to attend, talk to your College Resource Leadership Council representative listed in the "Consortium Contacts" section. A: There are two meetings: College Resource Leadership Council (CRLC) Business Meeting at 8:30 a.m. During the CRLC Business Meeting Voting Members meet to review and recommend new CTE programs LAOCRC Collaborative Meeting at 10:00 a.m. This is a general session composed of Community Colleges, K-12, business, and industry stakeholders. Meeting minutes and agendas are available on this website. If you would like to attend, talk to your college's representative listed in the "Consortium Members" section.

Q: Where can I find consortium meeting minutes and agendas?

A: Information is posted in our Calendar of Meetings.

Q: Where can I find information on the program recommendation process?

A: They are available in the "Program Recommendation" section of this website.