Project: SGV Coop Work Experience Collab & WIOA Partnership for Job Placement


Cost: $1,300,000

Number of colleges participating: 4

Lead: Dr. Rocky Cifone,, Pasadena Area CCD

Participating Colleges: Citrus College ($274,625) , Glendale College ($274,628) , Pasadena College ($476,122) , Rio Hondo College ($274,625)

Sectors: All Sectors

  • Program TOPS Codes: N/A
  • Metrics: N/A

Brief Narrative: A regionally-based project to align and consolidate CWEE/Internship efforts, strategies, and partnerships between Pasadena City College, Glendale College, Citrus College, and Rio Hondo College. (Mt. San Antonio College is an interested partner, but will be unfunded.) They are single college districts and members of the LA Ring College Consortium. Together they will leverage common advisory partners, resources and policies to insure streamlined, efficient, and non-redundant placements and evaluations of CWE student activities. Outcomes include more rapid and greater completion rates in programs targeted by the colleges' local SWP investment plans in phase one with a continued, phased build-out across common curricula later on. Goals will include: Agreements between the four college districts on aligned BOT and administrative policies governing work experience that are compliant with California education code; common contracts; consistent risk-management policies; common student/employer evaluation and assessment instruments and processes; CWE curriculum alignment; consolidated operational strategies; shared professional development and student advisement resources. First phases will focus on the employer/employee needs of the Greater San Gabriel Valley where many advisory members report multiple requests from the same colleges for internship agreements and partnerships. Initial focus will be on vertical regional employment sectors common to all four colleges. Subsequent phases of the project can include additional members of the LA Ring College Consortium as appropriate.

Status Update

Total Funded: $1,300,000.00


Dr. Rocky Cifone
Pasadena Area CCD