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Curriculum Fiesta

Representatives from each Division and a wide variety of campus departments gathered to review and discuss the development of clear, attainable pathways to meaningful credentials for those most vulnerable in the workforce—the  low-income and undereducated. This work is a result of  an increasing call from employers for employees to possess advanced training beyond high school, as well as the Obama Administration's focus on increasing the number of college educated individuals.

          

Contact Information

Beth Smith
Sr. Dean, College Planning and Institutional Effectiveness, Interim
Email: beth.smith@gcccd.edu
Phone: 619-644-7462

Sara Glasgow
Associate Dean, Student Success and Equity, Interim
Email: sara.glasgow@gcccd.edu
Phone: 619-644-7770

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Event Information
Friday, May 1, 2015 * 8:30am-3pm * Griffin Gate
Event Flyer     
Target Audience
  • At least one representative from each academic department.
  • All are invited and welcome!

Assistance Needed
  • Volunteers to help plan the fiesta.
  • Departmental participation in the fiesta.
Materials Needed
  • College Catalog
  • Your creative spirit!
Background
  • The development of clear, attainable pathways to meaningful credentials for those most vulnerable in the workforce—the  low-income and undereducated—is a result of  an increasing call from employers for employees to possess advanced training beyond high school,  as well as the Obama Administration's focus on increasing the number of college educated individuals.
  • In response, the Board of Governors of the California Community Colleges adopted a major policy statement, Ladders of Opportunity, calling for a comprehensive career ladders initiative in California. For more information on the Career Ladders Project, visit www.careerladdersproject.org.
  • Stackable credentials are a sequence of credentials that can be accumulated over time to build an individual's qualifications and, ultimately, lead to better pay. Stackable credentials are a key component in career pathway models and help guide participants up a career ladder to different and potentially higher paying jobs. This may be accomplished in a single discipline, or more creatively, interdisciplinary packages of courses that lead to employment options.
  • The U.S. Department of Labor, Employment and Training Administration defines stackable credentials as a verification of qualification or competence issued to an individual by a third-party with the relevant authority or jurisdiction to issue such credentials.
Curriculum Fiesta Presentations and Additional Resources
Last Updated: 01/31/2016

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