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Deputy Sector Navigators (DSNs) are industry specialists that serve as in-region contacts for an identified industry sector, working with the region's colleges, employers, workforce investment boards and the community (high schools, adult schools/ ROPs). The DSNs create alignment around workforce training and career pathways to coordinate the delivery of training programs throughout the region. As regional intermediaries, they communicate sector related best practices to their region, promote sector related careers to K-14, identify stackable credentials, and foster faculty professional development in alignment with industry needs.

23
March
2017

Assembly Bill 387 (Thurmond)

Information Sharing

Please share this with CEO, CIO, Administrators, Industry Partners This bill can be detrimental to the health programs at the community colleges. The California Health Association shares their sample letter. Critical to reach out to The Honorable Tony Thurmond Chair Assembly Committee on Labor and Employment State Capitol, Room 4005 Sacramento, CA 95814 AB 387 (Thurmond) Urge to educate more about this bill because it would result in a significant decrease in the capacity to train the allied health workforce needed to provide care for California’s patients now and in the future. We estimate that the cost of this proposed requirement to be hundreds of millions of dollars annually. Therefore, if passed, AB 387 would cause many clinical training slots for these critical professionals to be eliminated, which, in turn, would put allied health educational programs at risk of closure. The programs, many of which are offered by California’s Community Colleges, would not be able to offer program enrollment without enough clinical training placements for students at hospitals. The effects of this significant decrease in capacity within the current training system would exacerbate existing allied health care workforce shortages, put the development of a strong pipeline of future health care givers in jeopardy which in turn would have a detrimental effect on access to care. https://lnkd.in/gCujkgn This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. https://lnkd.in/g-zimRY

John Cordova Posted In Health Thursday, 23 March 2017

17
March
2017

SCCRC Health Career Resource Guide

Health Career Programs

Here is the list of the programs within the Allied Health and Nursing that are hosted are the various colleges within the South Central Coast Region.

John Cordova Posted In Health Friday, 17 March 2017

28
February
2017

Stimulating Simulation -

A 2-day hands-on training in EMS Simulation Techniques

This interactive two-day course for EMS, Nursing and Allied Health Faculty, Educators, and Preceptors will expand your knowledge about best practices in healthcare simulation. Participants will leave the course with the fundamental knowledge to better implement simulation activities into their programs. Participants are encouraged to bring an existing simulation activity/scenario with them to the course. Objectives: Upon completion of this two-day program the learner will be able to: • Provide an overview of the fundamentals of simulation scenario design; • Identify simulation modalities and their use within simulation scenario design; • Describe the importance of simulation realism and how to achieve it for EMS simulation; • Practice applying the fundamentals required for evidence based simulation activities; • Describe debriefing techniques. http://tinyurl.com/SimEMSVentura

John Cordova Posted In Health Tuesday, 28 February 2017

28
February
2017

Nurse Tim: Blueprinting and Test Item Writing

**Special One Day Workshop**

This one day workshop will focus on the successful development of test items and exams based on effective blueprint development. *Will explore strategies to create and revise questions for the purpose of identifying students’ ability to implement safe and effective clinical judgment; *Time will be spent focusing on your questions and assessments; *Discussions on learner success will help to reveal programmatic strengths and weaknesses for instructional design and curricular enhancement; *Develop a blueprint to map test items to board exam test plan, QSEN competencies, etc.; *Best practices for writing critical thinking formatted test items.; *Discussion of strategies to assess quality of exams; *Practice writing quality test questions;

John Cordova Posted In Health Tuesday, 28 February 2017

15
February
2017

The Economic and Employment Consequences of Repealing Federal Health Reform:

Impact on the repeal of key parts of the Affordable Care Act

The incoming administration and Congress have placed a high priority on repealing key parts of the Affordable Care Act, including: - federal premium tax credits that help low and middle income Americans afford insurance policies bought through the health insurance marketplaces and - federal payments to states for expansions of Medicaid eligibility for low-income adults. Read more in the attached article

John Cordova Posted In Health Wednesday, 15 February 2017

15
February
2017

SB1070 2016 Final Narrative Report

1070 Report

DSN Health SB 1070 Funding Final Narrative Report 2016

John Cordova Posted In Health Wednesday, 15 February 2017

10
October
2016

Energy Construction & Utilities Sector Rolls Out Customizable Solutions

Energy Construction & Utilities Sector Rolls Out Customizable Solutions

These customizable investment opportunities give colleges and faculty the tools they need to Engage with employers and prospective students, Enroll those students into innovative, cutting-edge courses in energy efficiency disciplines, and see those students Employed in high-paying jobs that have a meaningful impact on California's energy efficient future.

Visit The ECU Sector Site For More Information

SCCRC Administrator Posted In Energy, Construction, and Utilities Monday, 10 October 2016

16
August
2016

Career Technical Education

Reducing Wage Inequality and Sustaining California’s Innovation-Based Economy

This analysis examines the role that skill acquisition, as measured by academic degrees obtained or average years of education, has played in rising wage inequality and how the gap can be narrowed by increasing opportunities for postsecondary career technical training. The difference in earnings for workers who receive postsecondary education compared with those with only high school education or less has widened over the past few decades. The magnitude of contributions from various sources may be debated, but the combined impact has been to reward workers who have higher skills. Career technical training will also help support California’s innovation-driven industries, where there are shortages of professionals in mid-level occupations.

John Cordova Posted In Health Tuesday, 16 August 2016

12
August
2016

Nursing Education Plan White Paper and Recommendations for California

August 2016

The project to update the 2008 White Paper on Nursing Education Redesign for California, supported with grant funding from the Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation, has now been completed. The work was conducted over 18 months in partnership with California's leading nursing organizations: American Nurses Association, California; Association of California Nurse Leaders/California Nursing Student Association; California Board of Registered Nursing (BRN); California Association of Colleges of Nursing; and California Organization of Associate Degree Nursing Program Directors North and South. Addressing the aim of identifying innovative strategies for change and new priorities for action, the report provides a framework for preparing future nurses to advance health in a changing healthcare environment.

John Cordova Posted In Health Friday, 12 August 2016

29
July
2016

Emerging Trends in California’s RN Labor Market

Nursing Workforce

Assess how rising demand for health care services is affecting demand for RNs in California • Learn how Chief Nursing Officers perceive the current RN labor market • Track the latest hospital vacancy and turnover data • Understand how recently-graduated nurses are faring • Address root cause for shortage of nurses in specialty roles Assess next steps for ensuring an adequate nurse supply Joanne Spetz • Professor, Philip R. Lee Institute for Health Policy Studies, University of California, San Francisco Judee Berg • Executive Director, HealthImpact Teri Hollingsworth • Vice President, Human Resources Services, Hospital Association of Southern California Nikki West • Program Director, HealthImpact

John Cordova Posted In Health Friday, 29 July 2016

17
June
2016

The California Association of Dental Assisting Teachers (CADAT) Conference Report

Kathy Johnson Faculty Allan Hancock College, Dental Assistant Program

California Association of Dental Assisting Teachers (CADAT) Conference Review The CADAT Annual Conference for 2016 will equal emphasis placed on both clinical and educational methodology coursework. Members will be able to choose to attend one or both days of this year’s event.

John Cordova Posted In Health Friday, 17 June 2016

17
June
2016

BRN Annual School Survey (August 1st - July 31st)

Retention/Attrition Rates

Reflects the results of data provided by the program and includes graduates of all program tracks within the degree type (i.e., accelerated, traditional, etc.). For specific information about available programs/tracks, expected completion timeframes or possible changes in data, the BRN asks that you contact the individual programs directly for the most accurate and up-to-date information. Please refer to RN programs for a contact list of all BRN approved programs.

John Cordova Posted In Health Friday, 17 June 2016

17
June
2016

Needed: Sy(STEM)ic Response

Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM) and Health Workforce

How California’s Public Colleges and Universities are Key to Strengthening the Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM) and Health Workforce.

John Cordova Posted In Health Friday, 17 June 2016

17
June
2016

SCCRC Report Strategic Planning Meeting Health DSN June SCCRC

DSN Health Report June SCCRC

Health DSN provide professional development activities for faculty, HS teachers and other health educators in the industry. A total of 784.5 actual contact hours (these are actual hours of presentations not contact hours per number of individuals). These vary from hosted events/ workshops, to co-sponsored events/ works and career fairs/ high school career awareness presentations and/or guest speakers support to the classroom.

John Cordova Posted In Health Friday, 17 June 2016

09
June
2016

SCCRC IDRC Grant

The “Healthcare Information Technology Statewide Workforce Training Model”, also known as Healthcare IT (HCIT), is a grant funded by the California Community College Chancellors Office Industry-Driven Regional Collaborative (IDRC) Acute Need for Coding/Programming Bootcamp awarded to the Santa Clarita Community College District – College of the Canyons. Participation from Saddleback College, Santa Barbara City College and College of the Canyons, this grant will address the increasing need for skilled workers in the health care information field. As the trend increases to access healthcare information electronically, the demand for a strong supply of skilled workers continues to rise.

Tammy Mazzella Thursday, 09 June 2016

09
June
2016

Effective Teaching Practices

High School Teacher Prep

Starla Ewan will be returning this September 16, 2016 in San Luis Obispo, location to be announced. Last year August 2015, the DSN Health sponsored an “Effective Teaching Strategies” workshop with national speaker Starla Ewan in Ventura County for High School Teachers in partnership with Workforce Education Coalition and VC Innovates.

Paula Hodge Posted In Health Thursday, 09 June 2016

07
June
2016

Cyber Attacks on Manufacturers

Presentation By

CNA Financial Corporation
Stephen Douglas, Risk Control Director

College of the Canyons, through its Center for Applied Competitive Technologies and Employee Training Institute, conducts technology briefings for college staff, faculty, and industry partners. Working with industry leaders, these presentations are designed to make information available on new and emerging technologies to enhance the productivity and global competitiveness of regional businesses. This presentation highlighted some of the emerging risks to manufacturers, as well as common threats to information security. Basic loss prevention and mitigation techniques, including the role of insurance protection were discussed.

Tammy Mazzella Posted In Advanced Manufacturing Tuesday, 07 June 2016

05
June
2016

Entree to Employment

VC Innovates

On May 3rd I was happy to be a supporter and facilitator for Entrée to Employment in Information Technology.

Paula Hodge Posted In Information & Communication Technology and Digital Media Sunday, 05 June 2016

26
May
2016

2015 Simulation in Nursing Education Survey

California Board of Registered Nursing

This survey of recently-graduated California registered nurses (RNs) was intended to gather information about their experiences with simulation-based education, and how such education has or has not prepared them for nursing practice. This survey was mailed to a stratified random sample of 1,500 new RNs who graduated from California nursing degree programs between 2012 and 2014.

John Cordova Posted In Health Thursday, 26 May 2016

26
May
2016

Survey of Nurse Employers in California, Fall 2015

2015 Survey of Nurse Employers

This report summarizes the findings from a survey of general acute care (GAC) hospital employers of registered nurses (RNs) in California conducted in fall 2015. This is the sixth annual survey of hospital RN employers; together these surveys provide an opportunity to evaluate overall demand for RNs in the state, and changes that have occurred as the economy in California has recovered from the economic recession that started in late 2007. The survey also collects information specific to the hiring of newly graduated nurses because they are at particular risk for unemployment during a weak labor market. The data obtained in this survey reveal ongoing variation in the demand for RNs across California, a preference for hiring experienced nurses, and consequently a lack of positions available for newly graduated RNs.

John Cordova Posted In Health Thursday, 26 May 2016

20
May
2016

Registration is Open!

NCCER Craft Instructor Certification Training

nccer logo

NCCER Craft Instructor Certification Training
June 1-3rd at Kern Community College District 

Sponsored by Proposition 39 Clean Energy Jobs Act
at NO COST to qualified Instructors

Tammy Mazzella Posted In Energy, Construction, and Utilities Friday, 20 May 2016

20
May
2016

Textbooks, Virtual Labs and Open Source Books

Reducing Costs for ICT Majors

Though most of my discussions are of ICT in nature, we have recently been discussing textbooks, virtual labs and open source books. The discussion is regarding how publishers are combining their labs to textbooks for a profit where we have an opportunity for free to student solution that can be expanded to other disciplines. Below are a few strains of conversation that you might find of interest. I plan to post an article regarding this on our regional website, is there anything else you would like to add?

Tammy Mazzella Posted In Information & Communication Technology and Digital Media Friday, 20 May 2016

19
May
2016

Get Ready - Summer of Training!

Professional Development

I know everyone is involved in the excitement of the ending of the school year however, now is the time for signing up for summer training ! There is a lot going on in ICT/DM, please take advantage of it and let me know if you need financial support to participate. Click on the link below to find out more about what is happening in ICT-DM.

Paula Hodge Posted In Information & Communication Technology and Digital Media Thursday, 19 May 2016

14
May
2016

Summer Externship Opportunity

Through the SB1070 Regional Career Pathways Grant for the South Central Coast Region, a $400 stipend per person is being offered for faculty/ high school teachers to complete an externship at an industry within your career pathway area/ discipline and develop curriculum for a classroom activity. The goal is to share new industry information with students across the region for emerging and priority sectors.

Summer_Externship_Opportunity_Region.pdf

Daniel Horosny Posted In Health Saturday, 14 May 2016

02
May
2016

The Future of Nursing Campaign in California

Daniel Horosny Monday, 02 May 2016

29
April
2016

Model for Implementation Multicriteria Screening Process

Model for Implementation Multicriteria Screening Process Extended FOR REGISTERED NURSING PROGRAMS ONLY

On August 15, 2014, AB 548 was signed by the Governor and chaptered. This bill replaces AB 1559, and extends the operation of the Mulitcriteria Screening Process provisions related to community college registered nursing programs until January 1, 2020. It also requires that the Chancellor of the California Community Colleges submit annual reports on or before the first of March. The report examines and includes, but is not necessarily limited to, specified information on nursing students admitted through the multicriteria screening process.

Daniel Horosny Posted In Health Friday, 29 April 2016

29
April
2016

DSN Health Quarterly Report

John Cordova Posted In Health Friday, 29 April 2016

14
March
2016

The National Nursing Network Organization Newsletter

The National Nursing Network Organization and others are working to assure that the National Nurse Act of 2015 (HR 379) receives a committee hearing before the end of the 114th Congress. To date, H.R, 379, The National Nurse Act of 2015 has 71 co sponsors. This number includes 36 Republicans and 35 Democrats, demonstrating support from both sides of the political aisles. Thank you to the following House members who signed on to H.R. 379.

John Cordova Posted In Health Monday, 14 March 2016

09
March
2016

Career Success Map

John Cordova Posted In Health Wednesday, 09 March 2016

09
March
2016

Colleges Lock Horns over Nursing Programs

John Cordova Posted In Health Wednesday, 09 March 2016

05
February
2016

HWI Providing Business Services

Newsletter HWI 007 2016

Quarterly newsletter of the HWI focus on servicing business with workforce development and training needs.

John Cordova Posted In Health Friday, 05 February 2016

20
January
2016

Nurse Tim Free CEU's for Faculty

HWI CEU's

Congratulations! The HWI Team has provided you with a subscription to the NTI Webinar Service. This includes access to 100+ Webinars and over 115 contact hours, including the CNE prep course with Diane Billings!

John Cordova Posted In Health Wednesday, 20 January 2016

20
January
2016

"Making End-of-Life Care Amazing" Workshop

Workshop

Please join us in welcoming Mr. Jay Westbrook, RN, MS, a nationally recognized expert on the constellation of issues surrounding End-of-Life care. Westbrook is an informative, entertaining, and inspiring speaker who presents powerfully on the transformative aspects of suffering & forgiveness, and on using suffering as a vehicle to awaken compassion. In this moving session, Jay’s narrative style will pave the way to incorporate new tools and a return to basics that will make our End-of-Life care amazing. Attendees will learn: • Language of the Heart Techniques • How to approach their work with a soft belly, and open heart • Posture of exploration in order to facilitate more gentle and tender passings • How to address pain, self-care, grief, forgiveness and the importance of knowing on which side of the door the hinges are located • Palliative areas our new graduates may find employment * 2.5 CEU’s will be awarded for attendance for licensed nurses, College of the Canyons Nursing - BRN provider # 13152

John Cordova Posted In Health Wednesday, 20 January 2016

20
January
2016

DSH Health Report January 2016

DSN Report

DSN Health Report for January 2016

John Cordova Posted In Health Wednesday, 20 January 2016

07
January
2016

Cyberecurity

2015 Burning Glass Cybersecurity job opportunites

Enjoying the ICT Educators' Conference at Cisco in San Jose with Jim Bowen (AVC) and Ron McFarland (COC) - great opportunity to discuss regional security efforts. Check out the newly released Burning Glass report about security ......

Paula Hodge Posted In Information & Communication Technology and Digital Media Thursday, 07 January 2016

16
December
2015

Cypress College hosts Orthopaedic Patient Care Class

Ortho Care

A comprehensive overview of the basic concepts of orthopaedic nursing practice and patient care. OBJECTIVES:  Describe key orthopaedic assessment priorities for specific orthopaedic conditions. - Identify nursing care needs of the patient experiencing fractures, spinal procedures, or total joint arthroplasty. - Demonstrate care of patients in casts, traction, or using orthopaedic splints/ positioning devices. - Demonstrate mobility considerations and precautions for patients with orthopaedic conditions. - Identify signs and symptoms of orthopaedic complications, appropriate prevention strategies and interventions. - Describe patient education priorities for the orthopaedic patient. - Identify standards for professional orthopaedic nursing practice.

John Cordova Posted In Health Wednesday, 16 December 2015

07
December
2015

Affordable Care Act Will Spur California Health Care Workforce to Develop New Leadership, Flexibility and People Skills, UCSF-led Study Finds

ACA California Health Care Workforce

Affordable Care Act Will Spur California Health Care Workforce to Develop New Leadership, Flexibility and People Skills, UCSF-led Study Finds ACA’s largest effects will be seen in workplace culture, delivery systems, technologies and education, not job growth As health care shifts away from a fee-for-service model as a result of the Affordable Care Act (ACA), health care workers in California will be called upon to develop new skills and fill new roles, according to a study led by UC San Francisco researchers. 

John Cordova Posted In Health Monday, 07 December 2015

05
December
2015

Faculty Sequestered - not really

Healthcare Information Technology (HCIT)

Though I should be sleeping, I just had to write this blog! John Cordova (my colleague in Health) and I are with faculty from College of the Canyons, Saddleback College, Santa Barbara City College, and Industry partners developing wonderful statewide model curriculum for Healthcare Information Technology. This is such a wonderful experience and the quality of expertise is amazing! I feel really proud being part of this team - by the way, it’s worth giving up a Saturday!

Paula Hodge Posted In Information & Communication Technology and Digital Media Saturday, 05 December 2015

19
November
2015

“Strong Minds, Healing Hands, and Compassionate Hearts” 2015 Men in Nursing Conference

Men in Nursing 2015

“Strong Minds, Healing Hands, and Compassionate Hearts” 2015 Men in Nursing Conference The Health Workforce Initiative, Deputy Sector Navigator- Health, South Central Coast region hosted a two-day conference in Garden Grove, CA, November 13 & 14, 2015. This conference was geared for all levels of interest into the nursing profession and will fostered networks with professional nurses’ and nursing students with mentoring engagement, professional development, and dialogue to influence gender equity and diversity in the nursing profession. Keynote speakers from varied areas of professional work environments and presenters from both local and state educational institutions, associations and governmental agencies were on hand. Topics included Disaster Nursing, Mental/ Behavioral Health Nursing, Critical Care Nursing, Correctional Nursing, among many others. The first of the two days was focused on high schools students with 144 students attending from thirteen high schools (Ventura, Los Angeles, San Bernardino and Orange counties), in addition there were eighty attendees both professional nurses and current student nurses, with an additional twenty speakers.

John Cordova Posted In Health Thursday, 19 November 2015

18
November
2015

Ag Education in the 21st Century: A Day of Curriculum Renaissance

Promo for event on December 14, 2015

Agricultural education in California and in the United States is in the midst of an educational renaissance. New directions for Ag Education in the 21st Century include dynamic changes which will challenge students and create career pathways to success. It is critical, therefore, that educators integrate state-of-the-art instructional strategies into high school and higher ed programs. Join us for A Day of Curriculum Renaissance on Monday, December 14, at Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo, 8 AM to 3:15 PM! For more information, contact DSN Margaret Lau, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Margaret Lau Posted In Agriculture, Water & Environmental Technology Wednesday, 18 November 2015

18
November
2015

South Central Coast Regional DSN-TAP Road Show at Hancock College

Promo for Event on November 20, 2015

Meet the regional Deputy Sector Navigators (DSNs), Technical Assistance Providers (TAPs), and other key economic and workforce development talent who are AT YOUR SERVICE! Let's work together to broaden student access and success; develop stronger career pathways; foster and promote industry engagement; expand professional development; and MORE!

Margaret Lau Posted In Agriculture, Water & Environmental Technology Wednesday, 18 November 2015

17
November
2015

Health Technology in Motion Event

Promo for event on December 12, 2015

High school teachers and community college faculty, take a look at this opportunity! We would also like to encourage high school and community college students to participate during part of the day. This event will provide exposure to updates and new industry information for your program area in health sciences, information technology, and computer science. The event consist of hands on exposure to health care and the internet of things, medical apps, and virtual human modeling. In addition, high school students will be invited to participate for part of the days activities.

Paula Hodge Posted In Information & Communication Technology and Digital Media Tuesday, 17 November 2015

13
November
2015

Security, Security, Security: Certifications and Best Practices for our ICT Workforce

ICT Professional Development Event January 7-8, 2016

Western Academy Support and Training Center (WASTC) , Cisco Systems, and CCC ICT and Digital Media Sector Navigators Team are hosting a professional development event on ICT Security. If you are faculty or teachers in the region, please let me know if you require assistance to attend.

Paula Hodge Posted In Information & Communication Technology and Digital Media Friday, 13 November 2015

28
October
2015

Men In Nursing Conference 2015

MIN Conf

This two-day conference is geared for all levels of nursing and will foster networks with students of nursing and professional nurses’ engagement in mentoring, professional development, and discussion to influence gender equity and diversity in the nursing profession. Sessions will include both general and breakout sessions geared to the student and the professional nurse, with keynote speakers from varied areas of professional work environments and presenters from both local and state educational institutions, associations and governmental agencies. Continuing education units will be awarded for attendance.

John Cordova Posted In Health Wednesday, 28 October 2015

09
September
2015

Nurse Time Continuing Education Units "FREE"

Free CEU's for Nursing and Allied Health

The HWI is happy to provide you with access to FREE continuing education units for Nursing and Allied Health Professionals. 

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John Cordova Posted In Health Wednesday, 09 September 2015

09
September
2015

Organization for Associate Degree Nursing and American Nurses Association Joint Position Statement on Academic Progression

Meet the Needs of the Registered Nurse, the Health Care Consumer, and the U.S. Health Care System

Position Statement
All nurses must have access to seamless academic progression through high-quality, accredited nursing education programs that will meet the anticipated demand for qualified nurses over the next several decades. The Organization for Associate Degree Nursing (OADN) and American Nurses Association (ANA) commit to partnering with nursing and health care leaders, state legislature and regulatory agencies, universities, colleges, and other stakeholders in supporting and adopting innovative and emerging strategies to achieve that goal.

pdfOADN ANA Position Statement Academic Progression 2015

John Cordova Posted In Health Wednesday, 09 September 2015

09
September
2015

Rn Role Reimagined: How Empowering Registered Nursing Can Improve Primary Care

Empowering Registered Nurses

John Cordova Posted In Health Wednesday, 09 September 2015

04
September
2015

Hybrid Jobs in Technology

Interesting report out from Burning Glass regarding high opportunity hyprid jobs in technology. As your regional DSN for Information and Communication Technologies and Digital Media, I am here to help align our educational offereings to meet these demands within our region! Take a look at the findings .....

Paula Hodge Posted In Information & Communication Technology and Digital Media Friday, 04 September 2015

09
August
2015

DSN Health August Report

Summary of Activities

John Cordova Posted In Health Sunday, 09 August 2015

04
May
2015

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Professional Development

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John Cordova Posted In Health Monday, 04 May 2015

04
May
2015

Biotechnology

Information Brochure

The Greater LA Area has more than 4300* Biotech/Bioprocessing companies.
Nearly 100,000** people in this area are employed in a biotechnology field.
LA/Orange County employs 25%** of all biotechnology and life sciences workers in the state.
You can earn a Biotechnology/Bioprocessing certificate in as little as two semesters.
A 2-year Associate’s Degree will give you more advanced career options.

Greater_Los_Angeles_PromotionalTrifold.pdf

John Cordova Posted In Health Monday, 04 May 2015

04
May
2015

Allied Health Marketing Brochures (PDF)

Discipline Specific

Please review the brochures for the the allied health and nursing occupations.

RHORC_CertNursingAsst.pdf

RHORC_DentalAssist.pdf

RHORC_DentalHygiene1_Final_2008.pdf

RHORC_EmergencyMedServ2_Final_2008.pdf

RHORC_MedLabTech.pdf

RHORC_PsychTech.pdf

RHORC_RadiologyTech2_Final_2008.pdf

RHORC_RespTherapist.pdf

RHORC_RN_PRELIM-13.pdf

Please visit the Health Workforce Initiative Website at http://ca-hwi.org/ for more information under Resources tab. 

John Cordova Posted In Health Monday, 04 May 2015

04
May
2015

Health Occupations in South Central Coast Region

Key Findings 2014

Healthcare is one of the largest employers in California, providing a wide range of well-paying career opportunities for residents. In 2014, the Centers of Excellence partnered with the Health Workforce Initiative and the California Hospital Association (CHA) on two healthcare surveys to assess workforce needs at both state and regional levels. The surveys targeted three healthcare sectors:
•Hospitals provide medical, diagnostic, and treatment services to inpatients and some outpatient services.
•Ambulatory Healthcare Services provide healthcare services to outpatients in settings such as offices of physicians, outpatient care centers, and laboratories.
•Nursing and Residential Care Facilities provide residential care combined with either nursing, supervisory, or other types of care as needed.

health_kf_scc_14_final.pdf

health_scc_handout.pdf

John Cordova Posted In Health Monday, 04 May 2015

08
April
2015

Centers of Excellence Health Occupations Reports

Industry and Occupational Studies

The Centers of Excellence environmental scans focus on areas that have demonstrated labor market needs that warrant an organized community college response. The studies of an industry or occupation provide detailed information on how colleges are currently responding, as well as information on workforce and occupational needs which have been validated by employers or industry associations. Follow the link below to access profiles on

Certified Nursing Assistant Occupational Profile (Dec 2014)

Healthcare Social Worker Occupational Profile (Dec 2014)

Home Health Aide Occupational Profile (Dec 2014)

Licensed Vocational Nurse Occupational Profile (Dec 2014)

Medical Coder Occupational Profile (Dec 2014)

South Central Coast California Industry and Occupational Studies

John Cordova Posted In Health Wednesday, 08 April 2015

08
April
2015

Health Occupations in California a COE report

Key Findings 2014

The Centers of Excellence, in partnership with business and industry, deliver regional workforce research customized for community college program decision making and resource development.

John Cordova Posted In Health Wednesday, 08 April 2015

07
April
2015

Health Careers Training Program (HCTP) Mini-Grants

Men In Nursing Conference - High School students to attend

Office of Statewide Health Planning and Development (OSHPD) to award response to the Health Careers Training Program (HCTP) Mini-Grants

John Cordova Posted In Health Tuesday, 07 April 2015

07
June
2014

Industry and Educational Advisory Roundtable Discussion

On Saturday, March 29 2014 the South Central Regional Consortium Deputy Sector Navigators (DSN) collaborated on an “Industry and Educational Advisory Roundtable Discussion” at the Crowne Plaza Hotel in Ventura, California. This project engaged over 30 educators from high school, community colleges and state universities on emerging and evolving industries within our service region to prepare students for workforce readiness.

SCCRC Administrator Posted In Information & Communication Technology and Digital Media Saturday, 07 June 2014

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