Q: What is the SCCRC?
A: The South Central Coast Regional Consortium consists of eight community colleges (Allan Hancock, Antelope Valley, College of the Canyons, Cuesta, Moorpark, Oxnard, Santa Barbara City and Ventura Colleges) and is grant-funded through the California Community Colleges Chancellor's Office. The consortium is dedicated to forwarding Career Technical Educational (CTE) and workforce development as part of the Doing What Matters for Jobs and Economy campaign.
Q: What is the service area of the SCCRC?
A: The SCCRC serves all of the south central coast of California including Ventura County, north through Santa Barbara County, to San Luis Obispo, inland east to the northern end of Los Angeles County in Santa Clarita and onward into the Antelope Valley, over 9,000 total square miles. The region is home to over 2.2M people and is characterized by small and mid-sized metropolitan communities and expansive rural areas.
Q: Who are consortium members?
A: Consortium members include deans, faculty and CTE staff from the community colleges plus representatives from regional Workforce Investment Boards and the Center for Excellence. In addition, the consortium has industry specific work groups that include industry professionals, additional industry focused faculty and high school representatives.
Q: What industry sectors is the consortium focused on?
A: The SCCRC has designated six priority/emerging industry sectors: Health; Small Business; Advanced Manufacturing; Ag, Water, Environmental Technology; Information and Communication Technology and Digital Media; and Global Trade and Logistics.
Q: What are the primary projects of the consortium?
A: The SCCRC is currently spearheading projects to 1) Support career exploration and career and educational planning in high schools throughout the region; 2) Provide professional development to full-time and adjunct CTE faculty; 3) Infuse entrepreneurship principles throughout CTE courses in high schools and community colleges; 4) Facilitate discussion on the creation of stackable credentials and articulation between consortium colleges; and 5) Facilitate curriculum alignment throughout region between industry sector needs and high school/college pathways.