Carl D. Perkins IV, Title I, Part C, Career and Technical Education Act (CTEA)
BUDGET: 15-16 $269,622
- CARL D. PERKINS CTEA GRANT OVERVIEW: "The view that education and career development are lifeling, and that CTE can begin as early as elementary school and span high school through postsecondary education and on-the-job training is infused throughout the plan. The notion that strong CTE improves academic learning, and, conversely, that infusing or reinforcing inherent academic content can strengthen CTE, girds the plan as well. Equally important is ensuring that the system is "demand-driven"; that is, continuously responsive to the ever-changing needs of a complex global workplace, as well as to the needs of increasingly diverse learners, and of a democratic society that requires all of its citizens to be critical thinkers and problem solvers. As one stakeholder commented, "nothing short of our democracy is at stake." (2008-2012 California State Plan for Career Technical Education, page vii).
- CTE TRANSITIONS OVERVIEW: Focuses on five objectives: outreach/career exploration, articulation, concurrent enrollment, credit by exam, and work-based learning. Requires designated community colleges to fund activities related to CTE Transitions objectives with the goal of helping Career Technical Education students' transition from secondary to postsecondary education and on to the world of work.
Region 10, San Diego/Imperial Counties Consortium
BUDGET: 15-16 $1,500
- $1,500 Dean's travel to regional Workforce Development Council meetings
OVERVIEW: "The San Diego/Imperial Counties Regional Consortium of community colleges supports a diverse network of educational and economic development services throughout the region. These services address needs in career and technical education, training, and economic development needs of industry, government, and the community." (San Diego & Imperial Community Colleges Regional Consortium, www.gcccd.edu/sdic-regional-consortium/default.html)
State Energy Resources Grant
- STATE ENERGY RESOURCES GRANT OVERVIEW: IVC will provide a streamlined Alternative Energy - Alternative Fuel Conversion Technology Certificate to meet the latest industry standards and enhance the students' employment opportunities. While several major alternative energy projects are being installed in Imperial Valley and more are being approved for installation in the newar future, IVC is being "responsive to the greater community" by creating this program. It will also provide an overview of alternative fuels for a renewable source of clean electric power to assist in providing qualified labor for local utility organizationa to fulfill the State's plan in achieving the CA Renewable Portfolio Standard (RPS) of producing 33% of electric power generation from renewable sources by 2020. Equipment for a new Diesel Technology program will be acquired.