Skyline College is actively engaged in regional efforts to prepare students for the workforce and to assist with strategic efforts to advance the economy. The Dean for the Strategic Partnerships and Workforce Development is a member of the BACCC CTE Conciliation Council and actively participates in shaping regional priorities.

Skyline College leads two regional grant efforts they include: the Deputy Sector Navigator: Retail, Hospitality and Tourism and the Prop 39 grants.

Prop 39

The San Mateo County Community College District has been awarded a $1,091,554 a Prop 39 Clean Energy Workforce Grant from the Workforce and Economic Development Division of the California Community Colleges Chancellor’s Office. The District will serve as the fiscal agent and Skyline College will host and be the lead administrator of this grant. The grant’s funding period begins January 18, 2018 and concludes on January 31, 2019. The focus of this grant is to contribute to the State’s job growth and economic vitality through regional training programs that result in the measurable and successful transition of CTE students from community colleges to careers in the Energy, Construction, and Utilities sector. San Mateo County Community College District will lead a robust regional collaborative to attract and develop a highly skilled energy efficiency workforce. The following colleges/districts intend to participate in this regional collaboration: Skyline College, College of San Mateo, College of Marin, City College of San Francisco, Foothill College, West Valley-Mission Community College District, Contra Costa Community College District, Hartnell College, and Peralta Community College District. The funding will support the following: 1) a full-time Regional Prop 39 Director; 2) clean energy education programs at participating colleges; 3) a full-time Climate Corps Fellow based on each partner campus to support timely and effective program implementation; 4) curriculum development, alignment, regional collaboration, and scaling of programs through professional development; 5) an average of 8 paid student internships per campus for students studying clean energy career pathways; and 6) regional staff support to further develop clean energy programs and curriculum as identified by labor market scans and industry advisors.

The Regional Prop 39 Director and project team will support curriculum development, faculty train-the trainer workshops, growth and facilitation of a regional Industry Advisory Council, leverage existing networks, and grow the base of supporting industry partnerships. The result of these efforts will be increased student participation, meaningful work-based learning experiences to build the energy, construction, and utilities pipeline, industry-aligned curriculum, and measurable graduate success in energy, construction, and utilities careers.

Deputy Sector Navigator: Retail, Hospitality and Tourism

Skyline College leads regional efforts and acts as a catalyst across 28 bay area community colleges to advance programming in the Retail, Hospitality, Culinary and Tourism Sector.

Signature events and projects as part of this grant include: Hospitality SUCCESS, The Ultimate CTE Connection, an event designed for Counselors, The Hospitality Summit, Hospitality and Tourism Adult School Bridge Programming and an innovative paid internship with Bon Appetit @ Google.

Hospitality SUCCESS

Hospitality SUCCESS is an annual three-day professional development forum for faculty and high school teachers held throughout the region. This event brings together leaders in industry to train faculty and teachers on the latest innovations and skills essential for the Hospitality, Culinary and Tourism Industry. Participants learn from industry experts such as Carlee Duncan, Meeting and Event Manager at Autodesk, Emily Ellis, Principal Consultant & Disney Institute Trainer , Jonathan Searle, Flagship Human Resources Manager, Banana Republic, Michel C. West, Director of Human Resources, The Ritz-Carlton; and Claudia Sandoval, MasterChef Winner Season 6 just to name a few.

CTE Faculty Training Institute

The Career and Technical Education (CTE) Faculty Training Institute brings together bay area high school and community college CTE teachers for an exciting 2-day professional development session. An example of sessions as part of this experience include, engaging and high quality hands on training on the integration of technology into the classroom, educational Apps and Apple products where participants learn how to implement instructional technology using Ipad’s features, such as Keynote, Clips and Notes into their classrooms and course curricula. Along with best practices and strategies used in career education instructional delivery, along with effective assessment and classroom engagement techniques and tools that participants are able take back and use in their classroom.