Hanover Research Adult Education High School Diploma Programs around the Greater Long Beach Area

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AB86 Adult Education Block Grant

AB86 Adult Education Block Grant – Slides

AB86 Adult Education Block Grant – Trailer Bill Language

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The Regional Market for Adult Education Offerings

AB86 Members and Participants,

The following research document is being utilized to support the AB86 consortium study, however this document’s data and analysis is an excellent reference source which may also be used to support other program initiatives within the Long Beach region. Please consider using this data for future endeavors to enhance our Long Beach community.

Prepared for Long Beach Community College District – December 2014

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Workforce Training Program Addresses Trucker Shortage

July 8, 2013 – This one-of-a-kind program allows students to interact with truck driver employees in the classrooms, while supporting the local industry to attract and retain licensed drivers . . .

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Goldman Sachs Announces Additional Investment in SoCal 10,000 Small Businesses

October 6, 2014 – The SoCal 10,000 Small Businesses program hosted by Long Beach Community College District will be receiving additional funding from Goldman Sachs to support small business owners in the region . . .

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Will Community College District Offer Four-Year Degrees?

Dear Long Beach Community College District,

Governor Brown recently signed into law SB 850 that would allow 15 community colleges to grant baccalaureate degrees.  A few people have asked me if Community College District Offer will be among those participating, given LBCCD’s reputation as being innovative and forward thinking. The short answer is no, LBCCD does not intend to be part of this pilot program, and here’s why:

This innovative pilot program was designed for and will have the biggest impact on the community colleges that serve rural areas that do not have a California State University or a University of California school nearby.  The pilot program is very focused − bachelor degrees offered by community colleges must not be currently available at a California State University or University of California.

LBCCD is very fortunate to be surrounded by a number of public and private universities that offer quality bachelor’s degree programs that align with our students’ academic goals.  For example, we have an incredible partnership with California State University, Long Beach that ensures successful student transfers. Another great example is our nursing program that allows students dual enrollment at both LBCCD and California State University, Los Angeles.

Because LBCCD is situated in the middle of a wealth of universities that offer a wide variety of degrees programs, LBCCD is able to remain steadfastly focused on its core mission of preparing students for transfer to a four-year university or to complete a certificate in a career field.

I whole-heartedly applaud the Governor and Legislature and support their efforts to allow community colleges to meet the emerging educational needs of their students. Along with my colleagues across the state, I will closely monitor this effort for future applicability here at LBCCD.


Eloy Ortiz Oakley
Long Beach Community College District


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Build Your Business with Goldman Sachs 10,000 Small Businesses Program at LBCCD

Email [email protected] for more details or visit http://www.lbcc.edu/CAED/10000sb-index.cfm to apply.

Goldman Sachs 10,000 Small Businesses at Long Beach Community College District is a program for small businesses that links learning to action.  Through the program, participants will gain practical skills in topics such as negotiation, marketing, and employee management that can immediately be put into action.

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Rodden Named Dean of Language Arts & Communication

Dr. Jennifer Rodden has been selected as the new Dean of Language Arts and Communication at Long Beach Community College District (LBCCD).

Rodden had been serving as the Interim Dean of the School of Language Arts since July 1, 2014. She started her career at LBCCD in 2004 as a full-time Reading professor in the School of Language Arts. In 2009, she was elected Reading Department Chair. In 2012, she was appointed to the position of Instructional Specialist to direct the Writing and Reading Success Center. Jennifer earned her AA in Liberal Studies from Modesto Junior College, her BA in Studio Art from the University of California at Davis, her MA in Education: Curriculum & Instruction from California State University, Sacramento, and her Ph.D. in English: Composition & TESOL from Indiana University of Pennsylvania.

Before coming to LBCCD, Jennifer directed a not-for-profit, community literacy program in collaboration with public, Title I, elementary schools in the Sacramento area, California State University, Sacramento, and the Los Rios Community College District. She also taught four years as a lecturer in the College of Education at California State University, Sacramento before accepting a full-time faculty position with Sacramento City College as Co-Coordinator of the Learning Skills and Tutoring Center.

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LBCCD Spring Session Now Open for Enrollment

Long Beach Community College District (LBCCD) is currently accepting applications to enroll in Spring Session. Spring Session is from February 9 – June 10 and will have the largest number of classes in five years.

“Long Beach Community College District is a great way for community members to jump start their education,” said Long Beach Community College District Superintendent-President Eloy Ortiz Oakley.  “If you’re a high school student looking to start working on your college credits or if you’re someone who wants to add a new work skill to your resume – you will find it here at LBCCD.”

For Spring Session, members of the public who are not currently enrolled at LBCCD can apply online at www.lbcc.edu.  Once enrolled, students have the following deadlines for classes:

  • December 1, 2014 – December 13, 2014: Priority registration for current LBCCD students and Veterans.
  • December 15, 2014 – January 25, 2015: Online registration open to all.
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AB86 Adult Education Regional Planning Summit – October 6th & 7th in Sacramento

Day 1: Introduction

  • CCC Chancellor Brice Harris & CDE Chief Deputy Superintendent Richard Zeiger
    • Teacher involvement
    • Common Vision
    • Paradigm shift
  • Legislative Panel
    • Suggested more time is needed
    • Money not certain

Day 1: Breakout 1

Strategy Sessions

  • ID Strengths & Challenges
  • Gaps
  • Where we want to be
  • Common themes
    • Funds, Professional Development ,Partnerships with Employers
    • Common Data Systems, Contextualized Learning
    • Continued Consortium Partnerships

Day 1: Breakout 2

Funding Model Sessions

  • Features
    • Retain Consortium
    • Dedicated funding
    • Measurable metrics
    • Student outcomes
    • Coordination between credit / non-credit
    • Sharing data /Common data
    • Transparency
    • Flexibility
    • Support services
    • Sustainability

Day 2: Breakout 1

Outreach and Advertising Sessions

  • New Adult Ed models for CA
  • Seamless Transitions / Pathways
  • Soft skills means hard money
  • Skilled workers for US industries
  • Students first
  • Accessibility for all
  • Education dreams are reality for CA students

Day 2: Breakout 2

Vision Oriented Sessions

  • Dedicated funding
  • Embracing regional collaboration
  • Common data / assessments
  • Matriculation & curriculum alignment
  • Accountability
  • Student learning outcomes
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