Economic Development Program Centers and Participation in Industry-Driven Regional Collaboratives
Economic development program centers and California Community College participation in industry-driven regional collaboratives shall provide the following services and perform the following functions as participants of networks:
(a) Curriculum development, design, and modification that contributes to work force skill development common to industry clusters within a region.
(b) Development of instructional packages focusing on the technical skill specific to emerging occupations in targeted industries and growing industry clusters.
(c) Faculty mentorships, faculty and staff development, in-service training and worksite experience supporting the new curriculum and instructional modes responding to identified regional needs.
(d) Institutional support, professional development, and transformational activities focused on removing systematic barriers to the development of new methods, transition to a flexible and more responsive administration of programs, and the timely and cost-effective delivery of services.
(e) The deployment of new methodologies, modes, and technologies that enhance performance and outcomes and improve cost effectiveness of service delivery.
(f) One-on-one counseling, seminars, workshops, and conferences that contribute to the achievement of the success of existing business and foster the growth of new business and jobs in emerging industry clusters.
(g) Performance-based training on a matching basis to business and industry employers that promote continuous work force improvement in identified strategic priority areas, identified industry clusters, or areas targeted by network infrastructure plans pursuant to this chapter.
(h) Credit and noncredit programs and courses that contribute to work force skill development common to industry clusters within a region or that focus on the technical skills specific to emerging occupations in targeted industries and growing industry clusters as identified by regional needs assessment.
(i) Subsidized student internships on a cash or in-kind matching basis for program participants in occupational categories determined to be consistent with the skill clusters necessary to be successful in the identified strategic priority areas, identified industry clusters, or areas targeted by network infrastructure plans.
(j) Acquisition of equipment to support the eligible activities and the limited renovation of facilities to accommodate the delivery of eligible services.
(Added by Stats. 1997, Ch. 299, Sec. 29.)