Industry Councils

  

Overview

Industry Councils work outcomes backward, interconnecting business partners, community leaders, and educators for the purpose of preparing students to be successful in college, career, and life.

The industry councils are an intermediary platform that addresses education and career obstacles facing disadvantaged youth in the valley by linking the students to educational and training programs that meet the real labor force needs and requirements of the industry sector.

By developing an accurate understanding of where gaps lie in the workforce, what resources exist to prepare local students to pursue those jobs and what improvements are needed in the local education and training systems, the industry council can support and implement reforms that allow a greater number of valley youth to succeed in career pathways and achieve high wage, high demand jobs currently being filled by non-local recruits.

 

Advanced Technology Industry Council

Composition

Advanced technology and renewable energy professionals including geothermal, solar, utility and public relations professionals, k-12 district leadership, high school academy teams, counselors, community college staff, university staff, and students across the education pipeline (k-job).

2016 - 2017 Priorities

  • Support District Science Fairs and Expos

  • Sustain KidWind Programs

  • Facilitate a Combined Regional Advisory

Past Accomplishments

  • Partnered with College of the Desert to establish regional KidWind program, 2010.  In 2013 Regional Kid Wind Competition Numbers: 14 business professionals impacted 46 valley students (k-12)

  • Supported Advanced Technology Career Explorations for middle school students

  • Supported development of two energy academies

  • COD established certificate programs in solar and wind energy

  • 158 scholarships supporting students studying advanced technology careers

 

Arts, Media & Entertainment Industry Council

Composition

Valley digital arts, fine arts, communications, marketing, graphics and public relations professionals, k-12 district leadership, high school academy teams, counselors, site level administration, community college staff, university staff, and student across the education pipeline (k-job)

2016 - 2017 Priorities

  • Develop Junior Portfolio Review Event with CSUSB

  • Update Portfolio Survey of Industry

  • Secure Business Partner Support for CCHS Professional Interview Day

  • Secure Business Partner Support for CVHS 2nd Semester Video Production Project

Past Accomplishments

  • Implementation of the Media Arts Student Showcase, May 2011

  • Re-establishment of the Arts, Media  & Entertainment Industry Council, March 2013

  • Implementation of a pilot mentor program with local high school digital arts academy

  • Creation and implementation of pilot speaker series with local high school digital arts academy

  • 125 scholarships supporting students studying AME careers

 

Healthcare Industry Council (HIC)

Work Groups

Nutrition, Physical Therapy, Dental, Physician, Pharmacy, Nursing, Medical & Healthcare Innovations, Emerging Health Professionals

Composition

Representation from a broad cross section of healthcare employers including: Eisenhower Medical Center, Desert Regional Medical Center, John F. Kennedy Memorial Hospital, allied and direct service healthcare professionals, healthcare human resource professionals, k-12 district leadership, high school academy teams, counselors, site-level administration, community college and university staff, and students across the education pipeline (k-job).

2016 - 2017 Priorities  

  • Strengthen Relationships with Local Hospitals for Work-Based Learning

  • Epidemiology Speaker Presentation: Kyle Bayshore requested that HIC host a speaker on epidemiology

  • Dual Enrollment:  Need to advance Dual Enrollment opportunities for students. Consider dedicating a HIC/HALT meeting to this topic and inviting CSUSB and COD

  • Schedule health academy site visits for Health Academy Lead Teachers (HALT) Work Group to increase regional understanding

  • Explore potential to offer components of EMC "Multi-Purpose Tech" (Combination of Unit Secretary/Monitor Tech, Phlebotomy, Nursing Assistant) to high school Health Academy and pathway students in partnership with Eisenhower Medical Center (added 11/10/16)

Past Accomplishments

  • 500+ engaged business partners

  • 10,000+ student impact hours through work-based learning opportunities

  • 718 scholarships supporting students studying healthcare careers

  • Development of 8 work groups

  • Created and implemented a student-led leadership strategy: Emerging Health Professionals

  • Implemented Career Explorations for middle school students

  • Established nurse transition-to-practice initiative

  • Developed innovative nursing workforce initiative to address primary care access disparities in the region