About the Consortium
The East Bay Career Pathways Consortium brings together 11 school districts, one charter school organization, six community colleges, a collaboration of four Workforce Investment Boards, two Regional Occupation Programs, the Alameda County Office of Education, business partners, and state-of-the-art technical assistance and professional development providers to reshape the East Bay K-14 educational system around four career pathways. Our initiative addresses our members’ different levels of pathway implementation by creating interlocking regional and local communities of practice that:
- build and strengthen career pathways;
- develop sequences of work-based learning experiences and engage a larger number of employer partners; and
- foster more seamless transitions from the K-12 to college and college to work.
With the assistance of $15 million in funding from the California Career Pathways Trust, the East Bay Consortium will be building and strengthening pathways with employer partners in four high-wage, high-demand industry sectors, starting in 2014:
- Information Communication Technology (ICT) and Digital Media
- Health and Biosciences
- Advanced Manufacturing and Engineering
- Public Services and Law
About the Leadership (under development)
The East Bay Executive Committee is comprised of top leadership from the EBCP partners. Membership includes:
Jowel Laguerre, PhD, Chancellor, Peralta Community College District
Dr. Jannett Jackson, Chancellor, Chabot-Las Positas Community College District
Dr. Jannett Jackson is Chancellor of Chabot-Las Positas Community College District (CLPCDD), a multi-community college district, serving the community of Alameda County. Dr. Jackson has established three guiding values to support CLPCCD’s student success. Those values include a focus on Education Excellence, Curriculum Relevancy, and Community Collaboration placing students at the center of the learning experience. Prior to her appointment as the first African-American to serve as Chancellor, she was President of Alameda College for three years, and served six years as Vice President of Instruction (Peralta Community College District, Alameda, CA). She is an educator, administrator and military leader who possess a highly diverse and successful professional background. She has more than thirty years of experience in the community college system and in the U.S. Armed Services. Dr. Jackson is a retired colonel with the California Army National Guard and a veteran of the Persian Gulf and Iraqi wars.