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Career and Technical Education 101 – The Landscape, Promising Practices, Opportunities for Philanthropy

Wednesday, October 10, 2018
2:00pm - 4:00pm PDT
California Community Foundation, Joan Palevsky Center
221 S Figueroa Street, Los Angeles, CA 90012
Members: $0.00
Non-Members: $100.00
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Join Southern California Grantmakers and the Education Funders Group for a session on Career and Technical Education (“CTE”). Today, there is a growing pool of living wage, middle skills jobs in fields like health care, advanced manufacturing and energy that require education and/or training beyond a high school diploma but less than a bachelor’s degree. However, employers are experiencing shortages of qualified workers to fill these quality jobs. CTE has an image problem and learners are rarely informed about the opportunities a vocational education path can open for them. The good news is that career and technical education is undergoing a renaissance in California and is becoming a promising pathway that can equip people of all ages to pursue rewarding careers and greater economic mobility.




  • Adriene “Alex” Davis, Assistant Vice Chancellor, Economic and Workforce Development and Executive Director, Los Angeles/Orange County Regional Consortium, Rancho Santiago Community College District
  • Alma Salazar, Senior Vice President, Center for Education Excellence and Talent Development, Los Angeles Area Chamber of Commerce and UNITE-LA
  • Jennifer Zeisler, Senior Program Director, Career Readiness, ECMC Foundation
  • Diane Helfrey (Moderator), Vice President, Global Philanthropy, JPMorgan Chase & Co.


SCG and EFG members: No cost to participate
Eligible grantmakers non-members: $100

Who May Attend
Current SCG and EFG members and other grantmakers eligible for SCG and/or EFG membership.

SCG members: register online. You must log in to your SCG account to register.
EFG members: register online
Non-members: email [email protected] to request a non-member registration code

Accommodations for People with Disabilities
If you have a disability and require accommodation in order to fully participate in this activity, please contact our programs team at [email protected] or (213) 680-8866. You will be contacted by someone from our staff to discuss your specific needs.