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RCCA Conference September 25, 2014. Essential Elements for the Future of the San Joaquin Valley. Beginning with the End in Mind: A Case Study of One District’s Response to Unprecedented Challenges Facing the San Joaquin Valley. Dr. Frank Gornick, Chancellor – West Hills CCD

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RCCA Conference

September 25, 2014

Essential Elements for the Futureof the San Joaquin Valley

Beginning with the End in Mind:

A Case Study of One District’s Response to

Unprecedented Challenges Facing the San Joaquin Valley

Dr. Frank Gornick, Chancellor – West Hills CCD

Dr. Stuart Van Horn, Vice Chancellor – West Hills CCD

Dr. Carole Goldsmith, President – West Hills College Coalinga

Mr. Don Warkentin, President – West Hills College Lemoore

www.essentialelementsseries.com


March 27, 2014

The Very Last Drop: Managing Water and Food Production

June 12, 2014

Energizing the Valley and Generating Jobs

November 6, 2014

Trading Partners: Export Evolution, Logistics and Valley Economic Development

Brokering Regional Solutions in Rural America

2014 Public/Private Policy Series

Essential Elements for the Future of the San Joaquin Valley


Elegantly Simple Objective and Purpose

Purpose

The purpose of “Essential Elements” is to connect state and San Joaquin Valley leaders to identify policy and action steps and concomitant economic development in the San Joaquin Valley.

Objective

The objective is to leave the host venue with a to-do list and responsible parties.


…a convergence of business, industry, education, policy makers, and stakeholders who share a passion for the Valley.

Keynoter Comments

Essential Elements is, at its core…


Beginning with the End in Mind

The Coalinga Accord

There needs to be integrated, linked actions

and alliances with greater coordination and

accelerated implementation. The series is

designed to stimulate those alliances.


Localizing our message: Impact on Individuals

Juan Carlos Oseguera

Writer

Producer

Editor

Director

www.filmunition.net


Essential Elements Public Policy Series

Facilitation Approach and Methodology


Commitment to Act

Conversation for Change


Outcomes and Alliances

  • Putting a ‘face’ on the valley and individual lives

  • Affirmation of solution-provider capability

  • Increased credibility with valley opinion leaders

  • Statewide positioning with CA cabinet agencies

  • Future directions for CTE programs

  • Ag tech roundtable to focus on Farm of the Future

  • Revenue generation/economic impact in depressed region


Outcomes and Alliances

  • Accessing and employing most effective tools from science, engineering, technology

  • State stakeholders touring colleges/region

  • Building coalitions

  • Fulfills Perkins IV (VTEA) requirements

  • Increase in internships, job training opportunities

  • Outcomes Action Reports hold us accountable


Business Math and Path

  • No-fee events; does require investment of funds beyond sponsorships

  • Eligible use of Perkins funds

  • Increase in contract training and contract education

  • Electronic RSVP system via a dedicated Essential Elements website

  • Full service support from host venue


Dedicated Website was Critical Component

http://essentialelementsseries.com/

@whccdworkforce


Thank You

http://essentialelementsseries.com/

http://westhillscollege.com

@whccdworkforce

frankgornick@whccd.edu

stuartvanhorn@whccd.edu

carolegoldsmith@whccd.edu

donwarkentin@whccd.edu


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