About the Program
State policymakers looking to improve economic mobility and meet workforce needs have renewed their focus on career technical (or vocational) education. Health careers are of particular interest because many health jobs pay well and colleges already offer a wide range of programs and credentials. PPIC researcher Shannon McConville will outline findings from two new reports, and a panel of experts will talk about the role of the state’s community colleges in providing health training pathways and economic opportunities to a diverse group of Californians.
This research was supported with funding from the ECMC Foundation and the Sutton Family Fund.
Please register in advance. There is no charge to attend, but space is limited. Lunch will be provided.
11:45 a.m. Registration and lunch
12:05 p.m. Welcome
Hans Johnson, center director, PPIC Higher Education Center
12:10 p.m. Presentation
Shannon McConville, research associate, PPIC
12:25 p.m. Panel Discussion
Moderator: Sarah Bohn, research fellow, PPIC
Linda Collins, executive director, Career Ladders Project
Anette Smith-Dohring, manager for workforce development, Sutter Health
Linda Zorn, statewide sector navigator, California Communities Colleges Health Workforce Initiative
1:00 p.m. Audience Q&A
1:30 p.m. Adjourn