K14 Regional Industry Professional Development & WBL

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Professional Development (PD) is a critical component of the region’s strategy for long-term change and improvement in services for students. PD is required both to facilitate the implementation of best practices and to support continuous improvement.  In accordance with adult learning theory, high quality PD includes goal-driven, active engagement of learners, peer to peer learning, and experiential learning, with strategic use of written materials and oral presentations.

Work-based learning (WBL) allows students to apply classroom content in professional settings while gaining real-world experience. WBL exists on a continuum that reflects the progress of experiences from awareness-building to training. Students often cycle back through the continuum many times throughout college and throughout their career.

K-14 Regional Industry Professional Development Coordinator
Monica Rosas – [email protected]
Advanced Manufacturing, Advanced Transportation & Logistics, Business & Entrepreneurship, Health, ICT & Digital Media, Life Sciences & Biotechnology       

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Regional Calendar of Sector Focused Events Fall 2021

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2020-2021 Past Events:

For Educators: Regional K-14 Discussion Forums 

Adv. Transportation & Logistics: K-14 Discussion Forum – May 26
Emerging Occupations in Advanced Manufacturing & Biotechnology: K-14 Cross-Sector Discussion Forum – May 13
Biotechnology & Life Sciences Discussion Forum  – April 22
Adv. Manufacturing Sector Discussion Forum  – March 17 
Biotechnology & Life Sciences Sector Discussion Forum  – February 25
ICT & Digital Media Sector Discussion Forum  – February 19
Health Sector Discussion Forum February 18 
Advanced Manufacturing Sector Discussion Forum  – February 17
ICT & Digital Media Sector Discussion Forum  – December 18
Advanced Manufacturing Sector Discussion Forum  – December 16
Business & Entrepreneurship panel for the Imperial Valley Regional Occupational Program (IVROP) Career Technical Education Advisory Committee (CTEAC)December 16
ICT & Digital Media Sector Discussion Forum  – November 20
Health Sector Discussion Forum  – November 19
Go Virtual! 2020: Panel: Promising Business Practices During a QuarantineOctober 15
Health Sector Discussion Forum  – October 15
Skills of the Future: Advanced ManufacturingSeptember 23-24 
Adv. Manufacturing Skilled Trades Discussion ForumAugust 19 
Adv. Manufacturing Skilled Trades Discussion ForumJuly 15 

For Educators & Counselors: Additional Professional Development Regional Events

Strong Workforce Program Faculty Institute Add-On Trainings – April-July
Counselor Conference: Counseling for Career Resilience December 2 & December 3
Strong Workforce Program Faculty Institute – September 25
Work-Based Learning SG21 Forum – Part ISeptember 18 

For Educators & Students: Work-Based Learning Regional Events 

Careers in ICT & Digital Media: WBL Session – May 21
Careers in ICT & Digital Media: WBL Session  – March 19  
CreaTech 2021, Cybersecurity PanelApril 29 
Fast Track to Careers in Health & BiotechnologyApril 20
Sharp ThinkFirst Injury Prevention and Careers in RehabilitationApril 22
Business Sector: The Future is Fashion: Entrepreneurship in the Fashion Industry: Lessons Learned
February 16
Manufacturing Month 2020 – WBL Weekly Sessions
10/7 – Microtek and Tandem Metal Products
10/14 – SeaSpine and Jabil
10/21 – Johnson Matthey and Otter Products, LLC.
10/28 – General Atomics Aeronautical Systems, Inc. and Imperial Irrigation District

We are proud to collaborate with our partners at the San Diego County Office of Education!

For additional K-12 Work-Based Learning recordings to share with students, visit San Diego County Office of Education Sector Specific Resources