CTE Leadership Committee

Per California Education Code, Part 54.5, section 88821, the CTE Leadership Committee provides recommendations on career and technical education and workforce development issues and challenges in California community colleges. The committee works collaboratively with the ASCCC Executive Committee to provide assistance to community college districts, CTE departments, and CTE faculty in creating and maintaining responsive and system-wide portable curriculum courses, programs, and degrees aligned to current and emergent industry trends, guided pathways, and to focus on diversity, equity, and inclusion in all aspects of career education. The committee is also focused on diversity by expanding the participation of diverse CTE faculty in leadership roles at the local, regional, and statewide levels through its ongoing professional development efforts. (updated June 4, 2021) 

PART 54.5. Strong Workforce Program [88820 - 88833]

Committee Liaisons:

Partner Liaisons that connect with this committee include the Association of Community and Continuing Education (ACCE) and the California Community Colleges Regional Consortia 
○    These are organizations that provide either a member or a resource for this committee

ASCCC Local Senate Liaisons that are connected to the committee include the CTE Faculty Liaison
○    This committee will send periodic communications to local senate CTE liaisons that have been identified and signed up for the CTE Liaison Listserv.

Current Members
Member Term
Stephanie Curry 2023-24 Chair
Christopher Howerton 2023-24
Stephanie Rowe 2023-24
Alana Gates 2023-24
John Grounds 2023-24
Nicole Marquez 2023-24
Brian Palmiter 2023-24
Jimmie Bowen 2023-24
Amar Abbott 2023-24
Marie Templo-Capule 2023-24
Alexander Jones 2023-24
Sigrid Williams 2023-24

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Current Agendas/minutes


Title Session Year Sort ascending Category Status
Collaborate with Regional Consortia Spring 2021 Career Technical Education Completed
Prioritizing System Support for the ECE/EDU Education and Human Development Sector Spring 2021 Career Technical Education Completed
Encourage Utilization of Career Technical Education Faculty Minimum Qualifications Toolkit Resources for Hiring in Career Technical Education Disciplines Fall 2019 Professional Standards Completed
Update Chancellor’s Office Document Alternatives to In-Person Consultations: Cooperative Work Experience Education Fall 2019 Career Technical Education Moot
Develop a Paper on Career and Technical Education, Cooperative Work Experience, Internship, and Apprenticeship Programs Spring 2018 General Concerns Completed
Online CTE Programs and Competency-Based Instruction Fall 2017 Curriculum Completed
Increase Awareness of High School Articulation Resources Spring 2016 Matriculation Moot
Faculty Participation in Career Technical Education Regional Consortia Governance Fall 2016 Career Technical Education Completed
Identify and Disseminate Effective Practices for Career Technical Education Advisory Committees Fall 2016 Career Technical Education Completed
Institute for Counseling Faculty Focused on Career Technical Education Fall 2016 Career Technical Education Completed
Career Technical Education Professional Development for Faculty Internships and Mentoring Fall 2016 Career Technical Education Found Not Feasible
Support for Career Technical Education Programs Fall 2016 Career Technical Education Completed
Establishing Local CTE Liaison Position Spring 2015 Local Senates Completed



Past members

Past Members
Term: 2022-23
Member Term Sort ascending
John Grounds 2022-23
Carrie Roberson 2022-23 Chair
Amber Gillis 2022-23
eugene l. d. mahmoud 2022-23
Bernardino Rodriguez 2022-23
Shelley Eckvahl 2022-23
Eva Mercier 2022-23
Rich Harlan 2022-23
Doug Sallade 2022-23
Armie Javadyan 2022-23
Laura Manyweather 2022-23
Term: 2021-22
Member Term Sort ascending
Virginia "Ginni" May 2021-22
Brian Palmiter 2021-22
Doug Sallade 2021-22
Christie Dam 2021-22
Rich Harlan 2021-22
Stephanie Clark 2021-22
Carina Love 2021-22
Leticia Barajas 2021-22
Claudia Ross-Ibara 2021-22
Amar Abbott 2021-22
Sharon Sampson 2021-22
Juan Arzola 2021-22 Chair
Term: 2020-21
Member Term Sort ascending
Julie Oliver 2020-21
Mayra Cruz 2020-21 Chair
Christy Coobatis 2020-21
Violeta Wenger 2020-21
Jimmie Bowen 2020-21
Donald Laird 2020-21
Tina McClurkin 2020-21
Don Mason 2020-21
Kristina Perkins 2020-21
Christie Dam 2020-21
Robert Bodden Jr 2020-21
Elmida Baghdaserians 2020-21
David Ramirez 2020-21
Lynn Shaw 2020-21

Past Agenda/minutes