Whereas the State Job Training Coordinating Council (SJTCC) has been given the responsibility to recommend an integrated workforce development system for California, and
Whereas a study (Young, 1988) found that the State Job Training Coordinating Council's impact on California's job training system "...was generally perceived as limited" with identified barriers including turf disputes among pertinent state agencies, the Council's close identification with JTPA and the Employment Development Department, and the perception that job training was a relatively low state priority, and
Whereas the current recommendations mirror the JTPA/Private Industry Council Structure which will take the governing, fiscal, and accountability responsibilities and authorities away from locally elected governing boards of colleges,
Resolved that the Academic Senate for California Community Colleges urge local boards of trustees to immediately contact the State Job Training Coordinating Council (SJTCC) to register their concerns regarding the current recommendations, and
Resolved that the Academic Senate for California Community Colleges urge local boards of trustees to send representatives to the SJTCC council and subcommittee meetings which are addressing issues that have a direct impact on the California Community Colleges and their ability to effectively meet the mission of vocational and noncredit education as identified in the Master Plan for Higher Education, and
Resolved that the Academic Senate for California Community Colleges urge local boards of trustees to immediately contact the legislators representing the districts and the Governor to implore them to maintain the funding, accountability, and educational policy mechanisms of vocational and noncredit/adult education (workforce preparation) in the community colleges.
M/S/U Disposition: CCCAOE, Executive Committee, Local Boards of Trustees, Local Senates, SJTCC, JTPA, PlC