Welcome to CSUN CCPT

CSUN is part of the VCTC Consortium that has been a $6 Million Grant to develop workforce development skills for the next generation of workers. The VCTC consortium is a partnership between Glendale Unified School District (GUSD), Burbank Unified School District (BUSD), Glendale Community College (GCC) and California State University, Northridge (CSUN).

Based on feedback from employers about skills needed from the next generation workforce, CSUN has developed 4 pathways to train high school and community college students to create a competitive advantage for themselves to go into the workforce or apply to a 4 year degree granting institution.

What is CCPT?

In July 2014, the California Legislature passed and the Governor signed into law the California. Code, sections 53010 through 53016, and the Budget Act of 2014, Statutes 2014, creating the California Career Pathways Trust. Funds in the amount of $250 million will be made available to school districts, county superintendents of schools, direct-funded charter schools, regional occupational centers or programs operated by a joint powers authority, and community college districts in the form of one-time competitive grants. Grants will be made available for kindergarten through grade fourteen career pathways programs that accomplish the following:

  • Fund specialists in work-based learning, as defined in Section 51760.1 of the Education Code, to convene, connect, measure, or broker efforts to establish or enhance a locally defined career pathways program that connects school districts, county superintendents of schools, charter schools, and community colleges with business entities.
  • Establish regional collaborative relationships and partnerships with business entities, community organizations, and local institutions of postsecondary education.
  • Develop and integrate standards-based academics with a career-relevant, sequenced curriculum following industry-themed pathways that are aligned to high-need, high-growth, or emerging regional economic sectors.
  • Provide articulated pathways to postsecondary education aligned with regional economies.
  • Leverage and build on any of the following:
    • Existing structures, requirements, and resources of the Carl D. Perkins, California Partnership Academies, and regional occupational programs, including staff knowledge, community relationships, and course development.
    • Matching resources and in-kind contributions from public, private, and philanthropic sources.
    • The California Community Colleges Economic and Workforce Development Program and its sector strategies and deputy sector navigators.
    • Participation in the local California Community Colleges Skills Panel.

For more information please visit: http://www.cde.ca.gov/ci/ct/pt/