Priority and Emerging Sectors
The mission of the Business and Entrepreneurship Sector is to work together with industry and education to improve and expand our business and entrepreneurial curriculum so we better deliver a job-ready workforce and entrepreneurial leaders to ensure California’s economic growth and global competitiveness.
Due to the vast area and unique diversity of the Inland Empire/Desert Region, small business development is especially vital to the area. The Business and Entrepreneurship Regional Director’s work plan entails a truly collaborative effort across the region with community colleges, school districts, local small businesses, public agencies, and the Centers of Excellence to obtain timely and accurate data related to workforce training needs of existing businesses. The Regional Director also provides professional development opportunities, increases the visibility of vocational and technical education, and economic development opportunities throughout the region.
The Regional Director's role is to partner with regional employers, community colleges, high schools, regional occupation Centers and programs, county agencies, and additional stakeholders to align, articulate, expand, replicate, and develop curriculum related to the small business industry. This program will help ensure that educational pathways offered to students are on pace with innovative business models by assisting community colleges, faculty, and small business administrators throughout the region. To achieve these goals, the Regional Director will:
The Business and Entrepreneurship Regional Director aims to:
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Good news! NACCE has extended the Entrepreneurship Specialist 1.0 and 2.0 Certificate program online to make it available to more people. These courses are at your own pace, and you can finish as quickly or take as much time as you need. Visit the NACCE Institute. If you are interested in participating, please contact Lisa Kiplinger Kennedy - [email protected].
The purpose of this course is to provide community college administrators, faculty, and staff with information and ideas on how to apply the entrepreneurial method to the business of running a community college as well as in creating, refining and sustaining successful entrepreneurship education programs. In addition, this course will provide the tools for you to assist existing and future students and community members in applying the entrepreneurial method to achieve their goals.
NACCE has expanded the participation window on this training until August, so folks can still register for it and jump in at any time.
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Fundraising in the community college environment is different from university and non-profit development, and requires entrepreneurial thinking to produce innovative outcomes. By reframing your development strategy through the lens of effectual thinking participants will develop new skills and pathways to grow partners and produce financial results. Whether you are a college administrator, an enterprising faculty member or a stakeholder in a community college environment this course will shift your mindset in new directions.
Funding & Development opens 3/4th and folks can register now and the participation window runs till Sept.
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Regional Director, Employer Engagement
Business and Entrepreneurship, Inland Empire/Desert
Hosted at Victor Valley Community College District
18422 Bear Valley Road
Victorville, CA. 92395
Statewide Director, Business and Entrepreneurship