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Charter and Purpose


In supporting the mission of Taft College, the Career Technical Education Committee is charged with enhancing communication and transparency among CTE programs, non- CTE programs, management and administrators. To fulfill this assignment, the Career Technical Education Committee will provide a forum for continual dialogue amongst CTE-related stakeholders who will make recommendations to guide intentional CTE development, enhancement, planning and sustainability providing guidance via strategies and approaches to maximize CTE program success and funding.

Role of the Career Technical Education Committee:

The Career Technical Education Committee, a standing committee of the Academic Senate and Taft College, makes recommendations to the Curriculum and General Education Committee, Management, and Administration regarding:

Strong Workforce Funding
Application of grant and outside funding opportunities relating to Career Technical Education
Sustainability of Career Technical Education programs and positions
Student, Staff/Faculty, Community, and Program impact of CTE-related decisions
The creation/adoption/proposition of CTE policies and agreements
Specific Responsibilities:
Enhances communication among CTE and non-CTE programs at
Advocates for Taft College Career Technical Education programs using a transparent process to promote the development, expansion, and improvement of Career Technical Education programs
Reviews labor market trends for career pathways and skills
Makes recommendations regarding innovation in the development of new programs and the directions of existing
Researches and discusses industry
Gathers and utilizes labor market
Encourages information-sharing and the leveraging of resources whenever possible
Determines the necessary skills, student recruitment needs, and overall costs of establishing new programs
Reviews proposed policies, agreements
Recommends distribution of CTE related funding (Perkins funds, Transitions, Strong Workforce, Prop monies…. )
Provides guidelines for appropriate processes and protocols relating to CTE planning
Identify job shadowing, field trip, guest speaker, internship, work experience, job placement, mentor, and similar opportunities for CTE students

Membership Representation

The Career Technical Education Committee consists of:
Chair: Career Development Counselor (or Workforce Development Coordinator)

The following shall be voting members of the CTE committee:
Minimum of Six Faculty Members
Representative from Admissions and Records
Representative from Counseling, preferably CTE-related Articulation Officer

The following shall be non-voting members of the CTE committee:
VP of Instruction
VP of Student Services Director of CTE
Associate Student Representative Instructional Assistant

CTE Meeting Agendas

Date Title
05/07/2020 2020_05_07 CTE Committee


Position Name email Phone Office
Member Becky Roth rroth@taftcollege.edu (661)-763-7772 G 6a
Member Dr. Jessica Grimes jgrimes@taftcollege.edu (661)-763-7721
Member Dr. John Eigenauer jeigenauer@taftcollege.edu (661)-763-7722
Member Dr. Michael Jiles mjiles@taftcollege.edu (661)-763-7717 Bldg. G office 6B
Member Dr. Vicki Jacobi vjacobi@taftcollege.edu (661)-763-7719 Lib 323
Chair Tori Furman tfurman@taftcollege.edu (661)-763-7967