NOCRC Implements Successful 2016/17 Plan

Consortium News December 05, 2018

The North Orange County Regional Consortium (NOCRC) for the California Adult Education Program was allocated $3.6 million to successfully implement the approved 2016/17 plan. Following were the key outcomes:

Basic Skills

  • 50 completers of the direct-instruction math workshops at on-site High School Diploma Program (HSDP) labs
  • Off-site HSDP labs: Gilbert South (AUHSD) Lab hosted 273 NOCE attendees, 19 graduates; El Camino Real (PYLUSD)
  • Lab hosted 42 attendees, 11 graduates

Disability Support Services (DSS)

  • Development of Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) assistance lab (ARISE) at NOCE: 30 enrollees
    Regional professional development to assist students with ASD: 115 participants
  • DSS counseling and accommodations for off-site HSDP labs: 25 students seen by a counselor, four qualified for services, two of the four graduated
  • Transition counseling at local K-12 high schools: met with 96 students, completed 309 counseling appointments, presented at 45 outreach events resulting in 46 NOCE, 10 Fullerton College, and three Cypress College enrollment applications

Supporting Adults for Student Success

  • Conducted eight Love and Logic parenting workshops with 225 participants; partnered with six schools at Centralia School District, Fullerton Joint Union High School District, Fullerton School District, and Placentia Yorba Linda Unified School District to host classes

Career Technical Education Program (CTE)

  • Alignment with regional workforce needs: nine new courses, two new certificates (Business Information Worker I and II); revised Administrative Professional Certificate to create a stackable option leading to the Business Information Worker
  • Integrated Basic Education Skills and Training (I-BEST) courses: 297 completed an I-BEST course; four I-BEST classes were offered each NOCE quarterly term in the areas of Medical Assistant, Pharmacy Technician, Administrative Assistant, and Early Childhood Education

Entry/Re-entry Workforce

  • Computer Skills Certificates at the American Jobs Center in Garden Grove: 146 attendees; three students completed both certificates (five classes); four students obtained jobs
  • “Skills to Pay the Bills” Training: eight workshops at Gilbert South HSDP lab, 77 attendees, 27 completed intake, 16 competed an interest profiler, 14 created career plans, 12 referred to community resources, nine completed resumes

English as a Second Language (ESL)

  • Babysitting offered at 15 and counseling provided at eight community-based ESL locations: 250 completed appointments,
  • 57 students were referred to certificate programs, 55 to HSDP