October Cradle-To-Career Newsletter

Cradle-to-Career’s Community Conversations

We at Cradle-to-Career regularly hold Community Conversations, interactive meetings with the public, to keep interested members up to speed on C2C’s progress. Previous conversations included updates on the early activities of C2C and a demo of CaliforniaColleges.edu, a college and career planning tool available now as part of the Cradle-to-Career System.

We held our third Community Conversation at the end of September with over 50 members of the community, diving into interactive sessions on important elements of C2C’s work – the official Cradle-to-Career name and data dashboards.

Read more and watch the September Community Conversation

Our next Community Conversation will be November 9th, and we want to hear from you! We’re working to ensure these conversations focus on the topics people care about, so please take this one-minute survey to tell us what topics or issues interest you the most.

Take the survey

Cradle-to-Career Welcomes New Community Engagement and Data & Tools Advisory Boards

We are pleased to welcome our newly sworn-in Community Engagement and Data & Tools Advisory Board members, who were seated at the end of September. C2C’s Governing Board selected Advisory Board members from the end users of C2C, including practitioners, families, students, adult learners and workers, community organization staff, research organization staff, and advocacy organization staff.

The Community Engagement Advisory Board will examine whether C2C is creating strong feedback loops with data users, supporting evidence-based decision-making and analytical capacity, and ensuring equitable access to actionable information. And the Data & Tools Advisory Board will examine whether the data system is providing actionable information and identifying ways to improve access to that information.

Watch the full swearing-in of the Community Engagement and Data & Tools Advisory Boards

Industry Insider One-on-One: Cradle-to-Career Data Director on Work Thus Far

Cradle-to-Career Executive Director Mary Ann Bates was recently profiled in an in-depth overview of the Cradle-to-Career System for Industry Insider – California. The interview detailed our mission and vision, highlighted progress made to the system so far, and provided insight into the status of the linked data system.

Read more in Industry Insider – California

C2C Website Updates

You may have noticed a few changes if you have visited the Cradle-to-Career website lately. We recently launched a Resources page that will host a range of useful resources for stakeholders, including reports, fact sheets, and infographics. We also created a Newsroom page that will feature relevant articles, press releases, and blogs.

Check out our new Resources and Newsroom pages

We’re Hiring!

Cradle-to-Career is growing! We are looking for people passionate about Cradle-to-Career’s vision of using data and evidence to advance equity and are hiring for our Attorney IV and Principal Data Architect positions.

  • We seek an attorney with experience in data privacy, data security, and general administrative law to join the C2C team.
  • The Principal Data Architect will help build and protect the analytical data system that will power our public-facing dashboards, query tools, and research requests for C2C.

Visit c2c.ca.gov/careers to learn more and apply

Upcoming Events

  • Community Engagement Advisory Board Meeting | October 26, 2022
  • Data & Tools Advisory Board Meeting | October 27, 2022
  • Governing Board Meeting | November 2, 2022
  • Community Conversations | November 9, 2022

Visit c2c.ca.gov/get-involved/ to learn more and RSVP for events