School of Career & Technical Education (SOCTE) Mission
The mission of LASC School of Career & Technical Education (SOCTE) is to serve the critical lifelong knowledge, training and skill development needs of individuals, organizations, and the community. We do this through certificate programs, continuing education, degree-related programs and community initiatives that support economic and workforce development.
Our goal is to be a major catalyst for continued economic, workplace, and career pathways in the South Los Angeles region. Whether you're starting a new career, building a company, or developing skills for the future, SOCTE has the resources you need to get started!
- Alignment. Effective alignment between high-quality CTE programs and labor market needs to equip students with 21st-century skills and prepare them for in-demand occupations in high-growth industry sectors.
- Collaboration. Strong collaborations among secondary and postsecondary institutions, employers, and industry partners to improve the quality of CTE programs.
- Accountability. Meaningful accountability for improving academic outcomes and building technical and employability skills in CTE programs with targeted recruiting, curriculum and program development with technology that supports it, and wraparound student support services.
- Innovation. Collaborative innovative programs that attract, prepare, and educate students for new pathways in the global economy.
“Career Industry Pathway Pilot Program”
Pilot Purpose: Utilize existing resources at Los Angeles Southwest College and 7 other colleges (Los Angeles & Orange County), along with support from regional DSNs (Deputy Sector Navigators) to build a Career Industry Pathway system that engages business/industry at the inception of the planning and throughout to ensure alignment with CTE education goals and industry goals for talent acquisition.
Industry Pathway documents:
- Career Industry Pathway Pilot- Defined (pdf)
- Career Industry Pathway Pilot Summary (pdf)
- Cycle of Industry Engagement (pdf)
“GTL Regional Consortia”
Pro-GTL (Global Trade & Logistics) Regional Consortia, funded by the California Community College Chancellor’s Office of Economic and Workforce Development, is a first ever partnership with private industry and educators across 7 community colleges in LA, Santa Monica and Orange County to promote career opportunities in global trade, ecommerce, and logistics.
Professional Development Presentations: Faculty and staff get regular updates on trends and strategies that impact students, the classroom, and careers.
Advancing Student Technology presentation (pdf)
Competency Based Student Assessment presentation (pdf)
Flipped Classroom presentation (pdf)
Making Learning Stick presentation (pdf)