Emerging Industry Education for Youth

Emerging Industry Education for Youth:
Connecting Youth to Key Industry Sectors
California Workforce Association Youth Conference
January 27, 2015
Long Beach, California
• Biomedical Device
Production and
• Medical device
• Product development
• Rapid prototyping and
Cleanroom protocols
High school students involved in CTE
are more engaged, perform better and
graduate at higher rates.
The average high school graduation
rate for students concentrating in CTE
programs is 90.18 percent, compared
to an average national freshman
graduation rate of 74.9 percent.
More than 70 percent of secondary
CTE concentrators pursued
postsecondary education shortly after
high school.
4 out of 5 secondary CTE graduates
who pursued postsecondary
education after high school had
earned a credential or were still
enrolled two years later.
 Environmental Controls
 Machine
 Carpentry
 Wood Working
 Electrical
 Welding
 Bio-Manufacturing
 Bio-Medical Engineering
Community Profile
• City of over 83,000 residents and 5,800 businesses
• Located in the east side of the San Francisco Bay Area
Home to--• 53 wineries including California wine industry trailblazers Concannon
Vineyard and Wente Vineyards
• Over 40 beautiful parks and 1,700 acres of open space
• Award-winning Downtown Shopping District
Community Profile
Home to world famous--• The Livermore Premium Outlets featuring over 130 brand name stores
• Leading Science and Technology Research Centers- Lawrence
Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL) and Sandia National Laboratories
Economic Snapshot
Median Household Income:
Median Home Price: $645,650
Educational Attainment: 91.9%
Unemployment Rate: 3.2 %
Tri-Valley Regional ROP Center Program- 10
high school students
Laney College- 10 college students
Society of Manufacturing Engineers-Silicon
Valley Chapter- 10 representatives
Livermore Manufacturing Day 2014
PresentersTheresa De La Vega
Economic Development Specialist
City of Livermore
[email protected]
Raya Zion
Career Services Program Manager
Laney College
[email protected]
What can you do in your community to
better connect youth to technology and
other emerging industries?
 Activities or programs you have done
or plan to do
 Organizations or agencies that need
to participate to get the youth
 Key to success of the program

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