YvonneThe Center for International Trade and Development (CITD) at Skyline College is making waves with its cross-regional institutional and business partnerships yet again! Two months ago, the CITD collaborated with community college faculty from the CTE Curriculum Academy at the event, “Doing What Matters for CTE Students: A Collaboration for CTE Faculty with Economic and Workforce Development and Regional Leaders.” The event was sponsored by the California Community College Chancellor’s Office through the Perkins Leadership Funds. The CCCAOE and Academic Senate for California Community Colleges hosted the event in Garden Grove, CA on January 15 and 16, 2015.

On the first day of the two-day event, attendees participated in the Leadership Academy offered by CCCAOE.  They explored how Doing What Matters has affected their roles, responsibilities, and relationships with others at their institution and with other organizations in their region. On the second day, the attendees engaged in an intensive CTE Curriculum Academy led by the Academic Senate to help them better navigate state and local curriculum processes.

Yvonne Reid, Adjunct Faculty Special Projects for Global Logistics Programs, who represented Skyline College CITD, commented, “The Curriculum Academy was a remarkable platform that allowed me to foster collaborations with colleagues from Allan Hancock College, Foothill College, Feather River College, and the College of Alameda, and many more. During the Leadership Academy, the participants discussed how their roles and responsibilities overlapped and how that opens opportunities to coordinate and collaborate. We received information and training on topics including curriculum basics, effective practices for curriculum development, the Program and Course Approval Handbook (PCAH), Course Identification Numbering System (C-ID), and the approval process.” Yvonne will apply her training as she evaluates, modifies, and develops curricula and awards for the CITD International Logistics program.

For more information on the CITD Global Logistics Program, please contact Yvonne Reid at reidy@smccd.edu or at 650-738-7098.

Article written by Alina Din | Photo by PJ Shelton