Skyline College is actively engaged in regional efforts to prepare students for the workforce and to assist with strategic efforts to advance the economy. The Dean for the Strategic Partnerships and Workforce Development is a member of the BACCC CTE Conciliation Council and actively participates in shaping regional priorities.

Deputy Sector Navigator: Retail, Hospitality and Tourism

Skyline College leads regional efforts and acts as a catalyst across 28 bay area community colleges to advance programming in the Retail, Hospitality, Culinary and Tourism Sector.

Signature events and projects as part of this grant include: Hospitality SUCCESS, The Ultimate CTE Connection, an event designed for Counselors, The Hospitality Summit, Hospitality and Tourism Adult School Bridge Programming and an innovative paid internship with Bon Appetit @ Google.

Hospitality SUCCESS

Hospitality SUCCESS is an annual three-day professional development forum for faculty and high school teachers held throughout the region. This event brings together leaders in industry to train faculty and teachers on the latest innovations and skills essential for the Hospitality, Culinary and Tourism Industry. Participants learn from industry experts such as Carlee Duncan, Meeting and Event Manager at Autodesk, Emily Ellis, Principal Consultant & Disney Institute Trainer , Jonathan Searle, Flagship Human Resources Manager, Banana Republic, Michel C. West, Director of Human Resources, The Ritz-Carlton; and Claudia Sandoval, MasterChef Winner Season 6 just to name a few.

CTE Faculty Training Institute

The Career and Technical Education (CTE) Faculty Training Institute brings together bay area high school and community college CTE teachers for an exciting 2-day professional development session. An example of sessions as part of this experience include, engaging and high quality hands on training on the integration of technology into the classroom, educational Apps and Apple products where participants learn how to implement instructional technology using Ipad’s features, such as Keynote, Clips and Notes into their classrooms and course curricula. Along with best practices and strategies used in career education instructional delivery, along with effective assessment and classroom engagement techniques and tools that participants are able take back and use in their classroom.