Special Populations Collaborative





Association for Career and Technical Education: The website features several publication on emerging careers and employment trends, promising practices, state CTE profiles, and more.

ASVAB Career Exploration Program Sponsored by the U.S. Department of Defense, the ASVAB is a nationally-normed, multi-aptitude test battery that has been provided to high schools and post-secondary schools since 1968. The site also features information on career clusters and newsletters for parents, students and counselors.

ASVAB practice test website

Breaking Through: Helping Low Skilled Adults Enter and Succeed in College and Careers

California Apprenticeship programs 

California Career Cafe: a virtual career center for California Community College students

California's Green Economy: Innovating the Green Economy. January 2010. Bonnie Graybill, Deputy Division Chief, California Labor Market Information Division. This document includes business survey results for employees in green jobs, green employment by category, top occupations, and wage information.

California's Joint Special Populations Advisory Committee (JSPAC) is an appointed group of secondary, adult and postsecondary educators as well as business representatives that advises the Chancellor's Office of the California Community Colleges and the California Department of Education on special population students.

Divided We Fail: Improving Completion and Closing Racial Gaps in California's Community Colleges. October 2010. Institute for Higher Education Leadership & Policy.

Doing What Matters for jobs and the economy is a four-pronged framework to respond to the call of our nation, state, and regions to close the skills gap.

National Coalition for Women and Girls in Education (NCWGE).

Instructional Resource to Insure Bias Free Classroom - School and Classroom climate is an element that is an effective assistance in recruitment and retention in nontraditional occupational training programs.

National Resource, Civil Rights Self-Assessment Tool (All SPS)
This tool, developed in Illinois, is designed to assist your community college in better understanding the requirements of the legislation to provide an equitable learning environment, and/or in preparing for an on-site review.
This self-assessment tool guides your community college through a review of the five major civil rights laws:

  • Civil Rights Act,
  • Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act,
  • Title IX,
  • Age Discrimination Act, and Americans with Disabilities Act.

Professional Learning Network is a “virtual professional development resource center”—a “one-stop shop” for colleges and their employees to access effective practices, trainings, and other resources. It is a supplement the many in-person workshops and other CCC events held throughout the year.

Project H Design Project H uses the power of the design process to catalyze communities and public education from within. The focus is on re-thinking environments, products, experiences, and curricula for K-12 education institutions in the US.

The National Alliance for Partnerships in Equity (NAPE) is a consortium of state and local agencies, corporations, and national organizations that collaborate to create equitable and diverse classrooms and workplaces where there are no barriers to opportunities.

Veteran Success JAM: Ensuring Success For Returning Veterans March 2010.

Veterans Resources

Women In The Trades 

World Future Society: 70 Jobs for 2030