A countywide CTE Steering Committee, including local K-12 districts, community colleges, workforce development boards, and non-profit agencies, have been meeting over 10 years to identify local needs and resources to address those gaps.
The purpose of the California Career Pathway Trust (CCPT) grants was to build pathways from kindergarten through grade 14 in high need, high wage, and high demand careers based on regional labor market projections. This task involves the collaboration of two systems, the California Department of Education (CDE) and the California Community College Chancellors Office (CCCCO), to effectively build seamless and comprehensive career pathways. SVCP was designed to bridge the partnership between the two systems and has become a model at State level.
In 2015, the San José Evergreen Community College District (SJECCD) was awarded $13.2M and the Metropolitan Education District (MetroED) was awarded $6M. Together, these two entities formed SVCP, thereby, merging CDE and CCCCO guidelines and structures. SVCP is comprised of nine community colleges, 10 K-12 school districts, three alternative charter schools, three California State Universities, Stanford University, three workforce development boards, and nearly 30 employers.