Category: Director’s Corner

New Facilities Expand Opportunities for Adult Learners

Director's Corner

December 01, 2020. This month, it is an honor to share some fantastic news from the NOCRC community. Recently, I had the privilege of visiting the North Orange County Regional Occupational Program’s (NOCROP) newly renovated Trident Education Center. It was an excellent opportunity to see our California Adult Education Program (CAEP) funding at work, ensuring …


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Rainbows in the Rain: Reflecting on NOCRC Stories of Triumph and Hope

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October 29, 2020. These days, we’ll take silver linings wherever we can find them. As we roll with the pandemic’s punches for the seventh straight month, the NOCRC community is coming together to help students — and each other — weather the storm. Even amid the darkest clouds, we’re finding unexpected rays of resiliency, positivity, …


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Count Adult Ed in for the U.S. Census

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September 25, 2020. The end of September is quickly approaching, marking the close of the U.S. Census. It might not seem like a big deal… but the 10 minutes you take to answer those nine simple census questions will impact your community for the next 10 years. There’s plenty at stake in those numbers, including …


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Overcoming Adversity Together

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September 01, 2020. As we submit our California Adult Education Program’s (CAEP) annual plan detailing the Consortium’s accomplishments, goals, and strategies for the next academic year, we’re relishing the opportunity to see how far we’ve come and to set aspirations for our future. Three seismic events shook the state in these past few months. Yet …


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Staying on Course

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August 07, 2020. It is no surprise that adult education remains resilient at North Orange County Regional Consortium (NOCRC), even as the global pandemic crisis reprioritizes California’s spending plans. When it comes to adapting, we have plenty of practice. Though the region’s programs will have to tighten their budgets, and some strategies may have to …


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Empowering Virtual Learners

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June 18, 2020. Big congratulations are in order for our members and partners in the NOCRC community. Faculty and staff have been giving 110 percent as they work to transfer courses online with determined students also making the leap. In these challenging times, I’m proud to see our community rising to the occasion to make …


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Strong Ties Will Keep Us Together

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April 27, 2020. We would like to extend our appreciation to each and every member of the NOCRC community. The faculty, staff, students, and family members of NOCRC, our members, and our partner institutions are working tirelessly in making the necessary changes to continue serving our students. Thank you for being patient and flexible as …


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Undocumented Student Week of Action

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December 19, 2019. North Orange Continuing Education (NOCE) provides those that are undocumented with opportunities to continue their education and receive financial aid and scholarships to help them reach their full potential. Two of our top priorities at NOCE, a partner of the North Orange County Regional Consortium (NOCRC), are to make sure students know …


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NOCRC in the Community

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November 26, 2019. All of us at the North Orange County Regional Consortium (NOCRC), including our members and partners, are proud to be a positive presence in our community. As an educational consortium made up of community colleges, K-12 school districts, county offices of education, and many other amazing partners, we are dedicated to serving …


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New World of Work Training

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October 30, 2019. One of the primary goals of the North Orange County Regional Consortium (NOCRC) is to generate seamless transitions to academic success for new and existing adult education students in North Orange County. We prioritize finding new opportunities that will grant our students a path to achieving their goals in all aspects of …


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Recognizing Academic and Community Excellence within AUHSD

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September 24, 2019. To put it simply, the thriving North Orange County Regional Consortium (NOCRC) educational community never ceases to amaze me. All our members and partners do amazing work. It’s exciting when someone in our NOCRC family receives recognition. Oxford Academy in the Anaheim Union High School District (AUHSD) was recently ranked as the …


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Partners’ Breakfast Showcases Collaborative Spirit

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July 30, 2019. On May 3, the North Orange County Regional Consortium (NOCRC) for Adult Education hosted its annual Partners’ Breakfast, during which more than 50 education professionals attended to share successful California Adult Education Program (CAEP) strategies and brainstorm new ideas for the future of our programs.  The question on all of our minds …


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