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Never Too Late: Man Returns to Class after 47 Years

Feature Story

November 26, 2019. It’s been 47 years since Pedro Linares was in high school, but recently he returned to the classroom with big goals in sight. Although Linares is content stocking shelves at a big-box store where he works, he wants to chase his dream of starting a career in healthcare—and he’s well on his …


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I-BEST Program Helps Students Succeed

Consortium News

November 26, 2019. It’s easy to see why many adult students struggle to complete their coursework after years have passed since they last stepped into a classroom. Maybe they’re not familiar with new technology, their English is not proficient, or they are simply overwhelmed with the amount of information being covered in the class. To …


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NOCRC in the Community

Director's Corner

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

Director's Corner

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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K-12 Student Success: New Name, Same Great Goals

Consortium News

October 30, 2019. The North Orange County Regional Consortium (NOCRC) has updated the name of one of its signature programs. K-12 Student Success, formerly known as Supporting Adults for Student Success (SASS), will retain the same focus, which is to promote academic success in students by supporting parents, teachers, caregivers, and others who play roles …


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NOCROP Meeting the Demand for STEM Professionals

Feature Story

October 30, 2019. Meeting the Demand for STEM Professions Careers in the STEM fields – science, technology, engineering and math – often conjures up images of surgeons, architects and mechanical engineers, careers that require advanced degrees, apprenticeships and years of on-the-job training. But the rise of STEM industries has created an increased demand for skilled …


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Collaboration to Help Launch Careers for Adults with Disabilities

Consortium News

September 24, 2019. Through a partnership with Ralphs grocery stores, plans are in the works to provide students with disabilities more job opportunities and more resources to launch their personal careers. Administrators from North Orange Continuing Education (NOCE) and the North Orange County Regional Consortium (NOCRC) have met with executives from Ralphs to form a …


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Recognizing Academic and Community Excellence within AUHSD

Director's Corner

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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NOCE Program Offers Students a New Start

Feature Story

September 23, 2019. For David Vicuna, preparing for the high school equivalency exam is shaping up to be life-changing. Vicuna, who does not have a high school diploma, has occasionally had difficulty finding employment. He held a few solid positions in manufacturing, but they often required that he make the sacrifice of moving far away from …


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Strategies for Raising Great Kids

Consortium News

July 30, 2019. Noted psychologist and educator Charles Fay, Ph.D., president of the Love and Logic Institute®, Inc., will present “Raising Great Kids in a Challenging World,” on Thursday, August 22 at 7 p.m. at the Placentia-Yorba Linda United School District (PYLUSD) Performing Arts Center, 1651 Valencia Ave. in Placentia. The talk, sponsored by the …


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Career Fair Aims to Launch Students on Professional Paths

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July 30, 2019. For Julie Oropeza, a medical assistant student at North Orange Continuing Education (NOCE), the challenge of embarking on a job hunt became easier this year with the help of a series of career workshops that prepared her for a Career Fair held on NOCE’s Anaheim campus. In an effort to help students …


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Partners’ Breakfast Showcases Collaborative Spirit

Director's Corner

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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