GP Webinar: Active and Applied Learning

21 Dec 2021

At the December 16 webinar, practitioners from Chaffey College and Mt. San Jacinto College shared how they have embedded employability skills and badging in programs across the college—including CTE and non-CTE—and in student support services.


Megan Basgall, Career Education Counselor, Business, Technology, & Entrepreneurship (BTE) MSJC Apprenticeship Program, Mt. San Jacinto College
Jenny Hughes, Director of K-12 Partnerships, Mt. San Jacinto College

Shannon Jessen, Professor, Biology Department, Distance Education Co-facilitator, SLO Chair, Outcomes & Assessment Committee, Chaffey College
Matthew Morin, Ph.D., Assistant Dean of Intersegmental Partnerships, West End Corridor Adult Education Consortium Co-Chair, Chaffey College
Laura Picklesimer, Assistant Professor, English, Chaffey College

Recording | Slides | Resources (MSJC survey and graphic)

The team from Mt. San Jacinto College (MSJC) discussed how they have embedded employability skills and badging across programs like Umoja, First Year Experience, Career Services, and general student support services. They spoke about the professional development that all counselors received in order to create career profiles across all programs. And they shared how they integrated those into the onboarding process and comprehensive counseling journey.

Practitioners from Chaffey College shared how they have embedded employability skills across the curriculum, including CTE and non-CTE programs, via Canvas, along with ways they’ve used badging to articulate and connect these skills to what students are learning in the classroom. They also discussed how they have strategically connected these employability skills to their Institutional Learning Outcomes and have generated buy-in across campus.

The team from Chaffey College introduced this work at CCCCO’s Pathways to Equity webinar on November 30 (recording is posted on the Vision Resource Center).


This webinar was produced by Career Ladders Project with funding from the California Community Colleges Chancellor’s Office.