The OCRC’s vision is to create a culture of completion, transfer and career-readiness among our students, through the lens of the California Community Colleges Chancellor's Office’s (CCCCO) “Vision for Success” by connecting our member community colleges/districts to collaborative opportunities within an ecosystem that includes (but isn’t limited to) K12 and four-year college and university partners, business and industry partners, and other stakeholders in the workforce development community of practitioners. In response to the CCCCO Vision for Success, the Orange County Regional Consortium (LAOCRC) supports local and regional decision makers with an increased capacity to measure regional progress toward goals of efficiency and effectiveness, while also improving their access to indicators that measure student/incumbent worker progress through the educational system. 


The OCRC is supported and sponsored by the Carl D. Perkins 1B grant with the purpose of connecting individuals and aligning programs and curriculum to the needs of business and industry. Our mission is to benefit the local economy by engaging, leveraging, and advancing special projects that better prepare students to meet regional workforce needs and find gainful employment. 

The OCRC invites the input of businesses, non-profits, unions, government agencies and industry leaders to provide current market data and insight in order to improve the decision-making and responsiveness of our educational institutions and so our programs reflect changing market and technological trends. The OCRC provides professional development and in-service training to member college career education stakeholders and serves as a communication platform to and from the CCCCO Workforce and Economic Development Division (WEDD), a clearinghouse for the development and recommendation of new career education program certificates and associate degrees and, in some cases, bachelor’s degrees. 

The OCRC convenes monthly meetings (except during the summer months of July and August), to support the business of the College Resource Leadership Council and to take action on items and initiatives related to regional career education.

Additionally, the OCRC’s Governance Council is comprised of the four district leaders who are convened in quarterly business meetings to help guide the region's career education goals and codify decisions on Strong Workforce Program (SWP) investments. Others serve as key stakeholders (presidents, vice presidents, deans, staff, and faculty) within the Governance Structure who also codify SWP recommendations to the Governance Council.

Key Initiatives

The OCRC strives to benefit the local economy engaging, leveraging, advancing, and using technology and innovation in the following ways:




Using Technology & Innovation:

To increase efficiency and effectiveness, technology will be used to enhance communication and improve productivity in the following ways.

Opportunities for Involvement