Strengthening Collaboration & Partnerships: One USD & CCD

Session 3: 2:15pm-3:45pm (Friday March 01, 2024)



During this presentation, both agencies will give examples of how each of us has benefitted from our collaboration. We will include increased measurable outcomes resulting in increased payment points for both agencies. Persistence rates increased for both agencies as well as employment and earnings responses. Co-enrollment in both programs has increased the services we can provide to all students. We are aligning ESL levels. One of our CTE programs is aligned with a local apprenticeship pathway. These agencies collaborated to apply for and receive the LOI from the chancellor's office to create healthcare pathways using EL learners. An online orientation was created to help students navigate the community college onboarding process.


Lead Presenter Bio Photo

Adele McClain

Apple Valley Adult School & Victor Valley College moderated by OTAN's Neda Anasseri

Administrator for Apple Valley Adult School Communication, Woo, Includer, Activator, Ideation Daughter of 2 educators from Florida Bilingual in English and Spanish/Can communicate in French and Italian World traveler Fulbright Scholar Grandma Foster Youth Advocate Lifelong Learner Pronouns: She/Her/Hers

Lead Presenter Bio Photo

Martha Mendez

Victor Valley College

Program Manager at Victor Valley College - Consortium Manager Girl Mom (Dog mom) Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Belonging advocate‚Äč‚Äč Cultural Event Coordinator First Generation College Graduate Anchor Baby Vegetarian Skilled Family Chef Pronouns: She/Her/Hers

Type of Presentation

Panel or Facilitated Discussion (90 minute)


  • Teachers
  • Administrators
  • Support Staff or Other Staff (Transition Specialists, Counselors, Librarians, etc.)

Program Strands

  • Adult Basic Education
  • Adult Secondary Education
  • Adults with Disabilities
  • English as a Second Language
  • Pre-Apprenticeship and Apprenticeship
  • Short-term Career Technical Education
  • Workforce Preparation

Category Strands

  • Ensuring Equity and Access
  • Student Support Services
  • Program Administration and Coordination