January 2017


SDCE's Welding students are Building on Success!

First Place! 🏆

SDCE's MLK parade float wins big!

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Passport to Success

Meet your Mentors

submitted by Roma Weaver

The SDCE  Instructional Mentoring Program is designed to pair newly hired instructors with someone who has been at SDCE for at least 5 years and would be able to provide assistance and guidance to new faculty. This program will help new faculty to become familiar with the whole SDCE community through mentor/mentee activities such as regular meetings, attending SDCE events and meetings, and creating goals to learn about the SDCE and District structures.

The goals of the Mentoring Program are to:
     1. Create a uniform, formalized program that becomes an integral part of SDCE
     2. Recruit mentors who share the Mission, Vision, and Values of SDCE
     3. Match mentors with mentees who work well together
     4. Create guidelines for mentors/mentee activities
     5. Create evaluation and feedback processes as program moves forward and evolves

Pictured (from left to right): Joyce Almario-Greno (mentee) and Roy Hernandez (mentor), Ernie Romero (mentor) and Carolina Gonzalez (Mentee), Maria Reyes (mentor) and Sany Ramirez (mentee). 

Entrepreneurs Pitch 

Small Business Planning program capstone event

Student Daniel Urdanivia showcases his Peru Tamales business.

Students of the Small Business Planning program completed their "Entrepreneur Pitch" capstone event on January 12th at the César E Chávez campus. The event, coordinated by BIT instructors Matthew Rivaldi and Aaron Iffland, featured student business projects and provided a networking platform for students to build relationships in the community.
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SDCE Instructor Publishes  

Fourth peer-reviewed article published

IMCP instructor William Olmstead, M.A. lands another professional achievement with latest publication:

A Comparison of Mobile Learning Platforms in Teaching: Marriott's China Hospitality Education Initiative,
published in the Fall of 2016.
Link to the full article:

Congrats! 🎉


Lydia Soto enrolled into the Accelerated High School Program at SDCE after many attempts to get her diploma. "I'm about to be 50 but, so what. It is a good time for me to finish what I always wanted," Lydia declares. Setting the example for her children, she says, "education is the most important thing I could give them." Lydia is now planning to transfer to California State University San Marcos.

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President's Innovation Grants: 2017 Applications still available!


Upcoming events

3/13-16: WASC Accreditation Visit 
1/30-31: Spring Flex and Institutional Days
3/18: Walk for Brain Injury Recovery

Support SDCE's Foundation Scholarships

Step by step instructions for making a payroll contribution toward SDCE student scholarships


The New Year began with an opportunity to showcase San Diego Continuing Education (SDCE) at the Hawaii International Conference on Education. Dean Michelle Fischthal and I presented The Past, Present and Future of Noncredit Education in California to highlight the building and expanding noncredit programs throughout the state. More than 1,300 participates (from 36 countries) attended the conference, which is a place for educators and professionals to come from around the world to share innovative ideas and best-practices within education.


Preparations are underway for the Accreditation Site Visits March 13-16. Be sure to attend "OMG! What if they ask me a question?" during spring Flex at ECC on January 31 from 9 a.m. to noon. The presentation will have helpful tips and details to help faculty prepare for the visiting team. More


In an effort to involve partners in the local planning for the seven different consortia within San Diego and Imperial Counties, a regional community partners meeting will be held 3/4/17, 12:30-3 discuss adult education needs, leveraging existing structures and coordinating more effectively as regional providers of adult education services. More

Spring Flex Online Registration Open Now

1/30: Morning & afternoon general sessions/AFT meeting with lunch & evening ESL meeting
1/31: Spring  Institutional Day with special guest speakers, Accreditation activities and  President's lunch; afternoon program meetings; evening general recap
Go to SDCE Faculty Flex for more details and to register now!

Need help or new to Flex? Contact Laurie Cozzolino, SDCE Flex Coordinator


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