Inland Empire Region

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Avanté E. Simmons Deputy Sector Navigator

Avanté has 10 yrs experience in Career Technical Education and 5 yrs in Education Management. Her priorities include a focus on ensuring better preparation of students for entry level Allied Health occupations and providing technical assistance to the IE/D colleges to develop Regional Faculty Collaborative Councils and to pilot Regional Faculty Externship Programs.

  • Masters Degree in Organizational Leadership, Minor Business Ethics, APU
  • 15 yrs experience in (10) Career Technical Education and (5) Education Management including:
    • Job Placement Specialist, Regional Occupational Programs
    • Business Liaison, Regional Occupational Programs (ROP)
    • Advisory Committee Coordinator, ROP Programs
    • Advisory Committee Coordinator, Community College CTE
    • Articulation Officer High School-Community College agreements
    • Grant Manager, CTE Transitions and SB70

Regional priorities include:

  • To assist in ensuring better preparation of students for entry level Allied Health occupations;
  • To provide technical assistance to the IE/D colleges to develop a minimum of 2 Regional Faculty Collaborative Councils utilizing IEBC model (Faculty Learning Councils) with Allied Health focus;
  • To provide assistance to the IE/D colleges to pilot Regional Faculty Externship Programs for secondary and post-secondary education;
  • To compile inventory of Nursing and Allied Health programs from CC, ROP, SCE in the IE/C region;
  • To collaborate with Allied Health program Deans/Directors to provide a minimum of one Clinical Faculty/ Preceptor workshop in Teaching Strategies, for Nursing, and/or Allied Health;
  • Incumbent Worker training;
  • To collaborate with CC and ROP program Deans and Directors to access the Saddleback College Allied Health Readiness Program for creativeness in Region F; and
  • To provide technical assistance to create a fee-based Ambulatory Care RN program in at least one CC.