The Ventura County P-20 Council is proud to support and to sponsor the facilitation of collaborative programs, projects and initiatives that nurture the knowledge and workforce needs of our community.
The Ventura County STEM Network (VC STEM) is a collaborative and interdisciplinary community working to foster the development of tomorrow’s STEM leaders. Together we – leaders from higher education, PreK-12 education, business and industry, national parks, local and state government, the military, and non-profits – are laying down a local infrastructure extending from pre-kindergarten to post graduate studies that will encourage our students to be curious and engaged, and ensure that they are prepared, able and ready to join the STEM workforce and become the STEM leaders of tomorrow.
VC STEM began as an initiative of the Ventura County P-20 Regional Council. The network leads are currently the Ventura County Industrial Council, VCIC, and the Economic Development Collaborative, EDC.
The P-20 Council works to advance initiatives that get students to commit to attending college as early as elementary school. In return, programs like CSU Channel Island’s STEMpact and Oxnard College’s Promise Pathway offer guaranteed admission and academic support. Learn more about STEMpact by downloading their brochures in English or Spanish.
COLLEGE COMMITMENT PROGRAMS
EARLY CHILDHOOD EDUCATION
Eighty percent of a child’s brain development happens in the first three years of life. That’s why the P-20 Council collaborates with First 5 Ventura County and the Ventura County Office of Education to advocate for funding and expansion of high quality preschool programs.