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 an initiative of the Ventura County P-20 Council. 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. For more information visit VC STEM's website at: www.vcstem.org.
Annual FAFSA Workshops held to “Train the Trainer”: As students prepare for Federal and State Student Aid, it is vital for financial aid trainers to have comprehensive understanding on completing an accurate Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA), DREAM ACT, How to Leverage Resources, What You Need to Know, and Why Follow-Up is Critical After Completing the FAFSA. One of the greatest challenges students’ face in higher education is not completing an accurate FAFSA, which can cause a delay or even jeopardize their financial aid award. In an effort to provide counselors, mentors, teachers, staff members, and partners in education with the most up-to-date information for the completion and submission of an accurate FAFSA, we offer this comprehensive workshop to provide trainers with the skills, knowledge, and resources in the financial aid world.
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.