In 1967, the California Community College Administrators of Occupational Education was established to serve as a statewide organization to advocate and promote interest and support for administrators having responsibility for vocational programs.

In response to a changing environment and evolving styles of leadership, the membership was expanded in 1992 to include faculty, support staff, and individuals from public and private sectors with shared interests in promoting occupational education and economic development. It was at this time that the organization became known as California Community College Association for Occupational Education.

The California Community College Association of Occupational Education (CCCAOE) is a strong and active statewide organization.  Our mission is to promote the interest of and provide support for occupational education and economic development activities in California Community Colleges.  The organization provides leadership for professionals involved in preparing people for the workforce to enhance California’s position within a global economy.  Our nearly 500 members include Career Technical Education Deans, Economic Development Initiative Directors, Chief Instructional Officers, faculty and business partners.


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