The Regional Priorities Committee’s (RPC) recommendation to fund 6 Regional Joint Ventures for a total cost to the RJV Fund of $1,670,368 passed with all 28 colleges voting to approve without reservations. 

Cost Sharing

The RPC recommended that the costs of two of the RJVs be shared with the participating colleges (CyberCamps and Netlab). Two other RJVS (Building and Equitable Entrepreneurial Ecosystem and Nurse Educators) built in a similar cost-share model. One of these, Building an Equitable Entrepreneurial Ecosystem (EEE), is to be funded on an opt-in basis, with up to 6 colleges provided the opportunity to bring this program to their community, at a cost of $50,000 each. The following are to be funded on an opt-out basis as has been done with Netlab in the past. Colleges identified as participating in the RJV will have their cost share automatically deducted from their Round 6 Regional Direct-to-College allocation unless they notify BACCC that they do not wish to participate in the RJV. 

Cost Share per College
#RJV6 Bay Area Summer CyberCamps (College Credit/NonCredit)$10,000
Netlab – Regional Private Cloud #RJV6$10,000
Nurse Educators – Building our Own$8,333

We anticipate that many colleges will choose to fund their share of the costs from the anticipated augmentation to Round 6. Accordingly, we will set the deadline for opting out to January 14, 2022 or to two weeks following the announcement of the Round 6 augmentations, whichever is later. Colleges that have been identified as participants in the RJVs are listed in each RJV’s proposal under Funding Comments, but will also be notified by email to the College Rep and the SWP Manager two weeks prior to the deadline for opting out. 

Second Round of R6 RJVs

A second round of Round 6 RJVs will be considered by the RPC, once the amount of the augmentation and any guidelines on its expenditure is known. 

Our thanks to the RPC for the difficult work of reviewing the 16 proposals and making the recommendations.  

Funded Round 6 RJVs

RJV Proposals TitleRJV Funding SummaryBrief Summary
Building an Equitable Entrepreneurial Ecosystem (EEE)RecommendationsRJV Fund: $400,000College Share: $300,000This RJV will establish the foundation of an equity-based entrepreneurial ecosystem resulting in the creation of 240+ businesses in communities of color across the bay region. Through a public-private partnership with ESO Ventures, Inc, 6 participating community colleges will directly target neighboring communities of color to incubate 240+ businesses. This RJV has a potential economic impact of $18m in taxable revenue and the creation of ~500 jobs that WILL REMAIN in their communities.
Bay Area Summer CyberCamps (College Credit/NonCredit)RecommendationsRJV Fund: $150,000College Share: $150,000Building on the success of summer BACCC CyberCamps, we will increase participation in Cybersecurity/ICT pathways and year-long cybersecurity competitions to enable interested campers to continue learning at our colleges and better connect students with workforce opportunities.Cybersecurity workers are still in high demand nationwide. In the SF Bay Region, there are over 300,000 jobs for Cybersecurity/Information Communication Technology (ICT) positions by 2028 (Centers of Excellence).
Democratizing Access to Career Development, WBL and Employer EngagementRecommendationsRJV Fund: $364,000Other FundingK12 SWP: $350,000Feedback from partners and research performed by Salesforce show that educational stakeholders want to use fewer systems to achieve their goals. Earn and Learn proposes a new Guided Pathways approach—beyond the traditional four pillars—using an engagement, enrollment, and effectiveness (E3) modality. We will streamline connections across multiple platforms. We will bring together multiple conversations out of their silos; to create connected conversations and reduce the multitude of meetings.
NextGen Auto Marketing Phase 3RecommendationRJV Fund: $200,000This third marketing project is part of an overall initiative to align the 14 automotive programs with the advancements in semi-autonomous and electric technologies, changing emissions regulations, and evolving employer needs. Phases One and Two laid the groundwork and started the marketing campaigns. Phase 3 will expand our marketing and communications campaigns to include Inactive former students, parents, guidance counselors, employers and other major influencers.
Netlab – Regional Private Cloud #RJV6RecommendationsRJV Fund: $150,000College Share: $250,000Netlab+ datacenter, hands-on lab technology providing equitable remote access for ICT students to hands-on training on industry hardware and software. Especially during COVID times, the system was very heavily used and provided equitable access free of charge to technology students. In 2021, the system was used by 6000 students who completed 78,738 hours of work using the system.
Nurse Educators – Building our OwnRecommendationRJV Fund: $226,368College Share: $150,000There is an historical and chronic shortage of nurse educators/faculty. Surveys of community college human resources shows that nurse educators are the most difficult to recruit. With the impact of COVID-19, the registered nurses (RN) are reevaluating their careers and are looking to leave the hospital/clinical setting.
Public Safety RJV Ongoing Investment – Continued #RJV6RecommendationRJV Fund: $105,000Public Safety programs generate some of the highest FTEs for the region, but also encounter some of the biggest obstacles because of regulations that are challenging for community colleges. This investment provides coordination for the sector. Activities include increasing qualified CTE faculty, developing quality assurance instruments, producing marketing materials and hosting Communities of Practices and other PD, and directly supports the CCCCO Call to Action, step #1.
Workforce Development System Partner AlignmentRecommendationRJV Fund: $75,000This project improves collaboration between colleges and the workforce development system by identifying barriers arising from (1) misinformation on both sides of the partnership; and (2) policy barriers to cooperation. Improvements will result from (1) training and professional development to correct identified misinformation; and (2) evangelism for policy changes on both sides to remove policy barriers. It will also operate in support of EDD efforts to integrate systems with colleges.