Professional Development Activities

How to access Perkins Funds for Professional Development Activities:

CCSF's Perkins CTEA program maintains funds for the professional development of career and technical education faculty. To apply, download the Perkins/SWP Professional Development Funds Application.

Given the current budget constraints and resulting limits on travel, we strongly encourage faculty to take advantage of opportunities within the SF Bay Area. Requests for professional development outside the region will be extremely limited. These requests will be handled on a case-by-case basis, must be critical to your program's advancement (e.g. required by your accrediting agency/organization) and will be dependent on the approval of college leadership.

Please note: Faculty should submit applications at least 30 days in advance of the professional development activity. The Office of Career and Technical Education will respond to your request promptly and will award funds on a first-come, first-served basis. In 2019-20, funds may not be available after April 1, 2020 and activities must be completed by June 30, 2020.  Thank you for keeping these deadlines in mind when requesting funds for your Spring Semester and/or June activities.

Email for further information.

For more information on travel reimbursement procedures, visit:
Travel Guidelines 2019-2020.

Upcoming Events

California Internship & Work Experience Association's first-ever Winter Webinar Series!

We have an organizational membership with CIWEA so these webinars are free to CCSF employees.

CIWEA is hosting 3 dynamic webinars led by professionals from American River CollegeFoundation for California Community CollegesSacramento Municipal Utility District; and University of California, IrvineClick here to read more about each webinar and the presenters. 


Monday, January 27 @ 10-11 a.m.

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  • Ashley Vikander, Field Study Director @ University of California, Irvine
  • Lizet Ceja, Field Study Coordinator @ University of California, Irvine  


Friday, January 31 @ 10-11 a.m.
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  • Jennifer-Christine Madamba, Workforce Outreach @ Sacramento Municipal Utility District
  • Vivian Orcasitas Dillon, M.S., Faculty Program Coordinator, Work Experience & Internship Program @ American River College


Friday, February 7 @10-11 a.m.
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  • Leti Shafer, Workforce Development Specialist @ Foundation for California Community Colleges
  • Sabrina Bender, Workforce Development Coordinator @ Foundation for California Community Colleges

P.S. CIWEA will be hosting their  annual conference on March 26-27 (Th-Fri) in beautiful San Diego. The theme this year is 20/20 Vision: Engagement, Partnerships, and Upskilling. These webinars are a small preview of the great content available at the conference. Sign up and/or submit a workshop proposal here:


Bay Area Community College Consortium Members

There are a variety of upcoming professional development opportunities coming up in the Bay Region for high school and community college administrators, faculty, and counselors! These workshops are sponsored by or in partnership with the K14 Pathways Regional Joint Venture of the Strong Workforce Program.


College and Career Readiness/Exploration

Santa Barbara - Get Focused...Stay Focused! Conference and Post-Conference

March 23 - 25, 2020           Overview        Brochure         Register

With its backward-mapping design for delivering the necessary knowledge and skills                                                                                                                                                              required for student success, the innovative the Get Focused...Stay Focused!® Initiative                                                                                                                                                              aims to:
  • Provide an onramp for students for informed Guided Pathway decisions
  • Increase college and career readiness for students entering the community college                                                                                                                                                                         system
  • Decrease the time and cost needed for students to reach degree/certificate completion                                                                                                                                                                   and transfer

    Costs: See brochure link


    Faculty Development

    Winter ICT Educators’ Conference

    January 6-7, 2020

    The 5th annual WASTC hosted Winter ICT Educators' Conference to share knowledge, experience, and wisdom amongst ICT educators. 

    To register:

    Summer ICT Faculty Development Weeks        More Info

    • June 8-12, 2020 @ Cabrillo College
    • June 15-19, 2020 @ Coastline Community College