orange county California community colleges business and entrepreneurship sector

Entrepreneurship + Employability

Life’s Journey in Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion

What Does Our Sector Do For California?

Working with The California Community Colleges system, together we invest funding and resources in industry sectors that are key to California’s economic growth. Entrepreneurs and business operators are critical to California’s economic development as contributors to innovation and new job growth. The Business & Entrepreneurship Sector collaborates with industry and education to improve and expand business and entrepreneurial curriculum. The end result is a job-ready workforce and entrepreneurial leaders to ensure California’s economic growth and global competitiveness.

Along with our partner Kolena Corporation, together we offer California Community College students access to our monthly speaker program and 130 Soft Skill Courses that provides entrepreneurs, students, and developing leaders a career advantage with access to courses focused on workforce readiness!


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Brain Training
'Christy Castaneda'  OC California Community College

8 Proven Ways Walking Improves Your Brain

It might surprise you to hear that something as simple as walking can actually improve your brainpower. It doesn’t even have to be full-on power walking! Even a twenty- or thirty-minute walk during your lunch break can have a positive impact on your brain. Here are eight ways science has proven that walking is excellent for your brain.

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Attacking Goals
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4 Steps to Building Boundaries So You Can Reach Your Goals

Have you ever set a goal for yourself only to find that you are continually coming up against roadblocks? It happens to everyone. Schedules change, people need things from you, or maybe a mixture of the two. This is frustrating. You feel like a failure for not reaching your goal, but you don’t know how to manage the expectations of others against your own needs.

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'Christy Castaneda'  OC California Community College

The Biggest Obstacles to Your Creativity

Do you feel like you lack imagination? Do you struggle to create or to find solutions to the challenges in your life? It’s possible you’re suffering from a few creativity-blocking obstacles. By identifying the obstacles in your path, you can find ways to work around them.

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Our Mission

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The Orange County California Community Colleges Business and Entrepreneurship Sector is dedicated to those interested in upskilling, reskilling, or refreshing their employability.

This community-based learning program is designed to address what has happened in 2020 and its long-term effects due to the devastating, widespread pandemic and–in moving forward–in elevating our awareness of and actions on equity, diversity, and inclusion, particularly in the context of the Call to Action by Chancellor Eloy Oakley, California Community College Office of the Chancellor (CCCCO). Besides, it’s just the right thing to do.

Preparing our community college students for the future of work is foundational for their success, for the business community at large, and to respond to an employment ecosystem that will not return to the old normal. Being creative, innovative, and emphasizing and providing the reality to gain these skills, is at the core of what we refer to as the Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion Quotient (EDIQ) process and student skills enhancement. The defining connection is between Employability and Entrepreneurship.

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