Amy Smith Named Director of Career Pathways Support Services at LBCC
2016-10-11 · By Editor
Long Beach City College has named Amy Smith as Director of Career Pathways Support Services, a newly-created department designed to help students transition between educational institutions and career opportunities.
“This new support service will help us provide clearer pathways to success for our current and future students,” said LBCC Superintendent-President Eloy Ortiz Oakley. “Amy is a great fit for this role, with a strong set of skills in developing partnerships and leveraging existing relationships with the business community to help students achieve their educational and career goals.”
Smith is dedicated to the development of K-16 pathways, which provide students with equitable, effective and efficient roadmaps to follow to reach their educational and occupational goals. In particular, Smith is focusing on aligning systems between educational partners, increasing early college credit opportunities for K-12 students, expanding student engagement in work-based learning, and delivering comprehensive employment preparation services for LBCC students through the career centers located at both the Liberal Arts and the Pacific Coast campuses.
Smith joined LBCC in 2010, and has worked in the areas of resource development and workforce development. During her tenure at the College, she has contributed to acquiring more than $20 million in grant funding and managed multiple special-funded Career Technical Education (CTE) and K-16 pathways projects. Before joining LBCC, she coordinated workforce development grant activities at the Sonoma County Fire and Emergency Services Department.
She earned a bachelor’s degree in Business Marketing from Sonoma State University, and a master’s degree in Higher Education Administration & Leadership from Adams State University.
She serves on the board of directors for Long Beach Career-Linked Learning (LB CaLL), an intermediary organization focused on increasing work-based learning opportunities for K-12 students in the Long Beach Unified School District, LBCC and California State University, Long Beach.