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Labor secretary promotes job training, community colleges

By   /  Monday, May 10th, 2021  /  Education, Latest news  /  Comments Off on Labor secretary promotes job training, community colleges

U.S. Secretary of Labor Marty Walsh said May 10 that he wants to promote expanded partnerships with community colleges to support manufacturing jobs that have gone begging in Ventura County and on the Central Coast. Walsh spoke at the annual conference of the Society for Advancing Business Editing and Writing, which was held virtually. In Read More →

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Community colleges face declining enrollment

By   /  Friday, March 10th, 2017  /  Education, Top Stories, Top Story  /  Comments Off on Community colleges face declining enrollment

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Editorial: $37.2M tagged for critical jobs training at region’s colleges

By   /  Friday, June 20th, 2014  /  Editorials, Opinion  /  Comments Off on Editorial: $37.2M tagged for critical jobs training at region’s colleges

While its higher-education system remains far short of optimal funding, California’s improved budget prospects are creating niche opportunities aimed at vocational and technical training. A trio of projects, two from Ventura County and one from San  Luis Obispo, are among the 39 winning proposals for a one-time $250 million competitive grant program offered through the Read More →

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School officials say Cuesta is working through its problems

By   /  Friday, August 17th, 2012  /  Central Coast, Latest news  /  Comments Off on School officials say Cuesta is working through its problems

“We have a new dynamic in terms of getting things done.”

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Community colleges bring home bad grades

By   /  Friday, February 17th, 2012  /  Top Stories, Tri-County Economy  /  2 Comments

Five of the six community colleges in the Tri-Counties came under fire in early February as the regional accreditation agency issued the latest in a string of negative report cards.  The worst report went to San Luis Obispo County’s Cuesta College, now in danger of closing if it doesn’t improve its educational standards. Santa Barbara Read More →

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Editorial: Community colleges are too important to fail

By   /  Friday, February 17th, 2012  /  Editorials, Opinion  /  Comments Off on Editorial: Community colleges are too important to fail

This wake-up call should be taken seriously by the colleges and the business community.

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Junior colleges pan cuts: Schools prepare to shrink classes, faculty

By   /  Friday, January 20th, 2012  /  Features, Tri-County Economy  /  Comments Off on Junior colleges pan cuts: Schools prepare to shrink classes, faculty

The six community college campuses in the Tri-Counties are cutting classes, decreasing faculty and raising student fees.

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