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 →
Community colleges face declining enrollment
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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 →
School officials say Cuesta is working through its problems
“We have a new dynamic in terms of getting things done.”
Community colleges bring home bad grades
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 →
Editorial: Community colleges are too important to fail
This wake-up call should be taken seriously by the colleges and the business community.
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.