Economic and Workforce Development - California Community Colleges

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New Salary Surfer Website Shows Median Earnings for Those Who Earn Certificates and Associate Degrees at California Community Colleges
June 19, 2013, El Cajon, Calif. — A new online tool released today by the California Community Colleges Chancellor’s Office allows students and the public to view aggregated median earnings of those who complete a certificate or degree in a specific community college discipline and then enter the workforce.

California community colleges receive kudos for supporting U.S. exports
May 21, 2013, California Economic Summit — Getting an A on a test or a report, in school, was the best feeling--knowing all of your hard work paid off. Well, the California Community Colleges Chancellor’s Office was just awarded an “E” for the system’s contributions to the increase of U.S. exports – it’s like an A, as it’s the highest U.S. government recognition any American entity may receive for supporting export activity.

White House honors educator as 'Champion of Change'
May 6, 2013, The Daily Journal — Today, Van Ton-Quinlivan will be among 15 Asian American and Pacific Islander women to be recognized by the White House as “Champions of Change.” A part of the White House’s observance of AAPI Heritage Month, this event will recognize Asian American, Native Hawaiian and Pacific Islander women who are doing extraordinary things to create a more equal, safe, and prosperous future for their communities and the country.

California Community Colleges Board of Governors Announces Winners of Annual Energy and Sustainability Awards
April 19, 2013, SACRAMENTO, Calif. — The California Community Colleges Board of Governors has selected Victor Valley College District, Santa Monica College and West Valley College as its three winners of the annual Energy and Sustainability Awards competition.

California Community Colleges Chancellor’s Office Releases Student Success Scorecards for all 112 Colleges
April 9, 2013, SACRAMENTO, Calif. — California Community Colleges Chancellor Brice W. Harris on Tuesday released Student Success Scorecards that detail student outcomes at all 112 colleges using a variety of metrics that are presented in a clear and concise way and make the nation’s largest system of higher education also the most accountable.

Free online technology class available for California nurses
April 4, 2013, Sacramento Business Journal — A new online continuing education course for registered nurses on telehealth, new technologies and clinical health information is available.

California Community Colleges Chancellor Brice W. Harris to Hold Community Forums and Media Briefings April 9-10 on Release of Student Success Scorecard
April 2, 2013 — Chancellor Brice W. Harris and college and community leaders in Northern and Southern California will hold events and a teleconference to announce the first-of- its-kind accountability tool designed to measure student achievement and increase the number of students who earn certificates, degrees or transfer.

California Community Colleges Partners with California Employment Development Department to Integrate CalJOBS into CACareerCafe.com Website
March 19, 2013, SACRAMENTO, Calif. — The California Community Colleges Chancellor’s Office and the California Employment Development Department (EDD) have teamed up to provide California community college students with free, instant access to more than 82,000 jobs available through CalJOBS, EDD’s website of available positions and internships within the state.

California Community Colleges Partners with United States Department of Agriculture for Economic Development Program
February 26, 2013, SACRAMENTO, Calif. — California Community Colleges Chancellor Brice W. Harris announced today that his office has entered into a partnership with the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) Rural Development to increase access to training and higher education for rural citizens, support and enhance the agriculture industry and strengthen the state’s rural economy.

Community colleges, USDA team to help rural California
February 21, 2013, SACRAMENTO, Calif. — A partnership between USDA Rural Development and the California Community Colleges Chancellor’s Office, to be formalized Feb. 26 with the signing of a memorandum of understanding, is designed to bolster rural development in the state.