A lesson in innovation: Community colleges finding ways to aid students during pandemic

Posted by:

One community college delivered more than 3,000 kits packed with everything from blood typing chemicals to animal organs for students’ to conduct at-home laboratory work after classes were moved online because of pandemic-related campus closures. Another is holding a drive-through, outdoor art exhibition providing students a critical opportunity to experience the finer points of curating a professional gallery showing. A third is expanding a pilot program allowing food insecure students to order free groceries from the college cafeteria.

With registration under ...

Continue Reading →
0

Community colleges combine efforts during Undocumented Student Action Week

Posted by:

San Diego and Imperial County community colleges are teaming with universities and nonprofits throughout the region in sponsoring an array of online workshops, legal clinics, and more in celebration of Undocumented Student Action Week from October 19-23 – part of a statewide initiative advocating and providing resources for some of the most dedicated students in California.

“Undocumented Student Action Week isn’t about politics, it’s about standing up for what is right and supporting law-abiding immigrants. They contribute to our community and ...

Continue Reading →
0

Grant used to purchase laptops for community college students

Posted by:

April 23, 2020

Approximately 1,400 community college students in San Diego County who are in need of laptops and internet connectivity for online classes will benefit from a $500,000 grant from The San Diego Foundation’s COVID-19 Community Response Fund.

The grant, which was proposed by San Diego Community College District (SDCCD) Chancellor Constance Carroll, will be shared among the five community college districts in San Diego County that are part of the San Diego & Imperial Counties Community Colleges Association. More than ...

Continue Reading →
0

2017 Commencements

Posted by:

Stories of Determination Dominate 2017 Community College Graduations (click for student photos)

One was without a home and without a job but would become one of the top community college students in the country. Another is a former high school dropout. A third is a former foster child who served six years with the National Guard. All three are among the thousands of students graduating this spring from community colleges in San Diego and Imperial counties.

Graduations in the two-county region begin ...

Continue Reading →
0

Community College Food Pantries Feed Hungry Students Look for Community Support

Posted by:

Community colleges throughout San Diego County are doing everything they can to ensure that no student goes hungry over the holidays.

“Community college students come from a wide variety of backgrounds, and many are struggling to get by,” said MiraCosta College President/Superintendent Sunny Cooke, who serves as president of the San Diego & Imperial Counties Community Colleges Association (SDICCCA). “Our colleges have made it a priority to do what they can to make an impact on reducing hunger not only on ...

Continue Reading →
0

Community Colleges in San Diego and Imperial Counties Are Responsible for $8.1 Billion in Local Spending Annually, According to New Analysis

Posted by:

 

A new study (click for PDF) has found that the 10 community colleges in San Diego and Imperial counties contribute $8.1 billion annually in local spending, an amount that is enough to support more than 110,000 jobs.

“Community colleges in San Diego and Imperial counties help drive the regional economy, not only through an extensive offering of workforce development programs, but through operations spending and greatly increasing the earnings potential of our students,” said Sunita V. Cooke, superintendent /president ...

Continue Reading →
0

Economic Impact of San Diego and Imperial County Community Colleges to be Presented In Press Conference

Posted by:

SDICCCA_Logo

A study has found that the nine community colleges in San Diego and Imperial counties contribute an amazing $8.1 billion to California’s income each year, provide jobs to thousands of county residents, and increase the pay students receive as the result of completing their education.

The results of the study will be presented at a press conference on Monday, October 24 ...

Continue Reading →
0

Local Community Colleges Receiving More Than $16.5 Million for Job Training Programs

Posted by:

Community colleges in San Diego and Imperial counties will soon see more than $16.5 million in state funding to help them close the skills gap.

Preliminary allocation was made July 31, with final approval reached at the September 19 meeting of the California Community Colleges Board of Governors. Community colleges will collaborate with their educational, workforce, labor, and civic partners in expanding access to career technical education programs that meet workforce needs.

Some $9.9 million is going to individual college districts. The ...

Continue Reading →
0
Page 1 of 4 1234