Online Learning Update

August 30, 2017

Community colleges focus more on career education as classes start

Filed under: Online Learning News — Ray Schroeder @ 12:05 am

by Gary Warth, San Diego Union Tribune

Van Ton-Quinlivan, vice chancellor for workforce and economic development of California Community Colleges, said the system is trying to address a projected shortfall of one million workers in what’s known as the middle-skills area over the next decade in California. Middle-skill job require more than a high school diploma but not a university degree, she said. Those jobs pay a good wage, and community colleges students can earn certificates or pick up skills needed to be hired in those positions through career education programs. “This is part of the economy that’s less well-known, and that’s why we have to get the word out about career education,” Ton-Quinlivan said.

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