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Don’t Leave California’s Stranded Workers Behind

Three years ago, Hector Mendez and his wife made a goal to finish school so they could create a better future for their young family. Hector, currently unemployed living in Covina, California, now finds himself “stranded” – eager to earn the certificate he needs to advance in his career, but unable to access higher education as he juggles parenting responsibilities while his wife is a full-time student.
Hector and 8.5 million Californians in a similar situation are the future of our workforce, but cannot access the training and skills they need to advance. Governor Brown’s proposal to establish the 115th community college – a fully online program to provide short-term certificates and credentials – is the answer. Learn why Hector says a flexible online learning option would change his family’s future:
What are the biggest obstacles that have prevented you from furthering your education?
My wife is a full time student, a part time employee, we are parents and I am usually a full time worker. We are very engaged in our daughter’s life so I need classes that will not only work with my work schedule, but also with my parenting schedule.
How would higher education and additional training benefit you?
 I feel that I would greatly benefit from an online education. While I am certain I can find another technician job with good pay, I feel that with a degree I could begin a career that would allow me to grow personally and financially to be able to provide a good life for my family.


CCC Participates in Univision Briefing on CA’s Latino Voters

Last month, California Community Colleges Deputy Chancellor Dr. Daisy Gonzales joined other higher education leaders on a panel hosted by Univision and California Competes to discuss poll results from California’s registered voters and their higher education priorities.

The poll surveyed 2,322 registered voters, and found that 76 percent of Latino voters intend to work while pursuing higher education. The poll also revealed that 49 percent of Latino voters are seeking to enroll in college because they want to enter a new career, and an additional 36 percent would not advance in their current job without further education. Dr. Gonzales explained why adult learners need access to a flexible and affordable online education option, and how the Governor’s online college can be a resource for many communities.

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