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Hancock Fire Academy  

Twenty-Nine Cadets Graduate From Hancock's Fire Academy
After more than 620 hours of classroom and field instruction, 29 cadets received their certificates of accomplishment from Allan Hancock College's Fire Academy on Friday. The academy, which is certified by the California State Fire Marshal, meets all requirements for graduates to become entry-level firefighters. Read more.

Bay Area Career Education Campaign  

Bay Area "We Learn By Doing" Campaign
In 2016, the Bay Area kicked off a regional process to raise awareness about the value of our CTE ("Career Education") programs among potential students in the Bay Area. The campaign theme, "We Learn by Doing", is designed to emphasize the unique benefits of career education at California Community Colleges, building on findings from focus groups. Our target audiences are aged 16-24 and their influencers (aged 25-54). The regional campaign is aligned to the statewide marketing and branding effort. Visit the campaign website!

Practices with Promise  

Practices with Promise - Workforce Success Stories eShowcase
View success stories about effective practices and programs that have positively affected student success via regional collaboration: skills attainment in a high-priority sector; work-based experiences (e.g. internship, apprenticeship, etc); and/or gainful employment and competitive wage attainment. Visit the Success Stories eShowcase.

Workforce Stars  

Strong Workforce Stars - Workforce Outcomes eShowcase
California Community Colleges Strong Workforce Stars is an annual recognition of career education programs whose students show significant gains in factors important for advancing social mobility – a substantial increase in earnings, attainment of a living wage and a job closely matched with the field of study. Visit the Workforce Stars eShowcase.

Tell Me Something Good!

Many of you are receiving accolades, awards, and "atta boys" all the time, so come on now: "Tell Me Something Good!" Send your stories to Grant Goold at ggoold@cccco.edu.


The Opportunity
For community colleges to become essential catalysts to California’s economic recovery and jobs creation at the local, regional and state levels.

The Strategy
Doing What MATTERS for jobs and the economy is a four-pronged framework to respond to the call of our nation, state, and regions to close the skills gap. The four prongs are:

  • Give Priority for Jobs and the Economy
  • Make Room for Jobs and the Economy
  • Promote Student Success
  • Innovate for Jobs and the Economy
California Community Colleges Chancellor's Office