Building a Workforce Ecosystem for the Cloud

May 17th 2022 - News, Uncategorized

“The high points from the partnership are more than the program. We have the opportunity to change lives.“ This is one of the impacts of the award-winning cloud computing partnership between Miami Dade College (MDC) and Amazon Web Services (AWS) as described by Antonio Delgado, Vice President of Innovation and Technology Partnerships at MDC. Recognized […]

Student Voices Launch the Fresno-Madera Virtual Dual Enrollment Hub

May 17th 2022 - News, Uncategorized

“So if you’re a high school student trying to take dual enrollment, it’s one of the best things you can do. I stopped working in the fields with my parents and I’m now the first generation in my family to go to college. Dual enrollment ended up saving me a lot of time and my parents a […]

Tools for Redesigning Transitions in Guided Pathways

April 27th 2022 - blog, News, Uncategorized

Community colleges serve students from diverse backgrounds with varied experiences and resources. Although colleges may have clear onboarding support mechanisms for students graduating from local high schools, more systems design might be needed to provide that same support for students coming to the college via a non-traditional pathway. This might include students who’ve been out […]

Students Speak Out for Dual Enrollment

April 26th 2022 - blog, News, Uncategorized

“The benefits from dual enrollment are amazing. It has helped me boost my confidence, being more responsible, and helped me in high school. I also loved it because it treated me like an adult while I was in high school,” said Lina Iboa Orozco in her testimony before the Assembly Higher Education Committee in support […]

Community Foundations Team Up to Expand Equitable Dual Enrollment in the Central Valley

March 29th 2022 - blog, News, Uncategorized

As California has moved in recent years to strengthen and expand dual enrollment, a group of community foundations in the Central Valley has been at the forefront of developing a broad, regional approach to support dual enrollment as a high-leverage strategy to increase equitable postsecondary attainment. The foundation partners—the Central Valley Community Foundation, the Community […]

Dual Enrollment for Foster Youth: Toward Effective Practice

February 28th 2022 - News, Uncategorized

“Just because we’re foster youth doesn’t mean we’re not capable… some people consider that a disadvantage… it doesn’t mean that’s our whole world.” This message to foster youth is from Iris, a foster youth who found her way to community college through dual enrollment classes she took as a high school student. She’s now majoring […]

GP Webinar: Active and Applied Learning

December 21st 2021 - blog, News, Uncategorized

At the December 16 webinar, practitioners from Chaffey College and Mt. San Jacinto College shared how they have embedded employability skills and badging in programs across the college—including CTE and non-CTE—and in student support services. Presenters Megan Basgall, Career Education Counselor, Business, Technology, & Entrepreneurship (BTE) MSJC Apprenticeship Program, Mt. San Jacinto College Jenny Hughes, […]

Lessons from the Pandemic: Implementing Systemic Changes in Counseling and Student Services

December 6th 2021 - blog, News, Uncategorized

Recordings and resources from the fall 2021 series of six webinars on redesigning student services and implementing systemic changes are available below. September 15. Successful Student Entry: Addressing & Supporting Student Needs As colleges “re-open”—returning in-person and via hybrid modalities—they have been reimagining how to provide safe, effective learning and support environments to help students […]

Breaking Down Barriers to Support Black Students

November 17th 2021 - blog, News, Uncategorized

An “acceleration, not remediation” approach has led to remarkable success for Black students in the early college program at Mount Miguel High School. Dr. Mark Jeffers, Matador Early College Program (MEC) coordinator, presented “Black Student Success in Dual Enrollment: A Case Study,” at the California Association of Black School Educators (CABSE) annual education conference in […]

Tools for Integrating Careers in Guided Pathways Redesign

October 25th 2021 - News, Uncategorized

Research indicates that students will change their major three times on average while in college. First-generation college students and students farthest from opportunity struggle more with understanding how college pathways impact their ability to transition from college to career and which degrees will fulfill both their interests and their economic needs. Research also suggests that […]