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CLP to lead California College Pathways

April 4, 2012
The Stuart and Walter S. Johnson Foundations have asked the Career Ladders Project to step in on an interim basis to provide leadership and technical assistance for California College Pathways. Click here to read the letter from the Foundations. To learn more, visit the California College Pathways w... Read More

LearningWorks’ Policy Brief on Rethinking Basic Skills Education in CA

March 20, 2012
“California’s future prosperity and competitiveness depends to an important degree on our ability to increase the share of basic skills students who attain a community college degree or certificate and/or transfer to and graduate from a four-year institution. The danger, as we make framing decis... Read More

Laney College’s Machine Technology CAA featured on Fox News

January 11, 2012
America’s economy was forged by machinists. But today, a quarter of the nation’s welders, engineers and steelworkers are getting ready to retire.  At Laney College, the Machine Technology CAA is training students to think with their hands and work safely around heavy machinery, preparin... Read More

CA Community Colleges Task Force on Student Success Recommendations

January 3, 2012
California Community Colleges Board of Governors (BOG) convened a task force of system representatives and external partners for the purpose of developing a plan to bring about significant improvements in success rates of community college students. The CCC Task Force on Student Success Recommenda... Read More

Open House at Laney College

December 8, 2011
“There aren’t many opportunities like this” says Jordan Gutter, a graduate from Rudsdale Continuation School in Oakland. He has always been interested in creating and building things and came to Laney College last semester without any previous welding or machining experience. Today, he is he... Read More

Carpinteria Fina at Laney

November 30, 2011
“I feel more valued, more happy with myself because I have learned more than what I expected to learn.” says Ricardo Guzman, a student in Carpinteria Fina, a program at Laney College’s wood technology department in Oakland. The program combines fine woodworking technology with English language... Read More

Career Advancement Academies in the Daily Breeze

October 2, 2011
Welding Prospects are on Fire El Camino College’s welding CAA program is featured in the Daily Breeze... Read More

Student Success Conference October 12 -14 2011

September 6, 2011
Across California, colleges are experimenting with dozens of approaches to improving career technical education, and their efforts are generating tangible results. The 2011 Strengthening Student Success conference offers a one-stop opportunity for CTE faculty and coordinators to find out what’s wo... Read More

New Reports on Basic Skills

May 1, 2011
New Reports on Basic Skills by The California Budget Project (CBP) California’s Basic Skills Students: Who Succeeds and Why Gateway to a Better Future: Creating a Basic Skills Sytem for California... Read More

Hands Across California

April 20, 2011
California’s community college system is the largest in the nation—112 colleges spanning the state and providing education and job training to nearly 3 million students every year. Yet every day, students struggle to pay for the cost of an education and face the difficult decision of giving up t... Read More