PRESIDENT’S UPDATE Good afternoon — On Thursday morning EdSource ran a story interviewing former Governor Jerry Brown about the future of Calbright, and he had this to say about the immediate need California has when it comes to the kind of training we are designed to provide: “There’s more money now in higher education than […]
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We prepare some of the 8 million Californians who feel stuck in “go-nowhere” jobs for careers with a future, and we do it through online training.
We support and promote our adult learners. From pre-registration and classes, through career preparation, we are here.
Calbright positions students who have demonstrated job competency and readiness for successful careers. We work to connect students with resources and organizations who can help advance their professional goals.
Calbright College is designed to focus on careers, not college credentials. Unlike other community colleges, rather than working toward an associate’s degree, our adult learners work toward career readiness. While many community colleges offer online classes, they are structured like a traditional college, that is: term-based and with fixed milestones. Calbright is different.
Calbright president Ajita Talwalker Menon appeared on this week’s EdSource podcast — you can listen here! President Menon began by talking about “the urgency of the moment” in both education and California. In under a half-hour they covered topics ranging from what makes Calbright’s model unique to how to protect people on the economic margins from […]
“California’s online-only community college bets big on new programs and partnerships to prove its value “ A new article from Ed Source summarizes the debate in the state legislature about Calbright. As it notes: “Without Calbright, these students may be left with the more costly for-profit education or no college at all.”