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Prepare
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 classes, mobile apps, and apprenticeships.

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Promote
We support and promote our adult learners. From pre-registration and learning, through career preparation and placement, we are here.

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Place
We place adult learners who have demonstrated job competency and readiness to work with employers who are excited to hire them for lasting, well-paying careers.

Competency-Based: 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 a job. 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.

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Hundreds sign up for the new Calbright College
Oct 7, 2019
On its opening day, nearly 700 people submitted applications to enroll in California’s new online-only two-year institution — Calbright College. The college was created to serve an entirely new adult and underemployed population of students who are working part-time jobs or stuck in positions that don’t pay a living wage. The California Community College system described […]
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Take Two: Calbright College
Oct 1, 2019
Calbright College President & CEO Heather Hiles talks about launch day on NPR’s Take Two, a program serving the greater Los Angeles region. Click here to listen.
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Editorial: California’s new skill-focused online college could be game changer
Oct 1, 2019
Online education has been hyped for years, and for good reason: A student doesn’t need a traditional classroom to learn. In particular, online education has great potential to help adults acquire new job skills after technology upends their careers. Unfortunately, this sort of online education has yet to live up to the hype. State leaders […]
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