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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.

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

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Calbright positions students who have demonstrated job competency and readiness for success. We seek potential opportunities for full-time employment, and work to connect students with resources and organizations who can help advance their career goals.

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 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.

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COVID-19 Special Update

We are closely monitoring the COVID19 pandemic, and want to reassure all employees and enrolled students that we are continuing to provide the necessary supports for students to continue coursework. As we are an online campus, we do not have plans at this time to suspend operations.  We understand this is a challenging situation, and […]

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CALBRIGHT BOARD OF TRUSTEES NAMES AJITA MENON AS INTERIM CEO

Oakland, CA – Calbright College, California’s online community college dedicated to increasing economic opportunity for low-income working adults, today announced the selection of Ajita Talwalker Menon as interim President and CEO.  Calbright’s former President and CEO, Heather Hiles, resigned in January. Menon will serve as the college’s chief executive until the Board of Trustees concludes […]

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Hundreds sign up for the new Calbright College

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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