Declaring California a leader in online education, Gov. Jerry Brown was unequivocal about the promise of a new California online community college intended to serve workers seeking to improve their skills and urged its leaders to move quickly to get it up and running.
Community college has always been about being open and accessible.
California’s online college proposal ignites support among workers and opposition among some lawmakers
Millions of adults in California have few skills, no college credentials and are stuck in low-paying jobs.
As California's community college system develops a plan to create a statewide online community college -- an idea proposed and strongly backed by Jerry Brown, the state's Democratic governor -- a nonprofit group has released an analysis that seeks to identify the "stranded workers" the college would seek to serve.
Governor Jerry Brown is ramping up his campaign to convince legislators to fund a new, wholly online community college, arguing that millions of working-class Californians will then be able to take skills-building classes.
Nearly a quarter million people working in San Diego County are at risk of being left behind because they lack workforce credentials that can advance them into good middle-class jobs.
The statewide discussion on the creation of a new statewide online community college continued in the Antelope Valley this week.
For an increasing number of Americans, a patchwork of gig work is the norm, while others have become so-called independent workers because they take second jobs through digital platforms like Uber or Etsy to make ends meet. But nearly all face the challenges of inconsistent income and access to benefits.
A diverse coalition is building for Governor Jerry Brown’s plan to create a statewide online community college designed to serve workers who need more skills and credentials to move ahead but cannot access traditional college courses.
In the heart of the Silicon Valley, leaders from the booming region are talking about growing concerns over the workforce pipeline dealing with the dynamic and challenging conditions there.