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Press Release — Twenty-four California Community Colleges Move Forward with Makerspaces to Prepare Students to Contribute the Creative

August 7, 2017

Sacramento — Makerspace initiatives at 24 community colleges from Orange County to Oroville are being awarded a total of $6 million in grants from the California Community Colleges Chancellor’s Office to establish maker programs that foster student innovation and entrepreneurial skills.

Press Release — Standouts in Career Education Earn Accolades as California's Community Colleges Advance Social and Economic Mobility

July 24, 2017

SacramentoMore than 100 career education programs delivered by 65 institutions in the California Community Colleges system have earned a spot among the ranks of Strong Workforce Stars for their successes in helping students increase their earning power and social mobility.

Press Release — California Community Colleges Launches New Campaign Focused on Career Education Program Offerings

July 20, 2017

Sacramento — The California Community Colleges today launched a new campaign aimed at prospective students, both high school students and adults who want to gain new skills, as well as parents, counselors, employers, and other stakeholders to promote the benefits of California Community Colleges Career Education as an affordable, accessible pathway to a rewarding career.

Media Statement — California Community Colleges Chancellor Eloy Ortiz Oakley’s Statement on Ted Mitchell Taking the Helm at the American Council on Education

July 20, 2017

Sacramento — California Community Colleges Chancellor Eloy Ortiz Oakley issued the following statement on Ted Mitchell being named president of the American Council on Education:

Media Advisory — California Community Colleges Launches New Campaign Focused on more than 200 Career Education Program Offerings

July 19, 2017

Sacramento — The California Community Colleges launches new campaign, aimed at prospective students, both high school students and adult students, as well as parents, counselors, employers, and other stakeholders to promote the benefits of California Community Colleges Career Education as an affordable, accessible pathway to a rewarding, good-paying career.

Press Release — Dr. John W. Rice Award Presented to California Community Colleges Programs Exemplifying Diversity and Equity

July 18, 2017

Sacramento — The 17th Annual Dr. John W. Rice Diversity & Equity Award ceremony today honored two college programs whose work has promoted student equity, diversity and access in the California Community Colleges. The ceremony was held at the Crocker Art Museum.

Press Release — Significant Improvements in Transfer Rates and Job Readiness Skills Highlight New Strategic Vision of the California Community Colleges System

July 17, 2017

Sacramento — The California Community Colleges Board of Governors today embraced an ambitious strategic plan calling for sizeable increases in the number of students transferring to a University of California or California State University campus, substantial improvements in preparing students for in-demand jobs and eliminating the achievement gap altogether.

Press Release — California Community Colleges Chancellor Eloy Ortiz Oakley Taps Chaffey College Dean to Lead Educational Services for 114-College System

July 5, 2017

Sacramento — California Community Colleges Chancellor Eloy Ortiz Oakley today announced that Laura Hope, dean of instructional support at Chaffey College, will join the state Chancellor’s Office as executive vice chancellor for educational services beginning in August.

Media Statement — California Community Colleges Chancellor Eloy Ortiz Oakley’s Statement on the Legislature’s Passage of the California State Budget

June 15, 2017

Sacramento — California Community Colleges Chancellor Eloy Ortiz Oakley issued the following statement following the passage by the Legislature of the 2017-18 state budget:

Press Release — Board of Governors President Cecilia V. Estolano Congratulates Decision that Restores Accreditation to Compton College

June 9, 2017

Sacramento — California Community Colleges Board of Governors President Cecilia V. Estolano today congratulated college and community leaders along with faculty and students from Compton Community College District following a decision that restores accreditation to Compton College.

Press Release — State Leaders Encourage California Dreamers to Apply for Financial Aid

May 31, 2017

Sacramento — The California Community Colleges system today launched a new online video, that encourages California students to apply for financial aid despite the current federal immigration climate.

Media Statement — California Community Colleges Chancellor Eloy Ortiz Oakley’s Statement on President Donald Trump’s Budget Proposal

May 23, 2017

Sacramento — California Community Colleges Chancellor Eloy Ortiz Oakley issued the following statement on President Donald Trump’s proposed federal budget, which was released today.

Press Release — California Community Colleges Board of Governors Honors Four with 2017 Classified Employee of the Year Award

May 17, 2017

Sacramento — The California Community Colleges Board of Governors today honored Ashley Chelonis, Zolayma Martin, Roberta McKinney and Julie Vu as the 2017 California Community Colleges Classified Employees of the Year.

Media Statement — California Community Colleges Chancellor Eloy Ortiz Oakley’s Statement on Gov. Jerry Brown's Revised Budget Proposal

May 11, 2017

Sacramento — California Community Colleges Chancellor Eloy Ortiz Oakley’s Statement on Gov. Jerry Brown's Revised Budget Proposal.

Press Release — California Community Colleges Announces Pathway to Self-Employment Pilot to Kickoff California’s Small Business Month

May 1, 2017

SacramentoIn conjunction with California Small Business Month in May, the California Community Colleges today announced a new program designed to pathway students into the small business world of freelancers, independent contractors and entrepreneurs enabled through online platforms – workers who comprise the “gig economy.”

Press Release — California Community Colleges Announce Virtual Town Hall to Develop Strategic Vision for the System

April 11, 2017

Sacramento — The California Community Colleges Chancellor’s Office, with support from the Foundation for California Community Colleges, the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, The James Irvine Foundation and College Futures Foundation, is soliciting input from the public through a virtual town hall as part of an effort to develop a long-term, ambitious vision for the California Community Colleges.

Press Release — Chancellor Eloy Ortiz Oakley Congratulates 14 California Community Colleges and Community College Districts for Winning Award for Innovation in Higher Education

April 4, 2017

Sacramento — California Community Colleges Chancellor Eloy Ortiz Oakley congratulated the 14 California community colleges and community colleges districts that they won a $25 million state award for developing innovative programs to increase completion rates and make college more affordable. The Committee on Awards for Innovation in Higher Education announced the awards on Monday. The money will be split among the winning campuses and districts.

Press Release — New Salary Surfer Data Show Big Wage Gains for Students Who Earn Associate Degrees or Certificates at California Community Colleges

March 29, 2017

Sacramento — It pays to complete your degree: earning a degree or certificate from a California community college continues to deliver a remarkable return on investment, according to updated analysis on Salary Surfer data. The online tool allows students and the public to view aggregated median earnings of those who complete a certificate or degree in a specific community college discipline and then enter the workforce.

Press Release — California Community Colleges Chancellor Eloy Ortiz Oakley Addresses Higher Education Needs of Chinese Community at Media Roundtable

March 28, 2017

Los Angeles — California Community Colleges Chancellor Eloy Ortiz Oakley hosted a Chinese media roundtable to address higher education needs of the Chinese community and to share key information and facts on the community college system and the availability of many different types of financial aid.  Chancellor Oakley heads the largest system of higher education in the nation that is composed of a network of 113 community colleges throughout California.