MEDIA ADVISORY August 21, 2015

Paige Marlatt Dorr

Office: 916.327.5356

Cell: 916.601.8005

Office E-mail: pdorr@cccco.edu

BlackBerry: PMarlatt@comcast.net

California Community Colleges to Hold San Francisco Town Hall Meeting on Recommendations to Improve Delivery of Workforce Education

Who/What: Members of the California Community Colleges Board of Governors and Chancellor Brice W. Harris will participate in a town hall meeting to discuss 25 recommendations developed by a task force aimed at improving the delivery of workforce education in the system’s 113 community colleges. The Task Force on Workforce, Job Creation and a Strong Economy was formed to address California’s anticipated shortage of 1 million skilled workers over the next decade. The panel’s recommendations will be presented at the event sponsored by SEIU-- United Healthcare Workers West and the Bay Area Council, and media will have opportunities for one-on-one interviews with key leaders in this effort.

When/ Thursday, August 27 from 9 -11 a.m. Where: Bay Area Council office

353 Sacramento St., 10th Floor

San Francisco, CA 94111

NOTE: Media planning to attend are asked to RSVP to Paige Marlatt Dorr at pdorr@cccco.edu. Members of the public wishing to attend are asked to RSVP by registering at this link.

The California Community Colleges is the largest system of higher education in the nation composed of 72 districts and 113 colleges serving 2.1 million students per year. Community colleges supply workforce training, basic skills education and prepare students for transfer to four-year institutions. The Chancellor’s Office provides leadership, advocacy and support under the direction of the Board of Governors of the California Community Colleges. For more information about the community colleges, please visit http://californiacommunitycolleges.cccco.edu/, https://www.facebook.com/CACommColleges, or https://twitter.com/CalCommColleges.

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