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California Community Colleges Interim Chancellor Erik E. Skinner’s

Statement on the Legislature’s Passage of the State Budget

SACRAMENTO, Calif. –California Community Colleges Interim Chancellor Erik E. Skinner issued the following statement on the Legislature’s passage of the 2016-17 state budget:
“Lawmakers are to be congratulated on passing a balanced budget that will expand course offerings and create
50,000 more spots for students at community colleges. Enrollment is now open at our colleges, and I encourage Californians to consider the high quality programs offered throughout the state. Our colleges are the gateway to opportunity for millions of Californians every year. This budget also invests $200 million to improve and streamline workforce training throughout our system, which will yield tremendous benefits for students and employers.”
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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,, or