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MEDIA  STATEMENT
May  13,  2014

Contact: Paige Marlatt Dorr Office: 916.327.5356
Cell: 916.601.8005
Office E-­‐mail: pdorr@cccco.edu
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California Community Colleges Chancellor Brice W. Harris Applauds $50 Million Increase for Career Technical Education Funding in Revised 2014-2015 Budget Plan

SACRAMENTO, Calif. – California Community Colleges Chancellor Brice W. Harris issued the following statement on Gov. Jerry Brown’s revised 2014-­‐15 state budget proposal, released today, which boosts career technical education funding by $50 million:
“We applaud Gov. Brown’s continued commitment to help more students attend California community colleges and succeed. The additional funding for career technical education will help colleges enhance, retool, and expand workforce education programs that are regionally focused to better address labor market needs. After years of trimming career technical education programs because of budget cuts, this $50 million increase
will translate into more skilled workers and economic growth.”

The California Community Colleges is the largest system of higher education in the nation composed of 72 districts and 112 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/.

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