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ERIC Number: ED566690
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2014-Mar
Pages: 10
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: N/A
California Community Colleges: Vital to the Economy
California Community Colleges, Chancellor's Office
The California Community Colleges play an important role in boosting the state's economy by serving more than 2.3 million students a year. In fact, one out of three community college students in the U.S. is enrolled in a California community college, making it the nation's largest system of higher education. Their 112 colleges provide students with the knowledge and background necessary in today's competitive job market. With a wide range of educational offerings, the colleges provide workforce training, basic skills courses in English and math, certificate and degree programs and preparation for transfer to four-year colleges and universities. In a difficult economy, a college education is critical. Their campuses also serve as a natural gateway for veterans seeking a degree or job skills to transition to civilian life. This brief report describes how California Community Colleges: (1) fuel California's workforce; (2) provide high return on college education for students and for California; (3) address California's need for college-educated workers; (4) partner with businesses to provide training and specialized internships; and (5) award degrees and certificates in high-demand, high-wage and high-tech fields.
California Community Colleges Chancellor's Office. 1102 Q Street, Sacramento, CA 95814. Tel: 916-327-5887; Fax: 916-327-5889; e-mail:; Web site:
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Two Year Colleges; Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: California Community Colleges, Chancellor's Office
Identifiers - Location: California