California’s nine Centers of Excellence (COE) perform a vital service: providing labor market information to community colleges so they can continue to improve the efficacy of their programs, both for… Read More – Labor Market Superhero: Director Jesse Crete and the New Orange County Center of Excellence
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15-year-old Maryam Edah-Tally was sitting on an overturned bucket in a dusty horse stable when she got an idea that would not only change her life but go on to… Read More – Horsing Around: Ernst & Young Teen Entrepreneur of the Year and Irvine Valley College Student Maryam Edah-Tally
By all measures, Orange County’s economy is booming. Thriving industry sectors, low unemployment rates, and higher wages all point to a regional economy that is flourishing, according to the 2019… Read More – Business and Entrepreneurship in Orange County with Regional Director Cathleen Greiner
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Download the Full Report. Orange County’s nine community colleges, as well as North Orange Continuing Education (NOCE), form the cornerstone of education and skills training in the region, creating career… Read More – The Growing Importance of Community Colleges to Orange County’s Economy
The more things change, the more they stay the same. It’s true in life, and especially in the manufacturing industry, where technological advances are completely transforming the way that products… Read More – Always on the Cutting Edge: Fullerton College Program Blends Tech, Tradition
What can you do with a wetsuit that only lasts two surf seasons, then takes more than 80 years to biodegrade in a landfill? That’s what environmentally-minded Fullerton College student… Read More – Entrepreneur for the Environment: Fullerton College’s Jody Davies
“When I started, I just knew how to fix stuff in the garage professionally,” reflects Golden West College Automotive Tech grad Thomas Nguyen on his first day as a professional automotive tech. “The training at the Golden West was [that] good.”
The job of an engineering officer is to build and maintain military bases — sometimes right in the middle of hostile territory. And Zachariah Whitrock, Navy veteran and Irvine Valley College student, wants a piece of the action.
Inspiration can strike from unlikely places and for NOCE student Leticia Reyes, it started with an ear infection.