Skyline High School’s Computer Academy visits Berkeley City College

May 25, 2015
  On May 21, 2015 50 students from Skyline High School’s Computer Academy clambered out of a bus on Center Street and poured into the foyer of Berkeley Community College (BCC). Just as enthusiastically awaiting them were Berkeley City College faculty and staff, and executives and technolo... Read More

Berkeley City College Introduces High School Students to Careers in Game Design

May 13, 2015
Mary Clarke-Miller, the Game Design instructor and a couple of her students went over the details of their projects. Two of her students came to class to work on programming. Their characters were already designed, they had written their scripts, and were now resolving the kinks that kept their game... Read More

The Bay Area’s best Surgical Technologist program – Skyline College

March 20, 2015
Henry Viray Jr. always knew he wanted to work in the medical field. Growing up, he was surrounded by family members who worked in medicine, ranging from nurses to pharmacy technicians. For Henry, a South San Francisco native, it was just a matter of finding the right match, one that paired well with... Read More

East Bay Career Pathways Convening at Kaiser Permanente Garfield Innovation Center

March 9, 2015
On May 7th, 2015, an eager crowd of educators, administrators and industry partners gathered at Kaiser Permanente Garfield Innovation Center for the East Bay Career Pathways Trust Convening (EBCPT).  The gathering highlighted non-common career pathways in the health field, and held a number of thou... Read More

DVC launches careers through the CAA’s Pre-Apprenticeship Program

February 4, 2015
David Rivas, 28, leans over rows of rebar at a Habitat for Humanity construction site in Walnut Creek. It’s a hot May day and Rivas is part of a 17 member trade pre-apprenticeship cohort at Diablo Valley College. Today, the group is preparing for a critical foundation inspection, but Rivas isn... Read More

iDesign-M at Laney College

July 16, 2012
“Taking this class makes me think that what I’m learning is useful,” says Sonia Xu of Alameda High. “I actually got to use some of the math I learned in school here. It was kind of weird to use the stuff I learned.” Sonia is one of 18 high school students taking part in the […]... Read More

ATLAS Workforce Development Program at College of Alameda

June 20, 2012
Once you enter the E building at Alameda College, it’s hard to imagine you haven’t just stepped into a contemporary American warehouse. In fact, that’s the point. “The equipment and material we use here is designed to mimic what you might find in any warehouse,” says instructor John Taylor... Read More

Open House at Laney College

December 8, 2011
“There aren’t many opportunities like this” says Jordan Gutter, a graduate from Rudsdale Continuation School in Oakland. He has always been interested in creating and building things and came to Laney College last semester without any previous welding or machining experience. Today, he is he... Read More

Carpinteria Fina at Laney

November 30, 2011
“I feel more valued, more happy with myself because I have learned more than what I expected to learn.” says Ricardo Guzman, a student in Carpinteria Fina, a program at Laney College’s wood technology department in Oakland. The program combines fine woodworking technology with English language... Read More

Hands Across California

April 20, 2011
California’s community college system is the largest in the nation—112 colleges spanning the state and providing education and job training to nearly 3 million students every year. Yet every day, students struggle to pay for the cost of an education and face the difficult decision of giving up t... Read More