[Sign Up Now] to Receive Our FREE Daily SCVTV-SCVNews Digest by E-Mail

Inside
Weather
Santa Clarita CA
Sunny
Sunny
79°F
 
Calendar
Today in
S.C.V. History
October 23
1888 - 8:15 a.m.: Newhall's luxurious Southern Hotel burns to the ground [story]


The California Community Colleges Chancellor’s Office has named 18 College of the Canyons career education programs as Strong Workforce Stars for successfully improving student employment and wage outcomes.

Strong Workforce Stars is an annual recognition for career education programs within the California Community Colleges system whose graduates show significant gains in factors important for advancing social mobility – a substantial increase in earnings, attainment of a living wage and a job closely matched with the field of study.

“This incredible achievement serves as a testament to the excellence of our career education programs,” said COC Chancellor Dr. Dianne G. Van Hook. “Improving employment rates and strengthening the wage potential of our students has always been our main focus at College of the Canyons. The success of our students is ultimately our success too.”

The college’s nursing program was among the 116 career education programs across 71 California community colleges to receive the Gold Star honor. The program demonstrated a 235 percent increase in earnings, 84 percent of students attaining the regional living wage and 100 percent employment.

The college’s human resources management, small business management, marketing, construction management technology, and water systems technology programs were ranked as Silver Star programs.

The following college programs were designated a Bronze Star ranking: automotive technology, accounting, child development (early care and education), child development (administration and management), medical laboratory technology, office technology (office computer applications), film production, computer networking, administration of justice, fire technology, hospitality and paralegal.

“We are thrilled that we have been recognized as Strong Workforce Stars,” said Ron McFarland, Dean of the college’s School of Applied Technology.

“Our faculty and department chairs have worked diligently to build and support viable Career Education programs that serve the needs of our industry partners, which provides skills-ready employment opportunities for our students,” he said.

The 2018 Strong Workforce Stars were given to career education programs throughout the state in 12 industry sectors, based on earnings gains, living wage attainment and employment in field of study.

Those named Strong Workforce Stars met one or more of the following thresholds:

* An increase in earnings by 50 percent or more, based on a match to the state wage file, for students who earned a certificate or degree and were last enrolled in 2015-16.

* Attainment of the regional living wage by 70 percent or more, based on a match to the state wage file, for students who earned a certificate or degree and were last enrolled in 2015-16.

* 90 percent or more are employed in a job similar to their field of study, according to the Career Technical Education Outcomes Survey, for students who earned a certificate or degree and were last enrolled in 2014-15.

This year, the Bronze Stars, Silver Stars and Gold Stars levels were introduced, with each winning program receiving recognition in one of those categories. Bronze Stars programs met one or more thresholds, Silver Stars met two and Gold Stars met all three.

“Strong Workforce Stars career education programs are proven to help Californians increase their earning power,” said Van Ton-Quinlivan, executive vice chancellor for Workforce & Digital Futures. “With the introduction of levels this year, we are able to highlight those programs that are seeing significant results, as well as those that are on the rise toward even greater success.”

For more information about the COC’s career education programs, visit the department’s web page.

Comment On This Story
COMMENT POLICY: We welcome comments from individuals and businesses. All comments are moderated. Comments are subject to rejection if they are vulgar, combative, or in poor taste.
REAL NAMES ONLY: All posters must use their real individual or business name. This applies equally to Twitter account holders who use a nickname.

0 Comments

You can be the first one to leave a comment.

Leave a Comment


HIGHER EDUCATION LINKS
LOCAL COLLEGE HEADLINES
Tuesday, Oct 23, 2018
The Cinema Legacy program at AFI Fest (Nov. 9-15) celebrates film history and features screenings of recently restored classic and lesser-known films.
Monday, Oct 22, 2018
Several recent reports list California State University, Northridge as one of the leading institutions of higher education in the United States.
Monday, Oct 22, 2018
In celebration of its 10th anniversary at the Canyon Country campus, College of the Canyons' Center for Early Childhood Education will host an outdoor movie night and open house on Friday, Oct. 26 from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m.
Monday, Oct 22, 2018
Dr. John MacArthur, who will step aside as president of The Master's University in Newhall by May 2020, released a statement to students and faculty Monday.
Monday, Oct 22, 2018
The University of Southern California agreed Friday to pay $215 million to settle a federal class action on claims a former campus gynecologist sexually abused students over several years.
Keep Up With Our Facebook

Latest Additions to SCVNews.com
NORTHRIDGE - CSUN Women's Soccer (6-7-1, 2-4-0 BWC) dropped a heartbreaker to UC Davis in overtime by the final of 1-0 on Sunday afternoon at Matador Soccer Field.
CSUN Drops Heartbreaker to UC Davis
Oscar-winning producer Donna Gigliotti will produce the 91st Oscars, and Emmy-winning director Glenn Weiss will co-produce and direct the show, Academy President John Bailey announced Monday.
Academy Announces Producers, Director for 91st Oscars
The Cinema Legacy program at AFI Fest (Nov. 9-15) celebrates film history and features screenings of recently restored classic and lesser-known films.
Cinema Legacy AFI Fest to Include Films from CalArts Faculty
It’s fall in the SCV. Leaves are falling and the temperature is dropping, but your landscape can still thrive with proper care.
SCV Water Offering Free November Gardening Classes
The William S. Hart Union High School District needs two new members of the Measure SA Citizens’ Oversight Committee. These members will serve a two-year term with a maximum of three consecutive terms.
Hart District Seeking New Members for Oversight Committee
The Valencia High School Marching Band & Color Guard is pleased to announce the 7th Annual Pride of the Vikings Field Show Tournament on Thursday, Nov. 8, at 4:30 p.m. in Santa Clarita.
Nov. 8: Pride of the Vikings Field Show Tournament
Santa Clarita-based landscaping firm Stay Green, Inc. has been recognized in a national industry-wide competition, bringing home accolades for its ability to keep local communities green.
Local Landscape Firm Nabs 3 National Awards
The second annual “Heart to Hart” benefit concert is scheduled for Friday, Nov. 2, at 7:00 p.m. in the Hart High School Auditorium, 24825 Newhall Ave., Newhall.
Nov. 2: ‘Heart to Hart’ Concert Benefiting Children with Cancer
Six Flags Magic Mountain, the “Thrill Capital of the World,” and its sister park, Six Flags New England, have placed a friendly wager on the upcoming World Series between the Los Angeles Dodgers and Boston Red Sox.
Six Flags Magic Mountain, Six Flags New England Vie for Bragging Rights
1888 - 8:15 a.m.: Newhall's luxurious Southern Hotel burns to the ground [story]
Several recent reports list California State University, Northridge as one of the leading institutions of higher education in the United States.
New Rankings List CSUN Among Top U.S. Colleges
In celebration of its 10th anniversary at the Canyon Country campus, College of the Canyons' Center for Early Childhood Education will host an outdoor movie night and open house on Friday, Oct. 26 from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m.
Oct: 26: ‘Coco’ to Screen at COC Early Childhood Education Open House
The No. 11-ranked Mustangs beat San Diego Christian, 3-0, by scores of 25-15, 25-21 and 25-14, maintaining a two-match lead in conference standings on Saturday with four to play.
TMU Women’s Volleyball Team Sweeps San Diego at Home
The Master's University men's cross country team finished three points, and about three seconds, behind conference rival Westmont College at the Warrior Invitational in Rocklin, Calif. on Saturday.
TMU Men’s Cross Country Takes Big Step as Championship Race Looms
TMU freshman and cross-country runner Arianna Ghiorso ran a personal best 17 minutes, 58.2 seconds to finish fourth overall at the Warrior Invitational in Rocklin, Calif. on Saturday.
TMU Freshman Ghiorso Shines for Women’s Cross Country
The Mustangs women's volleyball team beat Hope (13-12, 6-7) on Friday for the second time in the last 10 days, rolling in sets one and three and playing clutch in set two.
TMU Women’s Volleyball Gets Back on Track with Win in Fullerton
A Los Angeles County Fire Department helicopter flew a pediatric patient in need of emergency treatment from Saugus to UCLA Medical Center late Monday morning, according to LACoFD officials.
Child Airlifted from Saugus to UCLA in Medical Emergency
A Santa Clarita woman was arrested Sunday and charged with two felonies after allegedly making bomb threats at businesses in Valencia.
SCV Detectives Arrest Valencia Bomb Threat Suspect
On-location filming in Greater Los Angeles rose 3 percent in the third quarter of 2018, according to the latest update from FilmL.A.
On-Location Feature Production in LA Up for 3rd Straight Quarter
Dr. John MacArthur, who will step aside as president of The Master's University in Newhall by May 2020, released a statement to students and faculty Monday.
MacArthur to Step Aside as Master’s University President
The University of Southern California agreed Friday to pay $215 million to settle a federal class action on claims a former campus gynecologist sexually abused students over several years.
USC Agrees to $215 Million Settlement in Sex-Abuse Scandal
The city of Santa Clarita has updated the list of productions shooting in the city and the Santa Clarita Valley for the week of Oct. 22-28, 2018.
‘Design Hacks,’ ‘Magnum Opus,’ ‘The Laundromat’ Now Filming in SCV
Two people were injured when their car veered off Vasquez Canyon Road in Saugus Sunday afternoon.
Crash Injures 2, Sparks Brush Fire off Vasquez Canyon Road
The Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff's Station and Ralphs Pharmacy will partner with the Drug Enforcement Administration for a prescription drug take-back drive on Saturday, Oct. 27, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Oct. 27: Prescription Drug Take-Back Drive at SCV Sheriff’s Station
The first annual International Charity Fraud Awareness Week is Oct. 22-28, and California Attorney General Xavier Becerra has issued some tips for consumers.
Oct. 22-28: First International Charity Fraud Awareness Week
Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff's Station deputies arrested a man on two felony firearms charges in Castaic early Friday morning.
Deputies Arrest Man in Castaic on Felony Weapons Charges
1898 - Birth of Mary S. Ruiz, eldest child of Enrique & Rosaria Ruiz of San Francisquito Canyon; all died in 1928 dam disaster [cemetery census]
Here is the Santa Clarita Valley Football Roundup for Week 9 of the 2018 season. College of the Canyons remains undefeated with a win against East LA, while Hart handed West Ranch its first defeat of the season.
Santa Clarita Valley Football Roundup
2007 - Buckweed fire chars 38,000 acres, destroys 21 homes in Canyon Country and Agua Dulce [story]
1873 - Santa Barbara lawyers Charles Fernald and J.T. Richards purchase Rancho San Francisco for $33,000 (75 cents an acre) in a sheriff's sale [story]
Santa Clarita City Councilmembers on Tuesday night will discuss how to respond to county planners' request that developers consider a homeless shelter in Phase II of the proposed Tesoro del Valle housing project just north of city limits.
Oct. 23: City to Weigh Response to County Idea for Tesoro Homeless Shelter
The annual "Fun in the Sun" Chili Cook-Off staged by the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department to benefit the Special Olympics is set for Saturday, Oct. 20 from 11 a.m to 4 p.m. at the Jack Bones Equestrian Center in Castaic.
Oct. 20: LASD ‘Fun in the Sun’ Chili Cook-Off to Benefit Special Olympics
College of the Canyons administrators alerted students and faculty Friday morning to a report of an unwanted sexual encounter Thursday in a COC restroom.
Unwanted Sexual Encounter Reported at COC
Brian O’Connor has been promoted to vice president brand and corporate communication at Santa Clarita-based Princess Cruises.
Princess Cruises Ups O’Connor to VP Brand, Corporate Communications
The Santa Clarita City Council will hold its next meetings at City Hall on Tuesday, Oct. 23.
Oct. 23: Santa Clarita City Council Regular, Special Meetings
The National Weather Service issued an urgent red flag warning at 3 p.m. Friday that will remain in effect in the Santa Clarita Valley until 10 p.m. due to gusty Santa Ana wind and low humidity.
Red Flag Warning Flies Till 10 Friday Night