Now We Know Our Regional Might: Advancing Equity and Economic Mobility Through Career Education

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Article Summary:

The San Diego and Imperial Counties Community Colleges Regional Consortium, with support from California’s Strong Workforce Program, has made steady progress in improving systems for the region’s students.

To increase student success and lead more students to family-sustaining jobs, the Regional Consortium has strategically invested in key equity-focused areas of change, including:

  • Strengthening faculty capacity to support student success through the Strong Workforce Faculty Institute
  • Providing faculty with key supports to integrate work-based learning into all courses
  • Reforming onboarding practices by identifying students’ academic and non-academic needs and connecting students early to services and career planning

These equitable practices aimed at improving students’ early community college experiences set students on a path to persist and successfully complete.

This article is the third in a series by the San Diego and Imperial Counties Community Colleges Regional Consortium. It builds upon two previous articles about the region’s reform efforts to increase the capacity of its community colleges to lead more students to completion and into living-wage jobs.

Read Leveraging Strong Workforce Funding to Build an Innovative Infrastructure and Stronger Together: How an Ecosystem of Partnerships Leads to Change.


  • Published 2022
  • Topic Change ManagementEquity
  • Type Article
  • Format Print
  • Project/Commitee All
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