Job training programs at 10 regional community colleges
SAN DIEGO (KUSI) – Fall enrollment is now open at all 10 of the region’s community colleges in San Diego and Imperial counties. Career Education programs, which prepare students in just two years for the growing number of competitive middle-skill jobs, are accepting new students at every campus.
Dr. Lynn Neault, President of the San Diego and Imperial Counties Community Colleges Association joined Good Morning San Diego to discuss the college’s programs.
“Community colleges are the most cost-effective choice for recent graduates who want to continue their education close to home and workers who need to upgrade skills or train for a new career,” said Lynn Neault, Chair of the San Diego and Imperial Counties Community College Association (SDICCCA) . “In the midst of so much uncertainty, you can never go wrong getting more education. With more than 200 programs to choose from, there’s something for every interest and skill level.”
Despite the impact of COVID-19 on the local job market, employer demand for workers with middle-skills job training remains high. Middle skills jobs require less education than a four-year degree. Many programs can be completed in as little as two years and 71 percent of graduates are employed within a year of program completion.