Cañada College Earns Strong Workforce Gold Star Award
REDWOOD CITY, CALIF. (April 25, 2018) – The Cañada College Radiologic Technology program recently earned the California Community Colleges' Strong Workforce Gold Star Award for its improvement of students’ economic mobility in the Health sector. The community college system annually awards Strong Workforce Stars to colleges for career education programs 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.
Cañada College was among 70 California community colleges to receive a Gold Star Award recognition for its positive impact on students’ employment and earnings outcomes in programs aligned with the Doing What Matters sectors. Drawing on the most recent LaunchBoard data (2015-2016), these award winners demonstrated significantly higher outcomes than other career education programs in the state, looking across three key employment and earnings indicators:
- At least 70 percent of students attained regional living wage
- Students experienced an increase in income of 50 percent or more, and/or
- At least 90 percent of students secured employment in their field of study
Cañada College’s outcomes in the Radiologic Technology program include:
- 83 percent of students attaining regional living wage
- 388 percent increase in student earnings
- 100 percent of students securing employment in their field of study
"Cañada College takes great pride in providing our students with top-quality educational opportunities,” stated Cañada College President, Dr. Jamillah Moore. "Our dedicated and passionate team of faculty and staff provide hands-on training to ensure that our students have the tools needed to secure high-wage jobs and thrive in the workforce."
Strong Workforce Stars grew from the California Community Colleges' Doing What Matters for Jobs and Economy framework and its Strong Workforce Program. California is investing $200 million annually to spur additional and improved career education programs throughout its 114 community colleges.
About Cañada College: For 50 years, Cañada College has provided enriching and life-changing educational opportunities for the residents of San Mateo County. With the support and guidance from award-winning faculty and staff, residents can pursue certificates and degrees for career training or to serve as a transfer gateway to four-year colleges and universities. Located in the heart of the Silicon Valley, Cañada College offers hundreds of day, evening, and weekend courses in more than 40 quality instructional programs, including sciences, business, multi-media, medical assisting, the arts, and technical training. The College also provides extensive basic skills training and innovative student support services in counseling, orientation, certificate and degree planning, transfer assistance, and tutoring. Begin your Cañada College experience by visiting canadacollege.eduand follow us Facebook.com/canadacollegeRWC.
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