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Sacramento Needs to Address Its Lack of Technical Training

Sacramento Needs to Address Its Lack of Technical Training

By Roger Speer

As the uneven economy recovery continues in California, there is one area where jobs remain available: technical workers.

Workers with vocational training are currently in demand. The hardest segment of the workforce to replace has been the skilled trades, due to a shortage caused by the exodus of highly-skilled baby boomers that are entering retirement.

So where will we find these workers? There are many young adults in the 18- to 24-year-old age bracket that possess no post-high school education. Many of these individuals are either unemployed or have low-paying jobs that offer limited career paths.

While the national unemployment rate has fallen from 10 percent to 5.5 percent since the country entered recession in 2008, youth unemployment has remained stubbornly high, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics.

Pacific announces new Sacramento degrees: Expansion is milestone in region’s higher education

Pacific announces new Sacramento degrees: Expansion is milestone in region’s higher education

University of the Pacific celebrated June 26 the expansion of its Sacramento campus, longtime home of the Pacific McGeorge School of Law, into a multidisciplinary center that will educate the professionals California needs in the decades ahead.

Joining the law school will be new graduate programs in health, education, business and public policy. Five new degrees will be rolled out over the next two years: Master of Business Administration; Doctor of Education; Master of Public Policy; Master of Physician Assistant Studies; and Master of Public Administration.

“This is a watershed moment for our university,” said Pamela A. Eibeck, president of University of the Pacific. “Pacific has been a pioneer in higher education in California for more than a century and a half, and it is with great excitement that we expand our presence and service in the Sacramento region.”

Delta College Citizens’ Oversight Committee 2013/14 Annual Report

Delta College Citizens’ Oversight Committee 2013/14 Annual Report

Delta College’s Citizens’ Oversight Committee (COC) has released its Measure L Bond 2013/14 Annual Report. The COC is responsible for reviewing expenditures related to the College’s
$250-million Measure L general obligation bond, which was approved by voters on March 2, 2004.

The Citizens’ Oversight Committee consists of at least nine members. Committee members must reside in the San Joaquin Delta Community College District, be 18 years or older, and may not be an employee, vendor, contractor or consultant for the District.

Committee responsibilities include: reviewing quarterly expenditure reports produced by the District; informing the public concerning the District’s expenditure of bond proceeds, and presenting an annual report to the Board of Trustees.

San Joaquin Delta College's Summer Session Late Starting Classes!

San Joaquin Delta College's Summer Session Late Starting Classes!

Summer Session Late Starting Classes!

Check out San Joaquin Delta College's list of Summer Session late starting classes. Classes are offered in a variety of disciplines, June 20 thru August 3. Classes include: General Ed, Career & Technical Ed, P.E., and more!

Late Starting (PDF) - http://bit.ly/SumLateStarting
Online Registration - http://bit.ly/1EpGGTR

University of the Pacific awards more than 2,000 degrees at four ceremonies in three cities

University of the Pacific awards more than 2,000 degrees at four ceremonies in three cities

University of the Pacific is expected to confer 2,029 degrees during four commencement ceremonies in three cities over the next six weeks, celebrating a graduating class that includes 198 new attorneys, 201 new pharmacists, some 455 liberal arts majors, and more than 232 new engineers and computer scientists.

“I am extremely proud of this year’s class of outstanding Pacific graduates,” said Pacific President Pamela A. Eibeck. “These students have worked hard to prepare for leadership in their careers and in their lives. They’ve been mentored by some of the most brilliant and dedicated faculty anywhere, and I am excited for those grads to go make their impact on the world.”

UOP Offers Affordable Counseling Program

University of the Pacific is offering a substance abuse counseling program. The program is very affordable and can be completed in less than a year. Applications need to be in by June 8, and classes start in July.

Delta College's Disability Support Programs and Services's Annual Open House, May 6

Delta College's Disability Support Programs and Services's Annual Open House, May 6

DSPS is hosting its annual Open House for high school seniors and their parents on Wed., May 6, 5 - 6:30 pm in DeRicco 275. This event is designed to assist students and parents in their transition from high school disability related services to community college. The public welcome!
More Information - https://www.deltacollege.edu/dept/dsps/index.html