DACA provides work permits and protection for more than 800,000 undocumented immigrants brought to this country as children, including nearly 223,000 in California. An estimated 7,000 in Ventura County are eligible for the program, including 1,100 students alone in our three community colleges.
More than $527,000 in Department of Educations grants will help underserved students in Ventura County carve a path to college.
The Ventura County Community College District and the League of United Latin American Citizens (LULAC) National Educational Service Centers each received a federal grant to implement Upward Bound programs, which help students from low-income families become first-generation college attendees. The grants were announced by the office of U.S. Rep. Julia Brownley, D-Westlake Village.
“Oxnard College is offering free tuition to our graduating students this year, as long as they take a full load of classes and keep a grade-point average of 2.1 or above.”
Ventura County General Services Agency Director David Sasek commends Oxnard College and Fleet Service partnership.
OC LIVE is the new performing arts and lecture series at Oxnard College (OC). Our goal is to bring dynamic and inspiring speakers and artists to OC’s Performing Arts Building stage on a regular basis throughout the academic year.
To help families and their children learn about higher education, Reiter Affiliated Companies (RAC) and Oxnard Community College co-hosted, Semillas Para El Éxito: Una Tarde de Aprendizaje.
The college information night took place Thursday, Aug. 3, 2017 at Oxnard College and kicked off with a conference and panel followed by an education resource fair.
“We are very excited to partner with Oxnard College for this event,” said Coco Ramirez, member of the event organizing committee. “Our goal is to inform parents and children about the opportunities and resources available to them so that the dream of attending college can become a reality.”
The School-to-Work program at Oxnard College was initiated by automotive program instructors Jeff Hiben and Richard Williams in 2014. The School-to-Work program was approved in 2015; it includes the Automotive Technology and Auto Body and Fender Repair programs; they are two-year degree or certificate programs that prepare students to enter the automotive industry as entry-level technicians and provides continuous improvement training to technicians already employed in the industry.
The female veterans who gathered in Thousand Oaks survived the perils of military service and the trauma that can follow. But returning to civilian life turned out to be one of their strongest foes.
"Transition is the most difficult thing," said Deon Watson, a former Navy Seabee who attended the discussion Wednesday at Rep. Julia Brownley's office.
Watson, the former Seabee, works with veterans at a career center at Oxnard College.