Grant enables 40 Graduates to Receive Additional Training
San Diego (January 23, 2014) —
California College San Diego (CCSD) received a grant from the non-profit organization Able Disabled Advocacy (A-DA). The award gives 40 CCSD graduates the opportunity to receive occupational skills training, on the job training, paid internships, career counseling and job placement assistance from A-DA. Ken Webb, campus director of California College San Diego, says the A-DA award will set participants up for great earning potential. “This partnership allowed us to put our graduates into continuing education programs.” Webb said. “Once they’ve completed the special additional training, they would have starting salaries between 25 to 30 dollars per hour.”
Able-Disabled Advocacy is a non-profit organization founded in 1975 that provides employment and training services to individuals with all types of disabilities and other barriers to employment. Able-Disabled Advocacy’s mission is to provide vocational skills training and educational advancement for youth and adults with disabilities and to assist them in finding employment and overcoming barriers to personal and financial self-sufficiency. The training programs are funded by grants from the Department of Labor.
To learn more about programs and degrees offered at California College San Diego, visit http://www.cc-sd.edu/ or call 1-800-622-3188.
About California College San Diego
Educating professionals for more than 30 years, California College San Diego (CCSD) provides career-focused higher education to students in Southern California. Offering undergraduate degree programs in healthcare, business, graphic arts and computer science, and graduate degree programs in healthcare and business, California College San Diego is committed to preparing professionals for meaningful careers and an increased sense of satisfaction. Dedicated to advancing higher education opportunities in its communities, CCSD also provides free GED® preparation and other courses through its through its Good Neighbor Initiative.* California College San Diego has a main campus in San Diego, a branch campus in San Marcos and a satellite campus in National City. For more information, please call 801-312-0079. California College San Diego is accredited by the Accrediting Commission of Career Schools and Colleges (ACCSC).