FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
IR #2008-64
October 22, 2008

CONTACT:
Dean Fryer
(415) 703-5050
Pam Kelly, PRx
(408) 483-2410
Internet: www.dir.ca.gov


California Construction College—First of its kind

WHO

John C. Duncan, Director, Department of Industrial Relations
Neil Struthers, CEO, Santa Clara and San Benito Counties Building and Construction Trades Council
Rosa Perez, Chancellor, San Jose/Evergreen Community College District
Dr. Michael L. Burke, President San Jose City College
Anthony Mirenda, President and CEO TBI Construction
Bob Nunez, Superintendent, East Side Union High School District
Dr. Kathy Werle, Dean of Applied Science, Technology & Physical Education

WHAT

The Unveiling of the California Construction College (CCC)

WHEN

Thursday, October 23, 2008
10:30-11:00am—press conference
11:00am -1:00pm—presentation, tour and lunch

WHERE

California Construction College at San Jose City College
New Career Technology Center
2100 Moorpark Ave. Bldg. CT
San Jose, CA 95128

WHY

The CCC is the first program of its kind to offer college credit for construction training. It is part of the Governor’s initiative on improving and strengthening Career Technical Education and is designed to attract skilled workers who are looking for professional careers as construction managers, job estimators, supervisors, project engineers and Career Technical Education teachers.

The CCC will offer students a college education directly linked to career opportunities and choices in the construction trades; an associate or bachelor’s degree along with certificate programs designed by construction industry professionals; and on-line coursework or other distance learning opportunities combined with lab and field experience.
        
The CCC is a joint venture between the Santa Clara County Construction Careers Association, San Jose City College, and the National Labor College, a partnership supported by labor organizations, the construction industry, and the education sector including the California Community College Chancellor’s Office..

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