Community Colleges – Exploring Careers

Explore why community colleges are one of California’s biggest training grounds for much-needed nurses. Visit the world’s largest viticulture and winery program at Napa Valley College. A unique program in San Jose trains Tesla electric vehicle technicians. Explore transfer agreements between community colleges and the UC campuses. Careers take flight from an aviation program in Sacramento.

Inside California Education brings compelling stories from all over the Golden State about California’s complex, evolving, and innovative public education system. It focuses on how public education’s challenges, opportunities, and successes impact students, parents, teachers, administrators, policymakers and others. Stories range from pre-kindergarten to twelfth grade, and include special education, adult education, vocational training, local funding issues, and groundbreaking new education programs. It also profiles some of the heroes making a daily difference in the lives of California’s six million public school students.

For more information about Inside California Education visit If you have a comment or show idea for Inside California Education, contact Christina Salerno.

Funding for the Inside California Education series is made possible by:

Imagine the Possiblitites CA lottery

Stuart Foundation

Full Inside California Education Episodes

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Community Colleges: Learning and Helping During the Pandemic

California’s community colleges are still teaching students and enabling them to help.

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Learning at Home

Explore learning at home through the eyes of students, parents, teachers, and experts.

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Community Colleges – A Higher Education

4-year degrees, ranch management, first-generation students, theater, urban farming

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Workforce Training

HireLAX, firefighting academy, biotechnology workers, agriculture careers.

Additional funding provided by:

Schools Financial Credit Union

Schools Insurance Authority, Capitol Advisors Group, LLC, California Association of School Business Officials, Association of California School Administrators, California Teachers Association, California Parent Teachers Association, California School Employees Association, California School Boards Association, California Association of Latino Superintendents and Administrators, California Federation of Teachers, California County Superintendents Educational Services Association, School Services of California, Inc., Los Rios Federation of Teachers