ARC Workforce Stars
Two ARC programs were recognized by the state as "Strong Workforce Stars": Biotechnology and Public and Protective Services. Both programs were recognized for having over 70% of the students who participate in their programs attain the regional living wage.
California Community Colleges Strong Workforce Stars is a new, annual recognition and celebration for career education programs, also known as career technical education, whose students show significant gains in factors important for advancing social mobility - a substantial increase in earnings, attainment of a living wage and a job closely matched with the field of study.
Strong Workforce Stars is an output of the Strong Workforce Program, an annual recurring investment of $200 million to spur career education in California Community Colleges.