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  • A New Approach to STEM Education and Careers

    A New Approach to STEM Education and Careers

  • California STEM Core Network

    California STEM Core Network

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  • Pre-College Bridge Program

    Pre-College Bridge Program

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  • Bridge to Engineering (B2E) Program

    Bridge to Engineering (B2E) Program

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  • Bay Bridge to Engineering for Veterans

    Bay Bridge to Engineering for Veterans

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Our Approach

The California Community College system, the nation’s largest and most diverse, is a great resource to meet the workforce needs of California’s growing STEM economy.  Most of the 2.4 million students entering community college, however, lack the math, computer, and communication skills to pursue these high-wage technical careers.  Growth Sector, in collaboration with community colleges, foundations and employers such as NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory and Lawrence Livermore Lab,  has reimagined traditional educational models and created a new, innovative pathway to engineering and computer science opportunities.  Our new “STEM Core” model, now being implemented at 14 community colleges around California, has shown critical early success in readying students for calculus, engineering and computer science internships, jobs and/or transfer to B.S. degree programs.

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Featured Program: Santa Ana College Bridge 2 Engineering

Here is a video featuring Santa Ana College’s Bridge 2 Engineering students describing what the program has meant for them…