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Cuesta receives 16 ‘Strong Workforce Star’ recognitions 

Cuesta campus San Luis Obispo.

–Recently, Cuesta College was honored for its Career Technical Education program successes with multiple 2018 Strong Workforce Star recognitions. The California Community Colleges Chancellor’s Office analyzed college programs throughout the state whose students showed significant gains in factors important in building a skilled workforce, for advancing personal social mobility via a substantial increase in earnings and attainment of a living wage, and for placement in a job closely matched with the field of study.

The following 16 Cuesta College Career Technical Education programs were recognized as 2018 Strong Workforce Stars:

Gold Stars (attained threshold outcomes on three metrics)

• Registered Nursing: 136% increase in earnings, 84% of students attained the regional living wage and 100% of students are employed in a job similar to their field of study
• Psychiatric Technician: 245% increase in earnings, 86% of students attained the regional living wage and 100% of students are employed in a job similar to their field of study

Bronze Stars (attained threshold outcomes on one metric)

• Licensed Vocational Nursing: 135% increase in earnings and 82% of students attained the regional living wage
• Electronics Technology: 61% increase in earnings and 77% of students attained the regional living wage
• Paralegal: 53% increase in earnings and 73% of students attained the regional living wage
• Medical Assisting: 158% increase in earnings
• Paramedic: 95% of students attained the regional living wage
• Computer Information Systems: 88% increase in earnings
• Construction Crafts Technology: 81% increase in earnings
• Computer Infrastructure and Support: 80% increase in earnings
• Radio and Television: 73% increase in earnings
• Nutrition, Foods, and Culinary Arts: 69% increase in earnings
• Administration of Justice: 69% increase in earnings
• Child Development-Early Care and Education: 61% increase in earnings
• Accounting: 51% increase in earnings
• Family Studies: 51% increase in earnings

“Our Career Technical Education programs are top notch, and these Strong Workforce Star awards reflect just that,” says Dean of Workforce and Economic Development Dr. John Cascamo. “Our hands-on approach, state- of-the-art simulation labs, excellent faculty, and industry partnerships make our programs sought after by students, and in turn our students continually sought out by employers.”

 

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