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Cañada Hosts High School & Community Partners Forum

Wed, 18 November, 2020 at 2:46 pm

For the second year, Cañada College hosted an information event for high school counselors, teachers, administrators and community partners to network with Cañada counselors, faculty and staff and learn more about new initiatives happening at Cañada College. Due to the pandemic, the event was held virtually with more than 60 community members in attendance via Zoom.

The event, held on November 6, opened with Welcoming Remarks, including an update from President Moore on how the College is supporting students during COVID-19. Vice President Pérez shared how the College has adopted an anti-racist framework to provide a more inclusive learning environment as well as shared updates on Guided Pathways. Vice President Robinson detailed how the College is navigating online learning through our Virtual Campus and learning platforms and Vice President Mendoza updated the group on campus Facilities and access for Spring 2021.

There were a number of informative presentations from members of the campus community, including a presentation on the cost of attending Cañada and scholarship opportunities from the Financial Aid and Promise Scholars Program teams, an overview of transfer programs, degrees and certificates including the debut of the College’s Program Mapper. The event also included a Career Education Showcase where several faculty members spotlighted their programs, including: Paralegal/Business, Interior Design and Digital Arts & Animation. Many students attend Cañada College for its Adult Education Programs and staff from the College for Working Adults (CWA) and English as a Second Language (ESL) presented the educational opportunities available. The highlight of the event was the student panel where Cañada College students, from a variety of programs, shared how they have been personally impacted by COVID-19 and provided insight on the campus resources available to support students so they can continue to study.

Feedback from our high school and community partners was positive and they shared that they enjoyed hearing stories directly from the students and loved learning more about all the incredible opportunities that San Mateo County youth have at Cañada College. The Forum was recorded and can be viewed here.

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