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As part of its work to identify career paths for students, the Division of Business and Technology has created a new certificate program in facilities management. With nearly 800 job openings in the Bay Area in the past year, and average salaries over $90,000, there is an opportunity to bring more students into this growing field.

Beginning in June 2018, Bay Area Pathways Academy launched yet another successful six-week summer program at the College of San Mateo, serving more than 400 students in grades 6 through 9 from both near and far, including from San Mateo County, a cohort of middle school students from Japan, and a cohort of scholarship-support students from East Palo Alto.

Students in CSM’s Digital Media department have created a brand new digital radio station. The new station, KDOG (a play off CSM’s Bulldog mascot), is streaming online, 24/7, at collegeofsanmateo.edu/kdog.

A total of nine College of San Mateo honors students have been accepted to present their research at this spring’s Bay Honors Consortium Symposium, May 5, at UC Berkeley. CSM has more students accepted than any other participating college.

CSM’s first-year experience program, Year One, seeks to ease the transition from high school to college by providing students with a simple transition path paired with a supportive community.

Educators, juvenile justice professionals and community organizations gathered on January 26 in Sacramento to at the Creating Pathways from Youth Incarceration to Higher Education Conference.

California Community Colleges are adopting Guided Pathways system-wide. CSM began its Guided Pathways planning process with meetings and a student survey in the 2016-17 academic year. CSM has established a Guided Pathways Steering Committee that will oversee this multi-year project and begin to engage the campus community.

College of San Mateo is making college even more accessible by offering an expanded Promise Scholarship program. Beginning in fall 2018, first-year, full-time students can attend CSM for free and receive up to $750 towards the costs of textbooks. Promise Scholarships will pay for the fall, spring and summer terms of a student’s first year.

Creating Pathways from Youth Incarceration to Higher Education is a statewide conference to increase post-secondary education opportunities in California for young people impacted by the juvenile justice system.

Project Change student leader and CSM ambassador, Nick Jasso, had the great privilege of addressing Governor Jerry Brown and spoke regarding the need by our state and community colleges to recognize youth in the justice system as young people in need of pathways to higher education.