redwood high school students at skyline collegeOn October 20, 2015, the Career Advancement Academy (CAA) welcomed a group of Redwood High School seniors and their counselors to Skyline College. Jeremy Evangelista, Interim Program Services Coordinator, and Troy Barros, Office Assistant II, facilitated tours of the campus and its Career Technical Education (CTE) programs including  Automotive Technology, Allied Health, Early Childhood Education, Cosmetology, and Energy Systems Technology Management.  Students enjoyed lunch together and heard from learning community and Guardian Scholars guest speakers.

The CAAs connect students to higher wage careers and opportunities in higher education by increasing foundational skills in reading, writing and mathematics while enrolling students in career technical training programs. Currently, the Career Advancement Academy has programs in Allied Health, Automotive Technology, Early Childhood Education, and Legal Careers.

Redwood High school is an alternative high school for students who are considered at-risk of graduating on time. CAA hopes to continue to support Redwood High School students transition to Skyline College and connect them to career technical education programs, and additional pathways in higher education.

Article by Jeremy Evangelista