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June 5, 2018 — California Primary Election
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San Diego Community College DistrictCandidate for Trustee, Trustee Area C

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Aviva Angel

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6,183 votes (11.8%)
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My Top 3 Priorities

  • My first goal, when elected, would be to focus on skilled labor jobs, where an aging skilled workforce is creating a strong need for new highly skilled graduates.
  • I will find and create new partnerships that can help San Diego’s Community College population to focus on training that leads to good highly skilled jobs.
  • In forming relationships with local business, I would like to create internship opportunities for our community college students.

Experience

Biography

In his book, “What Excellent Community Colleges Do,” Josh Wyner writes that “to create a ready and skilled workforce, colleges need to understand whether their programs are aligned with labor market needs.” 

My first goal, when elected, would be to focus on skilled labor jobs, where an aging skilled workforce is creating a strong need for new highly skilled graduates. I will find and create new partnerships that can help San Diego’s Community College population to focus on training that leads to good highly skilled jobs. From an NPR piece that aired on April 25th, 2018, “ U.S. Department of Education reports that there will be 68 percent more job openings in infrastructure-related fields in the next five years than there are people training to fill them.”

https://www.npr.org/sections/ed/2018/04/25/605092520/high-paying-trade-jobs-sit-empty-while-high-school-grads-line-up-for-university

In forming relationships with local business, I would like to create internship opportunities for our community college students.   In a recent PBS NewsHour that aired on April 13 2018, “Strout noted that nurturing connections to local businesses, where students may experience the workplace via internships, is another key to retaining young people.”

https://www.pbs.org/newshour/education/with-our-shortage-of-skilled-workers-career-and-technical-education-is-ready-to-be-taken-seriously

In addition to seeking active employment alliances for our students, once elected, I will continue to uphold the Community College Board of Trustees stated goals: 

  1. “Ensuring continued implementation of the San Diego Promise with an evaluation component.

Ensure that a strategic approach is developed to reduce escalating textbook costs for students in the San Diego Community College District 

Provide leadership and support to ensure continuing progress in equity in student outcomes, and work with the Chancellor to ensure increased diversity in staffing, especially in faculty and administrative positions, through appropriate processes

  1. Increase interaction with local and regional businesses and agencies to promote the District’s impact on economic development (Strategic goals 2 and 3; ACCJC Accreditation Standard IV. C.4.) by:
    1. Communicating significant plans, achievements, and issues.
    2. Developing avenues and programs for the recognition of partnerships and volunteer support.
    3. Holding Board workshops on workforce and industry needs.
    4. Continuing the productive working relationship with the Board of the San Diego Workforce Partnership to jointly address workforce needs in the region.
    5. Increasing opportunities for student internships that enhance their job readiness with the City and County of San Diego and private employers, including non-profit organizations. 
  2. Continue joint planning with the San Diego Unified School District (Strategic goals 1, 2, and 3; ACCJC Accreditation Standard IV. C.4.) by:
    1. Receiving regular reports on curriculum alignment.
    2. Receiving regular reports dual enrollment at K-12 schools. 
    3. Conducting an annual joint Board meeting.
    4. Pursuing the goals established at the annual joint Board meeting”

Political Beliefs

Political Philosophy

In his book, “What Excellent Community Colleges Do,” Josh Wyner writes that “to create a ready and skilled workforce, colleges need to understand whether their programs are aligned with labor market needs.” 

My first goal, when elected, would be to focus on skilled labor jobs, where an aging skilled workforce is creating a strong need for new highly skilled graduates. I will find and create new partnerships that can help San Diego’s Community College population to focus on training that leads to good highly skilled jobs. From an NPR piece that aired on April 25th, 2018, “ U.S. Department of Education reports that there will be 68 percent more job openings in infrastructure-related fields in the next five years than there are people training to fill them.”

https://www.npr.org/sections/ed/2018/04/25/605092520/high-paying-trade-jobs-sit-empty-while-high-school-grads-line-up-for-university

In forming relationships with local business, I would like to create internship opportunities for our community college students.   In a recent PBS NewsHour that aired on April 13 2018, “Strout noted that nurturing connections to local businesses, where students may experience the workplace via internships, is another key to retaining young people.”

https://www.pbs.org/newshour/education/with-our-shortage-of-skilled-workers-career-and-technical-education-is-ready-to-be-taken-seriously

In addition to seeking active employment alliances for our students, once elected, I will continue to uphold the Community College Board of Trustees stated goals:  

  1. “Ensuring continued implementation of the San Diego Promise with an evaluation component.

Ensure that a strategic approach is developed to reduce escalating textbook costs for students in the San Diego Community College District 

Provide leadership and support to ensure continuing progress in equity in student outcomes, and work with the Chancellor to ensure increased diversity in staffing, especially in faculty and administrative positions, through appropriate processes

  1. Increase interaction with local and regional businesses and agencies to promote the District’s impact on economic development (Strategic goals 2 and 3; ACCJC Accreditation Standard IV. C.4.) by:
    1. Communicating significant plans, achievements, and issues.
    2. Developing avenues and programs for the recognition of partnerships and volunteer support.
    3. Holding Board workshops on workforce and industry needs.
    4. Continuing the productive working relationship with the Board of the San Diego Workforce Partnership to jointly address workforce needs in the region.
    5. Increasing opportunities for student internships that enhance their job readiness with the City and County of San Diego and private employers, including non-profit organizations. 
  2. Continue joint planning with the San Diego Unified School District (Strategic goals 1, 2, and 3; ACCJC Accreditation Standard IV. C.4.) by:
    1. Receiving regular reports on curriculum alignment.
    2. Receiving regular reports dual enrollment at K-12 schools. 
    3. Conducting an annual joint Board meeting.
    4. Pursuing the goals established at the annual joint Board meeting”

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