MIRACOSTA COLLEGE TECHNOLOGY CAREER INSTITUTE HIRES CHRIS ING, M.A., C.E.M., AS PART OF $3.5M PROGRAM AND CURRICULUM EXPANSION
State Funding Allows for 50% Tuition Reduction for Many High-Demand, Technology-Focused Career Programs
March 16, 2020 – MiraCosta College Technology Career Institute (TCI) is excited to announce it has recruited Chris Ing to facilitate a state pilot program for California community colleges. The $3.5 million dollar funding from California Assembly Bill AB132 is designed to pay students during their internship with local businesses that partner with the College's career institute.
In this newly created role, Ing focuses on identifying the labor needs of local businesses and then connecting the business with enrolled students and providing wages during the internship period. Students are enrolled in certificate programs with the ability to earn a certificate in less than 6 months. This combination allows students to gain hands-on practical skills at an accelerated pace with the experience and access to local employers to get them into the workforce full-time. With three cohorts each year, the structure of TCI’s programs also helps local businesses add capacity with an ongoing pipeline for skilled, vetted workers.
“I’m excited about what’s happening at TCI and welcome the opportunity to collaborate with local businesses to discuss opportunities to maximize paid internships, and to connect industry with talented people taking command of their careers. These internships allow employers to determine if a student is a good fit long-term, with no money coming out of their payroll which is exciting all around” Ing said.
“Our team is uniquely capable of connecting resources that can stimulate economic empowerment for residents and businesses and we’re demonstrating our values and commitment through our innovative internship program,” said Linda Kurokawa, Executive Director of Community Enrichment and Workforce Development Department for MiraCosta College.
MiraCosta College offers associate degrees equivalent to the first two years of a bachelor's degree (2+2 program). With an associate degree, students can transfer to a 4-year university or begin work. MiraCosta also offers over 50 different certificates for students interested in short-term training in a specific career area. Certificates can be completed in one or two years.
MiraCosta's Technology Career Institute (TCI) offers unsurpassed opportunities for students to gain real world work experience through hands-on, accelerated educational offerings. Program graduates are sought after for employment into some of the world's most renowned corporations. TCI offers the most up-to-date certificates and work skills training programs for those hoping to jump into careers quickly. We offer two-year industry recognized not-for-credit certificate programs in 21 weeks or less.
For more information about MiraCosta College Technical Career Institute, or call 760.795-6820