College to Career Program
College of Alameda is one of five California Community Colleges selected for the College to Career grant, funded by the Department of Rehabilitation.
- Improve employment outcomes for persons with intellectual disability (ID)
- Expand the range of jobs available to persons with ID, with emphasis on areas of job growth
The C2C program includes on-campus instruction; off-campus internships related to students’ employment goals; and job placement with follow-up as needed. Students also participate in campus activities to improve social and communication skills needed for success in getting and retaining a job.
C2C admits 20 students per year. Criteria for admission include:
- Current consumer of the Regional Center with an intellectual disability;
- At least 20 years of age or graduated with a high school diploma. Students ages 20-22 should have already exited from high school transition programs;
- Be highly motivated to be employed;
- Ability to participate in selected regular education courses and campus activities to learn skills needed for employment;
- Agree to follow the College Code of Conduct.
Students with intellectual disabilities with postsecondary experiences are 26 times more likely to be successfully employed and earn 73 percent higher wages than their peers without postsecondary education.
C2C students are enrolled in regular college courses such as: Beginning Keyboarding; Microsoft Word; Microsoft Excel; First Aid and Safety; Introduction to the Internet; English; ESL Grammar; Psychology of Interpersonal Relationships; Culinary Arts; Autobody and Paint; Graphic Arts; Yoga.
For more information, please contact:
Rachel Stewart, College to Career Coordinator