US San Francisco invests in college and career readiness programs

SAN FRANCISCO, June 30 (Xinhua) — U.S. Mayor of San Francisco, London Breed, on Thursday announced an investment of US$4 million to support San Francisco Unified School’s college and career readiness programs. District (SFUSD).

The College and Career Readiness Office helps students succeed in college through a multi-phased process. SFUSD conducts targeted outreach activities, typically focusing on rising 11th and 12th graders who would benefit from the College and Career Readiness Office programs. In addition, SFUSD is also looking to conduct early intervention to guide 10th graders toward post-secondary on-ramp success, according to the announcement.

After initial outreach, SFUSD works with students to identify their career areas of interest, ranging from education and child development, to biotechnology, engineering, automotive science, construction, health and ethnic studies. Once a student identifies an area of ​​interest, SFUSD’s College and Career Readiness team helps them find, enroll, and complete a Vocational Technical Education (CTE) course at City College of San Francisco, according to the announcement.

“As our students continue to recover from the effects of the pandemic, we must do everything we can to invest in programs that meet their academic needs and prepare them for a prosperous future,” Breed said. “San Francisco Unified School District’s college and career readiness programs ensure students are supported on their path to post-secondary success by building on the initiatives included in our Children’s Recovery Plan and the city-wide family.”