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Long Beach Schools Aim to Connect More Students to Local Jobs. This is How They Plan to Do It

Release Date: 2019-04-26

By:  Emily Rasmussen

Thousands of students graduate from Long Beach schools each year, and when they do, many are on the hunt for jobs.

But graduates of Cal State Long Beach and City College will soon have help finding jobs because of two separate programs, announced this week, that will connect local businesses to Long Beach alums for employment opportunities.

First, the Long Beach College Promise — a coalition of Long Beach’s educational institutions and the city — formally announced on Wednesday, April 24, the launch of Career to College, a pilot program that will provide priority employment to Cal State Long Beach and City College graduates at select companies. Five local employers — including Dignity Health and Renaissance Hotel — have signed on to connect with about 110 recent graduates this summer, officials say.

The College Promise also guarantees Long Beach Unified School District seniors entry to Cal State Long Beach if they meet requirements, and entry to City College with two years free tuition.

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