Dear CCSF Community,
As FLEX day comes to a close, I want to thank the team who organized another meaningful day of professional development. The workshops seemed particularly enlightening, and I hope that everyone was able to challenge themselves and come away with some powerful insights. It is always such a pleasure to see people continually pushing themselves to do the best for our students!
As I shared during this morning’s FLEX day address, on October 5th our CityBuild program resumed in-person instruction. CityBuild prepares students to enter the construction trades, and represents a long-standing partnership with the City of San Francisco’s Office of Economic and Workforce Development. This program is only one of many that the College offers to prepare students to enter careers in the trades. In addition, we’re pleased that beginning this week, Admissions and Records will provide noncredit, including ESL, in-person registration services at Ocean Campus, in accordance with San Francisco Department of Health (SFDPH) guidelines, and plans are being finalized to safely offer in-person noncredit registration next week at Mission and Chinatown/North Beach Centers.
As the latest testament to the College’s leadership in the field, I want to congratulate our colleagues who are competing in tomorrow’s final round of the Pitch for the Trades competition. This event brings together community college faculty from across the country to pitch their innovative visions for skilled trades. The competition started with 30 institutions from across the country, and CCSF is one of only seven community colleges left. Regardless of the outcome tomorrow, we are proud of our team for making it this far. Congratulations to our faculty team Arcadia Maximo, Maura Devlin-Clancy, Vivian Faustino-Pulliam, Nick Rothman, and Melissa McPeters.
We have also made an important step forward for our students preparing to enter a career in health care. Tomorrow, we are again launching our Diagnostic Medical Imaging, Licensed Vocational Nursing and Health Care Technology Allied Health classes in person at the John Adams Center and Ocean Campus. Through these modified in-person instruction plans, this ensures that the students can continue their studies, and we can continue our role ensuring there are enough health care professionals to keep the people of San Francisco healthy.
Thank you all for your continued dedication to our students, and our community.
Rajen Vurdien, Ph.D.