Extra funding will allow IVC to expand programs

Monday, August 27, 2018

As excerpted from the Imperial Valley Press:

IMPERIAL — An additional $1 million in funding from the state this year will help Imperial Valley College provide additional opportunities for students.

The money will be used to help launch a new correctional academy, create a full-time medical assistant program and provide funding for lighting around the running track on campus, said Dr. Martha Garcia, the college’s president and superintendent.

Dr. Garcia worked with Assemblyman Eduardo Garcia to secure the funding, which was included in the 2018-19 state budget, approved by Gov. Jerry Brown on June 27.

The $1 million was earmarked as funding for “Workforce Development in Economically Distressed Communities” and was awarded through the California Community Colleges Chancellor’s Office, Dr. Garcia said.

Investments like these help to create high-skilled careers in local industries here and create an economy that is self-sufficient, Garcia said.