North Coast Current

High-speed internet access critical for students and job seekers

High-speed internet access critical for students and job seekers

StatePoint

June 8, 2019


Filed under MERCHANTS' SQUARE

The job market is rapidly changing thanks to new and emerging technologies. As a result, job training has become highly specialized, even at the high school level. While young people living in urban and suburban communities often benefit from onsite access to the specialized education that they will...

Why vocational education is critical for many young people

Why vocational education is critical for many young people

StatePoint

February 11, 2019


Filed under MERCHANTS' SQUARE

In this high-tech era where a college degree is positioned as a necessity for success, vocational education is often overlooked. But experts say that a vocational education provides the right experience for many jobs that are currently vacant. Indeed, there are 30 million jobs nationwide that don’t...

How to find and apply for scholarships

How to find and apply for scholarships

StatePoint

February 10, 2019


Filed under MERCHANTS' SQUARE

Savvy students and families know that scholarships can play an integral role in meeting college costs. To help students and families find and apply for scholarships, Sallie Mae, the nation’s saving, planning and paying for college company, is offering six tips: Get an early start. Apply for schola...

How families today are paying for college

How families today are paying for college

StatePoint

February 10, 2019


Filed under MERCHANTS' SQUARE

The way families pay for college is a good indicator of how much planning takes place before the first tuition bill arrives. A new study by Sallie Mae suggests that while families are feeling confident in their decision-making, nearly 40 percent do not have a plan to pay for college. Last year, family...

MiraCosta College names new president

North Coast Current

October 2, 2014


Filed under Cardiff by the Sea, Education, Encinitas, Higher Education, LATEST NEWS, Oceanside, Region

Sunita “Sunny” Cooke will be the next superintendent/president of the MiraCosta Community College District, the district announced Oct. 1. The college district’s Board of Trustees made the appointment at its Oct. 1 meeting, according to the district’s announcement. “We are extremely excited...

MiraCosta College marks 80th anniversary with new facilities, reflections on success

MiraCosta College marks 80th anniversary with new facilities, reflections on success

Debbie L. Sklar

September 10, 2014


Filed under Cardiff by the Sea, Carlsbad, Education, Encinitas, Higher Education, NORTH COAST CAMPUS, Oceanside, Region

In 1934, actress Jean Harlow was starring on the silver screen, Time magazine’s Man of the Year was Franklin D. Roosevelt and the St. Louis Cardinals were the World Series champs. In North County, the new MiraCosta College was opening its doors to slightly more than 100 excited students. Today,...

MiraCosta College marks opening of Cardiff science building

North Coast Current

September 5, 2014


Filed under Cardiff by the Sea, Education, Encinitas, Higher Education, LATEST NEWS, Oceanside, Region

MiraCosta College’s Cardiff campus celebrated the opening of its new science complex with a ribbon-cutting Sept. 2. Work on the building at the San Elijo Campus in Cardiff started nearly a year ago, according to a MiraCosta news release. About 75 people attended the ribbon-cutting, the college reported. Carlos...

Public invited to Cardiff ribbon-cutting Sept. 2

North Coast Current

August 14, 2014


Filed under Cardiff by the Sea, Education, Encinitas, Higher Education, LATEST NEWS, Oceanside, Region

MiraCosta College invites the public to celebrate the dedication of the Cardiff campus’s new science building at a ribbon-cutting Sept. 2. The event is set for 7:30 a.m. at the San Elijo Campus, 3333 Manchester Ave. in Cardiff, the college announced. A short dedication ceremony that will include...

MiraCosta grants its first LGBTQ scholarship

North Coast Current

August 4, 2014


Filed under Cardiff by the Sea, Encinitas, Higher Education, LATEST NEWS, Oceanside, Region

A student club’s effort to launch a scholarship for gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender students and their supporters at MiraCosta College recently reached fruition with its first award, the college announced Aug. 4. MiraCosta student Geoffrey Koch received the $1,000 award after filling out an application for the scho...

Schools closed due to fire emergency

North Coast Current

May 14, 2014


Filed under Camp Pendleton, Cardiff by the Sea, Carmel Valley, Del Mar, Education, Elfin Forest, Encinitas, Escondido, Fallbrook, Harmony Grove, High School Sports, Higher Education, K-12, La Costa, LATEST NEWS, Leucadia, Oceanside, Olivenhain, Rancho Santa Fe, Region, San Diego County, San Elijo Hills, San Marcos, Vista

Update 10:40 p.m. May 15: All colleges and school districts listed below have announced closures for Friday, May 16. Several school districts in North County have announced closures in the wake of major brush fires in the region May 14 that have damaged or destroyed several homes. Students at Cal S...

MiraCosta president announces resignation

North Coast Current

March 13, 2014


Filed under Cardiff by the Sea, Education, Encinitas, Higher Education, LATEST NEWS, Oceanside, Region

MiraCosta College Superintendent/President Francisco Rodriguez announced his resignation March 13 after five years with the district, according to a statement from the college. Rodriguez is set to join the Los Angeles Community College District as chancellor beginning June 1, according to MiraCosta’s ...

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