SAN FRANCISCO, June 30 (Xinhua) -- U.S. San Francisco Mayor London Breed on Thursday announced a 4-million-U.S.-dollar investment to support the San Francisco Unified School District (SFUSD) Office of College and Career Readiness programs.
The Office of College and Career Readiness supports students in achieving post-graduate success through a multi-phased process. SFUSD conducts targeted outreach, generally focusing on rising 11th and 12th-grade students that would benefit from the Office of College and Career Readiness's programs. Additionally, SFUSD also seeks to conduct an early intervention to guide rising 10th-grade students toward the On-Ramp to Postsecondary success, according to the announcement.
Following initial outreach, SFUSD works with students to identify their career areas of interest, ranging from education and child development, biotechnology, engineering, automotive sciences, construction, health, and ethnic studies. Once a student identifies an area of interest, SFUSD's College and Career Readiness Team supports them in finding, enrolling in, and completing a Career Technical Education (CTE) course at City College of San Francisco, the announcement said.
"As our students continue to recover from the impacts brought on by the pandemic, we need to do all that we can to invest in programs that support their academic needs and prepare them for a successful future," said Breed. "San Francisco Unified School District's College and Career Readiness programs ensure that students are supported on their path to post-secondary success by building on initiatives included in our citywide Children and Family Recovery Plan."