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VC Community College District Signs Navy Education Agreement

Ventura County Community College District Bernard Luskin, chancellor; Naval Sea Systems Command (NAVSEA) Alan Jaeger, office of research and technology applications manager, Port Hueneme; VCCCD Holly Correa, grant director, VC Innovates; Naval Air Warfare Center Weapons Division (NAWCWD) Bill Cunneen, president Missile Technology Historical Society, Point Mugu; Naval Facilities Engineering Command (NAVFAC) EXWC Cheryl Monzon, ORTA, stem coordinator, Port Hueneme; NAWCWD Cameron K. Bruce, director business development, Point Mugu; and VCCCD Rick Post, vice chancellor, Educational Services.

Ventura County Community College District Bernard Luskin, chancellor; Naval Sea Systems Command (NAVSEA) Alan Jaeger, office of research and technology applications manager, Port Hueneme; VCCCD Holly Correa, grant director, VC Innovates; Naval Air Warfare Center Weapons Division (NAWCWD) Bill Cunneen, president Missile Technology Historical Society, Point Mugu; Naval Facilities Engineering Command (NAVFAC) EXWC Cheryl Monzon, ORTA, stem coordinator, Port Hueneme; NAWCWD Cameron K. Bruce, director business development, Point Mugu; and VCCCD Rick Post, vice chancellor, Educational Services.

VENTURA, Calif. – The Ventura County Community College District (VCCCD) and Naval Air Warfare Center Weapons Division (NAWCWD) sign Educational Partnership Agreement in a collaboration to educate VCCCD students in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM). VCCCD Vice Chancellor, Educational Services, Rick Post, met with representatives from NAWCWD and the Naval Facilities Engineering Command (NAVFAC) in mid-February to discuss the role of each party and the benefits of preparing students for potential career opportunities, specifically related to the technical applications required by the United States Navy.

“Our goal is to inspire students and broaden their perspective through STEM education,” stated VCCCD Board Chair Bernardo Perez. “We are excited to expand students’ knowledge about the many opportunities available in the STEM fields,” he added. “This is a game changer and we look forward to working with these organizations to provide students and faculty with direct access to state-of-the-art facilities, technology and other resources that would not otherwise be available to them,” added VCCCD Chancellor Bernard Luskin. “Further developments will continue to be announced over the coming months to strengthen operations and facilitate action pertaining to the objectives of the agreement,” said Luskin.

The Ventura County Community College District is a member of the 113-campus California Community College system, and serves more than 50,000 students annually. The District’s three colleges – Moorpark, Oxnard, and Ventura – offer programs in general education for degrees and certificates, transfer to four-year colleges and universities, career technical education, and provide opportunities to engage in co-curricular campus activities. For more information, please visit www.vcccd.edu.

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