California’s 116 community colleges serve the largest and most diverse student body in higher education, making us a pivotal force in developing California’s workforce, keeping the economy strong and strengthening our democracy.

As the primary engine of social and economic mobility, California Community Colleges are critical partners to help the state achieve its goal of 70% of working-aged Californians attaining a postsecondary degree or certificate by 2030.

Now is the opportune time to strike a path to 2030, building upon the foundation set by the Vision for Success and evolving to meet the needs of today’s students and California’s future learners in a post-pandemic era.

This iterative plan, Vision 2030: A Roadmap for California Community Colleges, prioritizes data-based, student-centered strategies to bring college to our communities and equitably strengthen access, support and success.

It will leverage our partnership with the Governor and Legislature’s Multi-Year Roadmap Between the Newsom Administration and the California Community Colleges, which identifies priority workforce development in key industry sectors and a commitment to ninth grade to bachelor’s degree attainment. And with Vision 2030, we will take on heady challenges and opportunities around generative AI, climate change and optimizing data systems and their use in support of students.

This early version of Vision 2030 builds on the 2017 Vision for Success goals and core commitments. The drive to improve completion, transfer and employment, and make equity gains has not changed. Vision 2030 incorporates critical data-informed updates to meet the needs of today’s students and to double down on innovative and promising strategies.

Vision 2030 incorporates a shift in our approach to proactively bring college to our students, wherever they are and not to wait for students to come to us. This includes expanding equitable dual enrollment pathways to adult and high school students; offering credit for prior learning to veterans and working adults through employers and associations; working through community-based organizations to bring workforce training to low-income adults; and providing instruction through flexible modalities.

We invite you to offer input through several channels, including additional convenings around the state to build partnerships that will advance Vision 2030 as well as a feedback form. We value your collaboration and feedback as we refine this framework and action plan.

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Vision 2030 Report

All families, students and workers deserve the freedom to succeed: to build real-life skills and pursue careers.
— Gov. Gavin Newsom

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