July 18, 2012
To Whom it May Concern:
I have reviewed the information provided on the Opportunities to Enter or Re-Enter the Work Environment program and I am impressed with the comprehensive nature of the Material. With the serious budget reductions that higher education in California has experienced over the last few years we recognize that we no longer have the resources to provide the structured support needed by many re-entry students. The success of these students will depend upon the efforts of community organizations such as Opportunities to Enter or Re-Enter the Work Environment.
A strength of this program is its commitment to coordinate efforts with the Long Beach Adult School and Long Beach City College in order to prepare students to be successful in a college environment. By working closely with the Adult School students in the program will be academically strengthened before enrolling in college courses, thereby increasing their ability to succeed. With this level of preparation, these students will be able to pursue at LBCC one of the many workforce degree/certificate programs or transfer to a four-year institution.
I applaud the efforts of Ms. Burrough in facilitation this program and encourage you to support this program where possible.