Education Day started with a discussion at California State University, Monterey Bay with Provost Dr. Bonnie Irwin about higher education and the Bright Futures initiative, which is focused on fostering progress in education outcomes for local students, from cradle to career, and improving the pipeline of quality talent within Monterey County. The cohort then visited with President Dr. Lewallen at Hartnell College and discovering all of the amazing opportunities that this community college has to offer. Our next stop at the Monterey County Office of Education was very informative. We met with Superintendent Dr. Deneen Gus about the role of MCOE and Dr. Gus’ vision for the future of education in our county. Lastly, we travelled to Monterey Peninsula College, where Dean Knolle informed us about MPC’s curriculum and their partnerships with local high schools. Dean van Joolen also led an informative talk about the future of robotics.
Class day sponsor: Central Coast College
Lunch sponsor: Hartnell College