Imperial Valley College recently received $1 million from the state

IMPERIAL  Assembly member Eduardo Garcia presented Imperial Valley College with a symbolic check Friday, November 1, during a visit to the campus.

“This year, I was proud to help Imperial Valley College procure an additional $1 million towards their Medical Assistant and Correctional Academy programs. These state investments are imperative to meet our county’s expanding high-skilled workforce demands,” said assembly member Garcia.

“I look forward to continued collaboration with Imperial Valley College president, Dr. Martha Garcia, to advance the college and career needs of our region, affording our students the opportunity to realize their aspirations and attain economic self-sufficiency,” he said.

In a press release, Martha Garcia said the funding will be utilized to enhance the medical assistant program by modernizing the facilities utilized by students.

“Last year’s funding enabled the college to create a new correctional academy, create a full-time medical assistant program, and provide funding for lighting around the running track on campus,” she said. “It is the support of our community and our local elected officials that enabled us to be recognized as one of the top 150 community colleges in the United States by the Aspen Institute. I am wholeheartedly grateful to the community entities, partners and local elected officials who continue to support and advocate for the college.” 

IVC Superintendent/President Garcia worked with assembly member Garcia to secure the funding, which was included in the 2019-20 state budget, and approved by Governor Newsom June 27.

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Desert Dweller

It's assuring to see IVC receiving financial support. IVC is such an asset to the community. Why would anyone want to attend a four-year institution right after high school, when you can obtain two years of college credit for a fraction of the price and then transfer?

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