North Long Beach leaders hope to bring a higher education presence to the area

With Long Beach City College a two-hour bus ride away for some North Long Beach students, the area’s representatives in the City Council and LBCC are hoping to bring a higher education center closer to home.

With Long Beach City College a two-hour bus ride away for some North Long Beach students, the area’s representatives in the City Council and LBCC are hoping to bring a higher education center closer to home.

On Tuesday, Nov. 13, the City Council will consider creating a feasibility study and working with LBCC to bring a higher education presence to North Long Beach. This is the first step, but Councilman Rex Richardson said Monday, Nov. 12, he’s hopeful that bringing some form of higher education center – whether it’s classrooms or a resource center – will encourage more people to enroll…

…LBCC Trustee Uduak-Joe Ntuk, who represents North Long Beach for the college, will also be discussing the partnership on Tuesday with his board of trustees. He echoed Richardson, adding that this could be an opportunity to lure the 1,000-some students the area loses to Compton Community College.

“Whatever it ends up looking like, if it’s outreach – for people to learn more about LBCC, for people to get classes or training, or it could be some joint-use facility,” Ntuk said. “It’s about getting access to higher education in the area. But it’s to be determined on what that looks like.”

Source:
Long Beach Press-Telegram

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