December 6, 2023
Picture courtesy SDCCU

The San Diego School of Persevering with Schooling could have a record-breaking 10,537 diplomas and certificates, when it holds its annual graduation ceremony on Wednesday, June 7, from 5 to 7 p.m. on the Spreckels Organ Pavilion in Balboa Park.

Greater than 400 SDCCE graduates are anticipated to take part within the joint graduation ceremony with the San Diego Unified Faculty District’s Grownup Faculty program.

For the primary time, 10 highschool seniors, who accomplished a pilot pathway via SDCCE’s Private Care Aide certificates program, will stroll within the SDCCE graduation. 

SDCCE is a supplier of tuition-free workforce coaching — practically half of the 30,000 college students served yearly are made up of immigrants, refugees, and English language learners.

From expert trades and knowledge expertise to all the pieces in between, grownup college students profit from lots of of free profession certificates packages and lessons. 

“The SDCCE set me up for my entire life,” mentioned Alexis Primo-Hawkins, who’s graduating with certificates in little one improvement and enterprise and who was chosen to be the scholar speaker. “I prayed for this second; it’s very surreal that I put myself right here.” 

Primo-Hawkins, who’s elevating 5-year-old and 4-year-old youngsters, immigrated to San Diego from Guyana and located success opening a house daycare enterprise. The pandemic, nevertheless, compelled Primo-Hawkins to shut her doorways in 2020.

That’s when she discovered SDCCE.

Primo-Hawkins discovered a calling advocating for different student-parents on the state and native ranges. She continues taking lessons at San Diego Mesa School, the place she’s on tempo to graduate with an affiliate diploma subsequent fall.