U.S. Secretary of Education Visits Northampton Community College

U.S. Secretary of Education Visits Northampton Community College

[Music] the secretary’s visit here today is emblematic of his understanding in the biden administration’s understanding of the power of community colleges it’s just as important for me to see how the programs here adapt to the community needs but it’s most important for me to see the students that benefit from it [Music] i believe that our community colleges have always been bridges to a life of opportunity in our country you go after someone who has that self-esteem particularly academic and personal developed really high that’s what each of you have and that’s what i think northampton community college and community colleges in general provide young folks i always make the joke i think you see these commercials online that says go back to school as an adult you can do it and i think it’s easy to say no i can’t and northampton really did make that possible for me there’s a stigma around community colleges in general where they say oh it’s your fifth and sixth year of high school it’s nothing it couldn’t be further from the truth i did not expect to have this many opportunities at a community college starting at a community college was just amazing for me because i was able to find my niche [Music] when they get a transfer from a community college they know that it’s a student who is driven to complete the program i love what i heard today about how this place meets the community’s needs not only the workforce needs but the students it serves [Music] you
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U.S. Secretary of Education Visits Northampton Community College

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