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State Senate Candidate and Harvard Graduate Jose Solorio to Give Keynote Address At Career College of California Graduation

Education advocate to speak on the power of education to transform lives

Santa Ana, CA – October 20, 2014

Jose Solorio, State Senate candidate and Rancho Santiago Community College Trustee, will be the keynote speaker for the Career College of California graduation ceremony at the Bowers Museum in Santa Ana on Friday, October 24th at 7:00 PM.

Solorio, who was a member of the California State Assembly for six years and is supported by California Governor Jerry Brown, said, “I am pleased to address Career College of California’s graduates, who should be very proud of their accomplishments. Most of these graduates have already found jobs in their chosen fields, going to work in our community to make it a better place.”

Career College of California CEO Caleb Everett said, “We are honored to have former Assemblyman Solorio address our graduates. As a Harvard graduate and strong advocate for higher education in our community, Solorio brings an inspiring message of how people can transform their lives through the power of education – a transformation we experience every day at Career College of California.”

Career College of California, located in downtown Santa Ana, has trained more than 600 graduates in Orange County since 2010, with over 80% placed directly into employment, according to Everett. The nationally-accredited college offers career training programs in the healthcare, business, and legal fields, with students taking either day or night classes to complete a program within 9 months. 97% of Career College of California’s students have been awarded grants and scholarships.

Lizbeth Landeros, one of the upcoming graduates said, “I had my first daughter when I was 18 and I had never worked in my life. I decided to take charge of my life and help my husband to provide for our daughter. I saw an ad and I decided to visit Career College of California. They helped me get a full scholarship and find a path to a fulfilling career that has turned my life around. I started my new job as a Medical Assistant at Orange County Critical Care and Pulmonary even before I graduated.”

The Career College of California graduation ceremony is open to the public but due to limited space, those who wish to attend are encouraged to RSVP by e-mail to For more information about the programs, grants and financial aid available, visit


About Career College of California

Career College of California, located in historic downtown Santa Ana, is a nationally-accredited college offering career training programs in the healthcare, business, and legal fields. Career College of California’s mission is to empower underemployed individuals to begin promising careers and to improve their lives by providing high quality job- and life -skills training complemented by intensive, individualized placement assistance. Since 2010, Career College of California has graduated over 600 students, over 80% of whom have gone directly into jobs in
their chosen fields. 97% of its students have been awarded grants or scholarships, including more than $300,000 in institutional scholarships and 30% have graduated with no student loans. For more information, see

Caleb Everett, CEO, is available to provide additional information and for media interviews. Several Career College of California students are also available for interview upon request.

About Jose Solorio
Jose Solorio is running for the California State Senate in the 34th Senate District, which includes all or parts of the communities of Anaheim, Fountain Valley, Garden Grove, Huntington Beach, Long Beach, Los Alamitos, Midway City, Rossmoor, Santa Ana, Seal Beach and Westminster. Solorio is President of the Rancho Santiago Community College District Board and served as State Assemblyman from 2006-2012. Throughout his career, Solorio has worked to ensure greater access to higher education, to make college more affordable, and to decrease the cost of college textbooks. As a visiting professor at UC Irvine, Solorio has helped educate young adults on how government and public policy works. Solorio earned a Master’s degree in public policy at Harvard University and a Bachelor of Arts degree at UC Irvine. Solorio is endorsed by the California Small Business Association, the Association of California Highway Patrolmen and the California Nurses Association, among others. For more information see


Media Contact: Kaia Roman,, (831) 295-3665

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The New Santa Ana blog has been covering news, events and politics in Santa Ana since 2009.

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