Cari Dawson Bartley
Candidate for Sierra College Board Area 5
Home Club: Auburn Area RWF
Office: Sierra College Board Area 5
Currently held by: Bill Martin (not running)
As a small businesswoman, I know that our local businesses depend on Sierra College to train the next generation of workers, police officers, firefighters, nurses and many others who serve our community.
In this tough economy, Sierra College must do more to retrain unemployed workers so they can return to work quickly. Private technical colleges can retrain workers faster, but they cost far more. With a few simple scheduling changes, Sierra College can provide an even higher quality education for less cost.
As your trustee, I will do three things.
First, I’ll work to balance the college’s budget. We must focus our limited resources on preparing students for transfer to universities, or to excel in 21st century jobs.
Second, I’ll ensure that our job training programs consistently prepare our young people for careers that pay a living wage.
Third, I’ll expand the college's scholarship programs to help students most in need.
Michael Reagan, the son of President Ronald Reagan, endorsed my campaign and called me "a longtime friend and dynamic woman who makes a difference wherever she goes."
Sierra College is great. Working together, we can make it even better! Please join my campaign at www.caribartley.com or call 530-665-8283.